Dr. Tom explores Narcissism, its development, and the Archetypes of the Wildman and the Divine Child.
Psychosocial theory, like psychosexual theory, divides childhood into five distinct stages. Erikson’s fourth stage of development occurs during primary school years (6-12 years of age), centers on the psychosocial crisis … Continue reading Carl Jung, Psychosocial Development, and Early Adult Life
Dreams: A Cornerstone for Self Potential: Dr. Tom gives his thoughts on the powers that dreams have on our daily lives, and explores ways to use these to promote Self … Continue reading Dreams: A Cornerstone for Self-Realized Potential
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Adolescence emerges from an array of bio-psychosocial factors. While puberty occurs during adolescence, social factors also place increased pressure on children to become more oriented to adult capacities. It is … Continue reading Siddhartha: Archetypal Themes of Healthy Psychological Adolescent Development
Sigmund Freud (1917/1966) developed a theory about autoerotic zones that affect the development of children until early adult life. While Freud’s stage theory ends with the emergence of young adult … Continue reading Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha & Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Childhood Development
Dr. Thomas Maples of The Stockton Therapy Network explores depth psychological theories of childhood development.
The Holy Triune explores the archetypal family structure using Jung’s analytical theory of archetypes to explore early childhood development.
Childhood consists of a time when the paradoxical pull between a parent’s dreams for their child and the innate destiny a child will pursue spurs the process of development forward. … Continue reading Dreaming Our Children’s Life Forward: The Archetypal Development of Siddhartha’s Early Life
Our Archetypal Beginnings explores the initial archetypal themes that drive the psychological development process of individuation from a Jungian perspective.
The History between Hermann Hesse and Carl Jung The psychological theories of Carl Gustav Jung share a common history with the writing of Siddhartha. Hesse (2002) began work on this story … Continue reading A Developmental Theory of Jungian Psychology
I lay the foundation for a lifelong developmental theory based on Carl Jung’s theory of individuation as it relates to the archetypal journey of the Buddha.