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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. Follow depth psychology oriented articles and interviews at www.DepthInsights.com, or visit the online depth community at <a href="http://www.DepthPsychologyAlliance.com" rel="nofollow">www.DepthPsychologyAlliance.com</a>
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Depression During the Holidays

Depression During the Holidays | Depth Psychology | Scoop.it

We all have complexes. At the heart of every complex there is a trauma, and also the archetype of that situation, providing the instinctual response and symbols.

 

When something triggers a complex, we are automatically identified with its underlying archetype. They are a trio—trauma, complex, and archetype—and the particular trio leading to the Outsider is perhaps the most dangerous. Humans very often simply despair and give up when they feel permanently left out in the cold... (Click title for more)

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Reconnecting with the Sacred: Finding "Home"

Reconnecting with the Sacred: Finding "Home" | Depth Psychology | Scoop.it

Watching what’s going on on our planet each day, I am continually struck by the suffering and grief that seems to be inherent in the human condition. It occurs to me that part of the problem is that western culture places so much value on individualism, independence, and getting ahead, venerating community and interdependence less.


As a result, many of us generally live lives of separation, disconnected in various ways from a larger kinship of our fellow human beings, unable to perceive how intrinsic each of us and every single aspect of earth and nature is to each other. It often seems to take a tragedy to bring us together in community, force us to meet our neighbors, or realize a felt sense of being part of something larger than our individual selves living our everyday lives.


Due to our overwhelming self-centeredness (a term I use not to mean arrogance so much as the unconscious evolutionary tendency to create our lives to revolve around what’s important to “me”: my life, my schedule.... (click title for more)

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Renee Baribeau's curator insight, June 14, 2013 12:01 PM

How to we bridge our separation? An important question to ask during these times of rapid dissemenation of information.