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The capacity for people to kid themselves is huge. Living on illusions or delusions, and the re-establishing of these illusions or delusions requires a big effort to keep them from being seen through. But a very old idea is at work behind our current state of affairs: enantiodromia, or the Greek notion of things turning into their opposite.
James Hillman

Meaning of "enantiodromia" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ENANTIODROMIA

enantiodromia  [enˌæntɪəʊˈdrəʊmɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENANTIODROMIA

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conjunction
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Enantiodromia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ENANTIODROMIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Enantiodromia

Enantiodromia is a principle introduced by psychiatrist Carl Jung that the superabundance of any force inevitably produces its opposite. It is similar to the principle of equilibrium in the natural world, in that any extreme is opposed by the system in order to restore balance. When things get to their extreme, they turn into their opposite. However, in Jungian terms, a thing psychically transmogrifies into its Shadow opposite, in the repression of psychic forces that are thereby cathected into something powerful and threatening. This can be anticipated as well in the principles of traditional Chinese religion - as in Taoism and yin-yang. Though "enantiodromia" was coined by Jung, it is implied in the writings of Heraclitus. In fr. 126, for example, Heraclitus says "cold things warm, warm things cool, wet things dry and parched things get wet." It also seems implicit in other of his sayings, like "war is father of all, king of all", "they do not know that the differing/opposed thing agrees with itself; harmony is reflexive, like the bow and the lyre".

Definition of enantiodromia in the English dictionary

The definition of enantiodromia in the dictionary is the concept that an abundance of any force can cause an opposite reaction.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENANTIODROMIA


academia
ˌækəˈdiːmɪə
acromia
əˈkrəʊmɪə
Ajmer
ʌdʒˈmɪə
amir
əˈmɪə
anemia
əˈniːmɪə
Bohemia
bəʊˈhiːmɪə
cashmere
ˈkæʃmɪə
Crimea
kraɪˈmɪə
emir
ɛˈmɪə
encomia
ɪnˈkəʊmɪə
Izmir
ˈɪzmɪə
kashmir
ˈkæʃmɪə
mere
mɪə
peperomia
pɛpəˈrəʊmɪə
prostomia
prəʊˈstəʊmɪə
roomier
ˈrʊmɪə
scotomia
skɒˈtəʊmɪə
smear
smɪə
Vermeer
vɛəˈmɪə
xerostomia
ˌziːrəˈstəʊmɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENANTIODROMIA

enamine
enamor
enamorado
enamored
enamour
enamoured
enantiodromic
enantiomer
enantiomeric
enantiomorph
enantiomorphic
enantiomorphism
enantiomorphous
enantiomorphy
enantiopathy
enantiosis
enantiostylous
enantiostyly
enantiotropic
enantiotropy

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENANTIODROMIA

Accademia
amia
anaemia
anosmia
arrhythmia
azoospermia
bulimia
hyperglycaemia
hyperlipidaemia
hypoglycaemia
hypoglycemia
hypothermia
ischemia
lamia
leukaemia
macadamia
Mesopotamia
mummia
thalassaemia
viremia

Synonyms and antonyms of enantiodromia in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «enantiodromia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENANTIODROMIA

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The translations of enantiodromia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «enantiodromia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

enantiodromia
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enantiodromia
570 millions of speakers

English

enantiodromia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

enantiodromia
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

enantiodromia
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

энантиодромии
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enantiodromia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

enantiodromia
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

énantiodromie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Enantiodromia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Enantiodromie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

enantiodromia
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

enantiodromia
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Enantiodromia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

enantiodromia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

enantiodromia
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एन्नीयोड्रोमिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

enantiodromia
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

enantiodromia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

enantiodromia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

енантіодроміі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

enantiodromie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εναντιοδρομία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

enantiodromia
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

enantiodromia
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

enantiodromia
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENANTIODROMIA»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about enantiodromia

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QUOTES WITH «ENANTIODROMIA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word enantiodromia.
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James Hillman
The capacity for people to kid themselves is huge. Living on illusions or delusions, and the re-establishing of these illusions or delusions requires a big effort to keep them from being seen through. But a very old idea is at work behind our current state of affairs: enantiodromia, or the Greek notion of things turning into their opposite.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENANTIODROMIA»

