"Rachel -- you hit the nail on the head by including the idea of the numen and image as sources of healing. Also thanks for the link to Bly's "Leaping ..." A friend (Kathee Miller) says, "We must let art heal us.""
"Chris - that's a good and point and not to be thought of a given or a simplistic notion. Science does a good job of eliminating eros from most equations (except in diagnosing!), and love and creativity are at the very heart of being human. I am…"
"James, thanks for the kind words, and I agree with you and your inclusion of the compensatory function for society's ills. You summed it up elegantly, and pinpointed the reason depth psych is needed as a practice in the world. I also like…"
"Chris, thanks for your kind words. I appreciate you perspective of including the purpose of the therapist and the theory as an analyzing instrument. The peculiarities of personality, training, and an understanding of the transcendent…"
"Thanks Esther -- let's keep it rolling. I think the idea is needed - as a grad student in a traditional program, I often bring up depth psych. There is a huge population that knows nothing about this field --- and those are the people I…"
"OK - I'll give it a try.
Depth psychology takes an in-depth look at the symbols, images, traditions, peculiarities, beliefs, dreams, and behaviors specific and universal to the human condition. Drawing on the work of C. G. Jung's…"
"Tamara -- here's a few starters from <http://www.opusforfour.com/psy_fun.html>
Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
I often dream about being carried away by a giant…"