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, the arts, and more. Early pioneers of the field are Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung. Contemporary Depth Psychologists include James Hillman, James Hollis, Marion Woodman, Christine Downing, Micheael Meade, along with many others. One particular emerging aspect is how technology, neuroscience, and innovations in modern culture affect the psyche of humanity and individuals alike.

Here is a look back at some of the week’s top Tweeted “soul bytes” (along with the intrepid @Tweeters who are responsible if you’re looking for great minds to “follow”)

Carl Jung & Jungian Topics: Dreams, Archetypes

Forging meaning: In Memories, Dreams, Reflections, #Jung relayed his encounter with Native Americans in Taos in 1925... http://bit.ly/glbYOF

Enter the World of Soul and You are Like a Madman: Learnings from Carl Jung's Red Book: http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/profiles/blogs/enter-the-wor... #depthpsychology

Living Mythically: Many people live their entire lives w/o any awareness of the #archetypes living through them. http://bit.ly/g3DGhj

Compelling: Ariadne and the Minotaur: Love, Trauma & Abandonment - A Jungian Perspective: http://jungianwork.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/ariadne-and-the-minotau... via @heidiko44 @AshevilleJungCt

Jung's Underworld journey: Not for the timid. Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination by Robert Moss: http://blog.beliefnet.com/dreamgates/2010/10/jungs-underworld-journ...

Carl #Jung believed the goal of life is not happiness, but meaning: Swamplands of the Soul by James Hollis: http://www.jungian.info/library.cfm?idsLibrary=26

Why we should record our dreams: http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Importance-of-Dream-Journals---Why-We...

Psychology, Therapy, Disorders, & Trauma

The Myth Of Therapy: An Interview With James Hillman (1991)- A brilliant & provocative thinker, reading Hillman is like stepping off a bus into the clamorous, exotic, slightly menacing streets of a foreign city: http://www.thesunmagazine.org/archives/1032

Personality Disorders Shakeup in DSM-5: What are the replacements and what does it mean to you? http://bit.ly/fd6Yd3

Ethical? Worth considering? Mind-altering substances may induce profound psychological realignments that take decades in therapy: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=hallucinogens-as-m...

What will it really do? Method to erase traumatic memories may be on the horizon - http://bit.ly/cDZNyy

Recovering from #Trauma: The enduring effect of #war & terrorism in #PTSD in soldiers and civilians of #combat zones: http://bit.ly/i14tHw

Technology & Culture

It was bound to happen sooner or later: NYU Professor Gets Camera Implanted In Head For “Art “(Video available): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/04/nyu-professor-gets-camera_...

Amazon Conservation Team: Preserving Indigenous Cultures and Lands With GPS and Google Maps. http://www.greenmarketing.tv/2010/12/01/amazon-conservation-team/ via @WiserEarth @AmazonCT

UFOs, psychic phenomena, ghosts, Bigfoot? Increased interest in the paranormal has gone hand in hand with greater media attention and the rapid diffusion of the Internet: http://www.noetic.org/noetic/issue-five-december/paranormal-america...

American Psychosis: What happens to a society that cannot distingui...http://projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/american-psychosis-what-ha... via @PeterBrownPsy

AS A CULTURE, WE FEEL DEEPLY ambiguous about genius. Are we failing our gifted children?http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1653653,00.html

Mind, Brain, & Neuroscience

Your #brain lights up when #giving: The science behind creating a chain reaction of goodness: http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/spirit/archives/indulging-totally...

Synaesthesia: Asperger’s man sees emotions as #auras of color around other people: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/11/auras.h...

Naps boost memory, but only if you dream: http://nhne-pulse.org/naps-boost-memory-but-only-if-you-dream/ RT @sunfellow

Why do You Turn Down the Radio When You’re Lost? (2006) The ability to multitask & pay #attention to two things at once… http://bit.ly/biKL9

Does Insomnia Shrink Your Brain? Bad sleep is not just a nuisance; it’s bad for the brain at a neurological level. http://news.discovery.com/human/insomnia-brain-sleep.html

Neuroscience and dreaming: Some biologically minded researchers would argue that both Freud and Jung are wrong about dreams' real purpose: http://www.pbs.org/pov/edgeofdreaming/background.php#neuroscience

How to be a brilliant thinker: Developing Our Skills at Divergent and Convergent Thinking http://www.business-strategy-innovation.com/wordpress/2010/11/diffe...

Nature, Ecology, & Ecopsychology

The much anticipated Terrapsych anthology, Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled just released on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Rebearths-Conversations-Ensouled-Craig-Chalqu...

Perfect Symmetry Between Humans and Nature: Is not everything in #nature a reflection of a feeling etched deep within the #consciousness of all human beings? http://resurgencetrust.blogspot.com/2010/11/perfect-symmetry-betwee...

Tips for giving Mother Earth a greener Christmas” http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/12/gre... via @catalogchoice

Climate change could kill up to 5 million people in the next 10 years—and most of them are children under the age of 5: http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/12/children-hit-hard-climat... via @heidiko44 @MotherJones

Peru’s long-term survival depends on water from the glaciers of the high Andes. The problem is that all that ice will soon be gone. http://www.onearth.org/article/life-and-death-in-a-dry-land

Save trees! US consumers get 19 billion catalogs yearly: app 3.6 M tons paper, 8.3 M tons wood, 53 M trees. Opt out at http://www.catalogchoice.org/

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Comment by Ed Koffenberger on December 12, 2010 at 5:41pm

Dang!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)  You rock!!

Comment by christophe morin on December 12, 2010 at 10:53am

This is a fantastic summary! Thank you Bonnie!


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