Our first responsibility as mythological thinkers is to cultivate discrimination, to take a step back and attempt to perceive the stories that are being played out in our culture, before we can begin to offer new ones. We must understand how we participate in those stories by our own willing – generally unconscious – acceptance of their primary themes.
Added by Barry Spector on February 29, 2016 at 7:46pm — No Comments
An interesting question to me is the chicken or egg question. I get distracted by this question. What comes first, cognition or affect, thought or emotion? Do I choose to feel what I feel at some level, or does it just happen to me? How autonomous am I in determining the quality of my own life? Do I have emotions, or do they have me?
Historically, as we know, Plato thought that emotions were just one component of the mind, along with desire and intellect. Aristotle on the…Continue
Added by Jennifer M. Sandoval, PhD on February 28, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments
Glossary Digest #1 featuring: #Sanctuary, #Soul,
#Alchemy, #Communion, #Water, #Prosperity and #Light. eBook #26
by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media…
Added by Willi Paul on February 24, 2016 at 10:11am — No Comments
Just Published by Fisher King Press
Love Matters for Psychic Transformation: A Study of Embodied Psychic Transformation in the Context of BodySoul Rhythms®
by Maja Reinau
From the Foreword by John Hill
Maja Reinau’s book…
Added by Fisher King Press on February 23, 2016 at 4:23pm — No Comments
Psychoanalyst and trauma theorist, Michael Eigen (2009), asserted that the depth psychological process of healing the traumatized soul is a sacrament, “a visible sign of an inward grace” (p. 9). This sacrament —experienced as symbolic contact with the potentially generative instinctual force of the Self—invokes the hope that is essential in addressing trauma and its associated malevolent self-defense system that functions autonomously, beyond the grasp of ego resources. Within the context of…Continue
Added by Paul DeBlassie III on February 23, 2016 at 7:47am — No Comments
“Everything psychic is pregnant with the future.” -- Carl Jung
"Ego and Intellect
The identification of ego with intellect contributes to this problematic conception of nature. It long slumbered in Christian theology as identification with an otherworldly God and a disdain for natural life: an image of self-rejection – one of the reasons guilt weighs so…Continue
Added by Evan Hanks on February 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
EXCERPT from my new blog post and interview with Dr. Joseph Cambray, Jungian analyst and Provost at Pacifica Graduate Institute:
"...Recent analyses of the fractal qualities that are inherent in Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings, which reveal Pollock had “spontaneously intuited a way to get at the optimal amount…
Added by Bonnie Bright on February 19, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments
In the world of dreams, one’s friends live forever, for they can be present at any time. In this way, I have expected the eventual visits of my close friend, who passed away this fall, in my dreams and in the recollections of him that occur to me.
With the alchemical signature of wholeness  of three and one, I present three dreams and a song from my content, culminating in a rejuvenation dream at the beginning of the year. In hopes of processing grief in a healthy way, I…Continue
Added by Randy Westfall on February 16, 2016 at 11:04am — No Comments
“The world hangs on a thin thread; that thread is the psyche of man. How important is it to know something about it?” -- Carl Jung.
Jung analogized the difference in time-perception between consciousness and the unconscious through the idea of a million year old man. How would the time-awareness of such a being differ from our more temporal viewpoint? How do we treat him; how does he react to the changes taking place today?
In my …Continue
Added by Evan Hanks on February 14, 2016 at 3:42pm — No Comments
The brilliant use of alchemy as a symbolic language and process for psychological and spiritual development is arguably one of C. G. Jung’s greatest contributions to the field of depth psychology. While alchemy may appear to be a mystical—and mysterious—domain, Jung developed a powerful and inspired method for accessing…Continue
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"Beauty Without Nature - Re Imagining The City"…Continue
Much of psychological healing is devoted to healing the capacity to feel. Rilke, in his Elegy to Marina Tsvetayeva-Efron, writes of the “curious power that transforms us from living beings into survivors.” We do this by learning to feel and respecting feeling in others and ourselves.…Continue
To thrive in today’s world, it is critical to be able to track emerging cultural stories that empower rather than limit you. One change I’ve noticed is the shift in the environmental and evolutionary sciences from a focus on “survival of the fittest” stories to narratives about ecological systems—a change that has influenced the thinking of economists, political scientists, and psychologists. A related movement in educational psychology argues that many of us experience a sense of…Continue
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ― Kahlil Gibran
We are all intimately familiar with suffering. And, while we might wish it away when it is painfully present, it is a normal part of human life, Dr. Lionel Corbett, M.D., Jungian analyst and…Continue
Added by Bonnie Bright on February 7, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
"It is still three minutes to midnight," the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists wrote... announcing an update to its famous Doomsday Clock, whose estimate of the risk of global catastrophe has been ticking back and forth since 1947... The time has not changed since 2015, however, when the Bulletin's Science and Security Board last moved the minute hand, from 11:55 to 11:57. As the Bulletin's …Continue
Added by Evan Hanks on February 5, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Ever since I met Dr. Glen Slater in 2008, I have known him to be a particularly passionate and knowledgeable advocate of film. I often see his film reviews in Jungian and depth publications, and his background in clinical psychology and religious studies—along…Continue
The wise old man wrote, "If you fulfill the pattern that is peculiar to yourself, you have loved yourself, you have accumulated and have abundance; you bestow virtue then because you have luster. You radiate; from your abundance something overflows." Nietezche's…Continue
My new essay, Dreams and the Ineluctable Body, revisits an amazing moment in Jung’s professional life when he makes an accurate medical diagnosis purely on the basis of a dream given him by the patient’s doctor, i.e., no clinical notes, no direct observation of the patient. To this day, no one, not even Jung (this according to Jung in his later years), knows how he did it, even with all the confused explanations that he offered his medical colleagues at the time of his interpretation, and…Continue
Added by John Woodcock on February 1, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments