Colin E. Davis replied to Depth Alliance's discussion What is Shadow Tech?—Interview: Alliance BoardMember Dorene Mahoney with Colin Davis & Melissa Mari
"We welcome everyone's comments and questions ahead of this event.  Looking forward to sharing this information with you all!  Our goal is to give you all a holistic map of the shadow in mind, nature and culture and powerful tools for accessing and…"
Jan 3, 2017
Colin E. Davis replied to klemens swib's discussion DIonysos Archetype of Individuation in Published Authors and Their Works
"This sounds good!"
Apr 26, 2016
Colin E. Davis replied to Skip Conover's discussion Trump's Black Magic; Bernie Sanders' White Magic; The Distress of America
"Pamela, this was so well said! My thoughts and feelings exactly. If we suppose the solution you presented is the only way forward, and I tend to agree, then I think we're looking at a large scale "die off". For those of us who have come up in the…"
Apr 26, 2016
Colin E. Davis replied to Skip Conover's discussion Trump's Black Magic; Bernie Sanders' White Magic; The Distress of America
"Skip, this was very well done, thank you! I totally agree with you and Jung that the safer place is outside of the alchemical vessel watching or acting as aware magicians and not inside the chamber being melted. I personally do not see a Republican…"
Apr 10, 2016
Colin E. Davis replied to Julia Grant's discussion Why is Donald Trump so popular? A Jungian view.
"I tend to agree with your type of analysis Vicky. If Trump or even Hitler showed up in a dream, we would be best served by analyzing his place and purpose in our psyche. If he shows up in our culture, which is the effect of the collective psyche, we…"
Apr 10, 2016
Colin E. Davis left a comment for Dorene Mahoney
"Dorene, we see what you mean :-) thanks for the message! Good example of a package and pricing. :-)"
Apr 6, 2016
Colin E. Davis replied to David Van Nuys's discussion Need healing? Free Transcript of #493: My Shamanic Healing Journey with Nathan Ehrlich!
"Wow, that was a really amazing read!  Really touched me deeply.  Really resonated with my own experience.  Thanks for posting!  Will check out your show!  Nathan seems to have TMS, which is an akronym that refers to psychosomatic effects of shadow…"
Mar 30, 2016
Colin E. Davis left a comment for Dorene Mahoney
"Hi Dorene, thanks for making contact and for the referral to Ken.  I'll probably join you on your call tomorrow :-)"
Mar 28, 2016

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  • Hi Colin,

    I saw this offer on the Depth Alumni mailing list for Sonoma State. I thought of you and Melissa only in that it frames an offer, including pricing. BTW--I don't think it's important that you aren't licensed (as you mentioned on the phone). There are many things you and Melissa can do that don't require licensure.:

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    May 7, 10 am to 4:30 pm in Petaluma

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    A six week, small group exploration of soul and consciousness through creativity

    Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    5/26/16 - 6/30/16 in Petaluma (School is out! This is like adult summer camp!)

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    The Intersection Of Art Making and The Unconscious  
    A didactic and experiential study of Jungian Psychology through Alchemical Art and Active Imagination

    July 16 & 23, 2016  10 am to 5 pm


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  • Welcome to the Depth Psychology Alliance, Colin! We are an all-volunteer-led online organization that has grown to over 4,000 members worldwide. You have the opportunity to meet many like-minded souls from every corner of the world. Different cultures, but all devoted to the individuation journey.

    I was intrigued with your website, a courageous and unique focus! For some reason, it reminded me of work done by a guy (not a jungian) by the name of Ken Ferlic in Pennsylvania. I may be way off base, but you might Google him.

    I hope that you have a chance to participate in the many free events that are coming up, including our monthly Deep Meet & Greets and various Community Conversations that explore hot topics in the collective from the depth perspective. If you know of anyone who is wondering how to create meaningful work that also pays the bills, pass along information about my own call-in program, Let's Talk Work!--it's two times a week, free of charge, and open to all.

    Whatever your interests, please enjoy noodling around in the site--there are countless recorded interviews, blog posts, topical online groups, posted articles, and educational opportunities.

    Best regards,

    Dorene Mahoney, Alliance Administrative Board Member

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A theory of Psychic Parasitism

If we take the alchemical maxim "As Above, So Below" seriously, we should be able to find correlations between the structure of the psyche and other natural systems. This should also apply for the domain we call the shadow.  In my own work I have extrapolated the biological relationship profile we call parasitism onto the shadow of the psyche and found great similarities.  The active component of the shadow can be seen in terms of parasitic relationships.  Here is a video where I lay out…

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