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Reconnecting with Wholeness with Depth Psychology -- DepthList Blog

Reconnecting with Wholeness with Depth Psychology -- DepthList Blog | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
The depth psychological view focuses on mystery and the creativity and potentiality that resides in the unknown. The mysteries of the unconscious manifest when they are ready. According to James Hillman, contemporary archetypal psychologist, each of us is pulled toward a telos, a whole and complete finished product, each unique, like an acorn that turns into a massive oak tree. This is also the call of the Self to which Jung refers.

Jungian thought identifies “health” as wholeness, and “pathology” or lack of health as lack of wholeness. Jung (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1964) asserted that current western cultures have lost a sense of the sacred, and in so doing have become dislocated and disoriented, losing meaning and vitality by losing contact with what he calls the regulating center of the soul. This condition of being out of balance is often...(Click title to continue)
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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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Depth Insights » The New Myth by Deborah Salomon

Depth Insights » The New Myth by Deborah Salomon | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

Ancestral wisdom incorporates two distinct ideas:


1) a connection to the wisdom and values of traditional peoples who lived in harmony with the land, engaged in seasonal celebrations and rituals, and honored the needs of the community over the desires of the individual; and


2) a connection with one’s own ancestral lineage. In the paragraphs below, I explore how ancestral wisdom can inform and deepen our democratic practices.


Here, I will discuss how ancestral wisdom can transform our psychological understandings and our relationship with the natural world... (Click title to read the full article)

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Technology As Symptom And Dream by Robert D Romanyshyn « Book Review

Technology As Symptom And Dream by Robert D Romanyshyn « Book Review | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

Technology as Symptom & Dream is another matter. Nearly two decades old now, for the most part it reads to me as a freshly revelatory unfolding of ideas and perspectives about the “big story” of technology. 


Being concerned with this deeper view of technology’s entanglements with human history, it suffers not one bit from the dazzling tech advances that have come to light since its publication. Indeed, while a 21st century postscript to a new edition might be of interest, such a move may actually detract from the impact of the book’s central thesis. 


Romanyshyn examines sci-fi futurology with enough insight and attention, and taps deeply enough into the roots of technology’s role in human culture to make any net- and biotech-era “updates”, if not irrelevant, at least unnecessary. (Click title to read the full review)

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What Depth Psychology Can Teach Us About Vocation and Why it Matters with Dr. Jennifer Selig

Jennifer Leigh Selig, Ph.D. is core faculty in Pacifica's Jungian & Archetypal specialization of the M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology program. Dr. Selig teaches ...

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Alchemy and the Hermetic Tradition: Mircea Eliade and Carl Jung

Alchemy and the Hermetic Tradition: Mircea Eliade and Carl Jung | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

The relationship between Mythology and the Religious traditions is an intricate weaving of metaphor. Both Mythology and Religion have the similar function of relating lived experience to a universal purpose... (Click title for more)


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Alchemy is symbolic of figurative functions within the psyche as revealed by a variety of myths found in visions, myths and symbols.
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Scientists Discover People Who Are Awake Can Influence Dreams Of Sleeping People Using Telepathy

Scientists Discover People Who Are Awake Can Influence Dreams Of Sleeping People Using Telepathy | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Dream telepathy suggests that human beings have the ability to communicate telepathically with another person while they are dreaming. This isn’t a new concept, scientific interest in telepathy dates back to the fathers of the psychoanalytic movement. Freud, for example, looked at the implications of telepathy on psychoanalytic thought. He also considered dream telepathy, or the telepathic […]

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“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” – Nikola Tesla

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FREE: Earth, Climate, Dreams: Online Panel and Community Conversation

FREE: Earth, Climate, Dreams: Online Panel and Community Conversation | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Everywhere you look, our beautiful earth seems to be in peril. Our culture is in decline and potentially in danger of collapse. In ancient times—and even still today—earth-based peoples tended dreams as the voice of the earth. These dreams provided insight and understanding into how to be stewards of the earth and are a powerful modality that may yet serve as our best hope to overcome the apathy and give us guidance and direction about how to best proceed. Click title for more about this free online panel
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Confronting Signs of a Society in Decline

Confronting Signs of a Society in Decline | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
As a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Chris Hedges carries with him nearly two decades of experience reporting from war-torn countries like Yugoslavia, El Salvador, and also Gaza and South Sudan. In this capacity, he has witnessed the decline and disintegration of multiple societies, a perspective which has surely influenced his capacity regard the decline and potential destruction of our own modern culture that seems severely out of order. There is a psychological mechanism by which people seek to blind themselves... (Click title for more)
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Alchemy: Vessel for Personal Transformation (Or, Alchemy: The Life it Saves May Be Your Own!) — by Clara Lindstrom

Alchemy: Vessel for Personal Transformation (Or, Alchemy: The Life it Saves May Be Your Own!) — by Clara Lindstrom | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

Life change can be terrifying. When things fall apart, a threatened ego will grasp at almost anything to stave off rising waves of panic, anxiety, and depression. Conventional psychiatry is quick to oblige by recommending pharmaceutical medications that will ostensibly lift the user out of these states. However, if one has a certain amount of support and the proper map, one may actually plumb the depths of transformation and reap the rewards of those uncomfortable, shadowy realms.

