Dr. Jeff Howlin's Blog (3)

The Old Man on the Point: The Wise Old Man Archetype (In Honor of Father's Day)

The old man lived on a wooded point of land on a deep glacial lake. His home, close to the water, yet still partly hidden by pine, oak and ash trees, was modest. It was wood, two stories, with a large picture window overlooking the water. There was a two foot rock wall, which he built with his own hands, in front of the window and between the grass and shrubbery…


Added by Dr. Jeff Howlin on June 17, 2012 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

The Rabbit Hole: A Woman's Journey into the Unconscious


Recently on an afternoon hike, I passed by the above hollowed out tree, which reminded me immediately of the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice in Wonderland. I knew that I must write about the image and story of the rabbit hole from a Jungian psychological perspective. I read the book Alice in…


Added by Dr. Jeff Howlin on May 12, 2012 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

Expect the Unexpected: From a Jungian Psychological Perspective

Not long ago I was walking on a cliff trail in Santa Cruz overlooking the Monterey Bay.  It was a quiet Monday morning and I heard a strangely familiar sound from long ago.  I looked out over the bay and saw four Tundra swans flying over the bay heading west to an unknown location.  The Tundra swan has a low, whistling, plaintive song that is not easily mistaken.  What are they doing here, I thought?   I was born on the…


Added by Dr. Jeff Howlin on October 17, 2011 at 1:46pm — 4 Comments

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