charlyne gelt replied to charlyne gelt's discussion "Hades' Angels"—Charles Manson marriage
"Thank you for your support. I felt obliged to do something constructive about what I had discovered, including to create a firestorm of controversy. Until unveiled, are we not at the beck and call of our childhood's acquired imposters? Charlyne…"
Dec 8, 2014
Bonnie Bright replied to charlyne gelt's discussion "Hades' Angels"—Charles Manson marriage
"Thanks for sharing this, Charlyne. What a fascinating topic, and your work (with a depth psychological lens)  is particularly timely as the Manson marriage news comes out. I hope everyone will read the article and consider checking out your book!"
Dec 8, 2014
Holly Esch replied to charlyne gelt's discussion "Hades' Angels"—Charles Manson marriage
"Gilded? No. Cage? Yes. And you could say, in a way, that they're kept men."
Dec 8, 2014
charlyne gelt replied to charlyne gelt's discussion "Hades' Angels"—Charles Manson marriage
"Thank you for your response. Interesting concept, bird in a gilded cage. But a 6x9 cell in a maximum security prison is anything but gilded. These women, Hades Angels, got into these relationships after his incarceration.
Charlyne Gelt, Ph.D."
Dec 8, 2014
Holly Esch replied to charlyne gelt's discussion "Hades' Angels"—Charles Manson marriage
"I've heard some women describe that as being a bird in a gilded cage. Smart, independent, professional women marrying prisoners is like the mirror image."
Dec 7, 2014
Holly Esch replied to charlyne gelt's discussion "Hades' Angels"—Charles Manson marriage
"It's almost a twisted version of the traditional single income family, where the husband was the provider that traveled with relative freedom and received intellectual stimulation from work and his professional circle, whereas the dependent wife…"
Dec 7, 2014
charlyne gelt commented on Eva Rider's event Jung, Alchemy & the Tree of Life: Embodying the Tree
"Know Thyself, a profound path to consciousness. This is the struggle, especially when so many external forces are viewed as either or extremes rather than branches towards transformation."
Jan 12, 2014
charlyne gelt replied to Depth Alliance Board's discussion Join the "Depth Discussion" about Hillman's Notion of Eros & Psych — July 11, 2013
"Eros and Psyche…What a timely question for me to ponder! Saturday, I facilitated a Men Only Workshop. Generally i only offer Women's Empowerment Workshops but recently I have had a felt need to offer support to "fatherless" men. So, I listened to…"
Jul 20, 2013
charlyne gelt left a comment for Jesse Masterson
"i graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2001 with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. As a psychologist in private practice in Encino, CA I work with women who, though "strong outside", are drawn to their shadow in relationships. Pacifica, and…"
Jun 25, 2013
charlyne gelt left a comment for Jesse Masterson
"Hello Jesse, Thank you for your warm welcome into the community of depth psychology and Depth Psychology Alliance. I look forward to joining others, nourishing the spirit and nlocking skills and interests I never knew I had. I will attempt to open…"
Jun 25, 2013

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  • Hello Charlyne and welcome (I am finishing my coursework at Pacifica this July!)

    It's great to have you here. As you may know, we currently have nearly 2500 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.

    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 another member'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 please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions at all! I look forward to seeing you around the community.

    Best Regards, Jesse (Board Member)

    Jesse Lash Masterson, M.S.; M.A.; M.Div
    PhD studies in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and EcoPsychology
    San Diego, CA
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