 

For me, that map was alchemy, and it proved the deciding factor in successfully navigating rough terrain. What follows is an exploration of a transformational crisis, or spiritual emergency (Grof & Grof, 1991) through the lens of alchemy... (Click title to read the full article free via Depth Insights™)

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Let’s Talk Work!—The Practical and the Sacred, a twice-weekly depth psychology call-in program with Dorene Mahoney, M.A.

Let’s Talk Work!—The Practical and the Sacred, a twice-weekly depth psychology call-in program with Dorene Mahoney, M.A. | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

In this twice-weekly 90-minute show, experienced career coach Dorene Mahoney will help listeners/viewers in real time as they solve issues around:

•being or becoming employed,

•thriving in a difficult work environment,

•dealing with job burn-out,

•turning one’s calling into paying work,

•resolving office conflicts,

•preparing for an interview,

•making a job change,

•proceeding with a job search after being fired,

•asking for a raise

. . . anything related to expressing oneself at work, and all topics explored through a depth lens. As CG Jung might say, whatever else a work problem is, it is also symbolic of something more than and different from what it appears to be on the surface... (Click title for more)

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Mass Extinction: Grief and Creativity Group—Online Opening Circle March 3, 2016

Mass Extinction: Grief and Creativity Group—Online Opening Circle March 3, 2016 | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

This experiential online group gathers in witness to mass death and with appreciation for the given grief's creative potential. Together, we explore what global loss ignites in reflective process and expression, considering destruction's creative, formative nature and expression's regenerative potential as we share story, poetry, and visual art.

 

During the opening circle March 3, 2016, we introduce ourselves and receive our first creative task, which we will work with on our own after the gathering and share, as we are so led, with the group through posts on Depth Alliance and in subsequent video meets... (Click title for more details)

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Hecate’s Guiding Flame: A Mythical Perspective at the Crossroads of Addiction and Recovery—by Tricia Durni

Hecate’s Guiding Flame: A Mythical Perspective at the Crossroads of Addiction and Recovery—by Tricia Durni | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
To find Hecate in the world around us, we need to be curious about the ways in which we imagine our world. As was mentioned previously, this takes seeing through things in a mythical way. In order to make this movement we need to access a different way of imagining. Poet William Blake tells us, “imagination is the human existence itself” (as cited in Avens, 2003, p. 25).

 

However, as adults in our society imagination has been devalued an even dismissed. Often told as we grow from children into adolescents that the way in which we perceive the world is “only in our imagination” and that we need to “live in reality.” In this dampening down of our imagination, we are in essence ignoring the gods and their myths. Rather than trying to concretize our lives into the pretty little boxes of “reality” we could instead ask ourselves, “What god is speaking right now?” or “What particular god consciousness is appearing in this moment?” This is not to say that the answer to these questions will provide us with... (Click title to read the full article)

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fyou live in the darkness, as Hecate does, your eyes begin to adjust to the shadows and your sensibility becomes more acute, more attune. You are forced to rely on your own senses, your own way of perceiving in order to navigate about the darkness. - See more at: http://www.depthinsights.com/Depth-Insights-scholarly-ezine/ezine-issue-8-winter-2015/hecates-guiding-flame-a-mythical-perspective-at-the-crossroads-of-addiction-and-recovery-by-tricia-durni/#sthash.9Qgysoyi.dpuf
hen you live in the darkness, as Hecate does, your eyes begin to adjust to the shadows and your sensibility becomes more acute, more attune. You are forced to rely on your own senses, your own way of perceiving in order to navigate about the darkness. - See more at: http://www.depthinsights.com/Depth-Insights-scholarly-ezine/ezine-issue-8-winter-2015/hecates-guiding-flame-a-mythical-perspective-at-the-crossroads-of-addiction-and-recovery-by-tricia-durni/#sthash.9Qgysoyi.dpuf
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Jung, Individuation, and Film — Blog post and audio Interview with Glen Slater, PhD

Jung, Individuation, and Film — Blog post and audio Interview with Glen Slater, PhD | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Ever since I met Dr. Glen Slater in 2008, I have known him to be a particularly passionate and knowledgeable advocate of film. I often see his film reviews in…
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خب کار دشواری نیست شما می تونید با داشتن پنل ارسال اس ام اس یا سامانه ارسال اس ام اس که به نام های دیگه ای همچون پنل پیامک ، پیامک تبلیغاتی و.. معروف است که نرم افزاری تحت وب می باشد و پنل ارسال اس ام اس اصفهان دارای قابلیت ها و امکانات و ماژول های فراوانی برای ارسال پیامک هست اقدام به ارسال پیامک کوتاه (SmS)  به صورت تکی یا انبوه کنید

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Are you addicted to perfection?—or living with someone who is?—Free Reading Circle

Are you addicted to perfection?—or living with someone who is? How does it affect you?

