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Where Our Soul Goes When We Dream, According To Native Americans

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By Steven Bancarz| Dreaming was an extremely important part of the Native Culture.  It was woven deep into their tradition and their spiritual practice.  Children would be taught to remember their dreams from an early age so that they could decode them and extract guidance from them. But wh

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Laura M. Smith's curator insight, August 12, 2015 7:42 AM
But according to Native Americans, we have 3 souls.  First is the ego-soul, which is embodied in the breath.  The second is the body-soul, which gives the body energy and life force during the waking state.  And the third is the free-soul which is the soul that leaves the body during dreams and trances. - See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/where-our-soul-goes-when-we-dream-according-to-native-americans/#sthash.3K7ijaru.dpuf
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Shamanism, Alchemy and Yoga: Traditional Technologies of Tranformation

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From the most ancient times, human beings have practiced disciplines of psychospiritual transformation with devoted energy and intention. Modern systems of psychotherapy are the inheritors of three great traditions of transformation, in which the human is seen as engaged in purposive processes of exploration and integration in many realms of consciousness. In this essay I describe some of the common methods used, as well as the major metaphors for transformation.1

One possible definition of shamanism is that it is the disciplined approach to what has been variously called "non-ordinary reality", "the sacred", "the mystery", "the supernatural", "the inner world(s)", or "the otherworld".

 

Psychologically speaking, one could say these expressions refer to realms of consciousness that lie outside the boundaries of our usual and ordinary perception. The depth psychologies derived from psychoanalysis refer to such normally inaccessible realms as "the unconscious", or "the collective unconscious". This would, however, be too limiting a definition for shamanism, if "unconscious" is taken to refer to something within the individual, i.e. intrapsychic. Shamanic practice involves the exploration not only of unknown aspects of our own psyche, but also the unknown aspects of the world around us, - the external as well as internal mysteries.

 

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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, August 8, 2014 5:04 AM

You don't usually get pscyhologists (or coaches and facilitators) admitting they draw on shamanism and alchemy, so this is refreshing reading.

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Carl G. Jung’s Synchronicity and Quantum Entanglement: Schrodinger’s Cat ‘Wanders’ Between Chromosomes

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One of the most prospective directions of study of C.G. Jung’s synchronicity phenomenon is reviewed considering the latest achievements of modern science.

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Infospectives's curator insight, August 2, 2014 1:47 PM

I would relish it if synchronicity was proven to be a by product of quantum activity.  As a psych tested logic fiend I have never been able to shake the sense that there are links beneath the surface of days that peek through to shock or delight every now and then.

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Theodore Roszak: What is Ecopsychology?

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"Crazy" . . . In the presence of environmental horrors, the word leaps to mind. Depleting the ozone is "crazy," killing off the rhinos is "crazy," destroying rain forests is "crazy." Our gut feeling is immediate, the judgment made with vehemence. "Crazy" is a word freighted with strong emotion. Inflicting irreversible damage on the biosphere might seem to be the most obvious kind of craziness. But when we turn to the psychiatric literature of the modern Western world, we find no such category as ecological madness. The American Psychiatric Association lists more than 300 mental diseases in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Among the largest of DSM categories is sex... (click title for more)
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Sheela-na-gig (Síla na Géige)

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Soul-image

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Soul-image. The representation, in dreams or other products of the unconscious, of the inner personality, usually contrasexual.
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Wounded Healer

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Wounded Healer: An archetypal dynamic that may be constellated in an analytic relationship.

 

This term derives from the legend of Asclepius, a Greek doctor who in recognition of his own wounds established a sanctuary at Epidaurus where others could be healed of their ‘wounds’.

 

Those seeking to be cured went through a process called incubation. First they had a cleansing bath, thought to have a purifying effect on the soul as well as the body. Uncontaminated by the body, the soul was free to commune with the gods. After preliminary sacrificial offerings, the incubants lay on a couch and went to sleep. If they were lucky, they had a healing dream; if they were luckier, a snake came in the night and bit them.

