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.
Which of the following best describes your proposed membership status? If you are signing up with your first and last name, please choose "Individual." Please do NOT choose one of the other options unless you are creating a profile page with a business or organization name
What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Mythology, Somatic Psychology, Art or Art Therapy, Dreamwork, Shamanism, Breathwork
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?
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
Very hopeful and interesting...I only wish I had more time for perusing the site. Between papers, lectures and performances, I am way over my head in work. Let me know if there's something in particular I should check out- and thanks for the suggesting it in the first place!
Most of my cohort are members and Bonnie, the founder and creator, is also a member of my cohort.
She has kindly allowed me to be the co-administrator. I do not know about the other cohort in depth. Now that the depth program has been split into specialities, we are the last class to be "generalists." I live in Kentucky.
I agree about more communication between groups. There are a number of times that I have wanted the ready knowledge of myth to highlight and enlighten some concept from depth about which I am writing. Lets talk further at some time about this possible collaboration.
I really like the phrases "jumping into stillness" and "higher realities."
I'm still in the PhD depth program hopefully starting my PhD work sometime this summer.
My interest was sparked by numinous experiences (primarily dreams, visions, and meditations) that I consciously suppressed as my generation had trouble accepting such unless they were drug induced. (Imagine hippies with "magic mushrooms" and you won't be far off.) The fact that I experienced them without use of chemicals made my friends suspicious and in an attempt to remain friends, I kept silent.
My writing has normally been of the experience amplified type where a "chance" happening inspires a reflection on life. I'm in a writers group and that has help immensely. I have written and produced plays at the local level and that is still an interest also. Actually, truth be told, I just love words.
My fifth grade teacher caused me to be bitten by the myth bug in that that was all we used to learn to further our reading and writing skills.
Speaking of waking to higher realities, I just remembered that there are references to such in Eastern thought and medieval Christianity.
I'm curious. Was the seizure the basis for the story or something within the seizure? As to your youth, more years to offer your talents! As one who is WAY past 24, get it done while you have the energy and focus and, maybe, fewer pulls on your attention. Keep in touch as you go through the program. Writing stimulation was one of my reasons for attending Pacifica as well.
Another Pacifica-ite!!! I see your interest in story and wonder how that has played out in your profession and/or life. Hope you will find the Alliance a place to explore and share your interests with others.
Hi Will. Welcome to the Alliance! Glad to have you here in the community. I am currently finishing coursework in the Depth program at Pacifica and there are lots of other Pacifica students, grads, and faculty here as well--but we truly have an international alliance with members coming from all over the world.
BTW, that's one reason there's no "box check" on the profile question about being a therapist--there are so many different programs and requirements around the globe that I left it open-ended so people can explain their status if they want to.
Meanwhile, I hope you'll jump in here and engage right away by commenting, joining discussions, checking out the groups, and posting some of your own work if you're willing. I'll send you some additional info on navigating the site under separate cover, and meanwhile, enjoy!