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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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Depth Insights » NEW GRANGE: The Mystery of Speech by John Woodcock

Depth Insights » NEW GRANGE: The Mystery of Speech by John Woodcock | Depth Psych |

Its very sound has a compelling pull on me.
I hear my breath expel softly as the word is spoken. Its sound conveys breathing—mostly breath, with no hard consonant “stops”.
So much like “whisper”.
I look up its meaning although I already know that “spire” means to breathe. This word also has two other meanings: a single turn of a spiral and a tapering, rising to a point, like a church spire. All three meanings, of breath, spiral, and tapering, are now independent of one another in our daily usage. But their sounds echo with one another—an echo of the past?
This preliminary “word work” already triggers a memory.
Spirals and vortices have frequently appeared in my dreams over the years. Part of my subsequent research took me to the Celtic world where spirals of course play a prominent role. I learned that Celtic scholarship could not discover any definitive meaning for the many spirallic forms found... (Click title for more)

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, August 14, 2015 12:59 PM

But the archeological world of buried facts is not the only “portal” to our spiritual heritage—our dead past. Our spiritual heritage is also buried deep within our language, yes, as the past, but that past still living within our language, or as language’s very within-ness.

A Rosemont Journey's curator insight, August 15, 2015 12:48 PM

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The mystery of Newgrange

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Gabor Maté: Breaking Through A Toxic Climate

Gabor Maté: Breaking Through A Toxic Climate | Depth Psych |

The physician, author and advocate of illegal (in Canada) psychedelics explores how our culture makes us sick

Gabor Maté's latest work is interested in examining societal factors that contribute to a climate of toxicity, a culture that is inherently disconnected and vacuous. He aims to shine a light on these dark corners of human experience so that we can start to challenge our assumptions about how society can be and how we ourselves can change our minds.

What is behind your latest focus - Toxic Culture: How Materialistic Society Makes us Ill?

All my work has been around understanding why human dysfunction happens. Not looking at causes - not at people’s pre-dispositions or genetic inheritance - but what actually happens in people’s lives. We know now that the determinants of health - whether we’re talking physical health, emotional – has a lot to do with people’s life experiences. So I’ve been...(Click title for more)

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Book Excerpt: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Ursula King

Book Excerpt: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Ursula King | Depth Psych |

" 'Blessed be you, harsh matter, barren soil, stubborn rock: you who yield only to violence, you who force us to work if we would eat.


" 'Blessed be you, perilous matter, violent sea, untamable passion: you who unless we fetter you will devour us.


" 'Blessed be you, mighty matter, irresistible march of evolution, reality ever newborn; you who, by constantly shattering our mental categories, force us to go ever further and further in our pursuit of the truth.


" 'Blessed be you, universal matter, immeasurable time, boundless ether, triple abyss of stars and atoms and generations: you who by overflowing and dissolving our... (click title for more)

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