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An Antidote to Chaos

By Jordan Peterson


P eterson is described by the New York Times as being the most influential public intellectual in the Western World right now. For once, I wholeheartedly agree.

He is currently a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He’s taught mythology to lawyers, doctors and business people, consulted for the Secretary-General and helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety.

His earlier book, Maps of Meaning revolutionised the psychology of religion, and, while a professor at Harvard University, he was nominated for the prestigious Levenson Teaching Prize.

His university lectures are a major hit on YouTube. He is especially popular with young men. Anyone who can do that is my hero.

P eterson’s background in Jungian psychology is secure: he not only knows his theory very well, he is a living, minute-by-minute example of individuation in action. He was cautioned not to teach Jung in the academy, just as I was warned not to base my PhD on the teachings of Jung. Yet, he has popularized Jung like no other teacher.

His has done this not though dumbing down the teachings of Jung, (Jung is a very deep thinker) but by drilling deep and amplifying Jungian principles in contemporary language.

This guy is the real deal. I personally have stood up straighter as a Jungian since reading and watching him. You will learn a lot from Jordan B Peterson.