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"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…"
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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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  • Thanks so much for the welcome! I'm looking forward to learning and sharing the journey with you all!
  • Education Institution

    Thank you for the warm welcome. At this point I would love to teach Astrology. I am fascinated by Alchemy. I am almost finished with the book, "On Becoming an Alchemist" by Catherine MacCoun. An easy read. It is more like an step by step with her acquired knowledge concerning Alchemy.

    Oh, I don't Tweet. In fact, I try not to spend too much time on the Internet because time is so precious, especially as we get older. Till next time.



  • Hi Ed - I'm so pleased that you and some others in our group will get to meet up at the October conference in North Carolina, and I, too, want to encourage as many people as possible to attend.  I think it will be an excellent event and is reasonable priced, as well.  Some Jungian friends of ours, Bob and Kate Keller, live in Louisville and sometimes attend these events.  Do you know the Kellers?  I don't know if you have any sort of Louisville Jung group that has brought you together or not.
  • Thanks for the welcome, Ed.  Just glimpsing this 'conversation'... so much overlap with my interests. Dreams, alchemy (lately reading from Edinger to Catherine MacCoun), animus (von Frans, Del McNeeley), shamanism, tarot, yoga, myth, and muse.  I'm pleased to have stumbled upon this rabbit hole.
  • Ed,


    Thank you for contacting me. Teaching online can be difficult coming from a depth background in a world that focuses on CBT and evidence based psychology. However, the discussions allow for more room to bring in clinical and personal experiences that make for interesting topics. For instance, when we discuss the nature/nurture argument, I usually bring in my experience with the addiction population. Many people have strong opinions about whether or not addiction is genetic or a learned behavior (or both).  I would like to work online with subject matter dealing with dreams and more depth oriented topics, however.

  • Thank you! And yes; ABD! I am writing now full-time and teaching part-time at a CSU; I look very much forward to reading more about Depth Psychology, Dreams and dream interpretation when looking at literature written from dreams and/or dreams as text.I see Dr. Slattery here; great stuff!!

    Again, thank you very much!

  • Ed,

    Thanks for the welcome. One way the Sufi work enters my work with clients is internal, dropping into my heart center while working with clients. When appropriate I teach different contemplative practices to help bring balance to the personality structure and complexes (or nafs in Sufi terms). One definition of a Sufi is one who has learned to love all aspects of themselves. The more I learn to recognize, accept and love all of myself the more I can be present and accepting of clients support them.


    With some who come to me for Sufi work I may prescribe some of the 99 names, the different qualities of the soul, used as mantra practice. I also work with SoulWork which is  Sufi form of active imagination, helping the client form a relation with high self, and from that place beginning to connect with other selves, male, female, child, judge, body, etc.



  • So glad you enjoyed the syllabus! I owe a debt to Pacifica for helping me imagine this journey through the lens of Tarot! For starters Spiritual Tarot by Signe Echols, Robert Mueller and Sandra Thomson. This looks at the cards (major & minor) as representing different developmental & archetypal stages & gifts & growiing edges for the client. It is by far my favorite & really inspired me in the early stages of understanding. I believe several of these writers are Jungian Analysts. Alchemical Psychology: Old Recipes for Living in a New World by Thom Cavalli will shed light on the four Sacred Elements or minor arcana part. For the Chakra work I recommend the brilliant Eastern Body Western mind by Anodea Judith, & lastly Jung & Tarot by Sallie Nichols is interesting as well. As for Sacred  Bracelets you are welcome to just email me at imaselkie@juno.com with your ideas & or a little description of the person your thinking of gifting one with. I'd be delighted to design something special for you or a loved one. It as always such an honor to design them for people! So just let me know! -Jenny 
  • I am a licensed clinical social worker with 2 post grad certificates ,one in supervision of psychodynamic therapy and another in group therapy.My orientation is eclectic,I use what helps.

    I have taken classes at the Jung Institute in NYC,Jung on the Hudson.I attend and present workshops at American Group Psychotherapy Association,Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and many others.Thanks for the welcome.Alice

  • Hi Ed, I do have a syllabus. Here it is:

    Session 1: Basics of tarot, how to store, understanding the relationship to the Sacred, what tarot can & cannot do, ethics with readings, unconscious, ego & deepening awareness in readings. Tarot share & getting familiar with your deck & intuition. Book suggestions. 

    Session 2: Vessel Spreads, Concept of holding an image, Intro. to Celtic cross spread, what it covers...


    Session 3: Introducing the Minor Arcana: earth, air, fire & water the 4 sacred elements, Practice with the elements idea. Sharing of elemental stories or awarenesses. The 4 types in the client, Balancing energies & nderstanding the inferior function or growting edge?

    Session 4: introducing the court cards & developmental aspects of a reading—literal or metaphorical? Article to take home!

    Session 5. Following the gut factor, more about the process of trusting your intuition & testing yourself. Intuition always trumps a straight read…

    Session 6: Numerology: Sacred numbers what numbers can tell you, runs & sets. Synchronicity with numbers. Sacred numbers worksheet to take home.

    Session 7: Archetypes: Major arcana & stories about archetypes, the importance of story in the tarot. 

    Session 8: Putting it all together-Reading for each other-Elemental reading or BIG reading (major acana) . Noticing each others strengths & styles. Archetypal Movie watching assingment!

    Session 9: Readings based on movie character. Can share or guess which character…

     Session 10: More movie readings (if not done) Understanding what clients want, Shadow work, noticing what’s not there in the client & the reading, Curiousity wins every time!

     Session 11: Chaka work in tarot, more intuitive exercises.

    Session12: Archetypal Collage work :D

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