Mara Schaeffer replied to Robert Vitale's discussion Week #4 Zombies Now in Applied Mythology Certificate Participant Group — March/April 2015
"In other myths, the giants or demons bent on destroying the world appear when the hero, god or avatar appears to do battle and save the world. I was listening to Robert Bly’s “The Human Shadow” last night, and he talks about the shadow of America’s…"
Apr 12, 2015
Mara Schaeffer replied to Marta Koonz's discussion Week 4 Zombie Apocalypse: Three Possibilities in Applied Mythology Certificate Participant Group — March/April 2015
"The Zombie myth for me expresses the high cultural value the West places on the competitive thinking function rather than the feeling function. To value and actualize the feeling function and place a high value on the importance of compassion and…"
Apr 12, 2015
Mary Harrell commented on Mara Schaeffer's blog post Dealing with Resistance to Dream Work
"Mara I previously sent a response to your  blog, but may have accidentally deleted it.  So if you by chance get two... My bad.
 I read your blog with great interest but didn't spend time with it, thinking, considering etc.  Then shortly thereafter,…"
Feb 13, 2015
Leslie Birleson commented on Mara Schaeffer's blog post Dealing with Resistance to Dream Work
"Interesting fun fact, Robert Johnson's birthday is the same as C,G, every year in San Diego they would have a get together in a local park. Robert would always tell a great story, the shortest line between two points of course is a crazy circle. He…"
Feb 13, 2015
Silvia Behrend commented on Mara Schaeffer's blog post Dealing with Resistance to Dream Work
"Thank you for a warmly personal and universally accurate rendering of the work of our lives, to become conscious and whole, which means, as you so beautifully expressed, that we submit our egos to the Dream Maker/Psyche/God. "
Feb 13, 2015
Leslie Birleson commented on Mara Schaeffer's blog post Dealing with Resistance to Dream Work
"Another pearl of wisdom I heard fall from the lips of Robert Johnson.
( for every one step I take forward I slide back two, but since I was heading in the wrong direction anyways! it all works out).
Les"
Feb 10, 2015
Jane Knox commented on Mara Schaeffer's blog post Dealing with Resistance to Dream Work
"Thank you, Mara. This is a great article and I certainly can identify with the resistance. I appreciate the sage advice."
Feb 6, 2015
Bonnie Bright commented on Mara Schaeffer's blog post Dealing with Resistance to Dream Work
"Thanks for this great testament to dream work, Mara. It's not easy to do, but the rewards can be immense. Jung said "A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence;  understood, it becomes a living experience." (C.G. Jung CW 16: 252)
I…"
Jan 30, 2015
Mara Schaeffer replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion Join the Depth Discussion: Making Meaning of Mayhem —Week of August 1, 2013
"A living religion is important in that it supports a rich mythology true to an intuitive understanding of the psychological world of archetypal energies that exist in our collective unconscious. Religion gives these archetypal energies names,…"
Aug 3, 2013
Mara Schaeffer replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Join the Depth Discussion: Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life - Week of 7-25-13
"I subscribe to two “TV from India” streaming Internet services: YuppTV and DishWorld. DishWorld has more than half the programs and most movies with English subtitles, carrying both “Swami Mukuanand” on TVAsia and “Devo ke Dev Mahadev” with English…"
Jul 26, 2013
Mara Schaeffer replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Join the Depth Discussion: Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life - Week of 7-25-13
"I wake every morning, record and amplify my dreams. The brilliance with which Dream-maker talks with me in resonant images beyond anything my simple awareness could know has convinced me of Something beyond, wise, and interactive. I also have been…"
Jul 26, 2013

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  • Hi Mara,

    Welcome to the Red Book Forum.  Were you on the Q & A live phone call with Robbie yesterday?   I look forward to hearing what is stirring you in the Red Book.  Are you following the course and study guide for credit?  Please do jump in a little or a lot.

    Janet

  • Welcome Mara,

    I'm curious as to what the other field of psychology might be that is your MA work. Does it correspond with Jungian work or are you stretching out into another field/adding another field of psychology? I think you will find the various blogs, forums, and groups interesting and hope you will be posting to them in the near future. Again, welcome.

    Ed

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Dealing with Resistance to Dream Work

 “I don’t think I’ve ever sat down to do my inner work but that I’ve had to make myself do it. I may have to make myself get up and leave it a little bit later, I get so interested. The resistance is always there. Don’t pay any notice. Just go do it!” -Robert Johnson*

 

      I’ve kept a dream diary for forty-eight years, but most days I still find I have a great resistance to waking up and writing down the images that appear in my dreams each night. It occurred to me that my…

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