John R White left a comment for Jan Marlan
"HiJan. Nice to see you here! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have."
Mar 7, 2012
John R White replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"I at least am glad you "went on so long". You contributed a lot to this discussion.
Concerning your earlier question, as I understand Langs he thinks denial rather than repression is the primary psychic mechanism associated with psychic conflict,…"
Mar 3, 2012
David O'Rose replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"Cliff, the image of the pleading bull that stops he bullfighter in his tracks is poignant. This is the moment that the toreador confronts his own personal grief and becomes a man.
Sometimes therapists are fighting that bull each day in their work…"
Mar 3, 2012
Cliff Bostock replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"Oh, I thought this image was relevant to the topic.

It is from Tempur Sschlafzentrum's Facebook page. A friend translated its caption:

"And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at…"
Mar 3, 2012
Cliff Bostock replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"I very much appreciate the response to my post. It does occur to me that Langs' perspective and that of Kay and David share a lot with with existentialism's perspective -- that awareness of death is essential to living fully. (This was also proposed…"
Mar 3, 2012
David O'Rose replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"One can go through life with a chronic condition I have named NLE (Near Life Experience). In this condition one never quite fully incarnates in this world and the horrible shadow of accident and death stalks one until a choice is made.
Religion can…"
Mar 2, 2012
Cliff Bostock replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"Fascinating discussion. I don't know Langs' work but the discussion calls to mind Freud's essay on transience and the fictional book "Freud's Requiem," which imagines the discussion with Rilke that inspired the essay. Both the essay and the book go…"
Mar 2, 2012
Cliff Bostock replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"Ditto, Bonnie. My own circuitous history: I was accepted here in Emory University's doctoral program. Like most academic institutions, Emory's faculty reviles Jung and worships Freud. They wanted me to do an interdisciplinary program that would have…"
Mar 2, 2012
John R White replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"I look forward to looking at the Ann Rice book you suggest. I like the interpretation you give of Jesus. The example I was giving from Christianity was not meant to suggest I think like that at this point, but that at one time in my life it was so.…"
Mar 2, 2012
John R White replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"Very kind of you to say and I hope you are right :)"
Mar 2, 2012
David O'Rose replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"For me there is a connection between separation anxiety and death anxiety. The sexual instinct to unite kicks in strongly, if you look for it, whenever the archetype of death is constellated prematurely.
So the question for me is always "Do you feel…"
Mar 1, 2012
Judith Harte,Ph.D. replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
""I am most likely a less experienced clinician than most of you,"
Oh John, you're much too modest....Perhaps your clinical time in years may be less, but your time in psyche is clearly deep and rich and drawn from eons and layers of the kind of …"
Mar 1, 2012
John R White replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"I want to thank you all once again for your contributions. Everything that has been said I have found thought-provoking and conducive to deepening my own understanding of the issues. Without burdening you all with a lot of autobiography, I can say…"
Mar 1, 2012
Lee Lawrence replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"I find it interesting that when I was young (as in elementary school) I was always afraid of everything:   Strangers, the dark, walking home at night,........  the whole gambit.   I remember one specific time while walking alone, home from a cub…"
Feb 29, 2012
John R White replied to Judith Harte,Ph.D.'s discussion Welcome to a man ,John R. White, who has one of those most unique websites I've ever seen....
"That is quite amazing that you had owls in your house! As part of my Jungian training, we did some work with the idea of "totem animals" and I found that some animals had indeed been "present" in my imaginative psyche, "capturing" my imagination in…"
Feb 29, 2012
John R White replied to John R White's discussion Robert Langs and the Problem of Death Anxiety
"I think that is a great point, Lee. I hope I haven't misrepresented Langs. I don't think he wants to say that death anxiety and death-related traumas are the exclusive sources of anxiety, but rather that they are the one factor always present in…"
Feb 29, 2012
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  • Hi John...Lovely amplification on the owls!  Thank you. Much reflection of Lang's  theories for sure!  Yes, the fear of death seems to abound, and perhaps metaphysical associations and beliefs occur in order to rationalize and dilute  that fear.  Ego-soul-ego-soul-ego-soul! Astrologically, it seems like fodder for a  fertile dialogue between Saturn/Pluto vs.Jupiter/Neptune.  All components/images  on what it means to be human!

  • Hi John. Happy new year, and welcome to the online depth community. I would like to add my rather belated greeting to Ed's. As you have seen, the Alliance is a dynamic and growing group of people in a global community allows us to meet and learn from others in a multitude of ways.

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  • Welcome John,

    Fascinating website construction. First I've seen like that. Glad you found and decided to join the Alliance. I'm interested in the program in PA. Can you tell me more? There are several therapists of differing schools of thought so I believe you may find some lively debate among the membership. Again, welcome and I look forward to your posts.

    Ed

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