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Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Mythology, Liberation Psychology, Somatic Psychology, Transpersonal Psych
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PSYCHOLOGICAL LIFE begins in the imagination. That’s one reason I have a sign in my office, dangling from the mantel, that asks clients if they have a dream to share or if something unusual happened since their last session.
The latter — odd, sometimes surreal experiences — often communicate at great depth what is going on in a…
The New Yorker has an interesting essay on Elaine Pagel's new book, "“Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation” (Viking). I posted the following on Facebook about the New Yorker essay:
I grew up in the New Church, which is based on Swedenborg's symbolic reading of the Book…
I've written a pretty lengthy post on my personal blog, Sacred Disorder (linked below), about my struggle with James Hillman's work and my encounters with him during my years at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Here's the opening:
James Hillman, whose work I have long regarded as my intellectual mentor, died Thursday, Oct. 27.…
My main work in the psychology field has been working with blocked artists of all kinds. It's difficult work, not least because the block is so painful.
By the time most get to me, they have developed an elaborate system to avoid the pain -- like drinking, having lots of sex and innumerable other compulsive activities.
A recent article in the New Yorker describes the…
As I’ve explained many times, I don’t watch TV, so the Charlie Sheen brouhaha didn’t enter my awareness until a few days ago when I came across the above video. Then I Googled and found a zillion articles and video clips in which every mental health professional on the planet, like Dr. Drew, proffers an explanation of Sheen’s behavior.
Whatever the etiology…
Is talk therapy going silent?
Not entirely, but the Saturday edition of the New York Times featured an article entitled “Talk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns Instead to Drug Therapy.” This is very old news to anyone in the mental health field — as a patient or practitioner. But it’s good to see that The Times has noticed.…
Krista Tippett has made a wonderful video about compassion for TED. She is host of the NPR show “On Being.” I especially like the way she compares tolerance and compassion. Many people inappropriately conflate the two.
Followers of James Hillman’s work will be interested to hear that Krista associates…
There's a fascinating front-page article in the NY Times today about lawyers and "lucky" totems and rituals they employ. At one point in the story, the habit is even described as propitiation of the gods.
Several things come to mind reading this. One is Jung's notion of compensation,…
Christopher Lane, author of Shyness: How a Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, has a…
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