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Some Archetypes from C.G. Jung

Some Archetypes from C.G. Jung | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

Jung Dream Interpretation is based on the Carl Jung theory of the collective unconscious. Jung provided description of seven separate characters and themes commonly occurring in dreams.

 

The main Carl Jung theory that his dream interpretation was built on, was that of the "collective unconscious." Jung believed this to be a collection of symbols that were shared by every human being but retained at the unconscious level. The symbols of the collective unconscious are provided to humans via the process of dreaming across generations and cultures.

Jung provided description of seven separate characters and themes commonly occurring in dreams throughout time as being major central to the collective unconscious:

 

The Seven Characters

 

1. The Persona – This archetype is symbolic of the dreamer whilst in dream mode. In other words, a projection...

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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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In an era when anthropologists have referred to the past five or six decades as “The Great Acceleration” during which key human activities such as telecommunications, energy consumption, technology...

In an era when anthropologists have referred to the past five or six decades as “The Great Acceleration” during which key human activities such as telecommunications, energy consumption, technology... | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Horses, Hestia and Guinevere: Mythological Perspectives for Everyday Life: An Interview with Janet Bubar Rich
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Dreams, Calling, Suffering, and Individuation: Finding Light in the Darkness

Dreams, Calling, Suffering, and Individuation: Finding Light in the Darkness | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

Working with dreams allows us to tap into the psyche, which leads us in a certain direction in the process of becoming more whole, a process Jung referred to as individuation.Jung often focused on how individuation was about leading us back into the collective. With depth psychology, you learn that the way out is through, says Jungian analyst Fanny Brewster…. Listen to the audio interviw or read a detailed summary article, "Dreams, Calling, Suffering, and Individuation: Finding Light in the Darkness"— An Interview with Jungian Analyst Fanny Brewster (Click title for more)

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Dreaming as Response: The Global Dream Initiative

Dreaming as Response: The Global Dream Initiative | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
When we are dreaming, what is it in response to? When you work with dreams from an animated point of view, notes Stephen Aizenstat, who pioneered the process of DreamTending, it brings the dream to life. When one comes into a relationship with the image, it allows the image its own innate intelligence, and it can speak to us what it knows Aizenstat founded the Global Dream Initiative™ , whose vision it is to “unite individuals and organizations in listening to the landscapes and creatures of the world as they speak through the images of dream.” The vision of GDI also suggests that “through the intelligence of dreams, we aspire to listen to the voice of the earth and serve as a source of education, orientation, and support for dreamers worldwide.”
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The Core Complex of a Traumatized Psyche

The Core Complex of a Traumatized Psyche | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Trauma is an injury to our capacity to feel. When our capacity to feel is injured, we cease to be able to imagine, because imagination depends on emotional literacy. 

For 20 years, Jungian Analyst Donald Kalsched has been crafting a model of the dissociating psyche, which describes various unconscious archetypal powers arranged in a dynamic system of defense that attempts to protect a sacred, innocent psyche from further violation. In order to leave this enclave, we need to become emotionally literate, Kalsched suggests, one of the major goals of the work depth psychologists take on. This includes working through grief and despair. 

 This self-care system and all its constituents is invisible, Kalsched points out. The only way we can engage is by looking for the “tracks” they leave in dreams, in the imagination, or in the practice of active imagination advocated by Jung.

The constituents may show up in opposing forms: as a “devil” related to violence, adversary, accuser, critic, or tyrant which can lead to innate distress such as hatred, loathing, or shame; or as a “bright angel,” which suggests essential goodness, safety, bliss, hope, and love. 

