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At Home in the World: Creating a Dialogue between Inner and Outer, Self and World

“Being at home in the world” embodies a dialogue between inner and outer, self and world claims John Hill (2010) in his new book of the same name. Our psyche originated in nature but the increasing separation birthed by the growth of a culture that is dominated by reason and patriarchy, disconnect from earth and the deep sacredness of nature and creation is taking its toll. Reconnection with nature, and therefore something deep, numinous, and sacred is action that can help us recognize and…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on December 18, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Best of the Best this Week in “Depth” December 12, 2010

Depth Psychology is the study of the Unconscious, an inquiry into what we don’t know by looking at how psyche emerges in symbols, mythology, art, & dreams and how we live out the repressed, the silenced, & the marginalized in our personal lives and in the culture at hand. It explores our relationship to soul, and includes ideas from anthropology, cross-cultural studies, ecology, philosophy, theology, indigenous cultures,…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on December 12, 2010 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

The Symbolic Nature of Colony Collapse Disorder. What is the meaning of billions of vanishing honeybees?

Its been rainy and gray for days now and the honeybees that usually frequent the lavender bush at my front door have been few and far between lately. I miss them, the beauty of their flight patterns as they move from blossom to blossom, the sound they make that is so deeply universal and archetypal, I think it must be the constant and infinite sound of creation that exists at the core of the universe. When they show up, I find myself rooted in place, watching them in awe as they extend their…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on December 10, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Living Mythically



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Added by Gary S Bobroff on December 3, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Enter the World of Soul and You are Like a Madman: Learnings from Carl Jung's Red Book

“If you enter into the world of soul, you are like a madman” – Carl Jung, The Red Book, p. 238.



In his recently released Red Book, a body of work Carl Jung immersed himself in for nearly 17 years, Jung

reveals the deep introspective nature of what he ultimately considered an

archetypal “descent.” He documented this journey to the Underworld in

tremendous detail and accompanied many of the entries and topics with

beautifully detailed drawings. If you… Continue

Added by Bonnie Bright on November 29, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Deck the Halls with Ecostalgia and the Empty Self: Longing for Home at the Holidays



It's common to feel nostalgic during the holidays. “Nostalgia,” by modern definition, means a "wistful yearning for the past." Etymologically, the root "nostos" means "homecoming" and "algos" means "pain, grief, distress." Thus, nostalgia may be translated as "severe…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on November 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Following on How Language Can Shape our Lives

In a previous blog, I summarized an article describing a recent Harvard study that indicates using different languages seems to create different preferences or opinions about others, thus raising the question of whether language actually shapes and creates our thoughts.



Now, in November's issue of Psychology Today, therapist Vikki Stark provides a thoughtful anecdote on how one client's recurring description of various everyday events in her life as "hell" seemed to actually be a sort… Continue

Added by Bonnie Bright on November 7, 2010 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Does Language Create and Shape our Thoughts?

"Charlemagne is reputed to have said that to speak another language is to possess another soul,"says the co-author of a recent Harvard study which suggests people's opinions and preferences toward ethnic groups vary depending on which language they use to express their thoughts. This suggests language is not only a tool for communication, but also actually serves to create and shape our thoughts and feelings.



Since implicit attitudes lead to outward social behaviors, all this leads to… Continue

Added by Bonnie Bright on November 5, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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Becoming: An Introduction to Jung's Concept of Individuation

Oct 1, 2010



With great pleasure, Fisher King Press is pleased to announce the publication of





By Deldon Anne McNeely

ISBN 9781926715124, 230pp, Index, Biblio, (Oct…

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Added by Fisher King Press on October 5, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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The Archetypal Beggar

The Beggar

Article by Erel Shalit



Rainer Maria Rilke: The Song of the Beggar



I am always going from door to door,

whether in rain or heat,

and sometimes I will lay my right ear in

the palm of my right hand.

And as I speak my voice seems strange as if

it were alien to me,



for I’m not certain whose voice is crying:

mine or someone else’s.

I…
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Added by Fisher King Press on August 1, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments


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When the Moon Casts a Woman Off

article by Naomi Ruth Lowinsky


The moon and then

the Pleiades

go down



The night is now

half-gone; youth

goes; I am



in bed alone

—Sappho (1)


When the Moon Casts a Woman Off



The muse is erotic. This is well known to the men who adore her. For me, her erotic nature… Continue

Added by Fisher King Press on July 5, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Wikia: the psychology wikepedia

I just discovered this site. Amazing. And there is an opportunity to add your own content. Check out the page on Depth Psychology

http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Depth_psychology

Added by christophe morin on June 5, 2010 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Embracing the Pelican

How a dream pelican helped me work with not only my personal grief, but also my grief over the tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico.

http://katrinadreamerart.blogspot.com/2010/06/embracing-pelican.html

Added by Katrina Martin Davenport on June 5, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

The Sun and the Sword, The Moon and the Mirror

The Sun and the Sword,

The Moon and the Mirror



article by Erel Shalit



Besides the more commonly accounted for masculine, solar aspect of the hero’s journey, we may refer to a feminine, lunar attribute as well. They represent different attitudes vis-à-vis the unconscious.



The sun-hero has a dual relationship to the Great Mother, as exemplified by Heracles; his name means Glory of Hera, yet the goddess drives him to madness. He sets out… Continue

Added by Erel Shalit on June 4, 2010 at 3:37am — No Comments

Consider an M.A. in Depth Psychology from SSU - for yourself or someone you know that would love it

I first found and then fell in love with Depth Psychology through the Master's Program at Sonoma State University (north of San Francisco, CA). Now, the program, like so many, is prey to the budgetary concerns that are prevalent right now at the state school level. For the first time since the program began around 2000, there is a mandate for a minimum number of participants.


Speaking from experience, I can say the coursework, faculty, and process of getting my Master's in…
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Added by Bonnie Bright on June 2, 2010 at 2:51pm — No Comments


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The Art of Love: The Craft of Relationship - A Practical Guide by Massimilla & Bud Harris



Just Published by Fisher King Press . . .



The Art of Love: The Craft of Relationship


A Practical Guide for Creating the Loving Relationships We Want

by Bud and Massimilla Harris

ISBN… Continue

Added by Fisher King Press on June 1, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

SSU Graduation Evening

Hi All,

Just wanted you to know that 6 students graduated from the Depth Program last nite at SSU. The event was held in the new music building which was the perfect venu. It is gorgorous with an outdoor area that includes a hugh firepit with charcoal and an indoor area with a large fireplace. It reminded me of being in a vineyard.

Each of the students did a fantastic job of presenting their work and their process to arrive at last nite. And they all used some…

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Added by Sandi Peters on May 28, 2010 at 8:26pm — 1 Comment


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New Publication by Elizabeth Clark-Stern

Out of the Shadows: a play in two parts by Elizabeth Clark-Stern



Out of the Shadows …
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Added by Fisher King Press on May 23, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

A playwright's reflection on OUT OF THE SHADOWS: A STORY OF TONI WOLFF AND EMMA JUNG

WRESTLING WITH THE SHADOW:

A playwright’s journey into the heart of C.G. Jung

by Elizabeth Clark-Stern



I wrote the following essay after returning from the premiere performance of my play, OUT OF THE SHADOWS: A STORY OF TONI WOLFF AND EMMA JUNG, at the International Jungian Congress in Cape town in 2007.

The play has just been published, in may, 2010, a beautiful edition available at www.fisherkingpress.com, or on Amazon.… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Clark-Stern on May 22, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

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