Michael Bogar replied to Craig Chalquist, PhD's discussion Need your opinion on a public statement against racism and intolerance in Alliance Admin Board
"Greetings fellow archetypal enthusiasts…
I cannot support this statement as it is worded here. The "facts" and archetypal patterns, as I see them, are much more complex and nuanced. I will not supply details as there are so many separate issues…"
Dec 7, 2015
Michael Bogar commented on James R. Newell's blog post The Souls of White Folk Pt. 1: A Community Discussion on the Archetypal Roots of the Trauma of Racism in America
"I do trust and hope that this archetypal perspective mentions the universal qualities of racism,genocide, exceptionalism, discrimination and all that accompanies those patterns of soul-making. This/these is/are not just a white American…"
Nov 18, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Dorene Mahoney's discussion Immersed in the Depth Discourse: Living an Ordinary Life In an Extraordinary Way in Alliance Admin Board
"Hard to say what Tiffany meant, but it reminds me of Jung's essay, "The Undiscovered Self" where he warns against mass consciousness: “The bigger the crowd, the more negligible the individual.” ― and-- “...in so far as society is itself composed of…"
Oct 25, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Craig Chalquist, PhD's discussion Overwhelming them with offerings? in Alliance Admin Board
"This is a problem indeed. I work with a group that offers six core classes on their main page (perhaps in conjunction with D.E.E.P.---E.R. to make it six) =}. They then offer a separate page every quarter with a smorgasbord of "electives" appealing…"
Oct 2, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Jesse Masterson's discussion Lively Discussion in Alliance Admin Board
"In this litigious culture it seems that being cautious is wise. This is such a new medium that the regulations and rules are being formulated as we go. Some of you may have seen this: 'Anonymous' Posters to Pay $13 Million for Defamatory Comments--…"
Jul 2, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Jesse Masterson's discussion Lively Discussion in Alliance Admin Board
"Thanks Jess. I missed that somehow. I'd be curious to know what prompted that concern. It is certainly not one that crossed my mind."
Jun 30, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Jesse Masterson's discussion Lively Discussion in Alliance Admin Board
"Greetings,
I didn't quite understand the researching "without informed consent". Is that in the "What is DP?" forum? I read Linda's comments and couldn't find anything that sounded like that, but maybe I missed it.
Blessings,
Michael"
Jun 30, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Can/Should Board Members Introduce Forum Posts on Major Cultural & Social Events? in Alliance Admin Board
"I have moved from mystification to a kind of reluctant acceptance, a condition that seems to be very American these days. I found this at PGI while I was there—lots of talk about ancient myth, but little about modern myth—the modern myths of the…"
Jun 26, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion What is Depth Psychology?—Can and Should it Be Defined?—and Why?
"Craig Chalquist kindly passed along a relevant essay by David Miller ("Mything the Study of Myth") that addresses one of the potential problems of Depth Psych., namely the co-opting and universalizing of provincial myths in support of one's…"
Jun 21, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion What is Depth Psychology?—Can and Should it Be Defined?—and Why?
"Today we talked about depth psychology as story telling, soul biography as Hillman calls it. There was an article in the New York (May 2015 issues) titled: Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade? It's about an experiment being done in a fairly…"
Jun 20, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Shall We Announce We are Opening to the Public Tomorrow? in Alliance Admin Board
"Yes..."
Jun 19, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Jesse Masterson's discussion Our Gaping Wound in Alliance Admin Board
"This, as usual, is a complicated topic; what else would one expect when the word "depth" is used? As I see it, the world is not safe, and it never has been, and it never will be as long as duality exists. Every mythology is rife with terrifying…"
Jun 19, 2015
Michael Bogar replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Desired Conference Speakers in Alliance Admin Board
"Sanford L. Drob (Kabbalist Jungian)
Stephen Hoeller (Gnostic Jungian)
Jeffrey Satinover (brilliant edgy free thinker, sometimes disagreeing with current mainstream Jungians)
Christine Downing (always intriguing)
James Hollis"
Apr 10, 2014
Michael Bogar replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Conference Theme Ideas in Alliance Admin Board
"Here is a class that will focus on Active Imagination-- I will be facilitating it at the Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle in June and July, titled: Entering the Temple of the Refrigerator: Conversations with the Food Gods. DESCRIPTION: "Many…"
Mar 28, 2014
Michael Bogar left a comment for Cat Caracelo M.A.
"Greetings Cat, and welcome to the online depth psychology community. I'm glad you've found us.
As you may know, we currently have over 2600 members from all over the world. I hope as you explore the community a bit you find a dynamic group of…"
Aug 31, 2013
Michael Bogar left a comment for Joyce Bauerle
"Greetings Joyce, and welcome to the online depth psychology community. I'm glad you've found us.
As you may know, we currently have over 2600 members from all over the world. I hope as you explore the community a bit you find a dynamic group of…"
Aug 31, 2013
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  • Hello, Michael, and a belated welcome to the online depth psychology community. It's great to have you here. I love your honesty about what drew you to join us—especially the "selfish" part. I kind of feel the same way...and many of the members say it's a bit like being a kid in a candy store.

    Meanwhile, as you may know, we currently have nearly 2500 members from all over the world and we get some lively discussion going at times. Meanwhile, 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, our members come from many walks of life--artists, writers, doctors, 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. To begin with, please take a moment to upload a personal photo to your profile and to introduce yourself in the forum. You can also post a topic for discussion there, respond to someone else's post, or share a link to an article or web site you like, or comment on your current work or ask a question.

    In case you need detailed help getting started and navigating the site, you can use the following link----http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com/page/navigating-the-site----and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions at all! I look forward to seeing you around the community. --Bonnie Bright, Founder

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     There is a popular trend in the modern new age movement that is inclined to label some things as "spiritual", implying of course that other things are not "spiritual". Many seem to think that the word "spiritual" ought to be understood--believing that things like meditation, yoga, Depak Chopra and an assortment of trendy new age books, gurus and ancient secrets are "spiritual". I haven't really heard anyone clearly define what is not spiritual, but the general unspoken consensus seems…
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