 Learn more: Click the title above to read a summary article or listen to the full recording of Kalsched’s keynote address at the recent “Response at the Radical Edge” conference, courtesy of Pacifica Graduate Institute: http://www.pacificapost.com/the-core-complex-of-a-traumatized-psyche
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When hate breaks the containers, love is the first to leave and the result is despair, and that’s front and center as to where we are as a country, Kalsched suggests. He points to wisdom offered by C. G. Jung, who said that we must continuously develop an “imagination for evil,” so that we can move into a deeper place of understanding.
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Touching the Soul of the World: A Mythological and Soulful View of Chaotic Times

Touching the Soul of the World: A Mythological and Soulful View of Chaotic Times | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
“When there is wounding in our culture, there is wounding to the soul of the world…”---Summary and audio file of Michael Meade's presentation Touching the Soul of the World: A Mythological and Soulful View of Chaotic Times at Pacifica's landmark conference Response at the Radical Edge: Depth Psychology for the 21st Century.
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The Psychological Hero

The Psychological Hero | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
"The Hero-myth is the central myth of Jungian psychoanalysis, because for Jung the hero’s 'grand opus' concerns the relations with the unconscious." Jungian analyst Erel Shalit

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Racism, Cultural Violence, and Conscious Change: How The Truth Telling Project is Transforming Society

Racism, Cultural Violence, and Conscious Change: How The Truth Telling Project is Transforming Society | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Society has short-term memory and is silent on issues of identity. Storytelling helps us reach out and connect with who we perceive as the "other” and empowers us to action. Every community has its own stories, which ultimately amount to its culture, even becoming, at times, a culture of violence… (click title for more)
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Ancestral Soul Work: A Conversation with Sandra Easter, PhD

Ancestral Soul Work: A Conversation with Sandra Easter, PhD | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
NEW! *Read a written transcript of this interview here. In this interview, Sandra Easter, Ph.D., author of "Jung and the Ancestors: Beyond Biography, Mending the Ancestral Web," speaks movingly about how developing a relationship with our ancestors and ancestral past can help us heal, both individually and collectively.
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Tending Soul with Military, Veterans, and First Responders: A Depth Psychological Approach

Tending Soul with Military, Veterans, and First Responders: A Depth Psychological Approach | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
From a depth psychological perspective, this kind of transformation can be initiated through a psycho-mythic journey to warriorhood, believe Ed Tick and John Becknell, who offer archetypal and depth psychological frameworks for military, veterans, and first responders. (Click title for more)
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Reclaiming a Sense Wholeness Amidst the Environmental Crisis —An Interview with Dr. Jeff Kiehl

Reclaiming a Sense Wholeness Amidst the Environmental Crisis —An Interview with Dr. Jeff Kiehl | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Dr. Jeffrey T. Kiehl has been a climate scientist for almost 40 years—but he has a unique take on the challenges we face on the climate front, because he is also a Jungian Analyst, focused on the study of the unconscious. In this short interview for Depth Insights™, Dr. Kiehl speaks with Bonnie Bright about his upcoming daylong workshop, “Reclaiming a Sense Wholeness Amidst the Environmental Crisis," which he’ll deliver at the C.G. Jung Psychology and Spirituality Conference taking place in Santa Fe, NM, June 9-11, 2017 In the conversation, Dr. Kiehl offers an exclusive preview of his workshop by sharing ways we can each reconnect with a sense of the numinous and with nature in our daily lives, and the benefits that process can provide. We also discuss the unique, experiential format for this exciting Jungian conference. WATCH the INTERVIEW HERE (approx. 22 mins)
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Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Stories from Guinea

Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Stories from Guinea | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

An Interview with Paul D. Coverdell Fellow and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Hilary Braseth


When the Ebola virus broke out in Guinea, West Africa, with Patient Zero, a 4-year-old boy, who came down with the disease, Peace Corps volunteer Hilary Braseth was forced to return to the U.S. after three years of service. 


Once she landed in the very fast-paced, high-tech San Francisco Bay Area, though, it was a rough transition. She didn’t believe she could find a place in U.S. society that would allow her the space or the breathing room to integrate the “very real changes that occurred in the Peace Corps” with her new life in the U.S. More, she suspects many returned volunteers struggle to find meaning and to decide “what’s next.” 


