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Illustration by C.G. Jung in The Red Book / Liber Novus

Ars totum requirit hominem ! *

Navigare necesse est, vivere non necesse **

Welcome to the provisional website of the Pan-Canadian Society of Analytical Psychology!

You will find on this site that we have just created, at the beginning of the new year 2023, the first draft of a project to establish a new post-graduate training program in Jungian Analytical Psychology in Canada.

By clicking on the various keywords in the menu of this site, you will have access to the first beginnings of this project and you are invited to add your e-mail address to the list of subscribers to our site by clicking on the following address:

* “Art requires the whole man”, exclaims an old alchemist. It is just this homo totus whom we seek. The labours of the doctor as well as the quest of the patient are directed towards that hidden and as yet unmanifest ‘whole’ man, who is at once the greater and the future man. But the right way to wholeness is made up, unfortunately, of fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is a longissima via, not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites in the manner of the guiding caduceus, a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors” (C.G. Jung, CW 12, par. 6).

**To navigate is necessary, to live is not. A Hanseatic motto, quoted by Sigmund Freud. Freud continues: “…and we are naturally led to seek in the world of fiction, in literature, in the theatre, what we are obliged to deny ourselves.” Thoughts for the Times on War and Death (1915).(This quote was attributed to Pompey in 56 B.C. Apparently he was ready to start on his voyage home, when a great storm arose upon the sea and the captains of the ships were reluctant to set sail. But he led the way himself and ordered them to weigh anchor, shouting out to them: “We have to sail, we do not have to live“).