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The Shape of Water: The Shape of Change?

      Filmgoers may have laughingly dismissed Godzilla, the Teenage Werewolf, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon in the 1950’s, but nobody laughs at the real-life monsters we see on television every day in the form of terrorists, genocidal dictators,…

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Added by Jean Raffa on February 1, 2018 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Depth Psychology, Art, and the Archetype of the Walled Woman—Interview & Summary Article

Immurement, the concept of confining people inside walls, is a historical reality. Women, especially, have been victims and sacrifices of this macabre practice.

For Tracy Ferron, a conceptual artist and student of depth psychology, the archetypal theme of “walled women” first surfaced in a powerful dream. At the time, she was deeply engrossed in…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on January 25, 2018 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Why Do People Think Such Nutty Things, and How Can We Talk With Them Anyway?

Fights over conflicting viewpoints, including those between young adults and their parents, are common in life. Now, in the U.S. and elsewhere, the political opinions of different groups have begun to ossify, so that it is difficult for citizens to hear one another or have civil discussions…

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Added by Carol S. Pearson on January 22, 2018 at 11:13am — No Comments

Brothers and Sisters: Friends or Foes? Oh, My!

Most of us get little help in navigating sibling relationships or seeing how they affect us. Recently, I was asked to give a presentation on sisters and brothers and found there is very little written about this important topic. Even family system literature focuses more on parents and…

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Added by Carol S. Pearson on January 22, 2018 at 11:08am — No Comments

The Civil Rights Movement in American Myth

THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT In AMERICAN MYTH

 

Part One: The Mythological and Psychological Background

 

Southern trees bear strange fruit

Blood on the leaves and blood at the root

Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze

Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees…

  - Billy Holiday

 

From the perspective of those who have been forced to bear the…

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Added by Barry Spector on January 14, 2018 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Now Available to the Public: 12 Interviews for "Earth, Climate, Dreams: Depth Psychological Reflections in the Age of the Anthropocene"

Dear Depth community. Warm greetings for a happy new year.  

At this time last year many of us were preparing to launch the Earth, Climate, Dreams online symposium, which was a program consisting of 12 recorded interviews with some of the expert scientists, psychologists, Jungian analysts, and educators who are providing some of the most critical thinking about the topics.

Now, in…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on January 10, 2018 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Surface or Depth . . .

We often say we want to grow. The question is are we willing to do what it takes. It’s easy to read books or hear talks or read blogs. It’s hard to look within, take stock of ourselves and quietly apply ourselves to genuine soul work. It requires movement away from what we’re used to, surface, and descent into what we are not, depth.

I’m finishing an article about Freud’s interest in the occult. In many ways, he preferred…

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Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 4, 2018 at 11:23am — No Comments

Surface or Depth . . .

We often say we want to grow. The question is are we willing to do what it takes. It’s easy to read books or hear talks or read blogs. It’s hard to look within, take stock of ourselves and quietly apply ourselves to genuine soul work. It requires movement away from what we’re used to, surface, and descent into what we are not, depth.

I’m finishing an article about Freud’s interest in the occult. In many ways, he preferred…

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Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 4, 2018 at 11:23am — No Comments

THE NEW YEAR: A RISING TIDE OF WILD FEMININE POWER, MAGIC AND MYSTERY

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been”

                                                      Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 

2018 will be a year of alchemical transformation. It is an 11 universal year in numerology, master number of new…

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Added by Marilyn S. Steele, Ph.D. on January 3, 2018 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 44: The Innocent American is the Violent American

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Added by Barry Spector on December 23, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 224: The Hero Must Die, Part Four of Four

PART FOUR – THE PARADOX OF THE OUTSIDER

The redemption hero, like the Christ, always comes from outside the community. And like the Christ, he leaves once his work is done. He must leave; redemption mythology requires that since he came from somewhere else, he must return. But this leads to a paradox. The innocent community defines itself by what it is not – the external Other of terrorism, and the internal Other of race. We know who…

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Added by Barry Spector on December 18, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 223: The Hero Must Die, Part Three of Four

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Added by Barry Spector on December 15, 2017 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 222: The Hero Must Die, Part Two of Four

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Added by Barry Spector on December 14, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 221: The Hero Must Die, Part One of Four

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Added by Barry Spector on December 13, 2017 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 220: Redeeming the World

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Added by Barry Spector on November 29, 2017 at 11:29am — No Comments

Mythological and Archetypal Perspectives on Childbirth in Contemporary Culture

When yoga teacher Britta Bushnell first became pregnant, it was natural for her to add prenatal yoga to the yoga classes she was already teaching. This move eventually led to her training with childbirth specialist, Pam England, the author of the classic birth book, Birthing from Within[1]. England had already formulated a remarkable method…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on November 24, 2017 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Launch something new …and take the step that’s big enough

When people are ready to launch something new (…a workshop, a business, a creative work of art), they’ll sometimes take steps that are too small for them. This often stems from a fear of expressing their true vision. It also happens when they’re concerned about spending money on something that has an unknown…

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Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cosmology, Ritual, and Ecology: A Message from the Kogi Indians of Columbia—An Interview with Lisa Maroski

Perhaps you’ve heard of a mysterious tribe of Native Indians who live high in the mountains of Colombia, speaking only their own original language, and having little contact with the outside world. These people, the Kogi Indians, have long referred to themselves as the “Elder Brothers,” as they carry the responsibility of being caretakers of the world, helping to…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on November 20, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

When the Next Step...Isn't Visible Yet

I once had a well-known psychic tell me, “your life is like a quilt with many different pieces. It will come together a piece at a time.” 

That image has been helpful. I often get confused when I’ve finished a piece of the quilt (it’s been stitched in and…

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Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on November 19, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 219: Thank You For Your Service

I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism…I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents. – General Smedley Butler

I laughed to myself… “Here we go. I’m starting a war under false pretenses.” – Admiral James Stockdale, on the Gulf of Tonkin incident          

I will never apologize for the United States of America. I don’t care what the facts are. –…

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Added by Barry Spector on November 11, 2017 at 4:15pm — No Comments

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