Author: Mark Yang

The Artist Within


A number of us humanists and New Existentialists travelled to China recently for the Second International Conference on Existential Psychology. It was an awe inspiring and moving time for many of us. A team of us then traveled to various locations throughout China to deliver workshops with the goal of introducing existential psychology to China…. Read more »

Pain Without Suffering


Eugène Delacroix’s 1822 painting of Virgil and Dante in Hell. I’d like to share with you one of my finest supervision sessions. The session did not start off very promising for through parallel process, I was confronted with the same sense of helplessness as my student. However, in the midst of despair came inspiration and… Read more »

Cross Cultural Dialogue: A Matter of Fecal Exchange


Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim (GNU free documentation license) A number of us including Dr. Louis Hoffman and Dr. Jason Dias, members of the New Existentialists, have been travelling into China and Hong Kong to promote East-West dialogue in the area of Existential Psychology.  This has been a very rewarding endeavor and we have invited others,… Read more »

Flight from Shadow


Photo by Matthew Bowden ( Carl Jung brought into our consciousness the archetype of the shadow.  He consistently warned us of the dangers of not integrating our shadow.  Consider the following two quotes: Taking it in its deepest sense, the shadow is the invisible saurian tail that man still drags behind him. Carefully amputated, it… Read more »

Listening and the Fasting of the Mind


Photo by Alexxx1979 Having introduced you to the Tao Te Ching in my last post, I follow up with another chapter from this wonderful text which expounds upon ways of knowing and the importance of emptiness, patience, stillness and tranquility.    Chapter 15 The ancient Masters were profound and subtle. Their wisdom was unfathomable. There… Read more »