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Psyche and Soma: A Jungian Inquiry into the Symbolic Landscape of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt taps into the power of the mind’s eye. With its soaring pyramids, sacred tombs, complex hieroglyphs, ancient temple walls, legends of exotic pharaohs, and colorful pantheon of gods, it is easy to be captivated by the landscape of a culture that fills the imagination with its richness and depth.

Though C.G. Jung traveled extensively in Egypt, he never published a condensed work on his experience and analysis of the culture. However, it seems clear that the breadth and…


Added by Bonnie Bright on January 14, 2011 at 3:50am — No Comments

What does this set of symbols mean?

Added by Thom F. Cavalli, Ph.D. on January 10, 2011 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments

From The Tuesday Journal - The Task of the Depth Psychologist

Monday, January 10, 2011

I want to write today about what it means to me to be a depth psychologist in today’s world. I read about and feel in my bones the polarization in our country: democrats v.republicans, liberals v. conservatives, religious fundamentalists v. “New Agers”, and the list goes on. What it essentially comes down to is “me v. Other.”Whoever we are and whereever we stand is the “me.” Whomever the other person is that stands in a different place in the world in such a… Continue

Added by Robin Reynolds Barre on January 10, 2011 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Threshold Experiences

Now available from Fisher King Press

Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings Threshold Experiences

The Archetype of Beginnings

by Michael Conforti, PhD

This seminal volume represents the foundation… Continue

Added by Fisher King Press on January 10, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Gods Have Become Diseases

“We think we can congratulate ourselves on having already reached such a pinnacle of clarity, imagining that we have left all these phantasmal gods far behind.  But what we have left behind are only verbal spectres,…


Added by Robert G. Longpré on January 8, 2011 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Sing Rocks, Howling Wolves

Singing Rocks, Howling Wolves

Added by Holly Friesen on January 8, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments

What is Deep Education?

What is Deep Education?

by Craig Chalquist, PhD


Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

-- John Dewey

I am English by birth, but I am Early World Man. And I live in exile from the world community of my desire.

-- H. G. Wells

What if, as depth psychologically-minded cultural workers, we labored against falsely separating the…


Added by Craig Chalquist, PhD on January 8, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Egyptian origins

"Had Jung pursued his research in this area further, he would not only have found evidence to support his theory of individuation, but would certainly have discovered the earliest structuring of the human psyche. With his genius, he certainly might have provided encyclopedic evidence that Ra is the personification of the Self. No doubt he would have gone further and found Horus to be the prototype for the ego archetype and Seth, the shadow archetype. Osiris would prove to be the prima…


Added by Thom F. Cavalli, Ph.D. on January 6, 2011 at 1:20pm — 1 Comment

An Archetypal Dream

The following is my dream from last night, the shift from July 11th to July 12th, 2010.  As readers here are already know, I don’t post…


Added by Robert G. Longpré on January 4, 2011 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Is Twitter for the Birds? The Symbolic Significance of Tweeting

If you look at, the word “twitter” is defined as a “a succession of small, tremulous sounds, as a bird” or “to talk lightly and rapidly, esp. of trivial matters; chatter.” “Tweet” fares no better,… Continue

Added by Bonnie Bright on January 4, 2011 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Human Need For Improbability

I have often wondered at the efforts the western world has taken in its efforts to bring religion down to earth.  We have tried to…


Added by Robert G. Longpré on January 4, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Quest For a God

“It would be a regrettable mistake if anybody should take my observations a a kind of proof for the existence of God.  They prove only the existence of an archetypal God-image, which to my mind is the most we can assert about God…


Added by Robert G. Longpré on January 4, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

In the Beginning…there was the End

Mythic Meditations


There are people who say that the Mayan calendar is predicting the end of the world on Dec 21st 2012. Some Christian scholars say that the Rapture will occur on May 21st 2011 and that the Apocalypse will culminate with the destruction of the Earth by fire on October 21st that same year. It wasn’t too long ago that Y2K was said to be the end of modern civilization. One…


Added by James Burden on January 3, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Wasteland is Waiting:

Mythic Meditations


A Call to Adventure &  A Cry for Authenticity

 “The theme of the Grail is the brining of life into what is known as ‘the wasteland’. The wasteland is the preliminary theme to which the Grail is the answer… It’s the world of people living inauthentic lives” Joseph…


Added by James Burden on January 3, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Great Mystery

Mythic Meditations


What is Mythology? We are in no short supply of definitions and yet as of today there is no ‘Grand Unified Theory of Mythology’. It is an abstraction at its very best. To understand this mystery we draw from the fields of history, psychology, literature, religion, spirituality, philosophy, film, anthropology, science fact as well as science fiction. From Genesis to Star Wars we can follow its…


Added by James Burden on January 3, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Page of Cups, the fish and Aion

(originally published on

I would like to speculate on the Page of Cups, and its connection to Aion: Researches into the phenomenology of the self, Bollingen Series XX Volume 9, ii of Jung's Collected Works.

That whole book (Aion) is about the fish, the Piscean Age or Aion, and the Christ…


Added by Brother Harmonius on January 3, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

A Metamorphosis Metaphysical

October 26, 2007

(First published on

In Metamorphosis Kafka reflects, however unwittingly, the inescapable economics of metaphysical law. Other critical analyses allude to this by pointing out the reciprocity of fortune between protagonist Gregor Samsa in opposition to his family.

The psychonanalyst Hellmuth Kaiser wrote…


Added by Brother Harmonius on January 2, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

This Week “In-Depth” - Depth Psychology-related stories for the week ending 12-26-10

Carl Jung & Jungian Topics: Dreams,Archetypes, Symbols 

Individuation: The Process of a Lifetime: Jung defined it as "the…


Added by Bonnie Bright on December 26, 2010 at 4:34pm — No Comments

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