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The Souls of White Folk Pt. 2: A Community Discussion on the Archetypal Roots of the Trauma of Racism in America

The Souls of White Folk Pt. 2: A Community Discussion on the Archetypal Roots of the Trauma of Racism in America

Savage and Civilized: Which is Which?

CIVILIZATION, n. The act of civilizing, or the state of being civilized; the state of being refined in manners, from the grossness of savage life, and improved in…


Added by James Newell on November 9, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The Souls of White Folk Pt. 1: A Community Discussion on the Archetypal Roots of the Trauma of Racism in America

The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife,—this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He…


Added by James Newell on November 1, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Shamanic Initiation, Descent, and Learning through Direct Experience of the Sacred

A common and compelling component of both shamanism and Jungian or depth psychology is that each seeks to treat soul loss by retrieving and reintegrating vital essence that is missing. This must occur through direct experience; therefore, the underworld journey to retrieve the soul is one of necessity and initiation.

Swiss psychiatrist…


Added by Bonnie Bright on March 16, 2020 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

New Book Release

Do we feel loved by the images held in a tradition? The essence of soul, hidden in any tradition, can become a source of imaginal strength. James Hillman claims imaginal love is: “this feeling of being loved by the images …”

In her new memoir, Reimagining Christmas:  Discoveries of a Christmas Self, Laura Keller-Wolff extends this quality—harnessed first in working with dreams—into the quality of imaginal…


Added by Laura Keller-Wolff on December 17, 2019 at 4:11pm — 1 Comment

Whatever Happened to the Woodstock Generation?

Whatever Happened to the Woodstock Generation?

Through scientific understanding, our world has become dehumanized. Man feels himself isolated in the cosmos. He is no longer involved in nature and has lost his emotional participation in…


Added by James Newell on August 22, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Rituals of Sacrifice: The Archetypal Roots of Multi-Generational Trauma in the Americas, Part II

Rituals of Sacrifice: The Archetypal Roots of

Multi-Generational Trauma in the Americas, Part II

In our previous blog on the…


Added by James Newell on September 3, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The Archetypal Roots of Multi-Generational Trauma in the Americas

The Archetypal Roots of Multi-Generational

Trauma in the Americas

In the face of cultural crisis, modern people tend to seek material, social, and political solutions. Depth psychology approaches cultural issues from…


Added by James Newell on May 13, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Carl Jung, Mythology, and Scientific Revolutions

Carl Jung’s body of work has set into motion a scientific revolution on the order of Copernicus. While many mainstream academic psychologists and mainstream intellectuals dismiss Jung and his work as regressive and…


Added by James Newell on February 16, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Now Available to the Public: 12 Interviews for "Earth, Climate, Dreams: Depth Psychological Reflections in the Age of the Anthropocene"

Dear Depth community. Warm greetings for a happy new year.  

At this time last year many of us were preparing to launch the Earth, Climate, Dreams online symposium, which was a program consisting of 12 recorded interviews with some of the expert scientists, psychologists, Jungian analysts, and educators who are providing some of the most critical thinking about the topics.

Now, in…


Added by Bonnie Bright on January 10, 2018 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Sandplay as a Healing Modality: Interview with Jungian Analyst Jorge de la O

For Jungian analyst and professor, Jorge de la O, the desire to become a therapist began in the late 1970s when he saw Violet Oaklander[1] the founder of Gestalt therapy with children and adolescents, at a confluent education conference at USC. Oaklander presented some slides on the process of sandtray (a somewhat different process from Sandplay, the Jungian approach to sandtray which was created by Jungian analyst Dora Kalff)[2]. When Jorge saw the trays and the work Oaklander was…


Added by Bonnie Bright on October 3, 2017 at 8:07pm — No Comments

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Depth Insights™ Journal, New Issue—Claim Your Copy Today

We are pleased to announce that the new issue of Depth Insights™ Journal, the official peer-reviewed publication for Depth Psychology Alliance is out!

From the…


Added by Depth Alliance on October 6, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Touching the Soul of the World: A Mythological and Soulful View of Chaotic Times—Free Audio Download

  When there is wounding in our culture, there is wounding to the of the world. Many may be feeling “world weary” at this moment in our modern world, but this mood of despair has happened before, suggests mythologist . A distortion in the culture, whenever it occurs, weighs on everyone in the culture—but people have survived this before.  has been collecting myths about the…


Added by Bonnie Bright on June 28, 2017 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Arrival: How the Feminine Saves the World

Life in the 21st century is challenging for all of us. We are living in a globally interdependent world, where time has accelerated, learning challenges are constant, and it is difficult to keep up with the pace of change and not feel overwhelmed. On top of that, physicists tell us that time and space are relative, which is difficult for any of us to…


Added by Carol S. Pearson on May 15, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Dreams, Births, and Ghosts . . .

Dream images of having a child, a newborn, are familiar within depth psychotherapy. Also, symbols of haunting spirits, poltergeist, come at a certain point. We either do inner work and birth new developments and potential, or we suffer from haunting in the inner world and outer reality, archetypal energy turned dark and destructive.

When we hold back, don't permit ourselves to experience new things, we thwart our growth potential. It is best to live in the…


Added by Paul DeBlassie III on April 13, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

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"Soul-centered Action: A Call to the Collective Belief in the Possible Human and the Possible World"—An Interview with Dr. Jean Houston

In this latest interview from Depth Alliance founder, Bonnie Bright, PhD, Dr. Jean Houston makes a passionate call for us to each "elect ourselves" and to "become party to all our parts." There couldn't be a more compelling and poignant call at this critical time in our world....

Jean Houston is almost legendary in popular culture for her passionate engagement, poetic rhetoric, and her poignant appeal for transformation and belief in what…


Added by Depth Alliance on February 22, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

"The Power of Metaphor to Unlock Creative Genius" -- Women in Depth Podcast

On Inauguration Day in the US, I was interviewed on the Women in Depth podcast.   It was deeply symbolic for me, because intense feminine energies that have been underground for centuries have been showing up in full force in Doorway sessions these past few months. There's a whole other realm that urgently…


Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Following on from the "Depth Psychology & the Digital Age" webinar December 3rd

“Firstly, thank you to the mediator and the panel guests for providing the event as an open event for new-comers to attend, and as a 'free' event! It was very worthwhile of the time spent to attend this, albeit a Sunday morning in New Zealand.

For this posting, please accept my response to Panel member, Steve Wood [PhD], who wrote “Going Somewhere: implications of electronically inflated psychological acceleration”.

For the blog, my notes that followed Steve Wood's…


Added by Maree Brogden on December 7, 2016 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Depth Psychology and the Digital Age:

For one of the founders of modern depth psychology, Carl Gustav Jung, who was born in 1875 and died in 1961, the “digital age” was not conceivable, but even more than half a century ago, Jung had significant concerns about the challenges of a growing mind/matter split and the excessive focus…

Added by Bonnie Bright on November 10, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Working with the Ancestors: A Jungian Perspective—A Conversation with Sandra Easter, Ph.D.

For Sandra Easter, author of Jung and the…


Added by Bonnie Bright on September 30, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

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