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Pioneered by William James, Sigmund Freud, and Carl Gustav Jung, Depth Psychology is the study of how we dialogue with the Unconscious via symbols, dreams, myth, art, nature. By paying attention to the messages that show up from beyond our conscious egos, we can be guided to greater understanding, transformation, and integration with the world around us, inner and outer. Join the conversation in community at www.DepthPsychologyAlliance.com
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Ensouled on the Planet by Marion Woodman

Ensouled on the Planet by Marion Woodman | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

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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Marion Woodman Interviewed.

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Marion Woodman interviewed by Jungian Psychotherapist and writer, Marlene Schiwy. "Marion Woodman and the Conscious Feminine".

This is a series of 8 DVDs which are  the only available interviews in which Marion Woodman explores the creation and role of BodySoul work and her 30 year collaboration with Ann Skinner (renowned Voice Coach) and Mary Hamilton (Movement Teacher) in creating a Temenos for conjoining Psyche and Soma.

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Addictive Disorders and Contemplative Practice

It would be appropriate to begin in the customary manner by presenting the statistics that define the extent and cost of addictive disorders – the percentage of population addicted to alcohol and drugs and the related economic burden to society. Wherever one draws the line in defining addiction the numbers are staggering. Let us leave it there.


Why, because it is not my intent to define addiction in the usual way as an involuntary, repetitive, compulsive behavior that is dysfunctional to the individual and others. Rather, I shall define it here as a disturbance of consciousness. From this viewpoint, the problem of addiction is the result of an undeveloped consciousness – a problem whose scope extends to and includes what culture considers normal behavior.

The modern day perspective asserts that addiction is primarily a psychological and physiological disorder. There are psychological triggers, circumstances, and patterns of behavior that initiate and re-enforce addictive behavior as well as physiological correlates of addiction that further ... (Click title to continue)

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The Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) - Jung and Addiction

The Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) - Jung and Addiction | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

Jung wrote little about addiction.  He claimed that he was afraid of being misunderstood by the scientific community of his day. However, he has had a profound influence on one source of help available to people with problems of addiction. This is his link, indirect though it was, with the founding andphilosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous.


This “Fellowship”, as A.A. members call it, has spread all over the world and has not only helped millions of people struggling with their addiction to alcohol, but in turn has spawned various other self-help groups for those with addictions of other sorts as well as groups for their family members and friends.  Because of the anonymity factor, the numbers are never precisely known, but judging by the conventions of members held from time to time... (click title to continue reading)

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