Is anyone doing any research, writing, thinking etc. on the possible 

 influence, relationship etc. of quantum physics to any aspect of depth 

 psychology such as:  consciousness, the unconscious, alchemy etc. that

 would like to share information with others or form a study group?  

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Comment by Ed Koffenberger on February 23, 2012 at 11:41am

Current article in Discover isn't as in depth as others but sparks some interesting points of contact.

Comment by Simon Ralli Robinson on February 23, 2012 at 5:50am

Here is an interesting paper for those who may want to be introduced to Wolfgang Pauli:

Dreams and Fantasies of a Quantum Physicist

Comment by Bob B. Winborn on February 22, 2012 at 10:36pm


THANKS EVERYONE!  I think it is time to start thinking of starting a group so as to have a more depth discussion of DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY AND QUANTUM PHYSICS.  An idea for starters could be what Frances Crick outlines in his book THE ASTONISHING HYPOTHESIS: THE SCIENTIFIC SEARCH FOR THE SOUL.  Sound Interesting?   Cheers!! Bob


Comment by E. Carroll Straus on January 26, 2012 at 7:49am

Oh. My. God. This is a TREASURE TROVE!

Comment by Simon Ralli Robinson on January 26, 2012 at 4:32am

Hi Bob

My MSc is in Holistic Science. The course director is Stephan Harding, who in describing the course refers to Jung's mandala, or the four ways of knowing. I write about this in two articles:

In terms of quantum physics, the first week of the course is taught by Henri Bortoft, who studied the issue of wholeness in the 1950s with David Bohm at Birkbeck College.  It was Henri who introduced me to David Bohm, of whom I have read a great deal. One of my modules on the MSc was "Where Science Meets Spirit" and one of the teachers was Arthur Zajonc who you may know through his books "Catching the Light" and "Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry: When Knowing Becomes Love". I tried to tackle this issue in an essay "Knowing and Not Knowing" which you can read here:

I have had an article published bringing shamanism into the equation, relating shamanic states of consciousness to Bohm's implicate order. The full article can be read here:

Hope these are of interest. I fully develop all these themes in my book "The Shaman and Snow White". Also on my course I was taught by Jungian analyst and author Jules Cashford.  I spent an evening with her interviewing her in depth, and the book also includes this conversation too, looking at the archetypal content of shamanic visions.

Right now I am really developing my studies on Goethe and especially as understood by Henri Bortoft. This though is somewhat more from a phenomenological perspective, rather than the quantum perspective. I have though just finished reading Arthur Zajonc's book "Catching the Light" for a second time, and this is quite a brilliant book bringing together the changing scientific understandings of light, right down the quantum level, with our spiritual understanding of light.

Hope these thoughts are of interest. On my blog you will see that I teach MBA students to help change their thinking, and this is very much influenced by my own understandings about Bohm, although this may not quite fit into the concept of depth psychology so I do not want to go too far off your theme accidentally. However, it is interesting as I have to address the emotional issues of people going through a changed world view, one from a mechanistic world view to a more fluid one of chaos and complexity and emergence, and I find that tracing the history of science helps people to understand the journey that they too must now take in business.

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Comment by E. Carroll Straus on January 23, 2012 at 5:54pm

They seem connected to me--but I have little or no scientific basis for this opinion!

Comment by Judith Harte,Ph.D. on January 3, 2012 at 7:48am

Hi Bob...Interesting. I've begun exploring these ideas. Honestly, the quantum side of things is really challenging.  I have a sense that there's a lot to it, and yet when I try to grasp the concepts ...whew! Hopefully time and exposure will bring understanding....Keep me posted. Judie

Comment by Gary Schmidt on January 1, 2012 at 4:11pm

Hi there ... I'm new to the web site, but I would be thrilled to join in a discussion of those topics.  I've been attempting a synthesis of sorts myself, mostly in my self-curated online newspaper Ultimate Concerns (  So far I've left the actual research to others. :)

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