February 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Navigating Trauma in the Face of Contemporary Culture, Displacement, and Ecological Destruction

In the heart of the jungle in Columbia, the U’wa people live a simple existence mostly beyond the reaches of modern society, having had little contact at all with the outside world until a few decades ago. Their indigenous relationship to the earth sustains them in a collective role as caretakers of the earth and an equal facet of nature. Thus, when the prospect of international firms making plans to drill into their ancestral lands for oil in the late 1990s arose, they perceived the concept…


Added by Bonnie Bright on February 27, 2011 at 5:16pm — No Comments


Thank you for the warm welcome.

Here are some of the papers I have written that are relevant to discussions here.

Looking forward to learning more about Depth Psychology.


A draft paper on Nietzsche's Madness: thinking through darkness and light is available. …


Added by Kent Palmer on February 26, 2011 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Beauty and the moral sense

Krista Tippett has made a wonderful video about compassion for TED. She is host of the NPR show “On Being.” I especially like the way she compares tolerance and compassion. Many people inappropriately conflate the two.


Followers of James Hillman’s work will be interested to hear that Krista… Continue

Added by Cliff Bostock on February 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 11 Comments

How lawyers propitiate the gods

There's a fascinating front-page article in the NY Times today about lawyers and "lucky" totems and rituals they employ. At one point in the story, the habit is even described as propitiation of the gods.

Several things come to mind reading this. One is Jung's notion of…


Added by Cliff Bostock on February 18, 2011 at 7:06am — No Comments

Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames

The evolution of Jungian psychology owes a great deal to the work of Marion Woodman, a renowned analyst and author who is a pioneer in the understanding of the role of feminine principles in the healing of the human psyche. Her life and work are chronicled in Adam Greydon Reid's striking documentary Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames (Capri…


Added by Melissa Jane on February 16, 2011 at 9:30am — 19 Comments

Depth versus Deep

Hi everyone,


I'm at work on an anthology with the working title Writings in Deep Psychology, and I thought I'd post a brief piece of it having to do with what constitutes "depth psychology." My anthology will include work from a number of pioneers, including Wundt (yes, Wundt: he did something for depth but most textbooks ignore it), Fechner (a tremendous nature mystic), William James, Pierre Janet, Freud and the Freudians, Jung and the Jungians, and work from…


Added by Craig Chalquist, PhD on February 13, 2011 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

A new book for Dante fans!

Dennis Patrick Slattery, professor of myth at Pacifica has just published a wonderful volume entitled Day to Day Dante: Day to Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth Through the Divine Comedy


It is up on Amazon and really worth a look for those of us seeking to deepen our personal work.

Added by Carol Rizzolo on February 13, 2011 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Autism and Typology



This beautifully evocative video by a woman with autism reminds me of Jung's writing on typology, and to wonder if a sensory/intuitive axis of personality type would be a way of experiencing the world as this video conveys? If so would it be intuitive dominant and repressed sensation or the other way around?!

Added by Genevieve Jacobs on February 12, 2011 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

Autism as Shadow

I was reading into Edward Whitmont (The Symbolic Quest) this afternoon, inspired to go there after listening to Bonnie Bright’s evocative conversation with Craig Chalquist. (http://bit.ly/h2nVh5). And I was fascinated by his discussion, in the first chapter, about autism.


After describing autism, as Jung did before him, as subjective, image-directed and associatively logical (as opposed to causally logical), he points out the strong…


Added by Alison Vida on February 7, 2011 at 10:48pm — 6 Comments

Some Notes on Dreaming

Though we seem to be Sleeping,

There is an Inner Wakefulness

That directs the Dream,

And that will eventually startle Us back

To the Truth of who we are.



Dreams educate us about the nature and workings of the psyche, how the soul speaks in a symbolic language of images and stories, and how we assemble our individual version of reality through a narration of our…


Added by Jeremiah Abrams on February 6, 2011 at 12:02am — 4 Comments

Understanding Creative People

Hello all,

I have a new blog post, "Understanding Creative People," that may interest you and hopefully be useful in your practice as well.

Best wishes,



More than ever before, our world needs people who are alive and inspired, who have new visions, new ideas for implementing them, and new energy. However, as much as corporations, classrooms, and clinical centers say they want to support creativity, they usually end up stifling it.

For one…


Added by Juliet Bruce, Ph.D. on February 2, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

From Archetypes of the Zodiac to The Rising Sign - Beyond the Mask

Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign - Part I: Aries - Virgo Press Release

Fisher King Press & Genoa House are pleased to present:

Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign Volumes I & II

Well known and respected internationally for her… Continue

Added by Fisher King Press on February 1, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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