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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  • Hello Ed. Thanks for the warm welcome! I ruled out Zurich and Pacifica due to cost, but I'm looking at Assisi in Vermont (Conforti), Haden Institute in NC (have talked with folks who completed that program), or even the MA in Transpersonal Psych at Atlantic University in VA Beach because it is well suited to distance learning. I'm going next month to the Summer Dream Conference at The Haden Institute to further explore that program, but I've heard good things about Bob Haden and that program. Just returned from a weekend training with Jerry Ruhl in KS City (head of houston Jung Center) that was incredible. So who knows... but boy, the journey is an exciting one, wouldn't you agree? Depth Psych and Jung have given me so many gifits for understanding life and my own experiences, especially those that don't fit neatly into the boxes of psychiatry. I'm already noticing some wonderful threads and posts on this site. . . very exciting to become a member! Take care Ed!
  • Thanks Ed, interesting. I've practiced Centering Prayer for a number of years, still my primary practice, I'd say.
  • This website may interest you - www.cyfn.ca - it is an in-depth listing of each first nation in our territory - we have 14 I believe. Most are self-governing. This site is their umbrella organization and coordinates them as they develop their government systems.  It also gives you some history and background on them.


  • Union Theological in New York - a two year MA graduate program in religion and pyschiatry (depth psychology) with a focus on contemplative psychology and sustainability. Thank you for the welcome.


  • hi Ed - thanks for the welcome - I can't wait to dig around. I am soooo excited to have found this resource.  Northern and rural.....I live in northern Canada, Whitehorse Yukon to be exact.  In this place there is such a spiritual connection to nature and to first nation culture and tradition, I am curious to see what I could learn about a society and its collective psyche by exploring and studying this more.


    I am a neophyte, but chomping at the bit.  :)

  • Thanks for the welcome.  I got Hillman's lecture at Pacifica on the Red Book and have been holding groups for the past year, primarily with the active imagination approach he described (even before the book was out).  It has been tremendously productive and provocative!
  • The image, Motherroot by name, has been kindly lent to me by Jan Richardson.  Jan travels the path of arts as an avenue of access to the divine and is an inspiration to me. The image speaks to me of the mystery of our kinship with, responsibility toward, and dependence on nature...as well as the need to be rooted in a wider endeavor of community to flourish. Thanks for asking!

  • Hi Ed,

    Thanks for the welcome. Great to see you're at Pacifica.I'd love to know more about your experiences and your studies there (and at seminary).

    I graduated from seminary more than 20 years ago. I attended for two reasons. I am moved by art, myth, and metaphor. So, I went to a school affiliated with an institute of sacred music and art that I knew would keep my flame from guttering in a heady hierarchical educational environment. I also went in hopes of learning how to nurture people's sense of "calling" (vocation). But, not believing in ordination, my interests didn't cohere with much of the traditional curriculum (which I also enjoyed, being an education junkie). My first semester, I stumbled into a seminar taught by a depth psychologist and was hooked. Thereafter, I had great opportunities to do tutorials and eventually teach interdisciplinary seminars in the psychology of religion. Most of my career has been in higher ed. working with students who want to color outside the lines. I've achieved my goal (nurturing people's sense of calling) and had great fun doing it.

    I would love to continue my studies in depth psychology. Since so much of my education has been ad hoc, Pacifica's been on my "wish list" for a dozen years (Big wish list and so much to choose from). I have roots in both Santa Barbara and Carpinteria (Bates Rd south of Carpinteria was named after my granddad). What an idyllic context for learning to nurture embodiment! Woodman, Gimbutas, Campbell, and Hillman -- you've got access to the archives of the best at Pacifica. 

    Kind regards,



  • Thanks Ed,

    Yes, I’m pretty solid these days. After years of play and exploration in dreams, non-linear and divine it seemed like time to get some gravity and footprints, or footprint- as I keep a foot in both worlds.

    Gaya indeed! I’m working hard and having fun supporting the sustainable evolution. It could seem an odd diversion of purpose until one conceders that encoded within sustainability and permaculture is the reactivation of healthy divine feminine.  Ultimately it’s about resorting balance. The long absence of divine Feminine is what helped to create this critical point on the planetary. On the bright side once restored- within the Shakti/Shiva dance is magic and creative-dynamic movement. Lol! We shall see.

    …And what gets Ed out of bed in the morning? 


  • Thanks for the welcome Ed. I am a young student of psychology I suppose - although I'm not exactly "young" but an adult student. I am completing my BA in psychology with an interest in a Masters in rehabilitative psychology possibly. I have a personal interest in connecting the deeper consciousness to the conscious mind. So when I saw this note by a Facebook friend on the subject of depth psychology I thought it was very interesting and appreciate being welcomed to the community. 


    Thanks again and I'm looking forward to learning more about this fascinating subject although I'm not familiar enough with it to comment on any connections. 

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