 

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The Body as a Receptor and Communicator of Healing Energy

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amandaseesdreams:Please enjoy this wonderful post from Fran Kramer that speaks to the importance of witnessing and honoring the sacred energy found in the body, meditation and in dreams….basically, all of my favorite things!

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Shamanism and Eco-Psychology~Dr. Leslie Gray

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"My purpose tonight in speaking is to suggest that the re-inclusion of the ancient world view expressed in the American Indian statement "all my relations" is precisely our greatest hope for the future, ecologically and psychologically. I'll say a little bit about the situation we are in. I would describe it as nothing less than imminent global catastrophe. Ecocide if you will. As a species we are destroying our life support systems. The air is becoming increasingly unbreathable. The hole in the ozone grows larger. Water becomes undrinkable, the oceans are dying, the soil is eroded and turning non-arable. Toxic nuclear waste is leaking into all three elements just mentioned from unthinking, short sighted attempts to harness the fourth element, fire. No one escapes the daily recitation of the facts of planetary destruction in the media. They are voluminous. But whether it is the loss of a hundred species to our ecosystem a day or the destruction of old growth forests equal to the area of Pennsylvania each year or even the information that due to pesticides sperm counts of American males today are 50% that of their grandfathers, we seem to respondto these facts with...(Click title for more)
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Huichol Natives: Shamanism and Meditation Techniques

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“ The Huichol Natives live in Mexico and are still honoring their traditions which were never infiltrated by the Spanish conquistadors. The are the only group of Natives that are still practicing the...”
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Becoming a Teacher of Dreamwork/Dream Interpretation @ Atlantic University enrollment begins August 10th for Fall 2015 Semester

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bobbie_pimm@bobbieann.net's curator insight, August 8, 2015 4:10 PM

Open to all -- more info here: http://www.atlanticuniv.edu/Fall2015.html

 

I will be the 'teaching assistant' for the course, which I developed with the late Dr. Robert Van de Castle for Atlantic University.

 

TS6000 Becoming a Teacher of Dream Work/Dream Interpretation

This course is designed to deepen your appreciation for the role played by dreams in personal growth and transformation. It provides you with the skills you need to understand your dreams better and, more significantly, prepares you to help others understand their own dreams. It examines the important role waking life plays in the dream world, and the role of personal responsibility and ethics in working with the dreams of others. Course requirements include a practicum. This course will not provide the student with the background to offer psychotherapy or other therapeutic counseling, which requires special training and state licensure.

Learning Outcomes:

The student will be able to describe numerous methods of working with dreams.


After completing “hands-on” personal dream work, the student will be able to employ a number of different methods to work with their own dreams or to assist others with their dreams.


After completing a practicum, the student will be able to lead a dream group, present a dream work workshop and/or take on the role of a dream worker assisting others in working with their dreams and/or in becoming a dream worker.

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Jung on Active Imagination: Key readings selected by Joan Chodorow

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Book review by Tasha Tollman

Joan Chodorow, dance therapist, analyst and analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco combed through volumes of Jung’s writings and lectures to bring us this collection of Jung’s writings on Active Imagination. Fascinating for me was the insight into the many different names Jung used for this process – transcendent function, picture method, active fantasy, active phantasying, trancing, visioning, exercises, dialectical method, technique of differentiation, technique of introversion, introspection and technique of the descent – before settling on the term Active Imagination.

Chodorow introduces the topic, beginning with Jung’s ‘Confrontation with the Unconscious’, following his break with Freud in 1912/1913. During this period Jung entered a period of disorientation and intense inner turmoil:

“He suffered from lethargy and fears; his moods threatened to overwhelm him. He had to find a way, a method to heal himself from within. Since he didn’t know what to do, he decided to engage with the impulses and images of the unconscious.” (p.1)...(Click title for more....)


