An psychoanalysis of Siddhartha’s middle-life development and the plight to achieve personal aspirations As I began the process of recollecting the reveries of middle-life and my associations to it, I realized that I had undergone a shift within my thought process. While I have primarily focused on my past in the reverie sections up to… Continue Reading
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.
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… Continue Reading
In this article Dr. Tom explores the art behind and the importance story telling plays on the healthy psychological development of children.
Convergence of Ego and Self explores the importance adolescent identity development has on healthy psychological development and Self Realization.
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.
This article explores early archetypal development and the importance of fatherhood on early childhood development from a Jungian perspective.
The story Siddhartha written by the Nobel Laureate author Herman Hesse has differences from the true life of Siddhartha Gautama, the prince that would eventually become the Buddha. Hesse presents Siddhartha as born to the Brahman caste, and having grew up in an intact family who lived near a riverbank situated by a forest. In… Continue Reading
Alchemical Hermeneutics and the Lifelong Journey to Realize Self explores methods by which we can understand the depths and language of our developing soul
Introduction Purpose. In this theoretical work, I explore whether a developmental sequence of archetypes occurs during the lifelong individuation process. Human development is a key concept for the theory underlying psychology and its practice; however, the lack of a developmental perspective based on the theoretical tenets of analytical psychology shows… Continue Reading
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.