Ed Koffenberger left a comment on Jung in the South
"As the statues come down or are being debated; as the flags are being removed or changed. What kinds of responses have you observed in your areas? What arguments are being presented for the removal or retention of these symbols? What function does a…"
Oct 15, 2020
Ed Koffenberger left a comment on Jung in the South
"So...after a LONG time away, I resurface and wonder who is still out there, esp. in the Carolinas and Virginia? Frankly, I took too great a chunk of real estate in my exuberance with the beginning of the DPA. Now hoping there are some still…"
Jun 14, 2019
Ed Koffenberger replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion How pervasive or recognizable is Depth Psychology?-- How (and how often) do you share?
"The actual phrase "depth psychology" about three times. The concepts and perceptions related to and introduced by depth psychology, most likely, 10+ times a week. Normally with people interested in dreams, synchronicity, religion, and philosophy.…"
Aug 21, 2015
Dorene Mahoney replied to Ed Koffenberger's discussion What is the purpose of education? in Deep Educators
"Is it too late to reopen this question? Not sure if anyone is interested after almost two years, but I just joined this group, so I'll throw my hat in the ring. I'm a businesswoman, but at my core I feel that I am an educator/mentor. My field is…"
May 7, 2015
Ed Koffenberger left a comment on Jung in the South
"After a hiatus that included taking a new job, moving to a new state, and having, on the way, heart surgery, I am back and needing some mental stimulation! I'm in North Carolina now (New Bern) and looking for any groups that may be in the area,…"
Feb 17, 2015
Alan A. MacKenzie replied to Ed Koffenberger's discussion The Family Shadow in MFT and Depth/Archetypal Psychology
"Hi Ed:  I so relate to your ideas.  Depression, from a clinical sense, has always been viewed as an "individualized" issue, i.e. within the skull of a single individual.  Why can't we view depression and other psychological influences from the…"
Nov 22, 2014
Alan A. MacKENZIE commented on Ed Koffenberger's event Journey Conferences
"I sure love your description of this superb sounding conference, Ed.  I wish I could attend.  Long way to come, however...
Thanks for keeping us posted, Ed!  Even if it is only to drool over...
Your friend, AAM"
Oct 15, 2014
Ed Koffenberger replied to Ed Koffenberger's discussion Journey Conferences 2014 in Jung in the South
"I am told that the shuttle information is coming out in the new E-News from the Journey Conferences. We'll both check when it arrives."
Sep 24, 2014
Ed Koffenberger posted an event

Oct 30, 2014 at 9:00am to Nov 2, 2014 at 6:00am

St. Francis Springs Prayer Center

Sep 24, 2014
Ed Koffenberger replied to Ed Koffenberger's discussion Journey Conferences 2014 in Jung in the South
"I'll be happy to check. Thanks for the positive review! :)"
Sep 24, 2014
Emmi Harrell replied to Ed Koffenberger's discussion Journey Conferences 2014 in Jung in the South
"Really looking forward to another wonderful Journey Conference. My memories of past conferences have been so sustaining and rewarding over the years. Glad to see the return and appreciate all those whose hard work---Tom Lane!--brings this to the…"
Sep 24, 2014
Ed Koffenberger replied to Gerard Scott's discussion The collective unconscious
"Fun. As I understand it, the collect unconscious of humanity is drawn from the combined unconscious dynamics of humanity passed down from the earliest times. If experience is the key, then the alien experience would be alien (couldn't resist) to our…"
Jun 22, 2014
Ed Koffenberger replied to Gerard Scott's discussion The collective unconscious
"Absolutely. Even Jung postulated that archetypal images could change and new images added after long periods of acceptance by humanity."
Jun 22, 2014
Ed Koffenberger replied to Gerard Scott's discussion The collective unconscious
"Just occurred to me that false memory creation has been going on for generations, just not along neuroscientific lines. How many times has history been rewritten and taught in our schools to generations not old enough to have their own memories of…"
Jun 21, 2014
Ed Koffenberger replied to Gerard Scott's discussion The collective unconscious
"I like it..."
Jun 21, 2014
Ed Koffenberger replied to Gerard Scott's discussion The collective unconscious
"First, going back to the original question, in the context of the collective unconscious, is there such a thing as a false memory? Within the collective unconscious, no, for all human events are physical manifestations of the human condition. Within…"
Jun 21, 2014
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  • Ohhhhh, Ed!  Thanks again for the DVD.  I just got over to the P.O. Box for it today.  Yippee!  I can't wait to watch it.  Love him!

