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September 12, 2016

Founder of the Assisi Institute Michael Conforti mentioned in a recent interview, that Elie Wiesel's novel titled "The Accident" was the best book he ever read.  Michael was speaking with Depth Psychology Alliance founder Bonnie Bright....

September 2, 2016

In soft whispers and quiet evocations
we are called by soul to seek the depth of a thing,
to wonder what else, or who else is present
in the cavernous mystery of lived experience. 
-MARY HARRELL-

Through personal and cultural stories, I open my read...

March 8, 2016

 

In soft whispers and quiet evocations

we are called by soul to seek the depth of a thing,

to wonder what else, or who else is present

in the cavernous mystery of lived experience.  

- Mary Harrell

February 25, 2016

Some have wondered why a psychologist might share personal beliefs and affective states when describing encounters in the mundus imaginalis, that subtle world between the material domain and the ideas of the rational mind.  

 

Jung knew...

February 5, 2016

To touch the participatory rhythms of an in-between, enchanted world and, to engage with the many figures that dwell there, requires only the desire to do so.  C G Jung has said that to stay with the image is the first step in coming to terms with th...

February 5, 2016

 

 

It is surprising to many people that imagination in Jung's analytical psychology is a real experience and not something one "makes up."  The adjective which describes experiences in which this kind of imagination is discussed is imaginal, not to be...

December 29, 2015

"So many of our everyday experiences appear unremarkable until and unless we choose to be present to them—to wonder, to explore, to allow ourselves to look more deeply at the figures within the stories. It is in this act of careful regard that someth...

November 6, 2015

 

I often hear a recurring question from people who know that I investigate the imaginal realm and her figures, "Why would you spend years of your life writing about imaginal figures, exploring them, and engaging them?"...

March 31, 2015

 

  • Imagination Is the Portal to the Unconscious

The unconscious knows what the ego does not.  It knows things that societal consciousness, in overvaluing science, technology, engineering and mathematics, dismisses.   In the unconscious, decisions...

March 14, 2015

 

Imagination, as I use it, is a term from analytical psychology. The idea is that there is a domain between matter (nature) and mind (reason) known as the imaginal world. Much unconscious content lives in this domain and is accessed through symbolic...

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