Carl Jung & Jungian Topics: Dreams, Archetypes, and Symbols

Dreamwork as a rewarding spiritual practice by Jean Raffa:

Before the Meyers-Brigg (MBTI) Jung developed personality typologies. What’s yours? Free online test:

Vampires embody all aspects of the darker side of human nature. It’s what Freud called the Id and Carl Jung called the Shadow:

Carl Jung’s ideas on the form & definition of archetypes took 27 yrs to evolve. What is this powerful concept, anyway?

Psychological Types > Carl Jung describes 4 basic psychic functions: intuition, sensation, feeling, & thinking:

On Alchemy, C.G. Jung, and Ecological Intelligence: Alchemy describes a pattern of transformation…


Psychology, Therapy, Disorders, & Trauma

Creating a Narrative for Trauma Seems to Help Victims of PTSD: How children in Haiti are creating a narrative through special workbooks…

How to Live an "Inside-Out Life": Find pathways for maintaining psychological health & resilience during the rising "social psychosis" in our culture

Excellent read: "Conscious Femininity" by Marion Woodman

Getting to Know Me: What's Behind Psychoanalysis? Psychodynamic therapy has been caricatured as navel-gazing, but studies show powerful benefits:

Healing the Somatizations of Trauma: “The body remembers…Memory is lodged in pictures and feelings in the cells themselves.”


Technology, Culture, & Religion

Virtual reality to help returning war vets and kids to re-imagine new futures? What happens at the intersection of technology and transformation? Inner Space: Technology’s New Frontier

When ideas have sex: throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is. TED video:

Powerful perspective: Waking Up: Terrorism and Depth Psychology by Dr. Mary Watkins, coauthor of Psychologies of Liberation:

Compulsive Buying: An Impulse-Control Disorder> There's some uncertainty among the mental health profession about whether to see overshopping as a genuine disorder or merely a bad habit

Americans Turning Over Electronics 400 Million Times per Year: Our consumption of high-tech electronics has far outstripped our ability to handle all the waste we're leaving behind with each new upgrade

"Sacred" Abuses in the Name of God, Self, & Other: A Call for Clarity in Addressing Archetypal Truths:


Mind, Brain, & Neuroscience

Scientists Prove Astrology, Call it "Seasonal Biology": Functional changes in brain based on birth month

Bees help to explain the link between intelligence and long life:

Sudden Understanding: Aha! insights favor the prepared mind:

Thought Leaders Now Being Replaced By Feeling Leaders


Indigenous, Nature, Ecology, & Ecopsychology

Thought-provoking and more than a little alarming! Is Wi-Fi killing trees?

Regarding climate change: How obliged are we to consider the situation of the “other: other species, the poor, or unborn generations NYT:

The environmental and climate justice movement isn't just about saving polar bears from melting ice, argues Bill McKibben. It's about rebuilding connection and community, changing the way human beings live

The Medicine Wheel as a Symbol of Native American Psychology: The wheel represents the cycle of life…

Free audio from Jungian events, includes “Don't Mess with Mother Nature: The Ecopsychology of Energy”

There won't be a bailout for the earth: Global warming is yesterday’s apocalypse….


BONNIE BRIGHT, Ph.D.,(Founder of Depth Psychology Alliance), is a Transpersonal Soul-Centered Coach certified via Alef Trust/Middlesex University, and a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst®, and has trained extensively in Holotropic Breathwork™ and the Enneagram. She has trained with African elder, Malidoma Some'; with Transpersonal Pioneer Stan Grof; and with Jungian analyst, Jerome Bernstein, among others.Her dissertation focused on a symbolic look at Colony Collapse Disorder and what the mass vanishing of honeybees means to us both personally and as a collective. Bonnie’s path to soul began with a spontaneous mystical experience in 2006, and she continues her quest for awakening each day with a sense of joy, freedom, and gratitude at the magic afoot in the world.

JAMES R. NEWELL, Ph.D., MTS, (Director of Depth Psychology Alliance) earned his Ph.D. in History and Critical Theories of Religion from Vanderbilt University (2007), and holds a master's degree in pastoral counseling and theology from the Vanderbilt University Divinity School (2001). James is also the director of the Depth Psychology Academy, offering college-level courses in Jungian and depth psychology. James has spent much of his working life as a professional musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with interests in jazz, blues, folk, world, and devotional music. Since his youth, James has worked with a variety of blues greats including John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Jr. Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Big Joe Turner, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and others.