"This is a very good point, Ed.
I believe that what an artist is, is possible of continuing evolution and definition.
When I first began to make art that went out into the world, I thought of myself as a "painter." That evolved as I…"
"Although difficult, the idea of being -without needing action or direction or resolution- can eventually allow what needs to evolve, come through, occur, etc. to occur, inward and outward. The question though may also ask, "How long must…"
Interesting and timely discussion. I have been -and periodically- find myself on both sides -both as an artist myself and as a curator working with artists- of these concerns and have grappled and written about them.There are layers.
"I also have had a recent set of very distinct and out-of-the ordinary nightmares. They were all highly unusual for me (I have been paying attention to my dreams for many, many years and these were way out of the usual for me) and all of them very,…"
"Very funny and illuminating comment, Paul!
Likewise, I have this old beloved car, my Silver Volvo. I love it and trust it, and I tap it on the dashboard and it seems to keep responding to me.
I have likewise (with no mechanical background…"
"It reminds me of being very agitated and trying to type my thoughts out/ or even transfer them into fiction on a computer and TWO TIMES, two different computers, my hard drive fried. Co-incidence or what? I have since resolved (since I cannot afford…"
"Stream" - A Time To Fly"Stream" Original Painting on Rice Paper by Roberta Ann Busard A Time To Fly I have begun to paint again. But what is that? What does that mean? I never really stopped or did I? Did I pause? I had a dream once, where I was in this great cave with a great opening with a bottomless abyss below and the infinite heavens…See More
"Hi Roberta. Welcome to the online depth psychology community. I'm so glad you've joined us and I hope you will find many ways to collaborate here.
As you may know, we currently have over 2000 members from all over the…"
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?
Ann Arbor, Michigan
What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Mythology, Transpersonal Psych, Other
Do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
Other type of Psychology, Other degree not listed here
What draws you to Depth Psychology and what do you expect out of this community?
I am an Artist and Writer. BFA / MFA / with a National and somewhat International Exhibition History. Eclectic Creative Background and Studies. Have been working with and leading dream work, fairy tales, symbols, and many of these related subjects as lifelong interests. I am both interested in what others are thinking/dreaming/doing and their ideas and work. I may be interested in a possible collaboration around a Demeter project.
Hi Roberta. Welcome to the online depth psychology community. I'm so glad you've joined us and I hope you will find many ways to collaborate here.
As you may know, we currently have over 2000 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 various 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, please take a moment and introduce yourself in the Forum and let the community know what brings you here or what your background is. Also, 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.
Additionally, as you may be aware, the January online book club featuring "The War of the Gods in Addiction" with David E. Schoen also includes a free 4-week teleseminar Wednesdays in January--though you can listen to the archived version and join any week. This week, of course, is the final one but should be rich and interesting. Since the online part of the Book Club is done via writing in an open forum, you can participate at your own level and schedule--and you can join the discussion anytime, even if you don't have the book. Also in January--as you likely know-- we've just launched a special study group on the Red Book with Robert Bosnak which you can join anytime if you wish.