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Silvia Behrend
What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
If so, from what institution?
I am a graduate of the Assisi Institute
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
I am a clergy person in private practice
Please share a little about yourself by way of introduction. What draws you to Depth Psychology and what are you looking for from this community?
The connection to archetypal pattern analysis
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
only the Assisi Institute
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The Passionate Feminine

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 2:41pm 0 Comments



For over thirty-six years, we have gathered to celebrate the Passover, a re-telling of the Hebrew peoples’ crossing the desert into the Promised Land of milk and honey.  We read the Haggadah, we drink the wine, pass the matzo, flick the plagues off our fingers like an Italian curse gesture.  We sing Dayenu, the song that voices the wonder of any small act to be sufficient for knowing God’s abundant love and grace to us, the people who follow the law.  The…


Will you catch me when I fall? : Living the Symbolic Life

Posted on December 22, 2015 at 8:19am 2 Comments

     “Will you catch me when I fall?”  Those are the words of a refrain from a Danish song by the group Danser med Drenge (Dancing with Boys).  The image helped me recall the old trust games used in group-building back in the day.  Someone stood in the…


When the Waves Crest

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 1:58pm 0 Comments


When the waves crest

In Australia

Sometimes you can see dolphins

Or other fish

Backlit by the sun

Suspended in the clarity of water.


That moment of perfect balance

Before the wave crashes

And dissipates

Leaves scant traces of…


Trauma, Don't Paint it Pretty

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

I recently started a new painting, using a canvass big enough to use up some old paint.  It was to be a study of yellows, with burnt sienna, vermillion red and other odds and ends I had accumulated over the…


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At 9:50pm on August 8, 2014,
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Lucille Bosco

I was not able to tune in when the last Dream webinar was aired. When will  it be archived and will I be able to access it? I was so anticipating listening to the last segment. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the other two sessions! I have been presenting some new dream classes locally. I, also, studied dreams at Pacifica Graduate Institute. I am honing my skills to then become a personal Dream Therapist.

At 6:53pm on March 6, 2011, Lucia d'Ancona said…

Hello, Silvia--


I participated in a teleconference on The Red Book in February.  That is how I learned of the DPA. 




And you?

At 10:27am on February 17, 2011, Ed Koffenberger said…

Ordained Christian though interfaith in practice after several years as an academic and sometime devotional Buddhist. As a spiritual director, I am open to all types and levels. Studied in Israel for several months, basically the place of geography in theology (not realizing I would revisit such thinking when I got involved in depth psychology). Still have cravings for lox and cream cheese on a bagel with capers!!! (Actualy, its time for me to go to lunch!!!)


At 6:11pm on February 15, 2011, Ed Koffenberger said…

Welcome Silvia,

I'm also a clergy-type person working with soul on different "fronts." I believe you will find others who share your interests and curiosities within the Alliance. Just out of my own curiosity, which faith tradition do you serve?



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