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Depth Psych
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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The Shocking True Stories Behind Your Favorite Classic Fairy Tales

The Shocking True Stories Behind Your Favorite Classic Fairy Tales | Depth Psych |
Numerous fairy tales, and the legends behind them, are actually watered-down versions of uncomfortable historical events. These darker stories might be too terrifying for today's little lambkins, as well as some adults!...

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Eva Rider's curator insight, November 9, 2014 2:06 AM

Interesting article on the origin of fairy tales, but whether it is so or not, they still remain Archetypal tales of the human journey to wholeness.

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, March 21, 2015 3:55 AM

Anyway, the Happy-End is the most important thing!   

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Storytelling and Wonder

Storytelling and Wonder | Depth Psych |

In the prosperous land where I live, a mysterious task is underway to invigorate the minds of the populace, and to vitalize the spirits of our children. For a decade, now, parents, politicians, and educators of all forms have been raising funds to bring computers into every household in the realm, and into every classroom from kindergarten on up through college. With the new technology, it is hoped, children will learn to read much more efficiently, and will exercise their intelligence in rich new ways. Interacting with the wealth of information available on-line, children's minds will be able to develop and explore much more vigorously than was possible in earlier eras -- and so, it is hoped, they will be well prepared for the technological future.


How can any child resist such a glad initiative? Indeed, few adults  can resist the dazzle of the digital screen, with its instantaneous access to everywhere, its treasure-trove of virtual amusements, and its swift capacity to locate any piece of knowledge we desire. And why should we resist? Digital technology is transforming every field of human endeavor, and it promises to broaden the capabilities of the human intellect far beyond its current reach. Small wonder that we wish to open and extend this powerful dream to all our children!... (Click title for more)

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Why the World Doesn't End - Michael Meade

Why the World Doesn't End - Michael Meade | Depth Psych |

Fears of the end have been with us from the very beginning. Endings and beginnings are mythic moments par excellence; they depict the extremes of existence and are the bookends of creation. There are countless stories of how it all began, and tales of apocalyptic endings can be found in many cultures.


Humans are naturally myth-makers and storytellers. We find our way by "storying" the world around us. We turn everything into a news story or a dramatic tale that helps make sense of the ever-changing, often threatening events of the world. Whether it is a major storm, a horrifying massacre, a new scandal or the threat of war, we look for elements of the story that can help us understand what is happening to us.


To be alive at this time means to be exposed to great uncertainty and to feel the raw forces of nature as well as the rough edges and sharp divisions of culture. It is not simply that the air has become dangerously polluted and overheated, or that the political atmosphere is increasingly poisonous and destructive. We live amidst rapid changes, increasing fears and devastating tragedies. We suffer increasing extremes that include... (click title for more)

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Jungian Views on Folktales - The Gold Scales

Jungian Views on Folktales - The Gold Scales | Depth Psych |

Jung was free to look into basic issues of Eastern and other sources, including traditional sources of Europe.


Things depend in part on what Jack and Jill were taught to look up to and back up at a tender age. Below are some Jungian ideas tied in with old and new fiction tales. The good tale deserves to be told and listened to full well. Night-time could be fairly ideal for that, incidentally.


What comes out of analyses of dreams and folktales and much else, tie in with ... (click title for more)

Sonia A. Jiménez Medina's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:36 PM

"Una mirada jungiana a los cuentos"

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Laura M. Smith's curator insight, December 11, 2013 4:04 PM

Fairy tales, mythology, folk tales, lore and the lost of art of oral story to keep it alive?