Dear Linda, my sincere apologies for such a late reply, I've been very busy in my professional work and have only just today, re-activated my membership of the Alliance. Thank you so much for your kind words about Lilith, I'll be in touch via a personal message over the next few days.
for everything a season...yes...that includes dreams and dreaming especially when considering backgrounds of trauma..I've found that in the healing process for trauma everyone is so different, dreams emerging in different ways, no set pattern necessarily, although regular dreaming can be a great assistance and counting on dreams a solace. I've not encountered a complete cessation of dreaming as the result of trauma, but have seen that dream material can become supercharged, archetypal material often overwhelming until it has been understood, processed, humanized, dreams taking us into body/psyche..I respect your experience and healing process as having been and continuing to be vital for you..thank you for this insight..it is a unique one that I will continue to muse over...be well...Paul
Wonderful to hear from you. I'd been wondering where you'd gone. My blog is now drpauldeblassieiii.com . I switched from google to squarespace. I usually post them on depth psychology blog site as well. It's always a treat to hear from you. Inspirational depth psychology arising from lived experience personally and clinically continues to exert fascination. So, it's in this area that my inner muse speaks and encourages my writing. In case you didn't know, my novel The Unholy pauldeblassieiii.com was awarded the International Book Award. If you feel so inclined, give it a read and let me know what your divine mind picks up. It's listed on Amazon. Again, always wonderful to hear from you.
Thank you Linda for liking my pictures. Those trully were made in moments of utter anguish (which happen 20 times a day..lol). I tried to a give face to my inner torments. I wishing I had more beautiful material to work with. Not long ago I made a film on Nightmares. Maybe you'd like to see it. Of Nightmares and Daymares
Thank you for your message...so moving and rich...the alchemical gold releasing from the broken shards. We are all whole and then broken and then made whole again, with the warmth of wisdom, understanding and Grace..
More later...I too, am a clinician. It is such a blessed calling. I am continually grateful and enriched..to be a container and a witness for the process of change and sometimes of magical transmutation...I am reminded of Oscar Wilde's words... "we are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.."
Thanks for connecting Dr. Thompson I receive your hand in friendship. I find myself drawn to JS Grotstein's writings about WR Bion's concept of "O" --- which seems to overarch "nameless dread," beta elements, the "thing-in-themselves," the noumenon, "absolute truth," "ultimate reality," and "reverence and awe." My understanding is that Bion founded a new mystical science of psychoanalysis; a numinous discipline based on the abandonment of memory, desire, and understanding. Bion seemingly viewed mysticism as "seeing things as they truly are -- without disguise". He, like me, are/was preoccupied with the central question of "how do we know what we know"; especially in light of therapeutic "epiphanies". Fascinating stuff….
I'm also deeply intrigued by the numinous aspects of male midlife ‘passages’; and Jung’s notions of a quest to find one's soul; at this stage of life, many males embark on all sorts of physical and spiritual pilgrimages, in an effort to find an ineffable something, a symbolical Holy Grail.
At 11:41am on September 15, 2013, Evan Hanks said…
Yes Eighty two ; I write poetry every day, I paint pictures constantly, I have three paintings I am working on at present , Every night I study , Last night played my book on Quantum physics During most of today I listened to Steve Pinker's book being read I have a Galaxy tablet
Fantastic !!!,' How the mind works' ,very interesting he is so lucid , I have my gym ,through a doorway ,I use my treadmill and rowing machine my stepper.my exercise bike regularly and I play golf every week, I can run like a 21 year old I have been told, my grandson main ambition is to be fit and active like me,at my age ,my friends love my paintings so do I and my poetry is praised too, I love life ,and people,I am a great talker, I am interested in other peoples minds, Jung gave me a great start,I feel I am at the start of my life, I question Jungs beliefs but agree with his opinion We know nothing for certain ,and we never finish learning, I have changed my golf swing after 40 years; I have lengthened it now I won a match with a friend aged 64 ,who plays every day , I carried my bag he used a electrically driven trolley, As I ran up a steep hill, just to impresses; him he said "Ken you put me to shame ". I came to your site because I am ever curious And seek,to understand why Jung's wisdom is ignored by most people on the net My conclusion is that they are looking for what I have found, Jung's god the fact,the obvious to me;
The god of the bible left Jung cold , Whereas it leaves me horrified ,that such a virus,could enter the human mind, And how could they be so blind, But I do accept they have no choice,and love them all so much, And all of creation too.We live in an amazing Universe Filled with amazing people, and wonderful life forms, I feel blessed to be among them,and it.
Hi Linda. Welcome to the Alliance. I'm so glad you've found us, and apologies for the late greeting. I really love your quote about not being an island on our own. This community was designed to give people from all over the opportunity to come together in conversation, and the way it has grown seems to validate how hungry so many of us are for this kind of contact.
Meanwhile, as you may know, we currently have nearly 1500 members here from all over the world. I hope as you explore the community a bit you find a dynamic group of like-minded people who are all deeply drawn by the field of depth psychology. While there are many Jungian analysts and clinical psychologists here, our members come from many walks of life--artists, writers, doctors, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience here to be shared.
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