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What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
If so, from what institution?
I am a graduate of the Assisi Institute
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
I am a clergy person in private practice
Please share a little about yourself by way of introduction. What draws you to Depth Psychology and what are you looking for from this community?
The connection to archetypal pattern analysis
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
only the Assisi Institute
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Almost four years ago, I walked up the Capitol steps in freezing rain to join other clergy and officiants to perform the first legally sanctioned same-sex weddings in Washington State. Those of us who could legally perform a ceremony were invited to donate our services to any who chose to get married under, near, or around the Christmas tree in the Rotunda. Robed…
Say that you are going to a party, or going to the mall, or to visit your old aunt who is failing. Say that you are going to a new place, somewhere you have never been before and you don’t know what to wear. You put on the usual dress, the one you’ve worn so many times, perhaps it is beginning to fray a little, but never mind. What shoes will you wear this time?
You look at all the shoes you have collected over the past ten years. You know, the black work high heels, the…
For over thirty-six years, we have gathered to celebrate the Passover, a re-telling of the Hebrew peoples’ crossing the desert into the Promised Land of milk and honey. We read the Haggadah, we drink the wine, pass the matzo, flick the plagues off our fingers like an Italian curse gesture. We sing Dayenu, the song that voices the wonder of any small act to be sufficient for knowing God’s abundant love and grace to us, the people who follow the law. The youngest…
“Will you catch me when I fall?” Those are the words of a refrain from a Danish song by the group Danser med Drenge (Dancing with Boys). The image helped me recall the old trust games used in group-building back in the day. Someone stood in the center of a group, crossed their arms across their chests and closed…
When the waves crest
Sometimes you can see dolphins
Or other fish
Backlit by the sun
Suspended in the clarity of water.
That moment of perfect balance
Before the wave crashes
Leaves scant traces of shells
Which will be brought back into the ocean
I recently started a new painting, using a canvass big enough to use up some old paint. It was to be a study of yellows, with burnt sienna, vermillion red and other odds and ends I had accumulated over the years. So I mixed the old paint with walnut oil, hoping to reconstitute it…
Therapy through the Ether
I have spent all day alone in my office
The ping of the…
This is a public confession - since my undergraduate days when I first had to read Society and its Discontents, I gave Freud a big pass. What I learned about his theory through a liberal education was enough for me to dismiss him. His theories about everything being about sex, repressed sex, expressed sex, delayed sex, women envying men, all about the phallus, turned me off. I…
When I was actively serving in the ministry, I leaned more to the Universalist side of Unitarian Universalism. Theologically, I was more drawn to the idea that Love overruled Thought, that universal salvation, the belief that no one is condemned to hell is better than some going and some not. It seemed a more humane position to take on the human condition. Mistakes could be made,…
Variation On A Theme By Rilke
by Denise Levertov
(The Book of Hours, Book I, Poem 1, Stanza 1)
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