Randy Westfall commented on klemens swib's blog post Breaking Jungian Psychology out of the ghetto of intellectual containment and into the literary and civilizational mainstream.
""That will ultimately provide us with the battering ram to break Jungian psychology out from the ghetto of intellectual containment it currently resides in and into the literary and civilizational mainstream."

Klemens, thanks for the blog entry and…"
May 19, 2016
Randy Westfall commented on Randy Westfall's blog post The Center of Being
"To update the "elementary ideas" reference by Joseph Campbell in this blogpost, I recently read his Creative Mythology [1] from the Masks of God series. If I may quote from it:

'The norms of myth, understood in the way rather of the "elementary…"
Feb 11, 2016
Randy Westfall commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry’s Blog # 150: Mexico’s Mother Goddess: Part Five of Five
"Wonderful essay, Barry. Relevant to this subject, Michael Meade's book was the best one I've read this year."
Oct 16, 2015
Randy Westfall replied to David Van Nuys's discussion Conscious dreamer? Listen to my interview on dreams and awareness practices with Jungian therapist Machiel Klerk!
"Thanks Dr. Dave and Machiel Klerk for this interview. Machiel explains the value of lucidity toward our connection to the unconscious, through dreams. It is apparent and useful in active imagination, for example, because we're awake. We're also…"
Oct 3, 2015
Randy Westfall commented on Bonnie Bright's video
"Thanks Bonnie for submitting this video.
I think it can be healing and also help to understand inner images if one draws them, or expresses them in some way through art. I agreed with David that an image is still relevant even if it is drawn years…"
Oct 1, 2015
Randy Westfall left a comment for Nancy Vogel
"Hi Nancy, you found us! Thank you for being one of Brian's best friends. You should know that he admired you very much.

On behalf of the community here, I welcome you. From our conversations, I know you will love the information, radio podcasts,…"
Sep 27, 2015
Randy Westfall left a comment for Donna May
"Hi Donna, thank you and I appreciate the friend request. It was a wonderful experience. I am adjusting my audio as I had a trouble hearing all the input but I am notoriously hard of hearing. I hope to participate in more of this type of…"
Sep 26, 2015
Randy Westfall commented on Bonnie Bright's event FREE Dream Webinar with Robert Wagonner, Robert Bosnak, Machiel Klerk on Klerk's new CD: “Rumi and the World of Dream” - (PDT)
"I received the link from Jung Platform and listened to this important discussion on lucidity and its usefulness in dreaming, taking it beyond mere interpretation. Thanks to both Roberts and Machiel."
Sep 25, 2015
Randy Westfall replied to David Van Nuys's discussion Got metaphors? Listen to my interview with Kim Hermanson PhD on the transformative power of metaphor!
"A very good interview with Kim Hermanson, who knows a lot about metaphor.

During the exercise toward the end, I was working with the image of a yellow rope that did not help me to climb a mountain, getting me out of a ravine. Having previously…"
Sep 13, 2015
Randy Westfall commented on Bonnie Bright's event FREE Dream Webinar with Robert Wagonner, Robert Bosnak, Machiel Klerk on Klerk's new CD: “Rumi and the World of Dream” - (PDT)
"I missed the webinar and the link to the replay didn't work or hasn't been set up yet. I received the Machiel Klerk's CD and listened to it and was pleasantly surprised about its content.

Mr. Klerk quoted Tensin Wangyal Rinpoche from the book I had…"
Sep 12, 2015
Randy Westfall commented on Bonnie Bright's article The Ecological Crisis & the Image of Frankenstein—REPLAY of "Dinner & Depth" Interview with Robert Romanyshyn
"I really enjoyed this interview with Bonnie and Robert. It got me thinking about different aspects of individuation. My introduction to the Frankenstein story has been a deep study of the movie Young Frankenstein as a kid. Lately, I found that Percy…"
Sep 9, 2015
Randy Westfall commented on Bonnie Bright's event FREE Dream Webinar with Robert Wagonner, Robert Bosnak, Machiel Klerk on Klerk's new CD: “Rumi and the World of Dream” - (PDT)
"Thank you, Holly. I went ahead and got the CD.
"Klerk's CD also weaves together Dream Yoga, Lucid Dreaming and Buddhist principles, showing how dreaming is used as an awareness practice."

Dream yoga, which is basically just that- lucid awareness…"
Aug 31, 2015
Randy Westfall commented on Bonnie Bright's event FREE Dream Webinar with Robert Wagonner, Robert Bosnak, Machiel Klerk on Klerk's new CD: “Rumi and the World of Dream” - (PDT)
"A fan of Robert Waggoner and his book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, I'm looking forward to attending this webinar. Robert Bosnak is the alchemy guy, right?
I'm on vacation that week in September, but I hope to catch the webinar live if…"
Aug 30, 2015
Randy Westfall replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Depth Psychology Alliance as an Incubator
"Bonnie, I wouldn't know exactly how to bring this information to the public, but the wealth of material at the disposal of this community would do the world much good. I'm excited (and also somewhat ambivalent) about your making Depth Alliance open…"
Aug 30, 2015
Randy Westfall replied to David Van Nuys's discussion Know your journey? Listen to my interview with Israeli Jungian Analyst Dr. Erel Shalit on The Cycle of Life!
"Dr. Dave, thanks for this bringing us this great interview with Dr. Erel Shalit. He really knows how to work with images. Also, he co-edited The Dream and its Amplification, one of my favorite books. I'm glad he's working with the Erich Neumann…"
Aug 30, 2015
Randy Westfall commented on Mark Sipowicz's blog post Walking the Talk: Airing Our Complexes and Our Complexity
""My aggravated and meanest inner figure will have as unique and real a relationship to the sun as will my meek yet curious and childish self. Bringing curiosity, presence, creativity and most importantly faith in the reality of these soul figures,…"
Aug 21, 2015

