C. G. Jung viewed mid-life, the time midway between entering adulthood and the end of life, as a critical time of transition. Dr. Brad Chabin, a depth psychotherapist with a practice in West Hollywood, California, had his own experience of a spontaneous and powerful mid-life transition. It involved a…Continue
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“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” Rilke
“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” Isak Dinesen
The Pisces new moon of March 17, 2018, is a healing moon, revealing much that needs to be completed and released.This healing and completing new moon closely conjuncts Chiron, the…
According to Jung, myths arise so we might experience the reality of our own psyches. This story, Your Grandmother's Magic Jawbone, is a personal exploration of that:
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There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population – Moshe Dayan
This essay is not really about politics; it’s about how politics reflects mythology, and together they create history.
Added by Barry Spector on March 8, 2018 at 5:08pm — No Comments
As an artist, Margeaux Klein has always approached her art from an imaginative direction and produced works in her studio that felt like they originated deep within her heart and soul. Now she has begun to understand how to “read into” her work using a depth psychological lens.
Reflecting back on some of her favorite works, Margeaux…Continue
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Gender roles are in flux in a good way, so that we all have access to archetypes related to human attributes that have been divided up by traditional sex roles. Psychologists believed for much of the 20th century that mental health required fidelity to traditional sex roles,…Continue
Added by Carol S. Pearson on February 27, 2018 at 10:32am — No Comments
Sandplay therapist, Judy Zappacosta, MFT, first became interested in the Black Madonna at a suggestion from Dora Kalff, founder of Sandplay therapy, to visit one of the mysterious iconic figures in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. Zappacosta was immediately drawn into the “silence and dark interiority of the Black Madonna,…Continue
The Herculean amount of syllabus that the students need to complete for their coursework as well as the hectic and busy life that they lead leaves them with very little time as well as enthusiasm to complete their numerous assignments as well as essays within the stipulated deadline prescribed to them by their respective educational institutions. Students, therefore, often take the assistance of the various service providers like “…Continue
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Jungian analyst, Robert Johnson’s work on “Living your Unlived Life “has been deeply inspirational to Heather Beck, author of “Take the Leap: Do What You Love 15 Minutes a Day and Create the Life of Your Dreams.” Beck is also earning a Ph.D. in the Somatic Studies program at…Continue
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Carl Jung’s body of work has set into motion a scientific revolution on the order of Copernicus. While many mainstream academic psychologists and mainstream intellectuals dismiss Jung and his work as regressive and…Continue
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As a cultural historian, Kayleen Asbo has crafted a fascinating career by weaving together mythology, depth psychology, music, literature, and women’s studies. The work of bringing together so many different fields stems from her burning…Continue
Added by Bonnie Bright on February 13, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments
The most profitable film genre in America today offers horror, as does television: These include narratives about the apocalypse, ghosts, zombies, and vampires.
Why do we like them, and what are they telling us?
Given nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and climate…Continue
Added by Carol S. Pearson on February 9, 2018 at 9:09am — No Comments
As a psychology teacher, there are a tonne of interesting and complex concepts you’ll try and convey to your students in every lesson. Some of these concepts can be long-winded, overwhelming and sometimes just plain difficult to explain simply by talking or explaining to your students via word of mouth or scribblings on the whiteboard. Fortunately, there is a vast wealth of resources, websites and apps available online at your disposal, giving you the confidence and information you need to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Scott on February 5, 2018 at 7:45am — No Comments
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, and…Continue
Added by Jean Raffa on February 1, 2018 at 6:34pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bonnie Bright on January 25, 2018 at 12:09pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Carol S. Pearson on January 22, 2018 at 11:13am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Carol S. Pearson on January 22, 2018 at 11:08am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on January 14, 2018 at 3:47pm — No Comments
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.