After having just spent so much time serving in a foreign country and making deep, lasting friendships with people so different from one’s self, how do you assimilate back to the “grind” of daily U.S. living, she wondered. Then, something magical happened…  (Click the title to read the full article or listen to the audio interview)

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Emerging Myths, Emerging Archetypes: Everyday Life in the Quantum Universe

Emerging Myths, Emerging Archetypes: Everyday Life in the Quantum Universe | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Audio lecture: Dr. Jean Houston presents Emerging Myths, Emerging Archetypes: Everyday Life in the Quantum Universe at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
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Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Stories from Niger—Discussions in Depth Psychology

Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Stories from Niger—Discussions in Depth Psychology | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

Stephanie Steiner, a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in Niger, has many significant memories. At one point, early in her service, she recalls, a woman approached her to ask if she could help the village farmers get some peanuts to plant for the upcoming growing season. As the Peace Corps volunteers were discouraged from giving handouts in lieu of developing sustainable practices that could be duplicated in the future, Steiner initially shrugged off the request. Then she remembered Peace Corps had a gender and development fund for projects involving women and gender equality and education for girls, etc. 


Steiner met with people managing the fund in the city and together, in collaboration with women from the village, they came up with the idea of a peanut savings and loan bank. Any woman could take one or two bowls of peanuts from a starter source provided by an initial grant, but when that woman harvested at the end of the season, she paid back double what she initially borrowed. In this way, the bank could grow exponentially and provide an ongoing stable supply of peanuts for future growing seasons. In addition, each woman paid a small sum of money to join the group, which allowed them to receive training from NGO, Care International, on using micro-credit.

Listening to Steiner’s story, I’m struck by the resilience, creativity and resourcefulness that can arise when people—any of us—are given a break, and also by the generosity of individuals like Stephanie and other Peace Corps volunteers who are doing this kind of work. I’m reminded of a quote from Jung, who stated that anyone who wants to know the human psyche should “put away his scholar’s gown” and “wander with human heart through the world.”...(Click title for full article and to listen to the audio interview)

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Holding the Tension: One Woman’s Journey from Immigrant to Therapist

Holding the Tension: One Woman’s Journey from Immigrant to Therapist | Depth Psych | Scoop.it


Part of the challenge for Naris Kesheshe, who immigrated from Iran to the U.S. when she was 13, was her desire to maintain her original cultural identity and roots, while at the same time living in a society that held very different values.


When she ultimately discovered depth psychology, she was thrilled to realize there was a field which allowed her to approach her own experience through “unspoken words,” and which could also be extremely helpful to a larger immigrant community of individuals whose experiences were recognized and validated through a depth psychological approach. Kesheshe’s story about her journey to becoming a licensed psychotherapist is arguably a “hero’s journey” in the way that Joseph Campbell described it.


Includes link to a free audio interview. Click on the title here for more details or to read the detailed summary article

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Dionysus as God of Drama, Psychology, and Transdisciplinarity: Depth Psychology and the Arts

Dionysus as God of Drama, Psychology, and Transdisciplinarity: Depth Psychology and the Arts | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Changing society requires changing our ideas about education, specifically about disciplines including science, the arts, psychology, and religion. The idea of transdisciplinarity enables us to make connections among ideas, and to honor other ways of knowing...Click title for more
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David Bohm, Implicate Order and Holomovement | Science and Nonduality

David Bohm, Implicate Order and Holomovement  |  Science and Nonduality | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
“Space is not empty. It is full, a plenum as opposed to a vacuum, and is the ground for the existence of everything, including ourselves. The universe is not separate from this cosmic sea o
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Disconnected from the suffering of others

Disconnected from the suffering of others | Depth Psych | Scoop.it

We are living in times where unimaginable evil is perpetrated every single day in our world, Dr. David Ragland suggests. Some people live lives disconnected from the suffering of others. By not taking a stance against evil, by not making the effort to eradicate it, we become complicit… 


Read this summary article and get the full audio recording of David Ragland's presentation at Pacifica's landmark conference Response at the Radical Edge: Depth Psychology for the 21st Century. (Click title for more)

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The Art of Transformation: Images, Dreams, and Alchemy

The Art of Transformation: Images, Dreams, and Alchemy | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
The Art of Transformation: Images, Dreams, and Alchemy—An Interview with Jungian Analyst, Stanton Marlan. A Guest Blog Post by Bonnie Bright, PhD.
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Trauma and the Soul: Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Inner World

