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Archetypes of Aging

Hey everyone I wanted to share some of my blog posts from another blog I had to set up while taking a Psychology of Aging course where I attend school. The professor wanted us to post our papers as blog posts so we could have experience blogging and also making it academic in nature. I was the only student in class that had any serious interest in Depth Psychology and Jung in particular, so my professor allowed me to write on the topic of aging from a "Jungian" point of view. I began to doubt if

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Handwriting of Spielrein & Jung

Just put on Kindle, for only 99c, a short report on their handwriting...

Handwriting Analysis Report (1,500 words, 15 pages) on the handwriting of Sabina Spielrein and Carl Jung. This is a comparative look at some global features of their handwriting - which corresponds to foundational aspects of their personalities.

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http://www.amazon.com/Sabina-Spielrein-Carl-Gustav-ebook/dp/B007BU278A

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Day in the Life of an Undead Puer

Christopher was 28 when I met him.  I was a 20 year-old agoraphobic, introvert shut-in of sorts.  I was having difficulty attending school, i.e., being in school with people.  Christopher and I only met once.  He was the younger brother of a good friend of mine.  He had come to visit his family in Michigan since he lived in Los Angeles.  His family placed a great deal of weight on education.  In fact, his parents, Doctors B., expected doctorate studies from all three of their boys.  Something, I

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What did the world sound like when it came into being, I once asked a class of first graders? Many raised their eyes to the sky as if trying to remember that sound and then, one by one, without the self-consciousness that afflicts those who are much older, began to offer their answers. A bang?–one said.  A clang?—another one added.  A bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?–still another offered.

I then played them a recording someone at Harvard had made of a simulation of the Big Bang and watched as eyes widened in

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The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way

a Jungian Perspective by Naomi Ruth Lowinsky

The Sister speaks to all those who want to cultivate an unlived promise—those on a spiritual path, those who are filled with the urgency of poems that have to be written, paintings that must be painted, journeys that yearn to be taken…

Who is She, this Sister from Below? She’s certainly not about the ordinary business of life: work, shopping, making dinner. She speaks from other realms. If you’ll all

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Breath and the Sacred Feminine

     A practical spirituality bids us to look beyond the confines of dogmatic religion and into natural states of soul in which heightened consciousness and consequent well being emerge just as freely as the unencumbered flow of a Rocky Mountain river. Water is a prime symbol of the sacred feminine. The human psyche, when healthy and attuned, finds its way to the River of Life, that which sustains it and can best be described as feminine and nourishing, soulful.
     Breath highlights the quality
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Happy Groundhawg's Day

Oh, hawg who dwelt in the ground.

Be not afraid of thyn Shadow.

That mystery, however frightful, is only the undiscovered side of yourself.

Come out of yourn cave, my friend.

A secret I shall share with you: buried in that Shadow, just underneath the tar, lays a bounty of gold.

Be not afraid nor overly critical.

For what you would shrink from and scold is none other than your divine hidden soul.

~James Burden

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Could any of the members of this Group expand  upon Dr. Jung's references to our "Primal Form," "Solar Nature," and Stellar Nature"?

Dr. Jung refers to our "Primal Nature" in relating a near death experience he had in Memories, Dreams, and Reflections.

This event is related within this link:  http://www.near-death.com/jung.html

Dr. Jung makes reference to a human's "Solar Nature" and "Stellar Nature" periodically throughout his Collected Works. Here are several such references which may be found in

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Synchronicity & Romantic Fate


by Gary S. Bobroff, M.A. (creator of www.JungianOnline.com & Jungian Therapist Online on Facebook)

 

“A certain power to alter things indwells in the human soul and subordinates the other things to her, particularly when she is swept into great excesses of love or hate or the like. ...For a long time I did not believe it. . . . [but] I found that the emotionality of the human soul is the chief cause of all these things . . . If he falls into a great excess . . . [then] he must do it at that hour w

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What is this Saturn Return passage that we hear about so often? If you are between the ages of 28-30 you are in your first Saturn Return, or if you are 59-60 years old, then you are in your Second Saturn Return.

