John Knight replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion Members, how do you define depth psychology?
"But if someone such as a Freudian or Kleinian is considered a depth psychologist also, would they not disagree with this statement? After all, many of these ideas formed the basis of the split between Jung and Freud. If we're truly talking about…"
Apr 13, 2013
John Knight replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion Members, how do you define depth psychology?
"Ah, someone with a Freudian/Kleinian background, Hallelujah! Although my inclination was always more Jungian, I had the feeling it was just other Jungians on this board and that we may have started to possess or misappropriate the term 'Depth…"
Apr 4, 2013
John Knight replied to Judith Harte,Ph.D.'s discussion TO JOHN KNIGHT...IN ANSWER TO HIS ??' S ABOUT THE MEANING OF HILLMAN TO ME..
"Hehe! I like your dualistic impression of him - seems ripe ground for an archetypal dream figure. I found your description of his writing/drawing in the unintelligible script very powerful and intriguing. Perhaps something akin to Jung's calligraphy…"
Apr 1, 2013
John Knight replied to Judith Harte,Ph.D.'s discussion A Hillman Dream
"May I be a somewhat disrespectful jackass and ask what James Hillman represents to you regardless? Obviously you hold the man in esteem, but in what ways in particular? And what do you find mysterious about him? I'm quite interested to know what he…"
Mar 31, 2013
John Knight replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion Members, how do you define depth psychology?
"Before we get too possessive of the term from a Jungian standpoint, let us not forget the term was coined by Bleuler and as far as I can tell, the usage was based around approaches that contained the unconscious. This includes Freud, Otto Rank,…"
Mar 26, 2013
John Knight commented on John Knight's blog post The Internet and the Second Persona
"Oh, I should add, if you like this article, my friend Keira would be most chuffed if you 'Liked' it, or added a comment at the blog's original page:
http://keirawong.com/blog/2012/03/the-internet-and-the-second-persona/"
Mar 25, 2013
John Knight replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion Members, how do you define depth psychology?
"Personally I always assumed it refers not to something strictly 'Jungian', but psychology that is topographical and psychodynamic in nature (note that I don't mean Psychodynamic with a capital 'P', which in modern terms seems to be synonymous with…"
Mar 25, 2013
John Knight commented on Yulia Perch's blog post APOCALYPSE AMERICAN STYLE: An Open Letter to the One Nation under God in a Wake of Sandy Hook School Shooting
"It occurs to me that I've never seen someone crying over any of these American school shootings here in Australia. Shock, yes, but I've never seen crying. Is it case of demarcation - "us" and "them"? How is it that we are disconnected from our…"
Jan 28, 2013
John Knight replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Acknowledging the Recent Mass Shootings
"Aye, sounds about right. :)"
Jan 4, 2013
John Knight replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Acknowledging the Recent Mass Shootings
"Oh, this is a later reply, but was the Jewish neighbourhood encounter a literal one or a dream one? I'm just re-reading it and I'm not sure if you're saying you dreamed that or not..."
Jan 3, 2013
John Knight replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Acknowledging the Recent Mass Shootings
"Heyer, sorry about the delay, my twin brother was visiting and we were busy recording some tracks. :-/

No idea on that last amplification of the Sandy Hook theme, but if it's something that intuitively grabs you, then it's probably worth exploring.…"
Jan 3, 2013
John Knight replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Acknowledging the Recent Mass Shootings
"There's a reason you have trouble wrapping your head around colonisation: because you're a sane person with a conscience!

It's interesting what you say about "Americans think...". The US seems to be undergoing one of its biggest cultural changes;…"
Dec 30, 2012
John Knight replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Acknowledging the Recent Mass Shootings
"I reckon you're bang on there, that's very well put."
Dec 30, 2012
John Knight replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Acknowledging the Recent Mass Shootings
"No worries, this dream had me very interested! I was wondering if you come from a Judeo-Christian background, perhaps Christian (if it's not too personal a question for the public space)? The Tetragrammaton refers to the four letters YHWH that form…"
Dec 29, 2012
John Knight replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Acknowledging the Recent Mass Shootings
"touche! ;)"
Dec 28, 2012
John Knight replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Acknowledging the Recent Mass Shootings
"Heck, the 4-letter Hebrew word couldn't have been YHWH (Yahweh), could it? Do an image search on that or 'tetragrammaton'  if you think it may be, perhaps it may jar your deeper parts of memory. It's interesting that the mass murderer is singling…"
Dec 28, 2012
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  • Greetings, John, and a belated welcome to the online depth psychology community. I'm so glad you've joined us (especially via Dr. Dave) and that you've already jumped in and contributed so much to the ongoing conversation about the shootings. It's such an important topic with a need for many facets of regarding it.

    As you may know, we currently have over 1800 members from all over the world and we're growing. I hope as you explore the community a bit you find a dynamic group of like-minded people who are all deeply drawn by the field of depth psychology. While there are many Jungian analysts and clinical psychologists here, ourmembers come from various walks of life including artists, writers, doctors, scientists, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience here to be shared.

    On that note, there are many opportunities to engage as you browse the site. When you're ready to jump in, please feel free to post a topic for discussion in the forum, respond to someone else's post, or share a link to an article or web site you like.

    Also you may want to consider joining the discussion in the online book club. In January we begin "The War of the Gods in Addiction" with David E. Schoen.  Since the Book Club is all done via writing in an open forum, you can participate at your own level and schedule--and you can join the discussion anytime, even if you don't have the book. Also upcoming in January is a special study group on the Red Book with Robert Bosnak starting January 19.

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The Internet and the Second Persona

Before I continue, I should note that this is a re-posting of a guest blog I wrote for a friend's site, fellow writer, Keira Wong (of whom there are references strewn about the place!). It's written for the general public, and I thought others on this site may enjoy it.

Social networking is evolving at an incredible rate, however it appears to be evolving faster than we’re able to adapt to it. Like Europe before the introduction of manners and chivalry, we’re at an…

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