February 2015 Blog Posts (24)

The pilgrimage

The pilgrimage
The word “Pilgrim” comes from the Latin preregrine and can be translated as “the one who walks through the fields.” One can look at one’s own life as a pilgrimage, a linear experience from point A to point Z, which is a way the Western culture looks at a life span. It is the clear understanding of a…

Added by Flemming O. Behrend on February 26, 2015 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 125: American Witch-Hunt, Part Three of Five

Keep watching the Sky. Stay vigilant against another attack. – The War of the Worlds, 1953

Nineteenth century scholars saw hysteria in accounts of Dionysian cults rather than recognizing the god behind hysterical behavior.

In the 1930s, Life Magazine published articles such as “The Trojan Horse Policy of Communism in America” and “If the Communists Seized America.”


Hollywood helped demonize communists with Ninotchka, Comrade…


Added by Barry Spector on February 26, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments

DSM V: The Final Frontier

By the year 2050, it was beginning to dawn on humanity that it had a deeper working knowledge of outer space than its own inner nature. The uncertainty attending the shift in perspective produced strange effects within a generation. A crippling stasis gripped cultures world-wide. Medication therapies no longer allayed symptoms which had steadily ballooned over a century.

Irrational obsessions and compulsive urges of the weirdest subjective varieties were…


Added by Evan Hanks on February 26, 2015 at 1:20pm — 11 Comments

Dreamwork and the 12 Steps Post #02

This is the third post in my on-going series about Archetypal Dreamwork and the 12 steps...

Archetypal Dreamwork and the 12 Steps, The Recovery Chronicles…


Added by Laura Smith-Riva on February 21, 2015 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Chasing a Soul Print in the Middle of the Night

At my request, someone emailed me a section from their in process autobiography. Curious and interested, I wanted to sniff the flavor of its essence and writing style. After reading a small, poignant selection of the author’s work, I responded hastily to what I’d read. In my response, I’d used the terms soul print, and soul imprint interchangeably. This term foreign to Ed its author, was frankly upon…


Added by Judith Harte,Ph.D. on February 21, 2015 at 12:26pm — 5 Comments


I have recently begun a blog through WordPress for friends, ,patients and others who are not on DPA. However, I intend to feature it on DPA as well. Looking forward to your responses and interfacing with you about this and other things in the near future.

Our book Images of Soul: Reimagining Astrology will be released in Kindle form very soon through Amazon Books. 

I'm loving this crisp, fast, well directed Aries energy looming ahead. At least so far! How about…


Added by Judith Harte,Ph.D. on February 21, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

PGIAA Coming Home Newsletter - Thank You for Your Support!


Coming Home Newsletter…


Added by Dianne Travis Teague on February 19, 2015 at 4:13pm — No Comments

orthorexia nervosa

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ A Mental Disorder

"defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, healthful food is a mental disorder that must be treated"…


Added by klemens swib on February 18, 2015 at 10:47pm — 4 Comments

Did Jung Break the Atheist Taboo?

"From the outside looking in, Jung's orientation appeared too mystical and religious, since he used these sources collective symbolism. This may have touched upon an atheist taboo." posted by pioneer in the comments section


I went off looking for Freud's refusal to travel out of town because one of…


Added by klemens swib on February 18, 2015 at 3:01pm — 16 Comments

Photopoetic Megamomentaries


Have a great day!  Peace + Love Linda

Added by Linda AK Thompson, PhD on February 16, 2015 at 10:30am — 18 Comments

Freud and I

This is a public confession  -  since my undergraduate days when I first had to read Society and its Discontents, I gave Freud a big pass.  What I learned about his theory through a liberal education was enough for me to dismiss him.  His theories about everything being about sex, repressed sex, expressed sex, delayed sex, women envying men, all about the phallus,…


Added by Silvia Behrend on February 16, 2015 at 8:52am — 5 Comments

Carl Jung's observations about Hitler and the "madness of crowds"

What Carl Jung had to say about the leadership and characteristics of large groups of people would also seem to apply to social groups linked together by the Internet and bonded by religious causes such as Islamic Fundamentalism:

"There is no question but that Hitler belongs in the category of the truly mystic medicine man...since the time of Mohammed nothing like it has been seen in this world. This markedly mystic characteristic of Hitler is what makes him do things which…

Added by William Angel on February 16, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments


This is a piece I wrote as a result of a personal dream analysis in light of my recent re-reading of "The Problem of The Puer Aeternus" - I thought I would share it even though it may well be a work in progress - I welcome feedback.

No Strings

The writer is a man in middle age who has worked as a depth psychotherapist for many years. He has done specialist focussed work, both group and individual with a variety of men, including those who have sex with…


Added by Nick Judson on February 15, 2015 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

The Dionysian Apollonian Dichotomy

The spirit has at least two significant attributes. It is amaterial. Second, it gives order to chaos/matter. Dionysos represents a part of the amaterial aspect of the spirit. Apollo  represents some part of that aspect of spirit which enters the material realm and gives order to matter/materiality. These are two aspects of the same phenomenon. They are not opposite tendencies at war with each other, as Nietzsche maintained but distinctive and purposive aspects of the Spirit that…


Added by klemens swib on February 13, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments

You Must Turn Back To The Simple Things...

How we complicate life. We razzle and dazzle others and ourselves and try to make thing harder and more complicated. Fact is, that life can be remarkably straight forward. There is that which nourishes and that which diminishes and destroys. We cultivate  one and let go of the other.

Trick is to find out which is which. A sincere soul commented, "Before getting into depth therapy I dreamed I was walking along a busy avenue with a hyper amount of foot street traffic. This guy came out…


Added by Paul DeBlassie III on February 12, 2015 at 8:18am — 1 Comment

Analytic Talk Therapy Technique in Jeopardy



You better watch out as the control freaks are working over time to digitalize electric stoves radios clocks coffee pots et al.. They…


Added by klemens swib on February 10, 2015 at 8:38am — 13 Comments

Urban Terrapsychology and Creative Placemaking (15)

In my last post I related how I discovered the story of the Grand Excursion of 1854 and determined that it was an event that I had intuitively been seeking for years - an event that could be repeated in some sense during its 150th anniversary in 2004 as a way both to celebrate ten years of riverfront revitalization and heal some deep wounds to the psyche of the city of Saint Paul. And indeed, as soon as I made that proposal, it was immediately embraced by city leaders all the way up to the…


Added by Mark VanderSchaaf on February 8, 2015 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Due to his faith Dostoevsky incorporated a concept of wholeness with his empiricism from the gitgo

"They find me a new and original spirit in that I proceed by analysis and not synthesis,i.e. I plunge into the depths and while analyzing every atom I search out the whole." Dostoevsky[1]

On the other hand Jung had to build his concept of wholeness from his empirical studies. Ergo Dostoevsky was able to place  psychological revelations into a detective story accessible to all. Whereas Jung formulated and built his ideas on wholeness in an intellectual construct which…


Added by klemens swib on February 8, 2015 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Jung's empiricism

"They find me a new and original spirit in that I proceed by analysis and not synthesis,i.e. I plunge into the depths and while analyzing every atom I search out the whole." Dostoevsky[1]

Added by klemens swib on February 8, 2015 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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