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The Wasteland is Waiting:

Mythic Meditations


A Call to Adventure &  A Cry for Authenticity

 “The theme of the Grail is the brining of life into what is known as ‘the wasteland’. The wasteland is the preliminary theme to which the Grail is the answer… It’s the world of people living inauthentic lives” Joseph…


Added by James Burden on January 3, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Great Mystery

Mythic Meditations


What is Mythology? We are in no short supply of definitions and yet as of today there is no ‘Grand Unified Theory of Mythology’. It is an abstraction at its very best. To understand this mystery we draw from the fields of history, psychology, literature, religion, spirituality, philosophy, film, anthropology, science fact as well as science fiction. From Genesis to Star Wars we can follow its…


Added by James Burden on January 3, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Page of Cups, the fish and Aion

(originally published on

I would like to speculate on the Page of Cups, and its connection to Aion: Researches into the phenomenology of the self, Bollingen Series XX Volume 9, ii of Jung's Collected Works.

That whole book (Aion) is about the fish, the Piscean Age or Aion, and the Christ…


Added by Brother Harmonius on January 3, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

A Metamorphosis Metaphysical

October 26, 2007

(First published on

In Metamorphosis Kafka reflects, however unwittingly, the inescapable economics of metaphysical law. Other critical analyses allude to this by pointing out the reciprocity of fortune between protagonist Gregor Samsa in opposition to his family.

The psychonanalyst Hellmuth Kaiser wrote…


Added by Brother Harmonius on January 2, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Black Swan

If you haven't seen the movie, its an archetypal feast (although beware of some of the graphic violence). In fact, I found myself thinking about it more as I drove away. Anyone else seen it yet?

Added by Ed Koffenberger on December 26, 2010 at 5:30pm — 15 Comments

This Week “In-Depth” - Depth Psychology-related stories for the week ending 12-26-10

Carl Jung & Jungian Topics: Dreams,Archetypes, Symbols 

Individuation: The Process of a Lifetime: Jung defined it as "the…


Added by Bonnie Bright on December 26, 2010 at 4:34pm — No Comments

8 Lessons We Can Learn from Transnationals

In the same measure as the conscious attitude may pride itself on a certain godlikeness

by reason of its lofty and absolute standpoint, an unconscious attitude develops with a

godlikeness oriented downwards to an archaic god whose nature is sensual and brutal.

--CG Jung, Psychological Types

Fight the big corporations. Kill the multinationals. Break up the conglomerates and the consortiums. The problem of how to do…


Added by Craig Chalquist, PhD on December 23, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

“In-Depth” - This week’s Depth-Psychology-related News & Stories of Note for the week ending December 19, 2010

Carl Jung & Jungian Topics: Dreams, Archetypes, and Symbols

Dreamwork as a rewarding spiritual practice by Jean Raffa:…


Added by Bonnie Bright on December 22, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Relational Homeopathy: The Transformative Power of Erotic Energy

“Wherever there is erotic energy, there is also the potential for transformation.” These are wise words said by a therapist I once knew. And she was right: What better crucible for personal growth than intimacy? There’s nothing like a relationship to get things cooking in your psyche’s kitchen. But where does the alchemical power of sexual attraction come from? It all starts in a very innocent place: childhood.


The first people we “fall in love” with are our parents. Our…


Added by Melissa Jane on December 21, 2010 at 11:13am — 8 Comments


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Thoughts on Souling (for this year)

These are my last thoughts on souling for 2010. No, really.

I am now adjusting my thoughts to include a new image using the number four as borrowed from alchemy. Imagine four color circles all overlapping in the center. As stated in an earlier post (, the center created by overlapping circles is the occurrence of…


Added by Ed Koffenberger on December 21, 2010 at 10:52am — 2 Comments

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…


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

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Added by Ed Koffenberger on December 15, 2010 at 7:19pm — 3 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,…


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…


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

Living Mythically


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…


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

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…


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

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