Trauma and the Soul: Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Inner World | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
An Interview with Jungian Analyst Donald Kalsched --- Nightmares can be an effort by the psyche to help us integrate some of disowned material from previous trauma. In what Kalsched has termed the “self-care system,” a system of defense which is made up of both protective and persecutory inner objects, individuals who have been abused or neglected may sometimes be tyrannized by archetypal figures in their dreams...(click title for more info to read or listen)
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Insights from Don Kalsched - endorser of "Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond" edited by Mark Winborn.
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Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Cultivating, Counseling, and Stories from Cameroon

Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Cultivating, Counseling, and Stories from Cameroon | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Cultivating, Counseling, and Stories from Cameroon An Interview with Paul D. Coverdell Fellow and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Courtney McCubbin --- | --- Returned Peace Corps volunteer Courtney McCubbin, now training to be a therapist, is acutely aware of lessons she learned when she was “on the other side” of therapy as a client and in the rainforests of Cameroon. While focusing on agroforestry, she built a farm with a protective fence so she could grow new seedlings for farmers. While in therapy, she worked on creating boundaries and nurturing her psyche. As a therapist or counselor, she is developing the capacity to provide fertile ground so that something new can grow within the psyche of the clients she sees…
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The Power of Self-Actualization Revealed by Historical African-American Leaders

The Power of Self-Actualization Revealed by Historical African-American Leaders | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
One of the benefits of depth psychological traditions is that they can be applied to understanding what it means to be a self or soul in this world, and to think about others who have led the way. When clinical psychologist William James Jones assessed the biographical lives of the three historical figures, he didn't find as many peak experiences as he thought he would. Instead, he uncovered many of what Maslow termed “nadir experiences,” which refer to profound growth that comes through emotional pain, turmoil, or even tragedy. These kinds of experiences can create new perspectives, sometimes even creating significant shifts in attitudes, insight, or understanding.
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Interview: Jeffrey Kiehl with Bonnie Bright, Wholeness & the Environmental Crisis

Dr. Jeff Kiehl has been a climate scientist for almost 40 years—but he has a unique take on the challenges we face on the climate front, because he is also a Jungian Analyst, focused on the study of the unconscious. (Click title for full access)
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The Dream and its Amplification on YouTube

The Dream and its Amplification on YouTube | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
The Dream and Its Amplification unveils the language of the psyche that speaks to us in our dreams. We all dream at least 4-6 time

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Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Stories from Jamaica

Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Stories from Jamaica | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Peace Corps Meets Pacifica: Stories from Jamaica An Interview with Paul D. Coverdell Fellow and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Ross Dionne. The first night Ross Dionne and his wife spent with their host family in Jamaica, they were served chicken foot soup, he remembers with a laugh—probably on purpose so the family could see their reaction. Making the effort to try the food was one of the best things they could do to build connections with people—something Dionne appreciated very much over the course of the two years he spent in the Peace Corps. Now pursuing a Ph.D. In Depth Psychology with a specialization in Community, Liberation and Ecopsychology, he's thrilled to be in a field that looks at the psychological well-being of individuals in relationship with the health of communities, environments, and cultures. It not only gives us the context of what our role is in the world, it also provides a lens through which we can begin to question not only our individual role in certain events, but also the role of our country and of the culture we were born into.
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Depth Psychology and the Creative Arts: Theater, Therapy, Individuation

Depth Psychology and the Creative Arts: Theater, Therapy, Individuation | Depth Psych | Scoop.it
Among the most potent ideas depth psychotherapist and theater maker Lisa Schouw has encountered in depth psychology is archetypes, patterns that repeat across cultures and time. Understanding the power of archetypes has provided her with tools to help clients and students begin to realize what’s at work in their lives. Through an archetypal lens, we can start to grasp that we are each part of a much larger story, and that can be profoundly liberating. Each of us is part of an integral net that can “hold” us, allowing us to relax and release into something we can’t fully inhabit if we’re only focused on our own lives, she insists. For anyone who struggles with loneliness, grief and disconnection, integrating the narrative that we are part of something larger can provide support.. (click the title to read more or listen to the interview )audio ainterviewand healing.
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