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Finding the Bones of Your Personal Myth

 

Hi all,

How wonderful that this community is expanding so rapidly.

I had the good fortune to hear Dr. Daniel Rottman, president of the New York Jung Foundation and a member of the faculty of the Assisi Institute, speak on the archetype of love in December at the Jung Center here. I expect to be posting some new thoughts on my Living Story blog about story and love, based on my experience with the story groups I facilitate, which have been inspired by his talk.

Meanwhile, I've posted a short fairy

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The Promiscuity Papersir?t=wwwmalcolmclc-20&l=bil&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715381The Promiscuity Papersir?t=wwwmalcolmclc-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715381 by Matjaž Regovec

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The Promiscuity Papersir?t=wwwmalcolmclc-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715381
by Matjaž Regovec
ISBN 9781926715384, 90pp, Index, Bibliography, 2011

In The Promiscuity Papersir?t=wwwmalcolmclc-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715381, archetypal roots of promiscuity are explored. In classical Greek and Roman mythology some promiscuous father figures may be found viz. Chronos (Saturn), and Zeus (Jupiter). Another form of Saturnian promiscuous dynamic is explored in the mythological figures of Oedipus and Antigone. This is followed by pres
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Whoa! There really is an unconscious!

9142439087?profile=originalChristopher Lane, author of Shyness: How a Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, has a superb column on the Psychology Today website this week. It’s a critique of David Brook’s New Yorker essay on neuroscience and psychology.

 

Lane makes this point:

What’s striking about… the article… is the idea, articulated most forcefully since the mid nineteenth century, that our social forms have evolved imperfectly to fit our biological and evolutionary needs. That principle certainly is not news. The problem i

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miracles

"...a miracle is an experience in which we witness manifestations that result from dimensions of parallel worlds breaking into the one we happen to be in at the moment.9142439070?profile=original From this perspective, miracles are the rule rather than the exception; only perceptual prejudice keeps us from seeing them."  298-299 Alchemical Psychology miracles
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Shadow makes us attracted to a certain job and organisation. We utilise our talents in a job and also a piece of our shadow.

Shadow is what you don't want to be or what you admire. Unconsciously we are attracted to a job and organisation because of our shadow. Something inside us, attracts us to exactly the place where we can grow. We prefer to show a mask to hide our shadow. In Jungian terms this is our persona.

Shadow influences our relationships. We are attracted to other persons because of our

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The D’mba headdress of the Baga people of Guinea West Africa was first recognized and recorded by Europeans in 1886, yet definitive understanding of D'mba remains elusive.[i] There are several reasons for the enigma surrounding D’mba’s meaning and function. First, the Europeans that initially encountered her relied on the Susu people of the region to name and describe her. That is the reason why she is still referred to by the name of Nimba, which is the Susu word for “great spirit,” and why she

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Ancient Egypt taps into the power of the mind’s eye. With its soaring pyramids, sacred tombs, complex hieroglyphs, ancient temple walls, legends of exotic pharaohs, and colorful pantheon of gods, it is easy to be captivated by the landscape of a culture that fills the imagination with its richness and depth.

Though C.G. Jung traveled extensively in Egypt, he never published a condensed work on his experience and analysis of the culture. However, it seems clear that the breadth and depth of one of

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Four Eternal Women: Toni Wolff Revisited - A Study in Opposites
Four Eternal Women
Toni Wolff Revisited - A Study In Oppositesir?t=wwwmalcolmclc-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715314
By Mary Dian Molton and Lucy Anne Sikes
ISBN 978-1-926715-31-5
320 pages, Bibliography, Index

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Toni Wolff was at first the patient, and later the friend, mistress for a time, long-term colleague and personal analyst of Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Jung. In addition to her work as the founder, leader and teacher for the Psychological Society in Zurich which led to the establishment of the world-renowned C.G.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

I want to write today about what it means to me to be a depth psychologist in today’s world. I read about and feel in my bones the polarization in our country: democrats v.republicans, liberals v. conservatives, religious fundamentalists v. “New Agers”, and the list goes on. What it essentially comes down to is “me v. Other.”Whoever we are and whereever we stand is the “me.” Whomever the other person is that stands in a different place in the world in such a way that we c
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Threshold Experiences

Now available from Fisher King Press

Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of BeginningsThreshold Experiencesir?t=wwwmalcolmclc-20&l=bil&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=0944187994
The Archetype of Beginnings
by Michael Conforti, PhD

This seminal volume represents the foundation of Michael Conforti's 25 year pioneering exploration of the confluence of psyche and matter.

"In the beginning", so goes many a great story. These familiar words beckon us across a threshold, often transporting us into unknown worlds and novel experiences. So too our lives are filled with many such "beginnings" -- new jobs, relationships, advent
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The Gods Have Become Diseases

“We think we can congratulate ourselves on having already reached such a pinnacle of clarity, imagining that we have left all these phantasmal gods far behind.  But what we have left behind are only verbal spectres, not the psychic facts that were responsible for the birth of the gods.  We are still as much possessed by autonomous as if they were Olympians.  Today they are called phobias, obsessions, and so forth; in a word, neurotic symptoms.  The gods have become diseases; Zeus no longer rules

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What is Deep Education?

What is Deep Education?

by Craig Chalquist, PhD

 

Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
-- John Dewey


I am English by birth, but I am Early World Man. And I live in exile from the world community of my desire.
-- H. G. Wells


What if, as depth psychologically-minded cultural workers, we labored against falsely separating the processes of individuation from those of liberation? 
--Mary Watkins and Helene Shulman

 

Some years back I began to realize that all my efforts as

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Egyptian origins

"Had Jung pursued his research in this area further, he would not only have found evidence to support his theory of individuation, but would certainly have discovered the earliest structuring of the human psyche. With his genius, he certainly might have provided encyclopedic evidence that Ra is the personification of the Self. No doubt he would have gone further and found Horus to be the prototype for the ego archetype and Seth, the shadow archetype. Osiris would prove to be the prima materia th

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An Archetypal Dream


The following is my dream from last night, the shift from July 11th to July 12th, 2010.  As readers here are already know, I don’t post my dreams as this place isn’t a place of analysis.  However, the dream will presented because of a need I feel with regards to the dream, what I feel is perhaps an “archetypal” dream.  Now typically I don’t remember dreams anymore, in fact I deliberately leave them alone in order to see what stays and what disappears as wakefulness takes over from sleep.  Today,

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If you look at Dictionary.com, the word “twitter” is defined as a “a succession of small, tremulous sounds, as a bird” or “to talk lightly and rapidly, esp. of trivial matters; chatter.” “Tweet” fares no better, described as a “weak chirping sound.” Though the etymological derivation from Old German is slightly more positive, meaning "condition of tremulous excitement,” neither term seems to come even close to the experience had by those who have embraced it as a powerful tool for rapid and broa
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Human Need For Improbability


I have often wondered at the efforts the western world has taken in its efforts to bring religion down to earth.  We have tried to abolish excessive ornamentation, the use of statues, and costumes that invoke spiritual imagery.  We have opted for common-sense plainness.  No frills and no idols and no distractions.  Just the words to cling to and even those are presented in the plainest language possible.  And out of all of this, one is supposed to “connect” with something that defies being conta

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