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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

Sandplay as a Healing Modality: Interview with Jungian Analyst Jorge de la O

For Jungian analyst and professor, Jorge de la O, the desire to become a therapist began in the late 1970s when he saw Violet Oaklander[1] the founder of Gestalt therapy with children and adolescents, at a confluent education conference at USC. Oaklander presented some slides on the process of sandtray (a somewhat different process from Sandplay, the Jungian approach to sandtray which was created by Jungian analyst Dora Kalff)[2]. When Jorge saw the trays and the work Oaklander was…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on October 3, 2017 at 8:07pm — No Comments


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Depth Insights™ Journal, New Issue—Claim Your Copy Today

We are pleased to announce that the new issue of Depth Insights™ Journal, the official peer-reviewed publication for Depth Psychology Alliance is out!

From the…

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Added by Depth Alliance on October 6, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Touching the Soul of the World: A Mythological and Soulful View of Chaotic Times—Free Audio Download

  When there is wounding in our culture, there is wounding to the of the world. Many may be feeling “world weary” at this moment in our modern world, but this mood of despair has happened before, suggests mythologist . A distortion in the culture, whenever it occurs, weighs on everyone in the culture—but people…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on June 28, 2017 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Arrival: How the Feminine Saves the World

Life in the 21st century is challenging for all of us. We are living in a globally interdependent world, where time has accelerated, learning challenges are constant, and it is difficult to keep up with the pace of change and not feel overwhelmed. On top of that, physicists tell us…

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Added by Carol S. Pearson on May 15, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Dreams, Births, and Ghosts . . .

Dream images of having a child, a newborn, are familiar within depth psychotherapy. Also, symbols of haunting spirits, poltergeist, come at a certain point. We either do inner work and birth new developments and potential, or we suffer from haunting in the inner world and outer reality, archetypal energy turned dark and destructive.

When we hold back, don't permit ourselves to experience new things, we thwart our growth potential. It is best to live in the…

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Added by Paul DeBlassie III on April 13, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments


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"Soul-centered Action: A Call to the Collective Belief in the Possible Human and the Possible World"—An Interview with Dr. Jean Houston

In this latest interview from Depth Alliance founder, Bonnie Bright, PhD, Dr. Jean Houston makes a passionate call for us to each "elect ourselves" and to "become party to all our parts." There couldn't be a more compelling and poignant call at this critical time in our world....

Jean Houston is almost legendary in popular culture for her passionate engagement, poetic rhetoric, and her poignant appeal for transformation and belief in what…

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Added by Depth Alliance on February 22, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

"The Power of Metaphor to Unlock Creative Genius" -- Women in Depth Podcast

On Inauguration Day in the US, I was interviewed on the Women in Depth podcast.   It was deeply symbolic for me, because intense feminine energies that have been underground for centuries have been showing up in full force in Doorway sessions these past few months. There's a whole other realm that urgently…

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Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Following on from the "Depth Psychology & the Digital Age" webinar December 3rd

“Firstly, thank you to the mediator and the panel guests for providing the event as an open event for new-comers to attend, and as a 'free' event! It was very worthwhile of the time spent to attend this, albeit a Sunday morning in New Zealand.

For this posting, please accept my response to Panel member, Steve Wood [PhD], who wrote “Going Somewhere: implications of electronically inflated psychological acceleration”.

For the blog, my notes that followed Steve Wood's…

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Added by Maree Brogden on December 7, 2016 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Depth Psychology and the Digital Age:

For one of the founders of modern depth psychology, Carl Gustav Jung, who was born in 1875 and died in 1961, the “digital age” was not conceivable, but even more than half a century ago, Jung had significant concerns about the challenges of a growing mind/matter split and the excessive focus…
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Added by Bonnie Bright on November 10, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Working with the Ancestors: A Jungian Perspective—A Conversation with Sandra Easter, Ph.D.

For Sandra Easter, author of Jung and the…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on September 30, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

Resurrecting the Dead: A Reflection on Technology

 For many years now I have been intrigued with Mary Shelley’s story, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus. In many ways her story is a prophecy of themes that characterize our technological world-view. In the book that I am now writing, The Frankenstein Prophecies: The Untold Story, I explore seven of those prophecies. The triumph over death, which is the dream of Victor Frankenstein, is the central theme.

That theme lingers today in films that are our…

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Added by Robert Romanyshyn on September 4, 2016 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

Archetypal Reflections: Dr. Keiron Le Grice on Jungian and Depth Psychologies

Archetypal Reflections: Dr. Keiron Le Grice on Jungian and Depth Psychologies

C.G. Jung contended that our personalities are made up of a multitude of archetypes, Dr. Keiron Le Grice, Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, reminded me when he recently sat…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on July 22, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Remembering Skye

[Note. I often have voice dreams without any accompanying imagery. They can be complex, with multiple voices, or simple and short. The tenor of the voice is often “commanding” and I take these to be “tasks.” Many of my publications have had their origins in such voice dreams. A recent one was: “Remember Skye.” What follows is what stands out in my memory.]



In the summer of 1992, I was invited to represent the United States at the 12th Dunvegan Castle Arts Festival in Scotland. The… Continue

Added by Russell Lockhart, Ph.D. on June 23, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Islam and Peace

Islam and Peace





"Even though you are of the earth in form, still, you are the fine

spiritual thread made of the very substance of Certainty.

You are the trusted…

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Added by James Newell on June 16, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Islamophobia in America: A Case Study of the Scapegoat Archetype

Islamophobia in America: A Case Study

of the Scapegoat Archetype  



"A majority may not impose its religious values on others, nor limit minority religious rights. The fact that a majority of Americans do not share the beliefs…

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Added by James Newell on May 28, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The American Trickster & Our National Conversation

When problems seem overwhelming, the Trickster archetype often is called for. I’ve long been fascinated by its potential for liberation or con artistry. In fact, my doctoral dissertation looked at Trickster figures in books like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Catch-22, and Invisible Man. Dionysus, in my new book, Persephone Rising, is one also. This blog is triggered by Donald Trump’s candidacy, but it actually is about much more. All the attention on him…

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Added by Carol S. Pearson on June 6, 2016 at 1:05pm — 3 Comments

Ecotherapy: Nature Reconnection as a Powerful, Transformational Healing Practice: A Short Interview with Linda Buzzell

Ecotherapy: Nature Reconnection as a Powerful, Transformational Healing Practice: A Short Interview with Linda Buzzell

by Bonnie Bright

 

If the name, Linda Buzzell, sounds familiar to you, it’s no…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on May 9, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 163: Kind of a Circle, Part One

PART ONE: 1492 to 1942

 

1492 was the year the Jews were expelled from Spain, after having lived there, according to historical sources, for some 2,000 years. Think about that number: one could argue that they had lived in Spain for nearly as long as they had lived in Palestine. Much of Spain – then called Al-Andalus – had been Muslim for over 700 years. For parts of that time Muslims, Jews and Christians had lived in a “golden age,” brief, shining…

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Added by Barry Spector on April 28, 2016 at 4:34pm — No Comments

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