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

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 … Continue reading A Lesson to Men… Self-Dependence and the Virtue of Getting Up!

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 … Continue reading Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 4 (Love Hurts)

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 … Continue reading Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 3

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 … Continue reading Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 2

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 … Continue reading Friendship, Parenting, and Personal Development: Exploring the Myth of Psychological Ascent

Practical Applications of the Mythical Father (The Northwind and the Sun)

Food For Thought Myth remains only stories until we implement avenues by which it can affect our life. The nature of the archetypes call upon the inner workings of our … Continue reading Practical Applications of the Mythical Father (The Northwind and the Sun)

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.

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.

Fatherhood Engage Your Mythic Masculine

Fatherhood – We have to Raise the Next Generation – We Might as Well Do it Right. Engage Your Mythic Masculine with Dr. Thomas Maples

Siddhartha: Archetypal Themes of Healthy Psychological Adolescent Development

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