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.
Fatherhood - We have to Raise the Next Generation - We Might as Well Do it Right. Engage Your Mythic Masculine with Dr. Thomas Maples
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 common for adolescents to question the lessons they were taught during early childhood life; cognitively, independent thought comes online in conjunction with the physiological maturation… Continue Reading
During his lifetime, Erik Erikson produced a vitally important theory of psychological development. Psychosocial theory expanded on Freud’s concept of psychosexual development, explored the overall development of a person throughout the lifespan, and provided a means in which to understand normal versus arrested development during specific psychological stages. In this essay, I will explore Early… Continue Reading
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
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.