"I'm very interested in that creativity/Source stuff in terms of how far an individual can go if imagination goes wild, how often imagination out of control is "bullseye". For instance, this chapter (the last one)…"
"Hello to all those in this discussion. I've been a part of Depth Psychology Alliance for some time, but I haven't taken the time to read and comment on its discussions.
Reading some of the initial comments here, I agree that Western society doesn't…"
"Hi Les, I didn't ever see your comment...thank you. It is true that I started in 2011...I had a dream where I was painting and then had the good fortune of the encouragement of a dreamwork practitioner that I was working with who suggested that I…"
"Hello, I reconnected with my own source of artistic expression through working with my dreams. I could not have done this however, with out the support and encouragement of my dreamwork analyst who encouraged me to trying drawing or painting a…"
"I do this in dreamtime. Dream journaling has been a tool I access off and on through the years. Aside from this I find taking awe in the stars and skies always opens my heart and soul to mystery and a desire to manifest art! I facilitate some arts…"
"I'm not an analyst, but it seems like there are so many other mitigating factors that could cause a block. A block might not be a bad thing so to speak, if we don't try and circumvent it with trickery there is the hope of the transcendent function…"
"I remember a field trip to a local museum. The students were told to pick out two pieces of art they really liked, two that they hated, and one that made no sense to them at all. We later gathered and shared our findings, going to each piece for the…"
"Thanks, Ed. Even emotional support from a distance makes a difference.
I don't worry so much for myself, who can scramble for a living and have achieved a certain attitude of survival in an unfriendly environment. I worry for the next generations…"
"I think a certain degree of threat towards visionaries will always come from the collective consciousness that molds images for its own political & economic agenda. This is age old. You are a wise-woman or a burnable witch, a shaman or a stoneable…"
"Steady on. breath. No answers. Keep painting, keep writing whatever. When the pressure seems to much I start humming/ singing Midnight Oil : "Oh great god of development Don't really know you yet ....
"Thanks for your words, Denita, and for your evocative images. I think my favorites are Iseltwald and the Source. I'm intrigued with your technique. I would love to see some of these in person. (But, alas, I'm in Montana). Also, thanks for the…"
"You're right, Tim. This medium is just about impossible to photograph (not that any work of art makes the transition to photography without some, if not much, loss). I'll post a detail later. The work started with me drawing a large vase. Dull. So,…"
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Cascade Mountains, Washington state
What are your main areas of interest?
Mythology, Transpersonal Psych
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
M.A., PhD, Other type of Psychology, Other degree not listed here
If so, from what institution?
MFA - Painting, University of Washington;
MA Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco, CA;
Graduate Certificate in Creativity Studies;
PhD Humanistic & Transpersonal Psychology, Saybrook University.
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
Yes, Associate Mental Health Counselor in State of Washington.
Please share a little about yourself by way of introduction. What draws you to Depth Psychology and what are you looking for from this community?
As a young adult, I found Carl Jung's theories very descriptive of the creative process and art making. Later, during graduate studies in psychology, I became acquainted with transpersonal psychology. I conduct research on the contemporary artist as shaman. Benefits? Engagement with a fascinating community of spiritual intelligentsia.
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