Discover the use of enantiodromia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to enantiodromia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Dionysian Self: C.G. Jung's Reception of Friedrich Nietzsche
das Auseinandergerissensein des Zagreus, das auch Nietzsche zu Beginn seiner Geisteskrankheit erfuhr' ['Enantiodromia means being torn asunder into pairs of opposites . . . being torn asunder like Zagreus. This was what Niettsche ...
Paul Bishop, 1995
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Chaos And Complexity: Implications For Psychological Theory ...
And again, Jung seemed to contradict himself by establishing the concept of enantiodromia, by conceiving the possibility of equilibrium as attaining the self ( Biitz, 1992a, 1992d). This contradiction is not so easy to deal with, and given Jung's ...
Michael R. Butz, 1997
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Ted Hughes: Alternative Horizons: Alternative Horizons
The first since Hughes' death, this collection gathers essays by most major international Hughes scholars, challenging traditional critical reception and acknowledging the impossibility of studying Hughes without reference to Plath.
Joanny Moulin, 2005
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The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
posite through enantiodromia. Thus God works and wins within the fallen entropic creation of the disintegrating “splitting” dialectic to win us one and all in the end, by different routes. Thus the cosmic game between God and his adversary ...
Philip K. Dick, Jonathan Lethem, Pamela Jackson, 2011
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Perpetual Adolescence: Jungian Analyses of American Media, ...
This confusing and dangerous state will persist until an enantiodromia, or a reversal in the flow of psychic energy, is effected — until the "third option" of the transcendent function presents itself — and the puer is able to land his feet safely on ...
Sally Porterfield, Keith Polette, Tita French Baumlin, 2009
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The Transcendent Function: Jung's Model of Psychological ...
He noted that it went back at least as far as the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, who enunciated the principle of enantiodromia, meaning "being torn asunder into pairs of opposites" (1943/ 1953, p. 73): Old Heraclitus . . . discovered the ...
Jeffrey C. Miller, 2004
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Enantiodromia by Jani Christou ; And, An Original ...
Abstract.
Aristocles Carastathis, 1988
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The Stock of Available Reality: R.P. Blackmur and John Berryman
Further ... it is an enantiodromia, the shocked condition, the turning point, where a thing becomes its own opposite, than which there is no place at once more terrifying and more fortifying to find oneself in. Feeling and sensation and intuition  ...
James D. Bloom, 1984
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Imaginal Reality: Journey to the Voids
To speak to the mechanics of living with immediate experience divided against itself, we turn to Jung's concept of enantiodromia. Enantiodromia is that force about which we learn when we watch a tragic hero trot himself up to the height of his ...
Aaron B. Daniels, 2011
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Carl Jung, Darwin of the Mind
At such times, the tendency towards enantiodromia is to be observed. Enantiodromia, a running contrariwise, is a psychological law given its name by Heraclitus (Jung, 1953 [1917], par. 111). He meant by it that, sooner or later, everything runs ...
‎2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENANTIODROMIA»

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White Noise. // Who Will Be Dallas-Fort Worth's Next Leon Bridges?
Meanwhile, in video news, Squanto made his directorial debut, helming the clip for The Longshots' "Enantiodromia." That song, we should ... «Central Track, Jul 15»
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Rules of Desire
This isn't because desire is bad, however—it's because, as psychiatrist Carl Jung noted with his “principle of enantiodromia,” the abundance of ... «India Currents, Feb 15»
3
Newcastle band EnterTheLexicon hope record deal will be big break
... last year but have re-recorded tracks Do You Feel The Same, I Am Not You, Full Moon and Enantiodromia, as well as two extra bonus tracks. «ChronicleLive, May 14»
4
Redefining the Mother Nature Myth
It is what [Carl] Jung called an enantiodromia, which is a defensive reversal of a myth into its opposite.” As an example of this phenomenon, she ... «Ecology Global Network, Apr 14»
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Dems should look to Jim Webb in 2016
There is a law in politics derived from the writings of Heraclitus called "enantiodromia." It means the one begets the other: U.S.S.R. vs. U.S.A. ... «The Hill, Apr 14»
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Susan Cheever elegantly blends biography, memoir and cultural …
... disagreeable about Cummings, she points out some quirks of character (his temper), his contrariness (“enantiodromia” is the term she uses), ... «The Plain Dealer, Feb 14»
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'Linder: Femme/Objet' exhibition at Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris
Photography: Adrien Dirand. From left: 'Monogenes', 'Deceptio Visus', 'Puella Aeternus' and 'Enantiodromia', all from 2008. Courtesy of Stuart ... «wallpaper.com, Feb 13»
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Phone Homer is the Modern Woman's Iliad
That's an instance of enantiodromia, which is a Greek word meaning “Mitt Romney on public health care.” I'm going to compare Ellsworth to ... «The SunBreak, Mar 12»
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The Sideways Publishing Saga -- Part III: Whiplash; Dismay!
It was a stunning enantiodromia the likes of which I couldn't have fantasized in my most wine-fueled delusions. On Super Bowl Sunday in 2000, ... «Huffington Post, Feb 12»
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The Long Climb and Steep Descent of Legg Mason's Top Stock Picker
A discussion with him might cover astrophysics and ant colonies, meteorology and baseball, the science of poker playing, and "enantiodromia," ... «Wall Street Journal, Nov 11»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Enantiodromia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/enantiodromia>. Nov 2019 ».