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"Soul-centered Action: A Call to the Collective Belief in the Possible Human and the Possible World"—An Interview with Dr. Jean Houston

In this latest interview from Depth Alliance founder, Bonnie Bright, PhD, Dr. Jean Houston makes a passionate call for us to each "elect ourselves" and to "become party to all our parts." There couldn't be a more compelling and poignant call at this critical time in our world....

Jean Houston is almost legendary in popular culture for her passionate engagement, poetic rhetoric, and her poignant appeal for transformation and belief in what…


Added by Depth Alliance on February 22, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

"The Power of Metaphor to Unlock Creative Genius" -- Women in Depth Podcast

On Inauguration Day in the US, I was interviewed on the Women in Depth podcast.   It was deeply symbolic for me, because intense feminine energies that have been underground for centuries have been showing up in full force in Doorway sessions these past few months. There's a whole other realm that urgently…


Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Asking for Divine Assistance

Greetings DPA hive,

I must cut to the chase so please forgive my curtness. I'm asking for assistance to retrieve my belongings from a storage facility, which also includes previously unseen video footage of a former LAPD narcotics officer I interviewed in 2012 in Sebastapol, CA regarding peak oil and the collapse we're witnessing in the US that he predicted with stunning accuracy in the documentary, Collapse [2010]. It is part of a book I'm working on.

Currently, I am house…


Added by Gabrielle Jones-Price on February 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Mystic Relational Sea . . .

William James in The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy asserted, "our science is a drop, our ignorance a sea" (1897, p.54). What we do not know, our ignorance, extends into science and everyday life. Relationships, especially, hold witness to what we know and what we do not know. Truth is reflected in the quality of our…


Added by Paul DeBlassie III on February 14, 2017 at 9:39am — No Comments

Trees: Rooted in the Unseen


Trees live in a world of change, while remaining rooted in the deep darkness. They stand bare in the cold blustery winter storms. Their leaves and buds sprout with the onset of spring rains. The sun and heat of summer entices the flowers to bloom and the fruit to ripen.  As the days get cooler and the winds blow, the leaves and fruit drop from the branches and then winter returns. Once again, the tree stands bare and exposed to the elements.

The life of the…


Added by Pamela Alexander on February 9, 2017 at 8:06am — No Comments

Dreams ~ Revealer of Secrets

If we require an answer to a problem, we need to go no further than our dreams. They speak to us; they spill the beans about what the concern is really about and what we need to consider or do about it. I was at a psychoanalytic conference in which dreams were discussed in highly technical and empirical ways. Raising my hand I offered, "Let's cut to the quick here. Dreams spill the beans. They tell us what's going on in situations, in relationships, and what people are about as…


Added by Paul DeBlassie III on February 7, 2017 at 8:58am — No Comments

One of Many Worlds...

Dreams take us to a certain and more intense point of consciousness where higher energies filter in. William James wrote, "The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist, and that whose other worlds must contain experiences that have meaning for life also, and that although in the main their experiences and those of this world keep discrete, yet the two become continuous at certain…


Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 24, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

On Memoir, with Maureen Murdock


Added by Bonnie Bright on January 23, 2017 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Visits from Sophia: A divine feminine presence.


I took a trip to Istanbul soon after I finished my coursework for grad school. The first thing on my list of things to do was to visit Hagia Sophia. All I knew about it was that it was that it was a church. I was thrilled that I was going to see a historical building associated with Sophia, who was a main character in my dissertation. I couldn’t wait to get inside the church to see all the symbolism around Her. Much to my surprise when the country was invaded they installed…


Added by Pamela Alexander on January 12, 2017 at 8:46am — No Comments

Jung, Art, and Transformation: On Charlotte Salomon's "Life? or Theater?"

Lisa Pounders has always had an interest in art and poetry, and has long been inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell—even painting his directive, “Follow your own bliss” above a window in her art studio years ago.

Now pursuing her …


Added by Bonnie Bright on January 10, 2017 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Are You Ready For A Therapy Journey?

