September 2017 Blog Posts (7)

Democracy under siege

Please read about the Catalan efforts to celebrate a referendum for self-determination and the response from the Spanish state, from the archetypal perspective of this observer.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Added by Brigitte Hansmann on September 28, 2017 at 11:37am — No Comments

Questions about the transgender movement – children, identity, ancient precedents

Is the transgender movement the latest in a series of civil rights campaigns? Or did psychiatrist Paul McHugh get it right when he described the movement as “cult-like”? Are children being helped or recruited? 

How relevant or not are Jungian descriptions of anima, animus and self to experiences of gender today? Is somatophobia (hostility to the body) a factor in transgender culture?…

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Added by Colin Robinson on September 19, 2017 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Lunchtime Vision Anyone?

I usually break for lunch around noon after a morning of depth psychotherapy. There’s time to quietly read, reflect, and have a period of rest and meditation. Not infrequently, a vision surfaces. In a liminal state, my brain downshifts from beta waves to alpha and theta, images and symbols from the psyche emerge.

University of Pennsylvania research in sleep and chronobiology reports, "Humans are biologically programmed to sleep at night, and to take a nap in the midafternoon, though…

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Added by Paul DeBlassie III on September 19, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments


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Where Politics, Psyche, and Community Converge: An Interview with Andrew Samuels

U.K.-based psychotherapist and activist, Andrew Samuels has a long history as a consultant to political clients on the presidential and prime ministerial level. While Samuels first published Politics on the Couch in 2001 and The Political Psyche in 2015, his newest book, …

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Added by Depth Alliance on September 11, 2017 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 214: Paying Attention, Part Two of Two

Many indigenous societies believed that the dead were always close by at the times of the greatest celebrations. The festivals of mid-winter, as well as the November first celebrations in the Celtic world, looked forward to the annual restoration of the world that would come in springtime. But the elders taught that renewal would be unlikely unless due attention were paid to that which must die, as well as to those who had already died and become ancestors, and those – like Dionysus…

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Added by Barry Spector on September 10, 2017 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 213: Paying Attention, Part One of Two

Spiritual and mystical literature often speaks of the need to pay full attention, to be present moment to moment. In addition, what we might call “soul-work” asks us to focus our awareness of both the outer and the inner worlds with a detached, witnessing perspective, even while, as Joseph Campbell wrote, “participat(ing) joyfully in the sorrows of the world.”

A large part of the self is normally hidden from us. Indeed, cognitive linguist George Lakoff claims that only five…

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Added by Barry Spector on September 9, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments


Education Institution
Depth Psychology in the World: New President Joseph Cambray on Extending the Vision for Pacifica

As the newly appointed President and CEO of Pacifica, Dr. Joseph Cambray was drawn to Pacifica in part because he perceived the powerful opportunities it offered to pursue new directions in depth psychology and to help grow depth psychology on the world stage.…

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Added by Depth Alliance on September 3, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

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