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Understanding Dissociation

Understanding Dissociation | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
Dissociation is common in trauma survivors and exists in a variety of forms, from normative to disordered. Dissociation helps you survive trauma but may be maladaptive later in life.
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How a West African shaman helped my schizophrenic son in a way Western medicine couldn’t

How a West African shaman helped my schizophrenic son in a way Western medicine couldn’t | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
Schizophrenics, some believe, are simply a “modern manifestation of prehistoric tribal shamans.”
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Early Trauma and Dreams with Donald Kalsched, Ph.D

Early Trauma and Dreams with Donald Kalsched, Ph.D | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
A podcast by C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago about Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit with Donald Kalsched, Ph.D.

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Always wonderful. A Podcast interview with Donald Kalsched.

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What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital

What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
By: Stephanie Marohn with Malidoma Patrice Somé The Shamanic View of Mental Illness In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth…
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Another way to say this, which may make more sense to the Western mind, is that we in the West are not trained in how to deal or even taught to acknowledge the existence of psychic phenomena, the spiritual world. In fact, psychic abilities are denigrated. When energies from the spiritual world emerge in a Western psyche, that individual is completely unequipped to integrate them or even recognize what is happening. The result can be terrifying. Without the proper context for and assistance in dealing with the breakthrough from another level of reality, for all practical purposes, the person is insane. Heavy dosing with anti-psychotic drugs compounds the problem and prevents the integration that could lead to soul development and growth in the individual who has received these energies.

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Hallucinatory 'voices' shaped by local culture, Stanford anthropologist says

Hallucinatory 'voices' shaped by local culture, Stanford anthropologist says | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann found that voice-hearing experiences of people with serious psychotic disorders are shaped by local culture – in the U.S., the voices are harsh and threatening; in Africa and India, they are more benign and playful.
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Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
Peter Moseley: If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech
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Stephon Alexander: Physics Dreams

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Stephon Alexander: Physics Dreams
I loved a lot of things about last week’s Story Collider podcast, on the feeling of not fitting in a new job (as a theoretical physicist) but one detail stood out....
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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Divine Madness: Shamanic Dreaming, Dionysus & Pathologizing Soul

Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Divine Madness: Shamanic Dreaming, Dionysus & Pathologizing Soul | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
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Carl Jung on “schizophrenia”

Carl Jung on “schizophrenia” | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
In the field of “psychosis” it seems that many things are discovered, then forgotten again, and it is left to future generations to rediscover them. Carl Jung, one of the founding fathers of modern psychology, had a lot of insights.

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Jung's First Dream, The Mad God Dionysus and a Madness Sanctuary called Diabasis - Mad In America

Jung's First Dream, The Mad God Dionysus and a Madness Sanctuary called Diabasis - Mad In America | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
With a loud piercing cry, the bare chested Native American warrior hurled his tomahawk at John Weir Perry with full force. John told me that at the last se
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Consciousness Can Alter Our Physical Material World - CSglobe

Consciousness Can Alter Our Physical Material World - CSglobe | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
Consciousness plays a very important role in changing our planet. Just having these thoughts alone would contribute to the massive shift in consciousness...
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John W. Perry: Visionary Experience or Psychosis (excerpt) - Thinking Allowed w/ Jeff Mishlove - YouTube

NOTE: This is an excerpt from a 30-minute DVD. http://www.thinkingallowed.com/2jperry.html The psychiatric community errs in treating visionary experience as...
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Scientists Have Found That Memories Can Be Passed Down Through Generations In Our Genes

Scientists Have Found That Memories Can Be Passed Down Through Generations In Our Genes | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations.
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Science Is Proving Some Memories Are Passed Down From Our Ancestors - Reset.me

Science Is Proving Some Memories Are Passed Down From Our Ancestors - Reset.me | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
Recent studies have provided evidence that memories of fear are one of many things our forebearers pass down to us through our DNA.

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From Emory University: experimental support for Jung's concept of collective unconscious. Specific emotions can be transmitted trans-generationally.

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Freud knew, and called it phylogenetic endowment, Jung certainly knew, and we need to keep the ancestors in mind...

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Seminal papers: "Emotions and Object Relations" by John Weir Perry - e-jungian.com

Seminal papers: "Emotions and Object Relations" by John Weir Perry - e-jungian.com | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
The paper by John Weir Perry about the psychology of emotions in the context of the theory of psychic complexes.
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We Are Entering the Age of Alzheimer's

We Are Entering the Age of Alzheimer's | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
We will all be touched by the disease. How are we going to get through this?
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a compelling story. yes, how are we going to manage?
I am posting it here since I didn't have time to read it all.... 

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Divine Madness: Shamanic Dreaming, Dionysus & Pathologizing Soul

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In the Brain, Memories Are Inextricably Tied to Place

In the Brain, Memories Are Inextricably Tied to Place | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
A manmade virus that acts like “a remote control” for neurons helped psychologists research the connection.
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Beach Dreams Shattered in Gaza as Recurring War Besieges Strip - Bloomberg

Beach Dreams Shattered in Gaza as Recurring War Besieges Strip - Bloomberg | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
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Beach Dreams Shattered in Gaza as Recurring War Besieges Strip
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Those dreams were never realized. Instead, Gaza kept up its reputation for violence and hardship.
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How mental illness changed human history - for the better: David Whitley at TEDxManhattanBeach - YouTube

Archeologist David Whitley suggests that the strengths and weaknesses of humans are deeply intertwined and inter-dependent. He shares his journey, taking us ...
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183 Health1 Being Shamanism Bipolar: Mental and Ep. -

On today's episode we discuss mental health from a shamanistic perspective with Jan Engels-Smith of LightSong -- School of Shamanic Studies. Enjoy! For more ...
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The Psychological is Political

The Psychological is Political | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
Socially, the dual strategies of exalting consumerism and increasing control have been central to the neoliberal project. Consumerism and control can be viewed as opposite sides of the same coin. P...
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The Ecology of Magic - An Interview with David Abram

The Ecology of Magic - An Interview with David Abram | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it

Performing magic is not simply about entertaining, David points out in this interview. "The task of the magician is to startle our senses and free us from outmoded ways of thinking." The magician also plays an important ecological function, he says, by mediating between the human world and the "more-than-human" world that we inhabit.

Abram: I had learned my craft from American magicians and from books and had thought of magic as a craft that originates as a form of entertainment. But it turned out that it was the oldest craft there is. Sleight-of-hand itself has its origins in the work of the shaman or sorcerer in altering perception and the organization of the senses.

London: Do medicine people ever practice sleight-of-hand magic?

Abram: Well, we've all heard of psychic surgeons, these folks who use a certain style of what we could call magic. In the Philippines, for example, they extract illness from a person's body by passing their hand over it and making a kind of invisible incision. Then they reach into the body and draw out some... (Click title for more)


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Carl Jung and the Artistic Impulse: Madness in the Creative Spirit

Carl Jung and the Artistic Impulse: Madness in the Creative Spirit | dreams, art and the imaginal in healing | Scoop.it
What is it that leads us to create art? Is there a psychological drive at work, a subconscious force which simmers away beneath the surface before emerging in an explosion of creativity? Is there an innermost essence to this process, something which embodies our propensity to express ourselves through art? In this article we answer these questions through Carl Jung.
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