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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  • Ed,

     Since I'm not on this website often I really don't know how to navigate it very well. I received two more e-mails from a right wing Republican group.They are so toxic in nature I don't want to spread the psychic contamination around, but thought that you could handle it and might be interesting to see where this dialogue is with the general collective. They remind me of postwar Nazi propaganda almost exactly! it's frightening. If you're interested let me know how I can e-mail these to you, they're not appropriate for public posting in my opinion.



  • Hi there, sorry for the late response! I haven't been on in a while... I'm in my first year at Pacifica... it's going by fast, but I love it. When did you attend Pacifica? 

    Also, do you know anyone in the south bay area? I'm somewhat new to the area and would love to connect with people.


  • Ed and Bonnie, thank you for the warm and informative welcome.  I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and making my way around the site.  Blessings, Sloan

  • Hello Ed, thank you for your welcome. I'm currently on the Big Island so able to catch up with myself enough to celebrate my birthday. I'm in the process of getting clarity and focus for the next year and I'm happy to be part of this group. thank you! Aloha

  • Dear Ed, thank you very much for your message. I hope to share my interests experience in African literature and more with the alliance. Beth

  • Thank you, Ed.  In many ways I would consider myself an artist but I have mostly been focused upon my teaching work and children these days- I am hoping to get back into art.  I have worked in film in the past and since I have been helping others work on some video stories I am also hoping to regenerate my creative work again into some videos.  I'd like to do some videos connected with various archetypes.

  • I already been in seminary twice. I went to Bangor Theological Seminary in Portland, ME. I am looking to go back a third time. For a long time I’ve had an interest in becoming a councilor/ teacher. I have a mentor who is a therapist by trade and recommended I go the theological route instead of the secular way because of all the bureaucratic hoop jumping. The two previous attempts can be described: I’ve been daunted by the cost and the job prospects/pay afterward. These considerations made dealing with the accepted scholastic pedantry unbearable. Plus I don’t enjoy church services. But.... I keep being brought back to this point. 

    I was brought up UU, my father is a UU minister. So I’ve ben instilled with syncretic approach to mythologies. I philosophically would align myself with any of the worlds mystic  traditions. I’ve had the privilege of being part of an informal fellowship involved studying I Ching, with periodic seminars on weekly castings. We also shared a common library that had alot of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Erich Neumann, Edward Edinger, Teilard de Chardin, Marie-Louise von Franz, Hellmut Wilhelm, Allen Watts, and Arnold Toynbee, etc. This group was functioned as family in spirit and much like a12 step group by reinforcing temperance and practical wisdom.

    I am really interested in your dissertation. I growing up I was repulsed by the Orthodoxy associated with Christian story. But this story is the story of the civilization I live in. Over the past 6 years there has been some tractor beam focusing me on trying to reconcile the Judeo-Christian tradition. This tractor beam was heralded in by Christian imagery showing up in my artwork.

    Works that informed me about Christian symbolism included: ‘Jung on Christianity’ edited by Murrey Stein. ‘Answer to Job’, ‘Aion’ ‘Psychology and Alchemy’,  The book by Stephen Hoeller: ‘The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons of the Dead’ (had helpful commentary). Anything by Teilard de Chardin, Edward Endiger had a lovely interpretation of several of the psalms in ‘The Sacred Psyche’, also his ‘Archetype of the Apocalypse (Inner City Press).  Meister Eckhart would be up that depth psychology alley as well. Joseph Campbell has a volume In his ‘Masks of God’ series on ‘Occidental Mythology’. 

    Some of the twelve step literature and Cognitive Behavior therapy has been helpful in grounding the ideas in the fore-mentioned in prosaic language.

    I don’t have a circle of folks that I can connect with on this stuff. I’m hoping to meet some folks who share the same interest.


    Josh Cook

  • Hello Ed, yes, Ian does seem to like to stir things up a little ;) I've been meaning to check subsequent comments but the LinkedIn site is down.

  • Thank you for the welcome. I look forward to learning and participating and wil look for the group in Florida that you mentioned. Thanks again. Sandra

  • Wow!! What a beautiful pic!!  What an amazing creature!! Thank-you : )

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