Join this 5-week reading circle for Jungian Marion Woodman's "Addiction to Perfection"—led by Gary S. Bobroff

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Climate scientist-turned-psychologist seeks paths toward more compassion for the earth | NCR

Climate scientist-turned-psychologist seeks paths toward more compassion for the earth | NCR | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

In his book Facing Climate Change: An Integral Path to the Future, Kiehl explores the worlds of science, Jungian psychology and Buddhist philosophy in an attempt to offer hopeful ways in which we can change to break free of our old patterns to create a new story filled with compassion for the earth.

At one point in Facing Climate Change, Kiehl discusses the “Earth Destroyer” myth, written more than 2,000 years ago by the Roman poet Ovid in Metamorphosis.

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The myth tells of a man who wants to build the largest house in town. To complete his ambitious project, he cuts down the largest tree in the sacred forest -- an action he took despite a warning from Demeter, the forest goddess, that he would suffer for his deed. Foreshadowing... (Click title for full article)


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The Dis-Ease of the Western Mind

The Dis-Ease of the Western Mind | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

Science made great progress by dissecting the outside world into parts and manipulating the parts: this became the basis of modern technology. And the West fell in love with technology, more exactly, with the powers over people and nature conferred by technology. It relegated the felt “inside” world of value, feeling, and spirit to religion and spirituality, to be celebrated on Sundays and holidays. It made the manipulation of the “outside” world its true concern: the woof and wharf of modern economics and politics, the way relations between people, and between people and nature, are decided and conducted.

This historical backdrop might explain how it is that the West ended up with an impersonal, mechanical, atomized world as its “real” world. But it doesn’t say how the Western mind actually operates, why it sees the world as an impersonal, mechanical aggregate of atomistic parts. But cognitive neuroscience can tell us more... (Click title for full article)

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What Screen Time Really Does to Kids' Brains

What Screen Time Really Does to Kids' Brains | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
A number of troubling studies connect delayed cognitive development in kids with extended exposure to electronic media. Have you ever seen a mother chuckle as her baby tries to “swipe” a real photograph, or punch their fingers onto a poster or book as if it were a touchscreen? It may seem cute, but it points to something much deeper in the child’s brain—an internalization that all actions have an immediate effect, and all stimuli elicit a quick response.
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It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are

Emerging trends in psychotherapy are now beginning to point beyond the traumas of the individual to include traumatic events in the family and social history as a part of the whole picture. Tragedies varying in type and intensity—such as abandonment, suicide and war, or the early death of a child, parent, or sibling—can send shock waves of distress cascading from one generation to the next.


Recent developments in the fields of cellular biology, neurobiology, epigenetics, and developmental psychology underscore the importance of exploring at least three generations of family history in order to understand the mechanism behind patterns of trauma and suffering that repeat. (Click title to read the full article)

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DreamTending and the Global Dream Initiative: Dr. Douglas Thomas with Bonnie Bright PhD

DreamTending and the Global Dream Initiative: Dr. Douglas Thomas with Bonnie Bright PhD | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

This video interview features Depth Psychotherapist and Dream Tender, Dr. Douglas Thomas, in conversation with Bonnie Bright, Ph.D..

In this short interview, Dr. Douglas Thomas speaks with Bonnie Bright about Dream Tending, a process created by Steven Aizenstat, Ph.D.,, and it's application to the budding Global Dream Initiative, which engages a world ensouled and considers dreams as the voice of the earth.

Dr. Thomas is demonstrating Dream Tending in action ONLINE on behalf of the Global Dream Initiative at Pacifica Graduate Institute's 40th Anniversary conference, Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas, which runs April 21-24, 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Dreaming the Earth: Earthing the Dream—Depth Psychology and Appreciative Nature Practices with Dr. Pat Katsky

Dreaming the Earth: Earthing the Dream—Depth Psychology and Appreciative Nature Practices with Dr. Pat Katsky | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
How can we use appreciative nature practices to reconnect with the earth and the images from our dreams asking us to step out into nature?
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Spirit, Soul, and the Secular: An Interview with Thomas Moore

Spirit, Soul, and the Secular: An Interview with Thomas Moore | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
In order to have a soulful life, we need to have a sense of the holy... Best selling author Thomas Moore, who was friends with archetypal psychologist James Hillman for 38 years, shares insights into spirit, soul and the secular in our current culture in this interview with Bonnie Bright, PhD (click title to read the full article and get the link to listen)
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The Sleeping King Alchemical Symbols as Manifest in Dream, Alchemy, & Creative Work — by Gary T. Bartlett

