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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  • Hi Ed, it's so nice to have your comments in The Twilight Zone and Encountering the Numinous. Thanks for weighing in!
  • Hi Ed!  Well, I was a religious studies and philosophy major in college, about 25 years ago... then I went off into "the world" to try to make a living. I went though a lot of different jobs before settling into the world of computers, and my last gig was in software sales for Microsoft. So you could say I was in a "mythic frame of mind" for a long time, but that it was in remission, so to speak!  I am in Will Linn's cohort at Pacifica, and he's how I found this site. We are in our 2nd year now...
  • I think we can make it happen, I've been meeting with the chairs of my program and rallying the students in the myth department... I'd also love to open more dialogue with the assissi institute (which I noticed Bonnie works for) and a few others. I am still working through some things involving the project, but at the right time I look forward to talking with you more about it, maybe Bonnie as well. Hopefully the project would also lead to more activity on this site.
  • I hear ya on experiencing them without drugs.. I went through some pretty trippy experiences just with my seizures. 

    Is your writing group in the Carpinteria area? do you live in the area? 

    Where you are going with your last comment gets me back into my thoughts about how much more dialogue there should be between the myth and depth programs.. It is actually a project of mine, and it's what's led me to this site. More on that later though, but let me ask, how active are the depth students on this site? Do they all know about it?

  • Well, to be honest, I went through a series of three types of spells. The first was a convulsive sleep paralysis that was supposedly not epileptic. Then I also had a combination of temporal lobe seizures and nystagmus (eyes bouncing back and forth due to an inner ear imbalance) that triggered each other early on, then split into two different situations. 


    During the sleep paralysis episodes I would be filled with a violent convulsive energy that I would short circuit by jumping into stillness (a reflex I learned during these events then later used to cure my seizures). After jumping into stillness, I would wake up to it happening again, and again, and again, but I never experienced falling asleep.. So the inspiration was the experience of continually waking up into higher realities. 


    So you went through the depth program? What direction did it take your writing?

  • Hey thanks Ed! After my first seizure I came to with the basis for a story, and over the course of a year I gave in to my drive to write. I'll say though, it hasn't been a long career for me, I am just 24. When I came to Pacifica I was the youngest student they'd ever had apply to the myth program. This year there is a kid that came strait out of college, and the year ahead of me a kid two years out of vandy showed up. It's pretty cool what's going on in the Myth program. When Matt and I came, we were the only really young students in our track, this year it's the majority...The gender ratio has even balanced out.
  • Hello Ed,


    I am sorry to hear you have/had cancer; but I am touched by the experience of dnce you share where you worked with the cancer and found more meaning. Hearing about the girl with anorexia is meaningful to me, as I am an eating disorders specialist (I don't like the term 'disorder' or 'eating disorder' for that matter, but use it for understanding), and I have been wondering about whether to look at starting some movement therapy with eating disorder sufferers, but was unsure due to it involving the body in such a senstitive way; seeing what you write has made me think 'this could work'..so thankyou.


    Black Swan...I am one of the group who love it..yes, it is painful as it illuminates my own shadow...but I would rather work wih my shadow than split it off....

  • Ed, I threw together a quick course environment using a new tool that I'm exploring.  Let's tinker with it and see if it suits for The Red Book Study of Jung In The South's.  I sent an invitation to your gmail.  Peace,  --Ld'
  • Thanks for the welcome, Ed.  I've been looking around the website and feel that marginalization I was talking about.  I mean, I have access, through the Alliance, to people who look at the world from a depth psychological perspective.  Next week, in my group supervision, I will feel like I have to hide who I really am because none of the other trainees and interns at the non-profit I work at have any idea what depth psychology is about.  So to be training to enter a profession in which I already feel cast out to the edge of the edge is a progression I feel a fair amount of ambivalence about.  On one hand I don't like being mocked or made fun of because I earned my MA from a school, Pacifica, steeped in depth psychology.  On the other hand another part of me actually likes being at the edge.  There's some freedom out there.  Thanks again for the welcome.  Talk to you again soon.  Dennis P 

  • Hi Ed,

    Thanks for the welcome. what a great site this is! And, what a great community. I'm glad I found it and am a part of it. I will do whatever I can to spread the word and participate as fully as I can. Thanks for the message!



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