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 (This is excerpted from new book" "Saturn Returns~The Private Papers of a Reluctant Astrologer")


“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate.” C.G. Jung

The "Saturn Returns" at ages twenty-nine and fifty-nine are times of great change and opportunity. And so,
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Breath, Dreams, and Numinous Presence

Breath, Dreams, and Numinous Presence

     C.G. wrote, “The ego has to acknowledge many gods before it attains the centre where no god helps it any longer against any other god."  At the center of the human experience there resides an instinctual capacity to discover numinous experience so as to be regularly nourished inwardly. In order to move into this realm of psychic knowing one often confronts ego based notions regarding the nature of the numinous, that it must be confined within dogmatic re

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The Tarot and Individuation

For those interested in exploring the Tarot in the context of Depth Psychology, I've two very worth-while texts:

 > Tarot and Psychology : Spectrums of Possibility, by Arthur Rosengarten. He discusses the Tarot in how it relates to the concept and experience of synchronicity, and how the Tarot can be used (like the I-Ching) as a source for guidance and counsel
 > The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages, by Paul Foster-Case. An in-depth analysis into the major arcana of the Tarot - from a Kabbal
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New Moon revives the story of Andromeda

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The New Moon of 23rd Jan 2012 at 2Aq42 forms a T-square with Jupiter (1Ta44) and Saturn (29Li18) as the base of the T. From 19th Jan onwards, the Sun  (at 29Cap18)  begins its square to Saturn,  the leading edge of the T.

 

Jupiter wants to expand and reward what Saturn has concretized and put into place, and conversely, Saturn wants to give shape to Jupiter's grand expansive ideals.

 

The Jupiter-Saturn  opposition must be related to the original synodic conjunction between the same planets to disc

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This is my first post. I am a third year student at Pacifica in the Depth Psychology department - and a nuclear engineer who has worked in the field of nonproliferation. I am looking to bring my work in the field into my nonproliferation into my dissertation. Any comments are most welcome.

One of the key arguments against Iran obtaining a NW capability is that they will use it against Israel – immediately if not sooner! Yet to-date countries that have obtained a nuclear weapon have not used it ag

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A prophet entering the year of prophecies

A prophet entering the year of prophecies
 
 
Degree of my natal Hekate --
a liminal year for the dweller
on the threshold.
The search for clarity,
expanding borders, integral
elasticity
To see, to feel, to undulate
through, to discover, uncover, swim
in the glory of original grace
To see, to feel, to breathe in
all luxury of exquisite ether, to hold,
transmit as cellular energy
to paint upon translucent canvas
apocryphal etchings, private dreams
Sagacity planted in potent fertility
visions, cantations
The tantali
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"Scientific study, cognitive behavioral techniques, self-help books, and political action will not do the trick. We will not achieve the fundamental level of change and understanding that is called for unless the archetypal, transcendent, sacred and mythical dimension of the psyche is engaged. The sense of the sacred Carl Sagan saw as necessary to save the environment will not be developed. Our educational systems will not be able to teach from a deep, holistic, integrated perspective unless the

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Discount on the August 2012 Book Club Reading

If you're planning on purchasing "Deep Blues" for the August 2012 Depth Psychology Alliance Book Club reading - Fisher King Press is offering an additional $5 off on any order placed online through their website. Fisher King is the publisher for my Jungian exploration of blues music - "Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey" - which currently has an additional 20% markdown. So ring in the New Year with some blues. To receive the $5 discount just put the redemption code "fiveoff

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The Definitive Journey

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The hero who searches for new paths in his heart and soul often lets hints and hunches guide him forward. Yet, he also needs to be equipped with courage to search beyond the boundaries of common ground and with humbleness towards the unknown that lies ahead of him. He must also carry a bagful of questions and concerns, curiosity and conflict, doubt and fear; “Every man hath the right to doubt his task, and to forsake it from time to time; but what he must not do is for

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Symbolic Commentary on the Nativity

In celebration of Christmas I wanted to offer symbolic commentary on the Nativity scene which is such a powerful image in the Western psyche at this time of year. Let’s begin by looking at the image of the Nativity as if it were a dream.

 

If you’d like to make this a personal exploration you can start by drawing the Nativity. Remember to include the angels, animals, shepherds, the Magi, Mary and Joseph, all within the manger.

 

In the center of the Nativity image is the Christ child, signifying the

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