Myth and Psychology

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Siddhartha… Leaving the Shadow of the Family Home

There comes a time in any journey where the newness of life that was brought forth must enter the forest to navigate his or her own path. Shadows are present, which create perilous fears from within. However, as with any emotion, these fears weave a complex web of information created to promote the life journey …

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The Myth Within: Why Engage in Private Myth-Making?

Inspirational Quote Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell

To Be a Good Father: The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus

How can we as fathers successfully channel our children’s natural source of energy towards productive means? I believe that is the vocation any parent worth their weight will undertake to ask, as we strive to create for the next generation a world myth more suited for the nuances of life we now see unfolding before …

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The Myth Within

Inspiration Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Arthur M. Schlesinger Food for Thought Myth plays an integral role in the soul’s calling. It moves us in ways that science, technology, nor computers can ever understand. In essence, the creative function behind the storylines that create our life …

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Dreaming… To Unlock Doors of Inner Potential

Inspiration Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. Joseph Campbell The Philosopher’s Corner Those who know or have worked with me in the past know that one of my go to philosophers was the 20th century Mythologist Joseph …

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Finding One’s Self in Pursuit of Loving Relationships: An Analytical Study of Archetypal Adult Development

Dr. Thomas Maples provides an analytical perspective of adult development using Carl Jung’s theory of archetypes as a foundation to understand the Self-Realization process.

Narcissus and the Absent Father: Towards an Ecological Understanding of Narcissism and Ego Development

Dr. Tom explores the idea of the absent father in the development of primary and secondary narcissism. He analyzes and amplifies the themes present in the original story Echo and Narcissus as a means to develop an ecological understanding of narcissism and its effects on healthy and unhealthy ego development.

Echo and Narcissus: Towards an Ecological Understanding of the Narcissism and Healthy Ego Development

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. (Carl Gustav Jung) Narcissism has recently become a booming topic of discussion both amongst professionals in the psychological community and the public at large. The well known psychological publication, Psychology Today, offers a myriad of information, advice, and even tests to find out if you are dating a …

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The Modern-Day Mythic Father: Engaging the Mythopoetic Masculine in Service for Our Children

The Modern-Day Mythic Father: Engaging the Mythopoetic Masculine in Service for Our Children explores contemporary issues that affect fathers, and their journey to develop the inner masculine.

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