"As we come to the end of the Red Book Forum on the Depth Psychology Alliance, I feel like I’ve been a passenger in a car who drifts in and out of full attention to the road and at intervals looks up and blurts: “ Watch out!” or…"
"Minute 49 Red Book Lecture 19
“The task is not to constantly go down to the underworld and stay there to learn. It is to bring it back to the surface. Take the serpent from the underworld to keep the connection going between the upper…"
"Dear Forum Members,
I have been mulling over Lecture 14 these 2 weeks while I prepare to attend a special training Healing Sanctuary lead by Robert Bosnak and Jill Fischer and staff in Malinalco, Mexico August 14-24. If you're curious…"
" Like time zones, the beginning and end of one of the Red Book Lectures depends on where you’re standing. So from here on, if Chris or I don’t get to post announcing the “new” lecture under discussion just jump in. If…"
"Yes, this is core, critical, essential, primary (fundamental) element for me that is not from a radical/Christian - fundamental indoctrination/doctrine - and this element can differentiate for life/death trajectories (5…"
"I think you would make a wonderful Pre-school teacher, because you are willing to be 'real' to not pretend to always know the answers.
The easy part of teaching is to help the child understand what fact is. My students are very…"
"Good afternoon Janet - thank you for the invite to be on-line, colleague friends which I wholeheartedly am pleased to accept, however and concerning you wish that I be able to participate in the Q + A with Robert today; I had a prior…"
"I think probably drinking the pus is indeed finding meaning in what is most horrible to you. I can only tell you how this happened in my life. For me personally (Jewish boy born in bombed out Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1948,) the puss is the…"
"I am finally recovering from a bout of the flu 6 days after onset of symptoms; a perfect occasion for reflecting on the phenomenology of the illness experience as a form of descent. It seems that with loss of contact with the external world and its…"
"Yes - the spirit of the times wants answers now. In some circles, like ours of TRB study group and other spiritually minded, some are fascinated by the idea of negative capability. We might even choose to practice it for this module and…"
"Ava, thank you! What a wonderful discovery, Keats Negative Capability! I was totally ignorant!
that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason ...
Glad to see Constance right side up but I enjoyed your slant view also.
No one is too late to join in. Let us know if you are having any other technical problems.
Any questions about the CD's, study guide or CE's can be…"
"Wow, this forum has been open for 5 days and has 47 members! We want to welcome one and all on board. While Robbie, Jill, Chris or myself may not respond to every posting we will be following your conversations with keen interest. Please talk among…"
Before you go further, please be sure you are signing up with YOUR REAL NAME, FIRST AND LAST so that we can interact with each other on a more personal and informal basis in the community. This is important for all of us in maintaining this site as a safe and comfortable space for all our members. If you do not submit using your first and last names, we will ask that you resubmit your application. Depth Psychology Alliance is not a passive impersonal organization but rather seeks to be a dynamic, sacred space in which individuals interested in the deepest mysteries and longings of soul can come together to share and learn from each other's experiences. We are proud of being a global community. Where are you located geographically--City & State, or City & Country?
Ithaca, New York
What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Mythology, Somatic Psychology, Transpersonal Psych, Other
Do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
No, Other degree not listed here
If so, from what institution?
I am completing the three year Embodied Imagination training program in Los Angeles with Robert Bosnak PsyA.in May 2013. I have studied with him since 1996.
I have an extensive background (35+years) in healing arts & education:
Masters in teaching English Cornell University; LMT,advanced bodywork training; graduate & ordained reverend of IM School of Healing training in energy work & characterology; teacher of Chi Gong, student of Continuum Movement.. I am well versed in many religious, philosophic, mythological and psychological wisdom traditions with special emphasis on women's spirituality.
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
not licensed therapist
Practice as healing arts practitioner, personal growth counselor, reverend and Embodiment Coach (May 2013). In person sessions, skype and google +
I teach Chi Gong, body mind exploration and movement at Cornell University
What draws you to Depth Psychology and what do you expect out of this community?
For now, I am joining to become familiar with your blog--see below.
How did you hear about Depth Psychology Alliance?
friend or colleague
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
Good afternoon Janet - thank you for the invite to be on-line, colleague friends which I wholeheartedly am pleased to accept, however and concerning you wish that I be able to participate in the Q + A with Robert today; I had a prior prescheduled, healing-the-family tree session today scheduled long before I knew about this opportunity, was unable to reschedule as these folks came a long way for us to work together; so I was disappointed and sad I missed out. I read that Chris was also unable to attend and that you were recording same for him to hear later and wonder - is there anyway I could also hear the recorded event? Regards Linda
Hi Janet. Greetings, and a (somewhat belated) welcome to the online depth psychology community! I'm so glad you've joined us and so appreciate your potential willingness and expertise in moderating the Red Book group. If you need help getting around, or want to strategize please let me know.
As you may know, we currently have over 1700 members from all over the world and we're growing. I hope as you explore the community a bit you find a dynamic group of like-minded people who are all deeply drawn by the field of depth psychology. While there are many Jungian analysts and clinical psychologists here, our members come from many walks of life including artists, writers, doctors, scientists, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience here to be shared.
On that note, there are many opportunities to engage as you browse the site. When you're ready to jump in, please feel free to post a topic for discussion in the forum, respond to someone else's post, or share a link to an article or web site you like.
Also you may want to consider joining the discussion in the online book club if you haven't already: In November we're featuring "Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth Of American Innocence,” a mythological and cultural look at our current belief systems with Barry Spector. Since the Book Club is all done via writing in an open forum, you can participate at your own level and schedule--and you can join the discussion even if you don't have the book. The Red Book group, by the way, will likely work much like the Book Club so it should be of help for you to peruse it a bit. Let me know if you have suggestions to improve it.
In case you need detailed help getting started and navigating the site, you can use the following link---- http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/page/navigating-the-site----and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions at all! I look forward to seeing you around the community. ~Bonnie Bright, Founder