     

    You're so kind to have sent it.  Many thanks!

     

    Lucia

  • Counseling psych, thanks for the welcome!

  • Hi Ed!

    You're most welcome for the videos posted. They are all wonderful uses of time. And thanks for the nudge about Jung in the South. We emailed about it waaay back when I was brand new and I'm probably still in the same place except now my Pacifica program has just begun (the MA in Engaged Humanities, the Creative Life) and I'm a bit "anxious" about finding that balance between school/work/art/downtime that everyone on this site knows so well. Therefore, it's important to not take on too much new stuff, since just about everything in my life right now is new!

     

    That said, I know we talked about Haden and I wonder if anyone here is coming up/down for their summer dream conference? I recall making a mental note long ago to try to attend some of the functions if it meshed with my cohort time in person. Maybe someone will post about that here when the date draws closer and we can have a meet up of some sort there/here?

    Laura

  • Thanks for the welcome, Ed! Yes, the living of life is not always easy - our past sometimes haunts us - but it is a part of who we are, of who we have become. Accepting this, I have found, allows me to be more of an authentic individual.
  • I wonder if the most important element in this process of transformation is for people to understand how our experiences of being affect what Heidegger (1962) refers to as the phenomenology of Dasein (human being, not human doing).  

     

    If we are able to expose ourselves to our deepest 'being', we may ultimately better understand our modes of being-in-the-world.  As we do, changes take place both in our reasoning and, more importantly, in our ‘sense-ability’ to understand the greater mysteries and relate to God & the Other in love.

     

    I beginning to believe the way(s) people acquire such wisdom (epistemologically speaking), allows them to begin to ask the deeper question "what is the nature of this being?" ― further allowing them to reason this more deeply in the light of love.

  • My interests in Depth psychology stems from four plus years' experience journeying with men through their "crises of limitations" [see www.mtmaustralia.org.au for an overview].  Also I read a copy of Dr. Robert wood’s dissertation (2010, ITP) which he spoke on “Shadow Aspects & Rites of Passage” and “Psycho-Spiritual Transformation”.  What intrigued me most was the 12 lenses he selected to make sense of a participant's transformations, namely:

    "...greater self-awareness ...achieved through archetypal encounters in Nature, through ritual, and through reflecting unconscious material onto Nature; and integration of such greater self-awareness ... promotes psycho-spiritual transformation."

    Many of Dr. Wood’s lenses resonated deeply with me as an ‘initiate’ as well as a counsellor; most particularly, as they relate to my experiences in "journeying with the Other" through subtle varieties of psycho-spiritual transitions: such as transcendent, or immanent, ecstatic “holy grail experiences” (Gow, 2006). During these, people seem to enter into ‘Liminality’, to coin van Gennep― which seems to “crack open the Ego”, opening wide the doors of perception, granting one ‘the eyes to see’ how our being is shaped or influenced, and how it might shade our sense of 'knowing', we are freer to participate in deeper transformational experiences.

  • True enough -- well said!  It's a pleasure to bein your company...  Alan
  • Good morning and thank you Ed. I will plan to join a number of focus groups on your website and join in the conversations! Have a wonder-full day!
  • Hi Ed,

    The Jung Center of Houston is fantastic and has the best book store ever!  Three semesters a year with many great programs, plus they collaborate with the Saybrook Graduate School.  Here's the link:  The Jung Center of Houston

    Regards,

    Sally

  • Hi Ed,

    Thanks for your welcome. Yes I am a member of the Jung group in South Florida. I also studied in their training program for one year. Yes Sandplay Therapy is a very unique area which gives one immediate access to the archetypes. I see you are attending Pacifica. I've known several clinicians who graduated from there and loved it.

    Hope it is as meaningful to you,

    Patricia

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