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  • Hi Randy--so much to read through here.  It's so much-but all very exciting.

     I'm just reading your dream analysis!  Amazing. 

  • Thanks Randy. I accept the friend requests of anyone I know, even through one message or email. Especially on this site, I was not able to send someone more than 200 characters' worth of message without being their friend.

    I'm really glad you enjoy Personality Type: An Owner's Manual. I found it in a Borders book store many years ago, and it was my first Jungian book: my gateway book, so to say. But then that chain went out of business and since then I've always checked for it when I go to new book stores, but they never seem to have it. It's scary, living in the end times!

    Thank you for your interest and encouragement. I will take it to heart.

  • Not so much a Jung Club as a Friends of Jung Association...

    I'm not aware there are any Friends of Freud Associations.

    JACO has a 3 story house (JungHaus) with library, art gallery, bookstore, therapist offices. 

  • Hi Randy,

    Thanks for your note about Shared Realities. I hope you enjoy it. It sounds like you're laying a good foundation with the Collected Works. Drop me another line with comments about the book after you've finished. Be forewarned, a few of the chapters are rather dense theoretically and even experienced analysts have struggled with them.

    Best Wishes,


  • Fantastic! Love hearing this.

  • You're welcome! Jung Platform events that I've tried have been great and we of course co-host a lot of lectures and other events.

    Can't believe you live in Victor! Was a fantasy of mine in school in Colorado Springs in the 80s to live in Cripple Creek some time. And...a good friend of mine's father was born in Victor back around 1935. What brought you there, I'm very curious to know?

    Take care!


  • Greetings Randy and welcome to the online depth psychology community. It's great you've found us! 

    As you may know, we currently have over 3300 members from all over the world. 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.

    We recommend that to get started, you personalize your profile photo by going to your "My page" and rolling your cursor over the default C.G. Jung image. This gives you the option to switch it to a person picture. As well, 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 another member's post, or share a link to an article or web site you like. There are many of us, including myself, who share your interests; I am also very interested in dreams and am curious to see what you might post here on this topic.

    Here are a few quick links to front page items that may be of interest to you. The Multimedia Library contains talks, videos and articles that may be of interest to you. The Depth Insights e-zine has articles, poetry, and images from past issues. And, then we have the Events page which contains calls for papers, upcoming conferences, and workshops.

    You can also weigh in on the weekly depth discussions by clicking the image and quote at the top of the home page. And here's a link to help you navigate the site for your convenience.

    Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you around the community.

    Warm Regards,

    Mark Sipowicz, Board Member

    "Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows."  --Henry David Thoreau 

    Mark Sipowicz, Jungian Rites of Passage Guide
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Analysis: Three Dreams and a Song

In the world of dreams, one’s friends live forever, for they can be present at any time. In this way, I have expected the eventual visits of my close friend, who passed away this fall, in my dreams and in the recollections of him that occur to me.

With the alchemical signature of wholeness [1] of three and one, I present three dreams and a song from my content, culminating in a rejuvenation dream at the beginning of the year. In hopes of processing grief in a healthy way, I…

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Analysis of a Dream Series


‘The Impossible Mountain Climb’ Dream: My wife and I were to climb or walk up this very steep mountain, using ropes which were provided. We had trouble, so we left and were to try another time.

We arrived back at the hotel/resort type place and parked, walking to the building that was on the edge of a deep ravine.…

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The Plenaro Dream

‘The difference between the "natural" individuation process, which runs its course unconsciously, and the one that is consciously realized is tremendous. In the first case,  consciousness nowhere intervenes; the end remains as dark as the beginning. In the second case, so much darkness comes to light that the personality is permeated with light and consciousness necessarily gains in scope and insight. The encounter between…

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The Center of Being

In my first blog, I related the events surrounding a transformative dream I had which evoked a powerful feeling tone, its effect rippling out through my life. A series of events the previous day, coupled with reading an S.T. Coleridge poem upon cracking open the first Jung volume I had yet to read, seemingly led to my experience of this dream, replete with a mysterious archetypal projection.

I amplified the image, researched the content to the extent that I was able, but only…

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A Dream and a Case Of Cryptomnesia

Cryptomnesia occurs when a forgotten memory returns without it being recognized as such by the subject, who believes it is something new and original. It is a memory bias whereby a person may falsely recall generating a thought, an idea, a song, or a joke, not deliberately engaging in plagiarism but rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration.” -Wikipedia

The word was first used by…

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