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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
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Lilith, First Wife of Adam

Lilith, First Wife of Adam | Depth Psych |

According to the Midrash*, Lilith, first wife of Adam, was born from the same mud and clay at the same time as Adam in the Garden of Eden and thus they were equal. Lilith refused to be submissive to Adam. The ensuing argument in which Adam, and God, refused to see Lilith’s side of the story caused her banishment by God for her blasphemous rage to the depths of the Red Sea to be never seen or heard of again.


But she does re-appear, from her exile, in the guise of the serpent who offered Eve the apple. Lilith, as serpent, was instrumental in Adam and Eve’s exile. In contemporary psychological terms, this banishment is referred to as the ‘Rise’ of man, and not the ‘Fall’ as it was seen as necessary, Fate, for them to move from unconsciousness and to strive for consciousness.


This meant leaving Paradise and its unity, into a world of duality, where pain and pleasure, light and dark, life and death, temporal and eternal, into a world of opposites with which to contend, and to experience... (Click title for more)

Via Skip_Conover, Eva Rider
Skip_Conover's curator insight, June 17, 2015 12:04 PM

3rd in a cycle of 5 Essays by Susan Scott @Susan Scott

Eva Rider's curator insight, June 18, 2015 3:46 PM

This is a timely and article of import and fascination: Lilith, the wife of Adam as the Serpent...this unfolding saga of western human psychological history is reexamined  through a lens that frees the feminine and humankind... The fall; not a curse, the expulsion,; our destined journey home to consciousness.


Eva Rider's comment, June 18, 2015 3:51 PM
Thank so much for this timely and rich series, Skip.
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The Myths of Mary Magdalene: An Interview with Kayleen Asbo & Bonnie Bright for Depth Insights™

The Myths of Mary Magdalene: An Interview with Kayleen Asbo & Bonnie Bright for Depth Insights™ | Depth Psych |

In this written interview, Depth Insights host Bonnie Bright interviews Kayleen Asbo, cultural historian, musician, writer, and teacher on the topic of “The Myths of Mary Magdalene,” also the title of her upcoming webinar series. The first of that series, “The Many Faces of Mary Magdalene” is free to the public (must register to join) and takes place May 1, 2013, at 7pm PT. 


BB: How did you get interested in Mary Magadelene, and where did you begin your research?


KA: My first memory of Mary Magdalene is as a five year old little girl, crying at the song "I Don't Know How to Love Him" in a movie theatre when I saw Jesus Christ Superstar, The song haunted me and a few years later, when my first piano was delivered, I spent the first few days trying to pick it out by ear. About ten years ago, I had a very powerful dream in which Mary Magdalene appeared and said if I wanted to find the real Christianity, I should follow the trail from France to Wales. I took the dream seriously, and have been researching early Christianity and its manifestations in France and the British Isles every since. I don't know if it is "real" Christianity, but I have discovered an amazing set of stories and myths and had incredible adventures along the way.


BB: That speaks so strongly to the power and influence of the unconscious on our lives—both through music and through dreams. When the dream said...(click title for more)

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The Power of the Feminine - Marion Woodman

The Power of the Feminine - Marion Woodman | Depth Psych |

We've invented the wheel, cracked the code of DNA—so what's next for humankind? Marion Woodman, a pioneering Jungian analyst and the author of ten books, believes that individuals and societies were meant to grow. And our best chance for growth, she thinks, is to bring the feminine into our culture. The following is taken from an interview O conducted with Woodman:

When I say the feminine, I don't mean gender. I mean the feminine principle that is living—or suppressed—in both men and women. The feminine principle attempts to relate. Instead of breaking things off into parts, it says, Where are we alike? How can we connect? Where is the love? Can you listen to me? Can you really hear what I am saying? Can you see me? Do you care whether you see me or not? 

Now, these are very serious questions. And the feminine is difficult to talk about because so few people have...(Click title for more)

Paulette Turcotte's comment, August 2, 2013 1:37 AM
yes, so vital today. We forget where our strength lies.
Elizabeth Martinez's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:15 PM

The Feminine Movement

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:15 AM

every human has a part inside: Man has a part of Woman, and Woman has a part of Man; it's very useful to take part in both!!