Before you go further, please be sure you are applying for membership with YOUR REAL NAME, FIRST AND LAST, or if you are signing up as an organization, publisher, or project, list the organization name here; then list the name of the contact person in the next question.
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
If so, from what institution?
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
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?
I believe now more than ever metaphor is the key to understanding
consciousness, allowing ourselves to move deeper into
our inner worlds is what changes the world. I hope to meet like-minded
people and engage in soulful conversations about
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
Transformation is not about butterflies flitting about, capturing our awe. It is the heart of pain you cannot feel for me. Searing cauterization, what would be condemned as unethical treatment of secret wounds bound up in tattered consciousness. Bit by bit, then all at once losing the thread, spacing out the conversation not quite catching the gist of why I am here and now. Did it ever make sense? How could I believe my lies? That papier-mache world I gave my soul sucked dry in enduring service was never true. I would cry but that would be too easy. The pain would dribble down; fascinated by the rainbow glisten I would count my misfortunes watch them spin pennies falling into a rose-glass jar. Filled with resolve, I would go back out into the fray, fight another day, and another until by decimating degrees I might fall defeated, dead and gone. But death is only an act of transformation. The whole play depends upon the spinning out of the tale. First you love, then you lose, then you do hard labor stoking the fires of Hell, breaking the rocks of Eternity, cleaning the rotting sewers of collective untreated waste. Stench, pain, nausea beyond bearability wrenches, renders, discorporates transforms. Not like changing into a bright, enchanting costume. Changing utterly because no other choice exists.
Glad you found and decided to join the Alliance. Your website is great and I love the name Soul Story. I like to combine narrative therapy with depth psychology both heavily invested in believing our stories are our lives. Our own metaphors are our lived reality. Hope you will have a chance to look through all the blogs, forums, and groups to find people with similar interests. I look forward to your posts.
Hi Wendolyn. Welcome to the online Depth community. I love your web name and direction of your website. My wonderful co-administrator here, Ed Koffenberger, also has a strong connection to theater so maybe the two of you will connect around that.
Meanwhile, once you have a chance to explore the site a bit, I think you'll find a dynamic group of likeminded people who are all fascinated by the field of depth psychology. Our members come from many walks of life--artists, writers, doctors, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much cross-disciplary knowledge and experience here to be shared.
On that note, I hope you're finding opportunities to engage as you browse the vast content and interact with others. You may want to consider joining the online book club if you haven’t already—There's a new author each month, and you can jump in at anytime and participate at whatever level you wish. Even if you don't have the book for this month, you can read all the comments that have gone on so far and get a feel for the story--or Feb. 1 will bring a wonderful new book from Jungian Analyst Erel Shalit as well as a special online study group on Astrology.