Tag: Father Archetype
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…
Siddhartha… Journeys Towards a Realized State of Being.
We all have an internal compass that drives our individuated development towards a Self-realized state of being. Follow along as we explore the archetypal themes that drive this process from the eyes of a young Brahmanic Prince, who, by happenstance, may just find the true nature of his optimal Self. In this segment, we will…
Fatherhood: To Open the World for Dreams
Inspirational Quote Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly. Langston Hughes Food For Thought The world of depth psychology knows the power of the paradox. The symbols that drive our life journey forward are powerful representations of the world soul, as it plays its enantiodromia in…
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…
A Lesson to Men… Self-Dependence and the Virtue of Getting Up!
The lesson taught at this point by human experience is simply this, that the man who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down. This rule may appear somewhat harsh, but in its general application and operation, it is wise, just, and…
Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 4 (Love Hurts)
Inspirational Quote I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud A Depth Psychology Perspective (Love Hurts) The cold white room and what felt like a stone table surface were a somehow familiar yet very foreign land as the nurse brought me to see my…
Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 3
Inspirational Quote My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland A Depth Psychology Perspective Little did I know that the symbolism present in the Myth of Daedalus would lead me to such a journey exploring fatherhood’s mythical underpinnings. I wanted to start with…
Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 2
Inspirational Quote Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father’s expectations or make up for their father’s mistakes… Barack Obama A Depth Psychology Perspective I decided to revisit this quote today because for the second day now, it haunts me. There is so much turmoil in this country that…
Friendship, Parenting, and Personal Development: Exploring the Myth of Psychological Ascent
Inspirational Quote We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt A Depth Psychology Perspective Being a father of two wonderful boys, I am often reminded of this most simple, yet complex question. What is my job as a Father? Harmon Killebrew ,…
Narcissus: The Wildman and Divine Child Archetypes
Dr. Tom explores Narcissism, its development, and the Archetypes of the Wildman and the Divine Child.
Towards a Developmental Theory of Analytical Psychology: Adolescent and Early Adult Psychosexual Development
Dr. Maples explores how analytical psychology was built upon the theoretical constructs of Freud’s theory of psychosexual development.