The Sleeping King Alchemical Symbols as Manifest in Dream, Alchemy, & Creative Work — by Gary T. Bartlett | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

The king is the central person of order within a kingdom; the medium through which the upper and lower worlds are connected to the middle world of mortal reality. Speaking of the centrality of kingship, John Weir Perry, in Lord of the Four Corners: Myths of the Royal Father (1966) tells us that:

In the symbolic cosmos, the locus of most supreme and intense powerfulness was the axial center, and any figure or object occupying this position became thereby highly numinous and evoked feelings of awe and reverence. For not only was this the focal point at which the world’s powers were concentrated, but even more significantly, it was the connecting link between the three planes of existence, the sky world, the world of man, and the underworld. (pp. 18-19)

The king is also, as the generator and vehicle of the law, the establisher of the boundaries of the realm. This is not a mere geographical feat, but one of cosmic and psychic (Click title to read full article)

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Wonderful exploration of the King Archetype and one that is worth rekindling in these times.

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The Aural Tradition Alchemy and Sound in Psychotherapy — by Joel Bell

The Aural Tradition Alchemy and Sound in Psychotherapy — by Joel Bell | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

The ocular bias of alchemy can be attributed in part to the symbolic language of dreams and projections that are at the heart of the alchemical adventure. I haven’t come across the smell or taste of the roasting salamander (though I am sure it tastes like chicken.)

 

As well, the written word, etchings, and prints like the muter librus are mute and emphasize sight as the psychological sense for gathering experience; we study the visual image. But what if we consider sound? Since alchemy starts with a symbolic attitude toward all experience, let us proceed from the perspective that sound is an aspect of image, as well.

The absence of sound in psychology is a curious thing.... (Click title to read the full article)

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The Therapy Room and the Interactive Field: Dr. Joseph Cambray on Becoming a Supervisor in Depth - includes link to an audio interview

The Therapy Room and the Interactive Field: Dr. Joseph Cambray on Becoming a Supervisor in Depth - includes link to an audio interview | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

Through clients’ dreams and through certain events in their lives, it is possible to see how the unconscious is mobilized and activated. More, there is a field that transpires between the therapist and client—what Jung himself might have described as “a multi-dimensional field within the limited frame of our own sensory perception.” Therapists hone certain skills and processes that enable them to tune into what’s emerging into the field between the two individuals. As images arising in the therapy begin to create resonance, it enables us to perceive how the archetypal field is..(Click title for more)

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"Trauma, Death, and the Archetype of Hope" by Paul DeBlassie III

"Trauma, Death, and the Archetype of Hope" by Paul DeBlassie III | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

The experience, during intense crisis or trauma, of the soul leaving the body, observing from above the tragedy or horror, is not uncommon, especially when associated with what psychoanalytic trauma theorists have termed disintegration anxiety (cf. Kohut, 1977).

 

Often experienced as a type of psychic dying and death, so terrifying is this disintegration anxiety that Kohut (1984) noted, “The attempt to describe disintegration anxiety is the attempt to describe the indescribable” (p. 16). Such disintegration and soul loss can be experienced as a death of facets of self if trauma is of sufficient duration and intensity. Despair and emptiness often accompany such dissociative soul loss. Overwhelming perceptions that the mind is not and never will be well come into sharp focus.

 

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Disintegration Trauma - named and examined - What is it and how does it manifest?

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Once the trauma defense is organized, all relations with the outer world are ‘screened’ by the self-care system. What was intended to be a defense against further trauma becomes a major resistance to all unguarded spontaneous expression of self in the world. The person survives but cannot live creatively. - See more at: http://www.depthinsights.com/Depth-Insights-scholarly-ezine/ezine-issue-8-winter-2015/trauma-death-and-the-archetype-of-hope-by-paul-deblassie-iii/#sthash.JwFUye6u.dpuf
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Depth Psychological Approaches to Suffering—Audio Interview & Blog post with Dr. Lionel Corbett

Depth Psychological Approaches to Suffering—Audio Interview & Blog post with Dr. Lionel Corbett | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
We are all intimately familiar with suffering. And, while we might wish it away when it is painfully present, it is a normal part of human life, Dr. Lionel Corbett, M.D., Jungian analyst and professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute reminded me when I recently sat down for a depth discussion with him on the topic.
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Dr. Lionel Corbett, M.D. Jungian analyst brings us a wealth of gold nuggets from the collective unconscious to share with us a new and refreshing perspectives of how to make sense of the value of the human experience of suffering.

Thank you, Dr. Corbett for your contributions to this misunderstood human phenonmena. www.jungiantherapy.com