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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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Patterns and Jungian Depth Psychology

Patterns and Jungian Depth Psychology | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

"The reason Jung says anima/animus is the most difficult piece you are going to come into on your journey to self is because it is so foreign and so remote from how we ordinarily conduct our lives that we can’t see it operating. We’re looking at one reality. It reminds me of a microscope where you are seeing one reality and then you fix on something else and “oh here’s another reality” as you move it up and down.  So the anima in this reference is constantly operating.  She constantly weaves all of the information both seen and unseen and transforms it into appearances.  And, interestingly, she is so good at the variations that 28 people watching an event in a room are experiencing it differently. Not one is experiencing the same reality.  She weaves it in infinite variation.

 

I am mentioning these patterns because they are part of what is called the eternal and the deeper you go in your journey and the more you can pick up a pattern and recognize pattern, you have access to not only time/space, by time/space I’m talking about doing jumps of time, because patterns are not in time and space as we know it.  They are operating through it.

 

This is why I keep emphasizing dream work, being able to read pattern.  To read the pattern that you are moving through at this time is to see an eternal pattern emanating in your life about which you have absolutely nothing to say.  So it is best to put yourself into accord.  It serves a larger mystery.

 

Life’s energy is not devoted to the ego.  It’s devoted and serves your soul.  It doesn’t matter which pattern you discover you are operating in, you always want to catch a glimpse.  It is one tree in the forest of your own interior.  And it always has its complement.  The abandoner is in love with the abandoned.  When it is taken all the way over to an extreme, it is very hard to see the other side.  In fact most of us operate in the extremes of one-sidedness and cast out the other part, which is called projection.  We cast out the unseen part onto everyone or everything else.  It can’t be me.  You’re wrong. 

 

As you move more and more into the awareness of the heart center, it is way beyond the personal.  You really do catch the suchness of things.  It’s not being viewed through biases and preferences.  It’s being viewed through suchness and this is what gives you the ability to not only see clearly but it gives you the ability to respond clearly"...W.Brugh Joy, MD


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Patterns at Work, Patterns We Live By

Patterns at Work, Patterns We Live By | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

In looking at patterns, we see an incarnation and expression of archetypes and spirit within the internal and external world. The specific form and design of these patterns gives voice to the reality of these underlying shapers of experience.
 

From the moment a dancer steps onto the stage, to the lyrical musings of a poet, and even to our most intimate of relationships, we find these highly stylized, patterns in our life.   Joseph Campbell allowed us to see that one’s life is an unfolding of a mythic tale, and that our behaviors, choices and desires are expressions of these eternal traditions. It is through the recognition of the patterns we live by that reveals the nature of our particular relationship to spirit, soul and psyche.
 

Virtually everyone can identify patterns in their own life, and in many instances, we have to admit…(Click title to read full post).

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"Psyche Under Siege: Patterns We Live By" with Dr Michael Conforti

"Psyche Under Siege: Patterns We Live By" with Dr Michael Conforti | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

After giving a lecture where I discussed the Holocaust, an elderly man approached me.  I could see a genuine kindness and compassion in his face, and also sensed that his soul had seen far too much in his lifetime. He wanted me to re-consider my comment that we could never understand what created the Holocaust and ongoing acts of genocide.

 

Gently, yet firmly he explained that when we stop trying to understand, we open the door open for future occurrences.  I immediately realized that I had made a terrible mistake, and apologized to him and to the memory of all the past, present and future victims of these crimes against humanity whose tragic fate... (Click title to keep reading)

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