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maria taveras's curator insight, November 29, 2014 4:04 PM

Joan Chodorow is a colleague whose work I respect and value deeply. Dream  Art: Art, Active Imagination and the Creative Process is a paper which evolved once I had read and understood  Chodorow's work of "Jung on:  Active Imagination." Thank you, with gratitude for all of your contribution to Depth Psychology. Maria Taveras, Jungian analyst.

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Personal Myths Bring Cohesion to the Chaos of Each Life

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THE ancient myths are not dead; they live on in the stories people tell about their own lives.

While the old gods do not show up by name, they are there in spirit, in the struggles and triumphs that people depict as the key episodes in their lives.

New work by psychological researchers shows that in telling their life stories, people invent a personal myth, a tale that, like the myths of old, explains the meaning and goals of their lives. In doing so, they match - quite unwittingly - the characters and themes that are found in the old myths.

For example, one research subject, Tom H., depicted his life story as a saga in which he was a warrior like the Greek god Ares. Tom found himself in constant battle -with other children, relatives and people in authority. The main struggle of his life... (Click title to keep reading)

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Ensouled on the Planet ~ Marion Woodman

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We are still accepting a cultural value that annihilates the Earth. If we don't change, we are going to our own extinction. This is precisely what addicts do.

NR: You have said we have to overcome our addictions before we can connect to nature.  Does our refusal to confront our addictions lead directly to our destruction of Mother Earth?

MW: I think so, yes. As children many of us feel a deep connection to Her.  But our culture warps our natural instincts. That warping leads to addictions.  But there’s a suicidal drive in the addicted individual and in the addicted society.  Our planet is coming up against the wall.  

Yet, despite all the horrors we have created, we are still doing precisely what we know will be ultimately destructive. Denial!  Denial!  We are still accepting a cultural value that annihilates the Earth. If we don’t change, we are going to our own extinction.  This is precisely what addicts do.  Addicts—in other words most of our society—pretend there’s nothing wrong.  As they laugh and talk and plan, they deny their dying souls.  That’s what we’re doing to the planet.  We fight about things that won’t matter if we are extinct... (click title for more)


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A beautiful, eloquent, inspiring woman - Marion Woodman. Concretizing the state of "rapture" through materialism rather than finding it in observing the miraculous, spontaneous, sacred world around us. 

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The Deep Ecology Movement

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In 1973, Norwegian philosopher and mountaineer Arne Naess introduced the phrase “deep ecology” to environmental literature. Environmentalism had emerged as a popular grassroots political movement in the 1960s with the publication of Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring. Those already involved in conservation and preservation efforts were now joined by many others concerned about the detrimental environmental effects of modern industrial technology. The longer-range, older originators of the movement included writers and activists like Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and Aldo Leopold; more mainstream awareness was closer to the “wise-use” conservation philosophy pioneered by Gifford Pinchot. In 1972, Naess made a presentation in Bucharest at the Third World Future Research Conference. In his talk, he discussed the longer-range background of the ecology movement and its concern with an ethic respecting nature and the inherent worth of other beings. As a mountaineer who had climbed all over the world, Naess had enjoyed the opportunity to observe ... (Click title for more)
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The Animus

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Animus. The inner masculine side of a woman. "Like the anima in a man, the animus is both a personal complex and an archetypal image. …
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The banality of evil from a Jungian view

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The banality of evil from a Jungian view. (via http://fallenangels2ndlife.dyndns.org)
We’ve all heard the phrase “the banality of evil”, coined by the political theorist Hannah Arendt.

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Jungian Eco-Psychology: Touching nature through psyche and psyche through nature

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“ ... and what the soul is, alsoI believe I will never quite know.Though I play at the edges of knowing,truly I knowour part is not knowing,but looking, and touching, and loving,which is the way I walked on ...-- Mary Oliver, Bone Post-Jungian James...”
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Laura M. Smith's curator insight, April 23, 2014 7:25 PM

Great article...lots of interesting quotes and references to more obscure works by Jung and Hillman....

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Using the Imaginal in Your Psycho-Spiritual Practice | Astrid Berg Musings

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