Pamela Preston replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"“Jungian's should be careful when taking sides in this great psychic reckoning. They should be attempting to define and analyze the crisis that is confronting America and ultimately our civilization. Balancing the opposites and restoring equilibrium…"
Nov 15, 2016
Pamela Preston replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
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Nov 13, 2016
Pamela Preston replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Oh thank you Paul for sharing with us your feelings with that poignant image.  I have been listening repeatedly to Buckley’s Hallelujah for weeks and working on a  new (hallelujah) mandala.
 
 It is difficult at this juncture to assimilate and…"
Nov 13, 2016
Pamela Preston replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Amen.  This is what I find to be a sensitive and keen forum moderation.
 
To simplify my first post, it helped me tremendously to reread Jung’s reflections on the great war.   I needed to withdraw my identification with the outer…"
Nov 12, 2016
Pamela Preston replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Thank you, Peter, this is brilliant and quite helpful, actually.  This event brings to the individual yet more responsibility which seems at this moment in my process as an intuitive-feeling type, almost impossible.  One cannot help but feel the…"
Nov 11, 2016
Pamela Preston replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Bonnie,
I would like to add that after the election results I found this in-time article in the New Yorker and I wept in relief.  Why?  Because ten years ago a journalist writing in the collective would never have broached the truth of coming out of…"
Nov 10, 2016
Pamela Preston replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion U.S. Election: Holding the Tension of Loss and Despair
"Bonnie, thank you for your courage of expressing your depth feelings.
 
Pre-election results I admitted, after 3 months of tension headache, that I had indeed become caught into the UNCONSCIOUS outer conflict and hysteria of the world and lost the…"
Nov 10, 2016
Pamela Preston replied to Skip Conover's discussion Trump's Black Magic; Bernie Sanders' White Magic; The Distress of America
"Colin, 

Thank you, Die-off it is!  I resonate with this image as I am three years into the candida cleanse both psychic and somatic.  Jung was a shaman, as it has been said.  We are excavating the deeps, though I have found that  earthquakes and…"
Apr 26, 2016
Pamela Preston replied to Skip Conover's discussion Trump's Black Magic; Bernie Sanders' White Magic; The Distress of America
"Skip, 
I read your piece, thank you.   In the depths, we are being shredded.  In the depths we are engaged in the great battle.  Yet we continue to see only the outer conflicts and terrors and avoid resolving our own.  Jung took those wars into…"
Apr 26, 2016
Pamela Preston replied to Skip Conover's discussion Trump's Black Magic; Bernie Sanders' White Magic; The Distress of America
"I responded to the word "bloody."  I have been sorrowfully reflecting of late that Jung's dream image of "rivers of blood" heralding WWI is upon us.  As we know, we are living in a time where many cultural structures have collapsed, perhaps via the…"
Apr 25, 2016
Pamela Preston replied to Eva Rider's discussion A lively Discussion in "What is Depth Psychology?" DISCUSSION GROUP
"Eva,
You are so right, as psychology defined is in truth “the study of soul.”  Within this definition, of course is our tried and true Psyche/Eros myth to which I often refer when tasks are almost too arduous.
 
Regarding the “edge of extinction,”…"
Jun 30, 2015
Pamela Preston replied to Eva Rider's discussion A lively Discussion in "What is Depth Psychology?" DISCUSSION GROUP
"Speaking only from my experience -- I would think the first “test” would be to engage in a Jungian
Analysis.  Then one may experience the confrontation with one’s own shadow and, by and by, the (in my estimation) most important lesson, to learn…"
Jun 29, 2015
Pamela Preston replied to Eva Rider's discussion A lively Discussion in "What is Depth Psychology?" DISCUSSION GROUP
"Hello Eva, 
I wrote the following introduction to a book published in 1993.  At the time I was ensconced in the importance of birthing the Feminine (Soul).  All these years later it seems evident to me that the only solution is to mine one’s…"
Jun 26, 2015
Pamela Preston left a comment for Tascha Stubbs
"Tascha,
I found your comments on the Jung/AA discussion late tonight.  Would you believe I have been in the wilderness for 35 years, having never meet a recovering alcoholic who was also a serious student of Jung.  I have traveled the world, gone to…"
Aug 5, 2013

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    MA Depth Psychology
    PhD studies in Jungian, Archetypal and Ecopsychology
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