For those new to the topic or wanting to solidify your understanding. A basic overview.
Depth psychology deals with unconscious feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. It can also be seen as the psychology of the soul. In practice depth psychology seeks to explore the underlying motives behind our behaviours.
Although depth psychology is usually associated with the founding psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and C. G. Jung, it is found in the post-modern schools of thought of Gestalt, Archetypal and Imag
Archetypal Reflections: Dr. Keiron Le Grice on Jungian and Depth Psychologies
C.G. Jung contended that our personalities are made up of a multitude of archetypes, Dr. Keiron Le Grice, Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, reminded me when he recently sat down with me to share his insights into the field of depth psychology. Each archetype asserts its own aims, moods, and ideas on our personalities, influencing our lives on a day-to-day basis. Jungian
“Yoga is most often understood as the union of the individual with the
transcendental self, with what Jung terms the Self.” —Judith Mills
In recent years, the practice of yoga has made headlines in the mainstream media as parents in U.S. school districts challenged its inclusion in the curriculum at public schools, insisting it amounts to religious indoctrination and t
In the heart of the jungle in Columbia, the U’wa people live a simple existence mostly beyond the reaches of modern society, having had little contact at all with the outside world until a few decades ago. Their indigenous relationship to the earth sustains them in a collective role as caretakers of the earth and an equal facet of nature. Thus, when the prospect of international firms making plans to drill into their ancestral lands for oil in the late 1990s arose, they perceived the concept to
From the Editor, Bonnie Bright, Ph.D.:
Chinese medicine is a system that's rooted in nature. Using primary treatment tools like acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, and cupping, the practice focuses on maintaining health and preventing illness.
As a doctor of Chinese medicine for over six years, Brian Falk has nearly completed his Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with Specialization in Somatic Studies, and he has had a chance to experience a multitude of correlations between Chinese medicine and depth psychology.
Since studying depth psycho
Working with Dreams: Depth Psychology Techniques of Carl Gustav Jung and James Hillman
Dream work is ancient, it’s long tradition evidenced in the temples of Asclepius in Greece where individuals went to be healed through their dreams. Dreams have been an important aspect of many spiritual traditions, and even Freud considered the study of dreams to be his most important work. There are many methods of dream analysis. When working with dreams, it can be helpful to intentionally assess them from v
Carl Jung & Jungian Topics: Dreams,Archetypes, Symbols
Individuation: The Process of a Lifetime: Jung defined it as "the process by which a person becomes an "in-dividual…” http://www.jungiananalyticpraxis.com/individuation_lecture.htm
Book review: What Story Are You Living? By Carol Pearson and Hugh Marr> Are all stories are derived from archetypes? http://psychcentral.com/lib/2010/what-story-are-you-living-2/
Depth Psychology and Myths Today: The mystery that surrounds us feeds the myths we make
In the same measure as the conscious attitude may pride itself on a certain godlikeness
by reason of its lofty and absolute standpoint, an unconscious attitude develops with a
godlikeness oriented downwards to an archaic god whose nature is sensual and brutal.
--CG Jung, Psychological Types
Fight the big corporations. Kill the multinationals. Break up theconglomerates and the consortiums. The problem of how to do thatpreoccupies more and more of us as helicopters hired with oil moneydrive nativ
Carl Jung & Jungian Topics: Dreams, Archetypes, and Symbols
Dreamwork as a rewarding spiritual practice by Jean Raffa: http://bit.ly/gPWY9r
Before the Meyers-Brigg (MBTI) Jung developed personality typologies. What’s yours? Free online test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
Vampires embody all aspects of the darker side of human nature. It’s what Freud called the Id and Carl Jung called the Shadow: http://www.chateaugrrr.com/featured-guests/martin-v-riccardo
Carl Jung’s ideas on the f
In honor of current events in Egypt, an excerpt from a recent work of mine:
“Perhaps we are like stones; our own history and the history of the world embedded in us, we hold a sorrow deep within and cannot weep until that history is sung” (Griffin, 1992, p. 8).’
Like many of us in western culture, I am aware of an underlying and ongoing search for meaning in life, looking for roots and a sense of groundedness in which I can locate myself and come into greater understanding and relationship with b
Depth Psychology is the study of the Unconscious, an inquiry into what we don’t know by looking at how psyche emerges in symbols, mythology, art, & dreams and how we live out the repressed, the silenced, & the marginalized in our personal lives and in the culture at hand. It explores our relationship to soul, and includes ideas from anthropology, cross-cultural studies, ecology, philosophy, theology, indigenous cultures, the arts, and more. Early pioneers of the field are Sigmund Freud and Carl
Here's (the beginning of) mine:
Depthpsychology, a term first coined by Swiss psychiatrist, Eugene Bleuler, around the end of the 1800’s, has its beginnings in the work of Sigmund Freud and
another Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung, along with Pierre Janet
and William James. Depth Psychology explores the hidden or deeper parts
of human experience by seeing things in depth rather than taking them
apart. Certainly, it involves deep inquiry into the symb