Dr. Jeff Howlin's Blog (3)

The Old Man on the Point: The Wise Old Man Archetype (In Honor of Father's Day)

The old man lived on a wooded point of land on a deep glacial lake. His home, close to the water, yet still partly hidden by pine, oak and ash trees, was modest. It was wood, two stories, with a large picture window overlooking the water. There was a two foot rock wall, which he built with his own…

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Added by Dr. Jeff Howlin on June 17, 2012 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

The Rabbit Hole: A Woman's Journey into the Unconscious

 

Recently on an afternoon hike, I passed by the above hollowed out tree, which reminded me immediately of the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice in Wonderland. I knew that I must write about the image and story of the rabbit hole from a Jungian psychological perspective. I read the book Alice in…

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Added by Dr. Jeff Howlin on May 12, 2012 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

Expect the Unexpected: From a Jungian Psychological Perspective

Not long ago I was walking on a cliff trail in Santa Cruz overlooking the Monterey Bay.  It was a quiet Monday morning and I heard a strangely familiar sound from long ago.  I looked out over the bay and saw four Tundra swans flying over the bay heading west to an unknown location.  The Tundra swan has a low, whistling, plaintive song that is not easily mistaken.  What are they doing here, I thought?   I was born on the…

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Added by Dr. Jeff Howlin on October 17, 2011 at 1:46pm — 4 Comments


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