Colleague and NYU psychoanalytic scholar, Michael Eigen writes in his book Under the Totem, "Are you ready for a therapy journey? . . . We are a repository of age-old trauma, catastrophic happenings and fears. Good feeling competes with bad, a balance that shifts and sometimes places us in jeopardy. One thing therapy can do, depending on luck, circumstance, and skill, is shift the balance for the better. Even a little can go a long way" (p.27).



Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 10, 2017 at 8:58am — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 189: Trump: Madness, Machines, Migrations and Mythology, Part Eleven

In the last days of 2016, politics, media and fake news were in flux, and the stench of madness within the gates was more pronounced than ever before. There was now almost no difference between politics, news and pure entertainment. Pundits debated which celebrities would perform at the inauguration – was Trump offering ambassadorships to agents who could secure major talent – would the Radio City Rockettes show up? – while over a thousand incidents of hate speech and attacks were…


Added by Barry Spector on December 31, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Creative Personal Myth Workshop offered

I am holding a creative workshop entitled Exploring Your Personal Myth: A Women’s Workshop. This five-day workshop will be held at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops from May 1 – 5, 2017.

Here's the link  Exploring Your Personal Myth for a bit more information. In sum, we will work with myths, fairy talks, archetypal imagery, and our own images to focus…


Added by Elizabeth Fergus-Jean, PhD on December 30, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 188: Trump: Madness, Machines, Migrations and Mythology, Part Ten

It’s always about stories – and all the stories we tell are ultimately about ourselves. The American mobility story includes a south/north variant. Millions of African-Americans left the South between 1920 and 1970. Their motivation was perhaps less about the entrepreneurial spirit and more about the refugee experience. They escaped the terror of a Jim Crow society for the promise of freedom in northern cities. Many of them, like the whites moving east to west, found that freedom…


Added by Barry Spector on December 29, 2016 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 187: Trump: Madness, Machines, Migrations and Mythology, Part Nine

Demographic: picture of the people

Migration: change, related to mutate

We moderns take for granted the freedom to move about, visit exotic places, sell our houses, join a different church, take a job that requires moving to another city, study abroad or even become “ex-patriots.”

But consider that (with the exception of certain nomadic tribes) most people throughout history in most places, including Europe, spent their entire lives in the same…


Added by Barry Spector on December 24, 2016 at 11:38am — No Comments

Standing on the Steps then and now

                Almost four years ago, I walked up the Capitol steps in freezing rain to join other clergy and officiants to perform the first legally sanctioned same-sex weddings in Washington State.  Those of us who could legally perform a ceremony were invited to donate our services to any who chose to get…


Added by Silvia Behrend on December 19, 2016 at 4:43pm — 2 Comments

What shoes to wear now?

Say that you are going to a party, or going to the mall, or to visit your old aunt who is failing.   Say that you are going to a new place, somewhere you have never been before and you don’t know what to wear.  You put on the usual dress, the one you’ve worn so many times, perhaps it is beginning to fray a little, but never mind.  What shoes will you wear this time?

You look at all the shoes you have collected over the past ten years.  You know, the black work high heels, the…


Added by Silvia Behrend on December 19, 2016 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 186: Trump: Madness, Machines, Migrations and Mythology, Part Eight

Recount This


The recount effort that overnight mobilized over ten thousand volunteers and raised over $9 million, ended on December 12th. Although it raised the hopes of millions, it was clearly doomed from the start. Ultimately, though it will be a tiny footnote to the broader story, it is part of the story, and a timeline of its major aspects certainly places it in the “madness” category of this essay series. Join me…


Added by Barry Spector on December 15, 2016 at 6:04pm — No Comments

The Trickster, the Drag Queen, and the Goddess: Exploring Gender and Sexuality through an Archetypal Lens

Aaron Mason, M.A., is a freelance medical writer with an infectious laugh, whose love of depth psychology led him to make sweeping changes in his life since deciding to earn his …


Added by Bonnie Bright on December 15, 2016 at 11:13am — No Comments

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