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
Life, like the leaves of a tree withers away during fall, becomes weak, and eventually descends back to the Earth in order to nurture the future generation that will follow through the rebirth process associated with spring.
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 of industry versus inferiority, and runs parallel to latency. During this stage, the superego further adapts to social expectations. Children during this stage learn the… Continue Reading
Gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force. ~ Hermann Hesse (Siddhartha)
You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves. ~ Hermann Hesse
Dr. Tom explores the archetypes of Early Adult Masculine Development: Carl Jung's theory is used to analyze Ego, Discipline, Identity, Love, & Hero's Quest.
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
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 life, these stages coalesce into an adult personality that is ready to fulfill the primary life task of reproduction. Freud based the theory of autoeroticism… Continue Reading
Dr. Thomas Maples of The Stockton Therapy Network explores depth psychological theories of childhood development.
Personal Reveries from Early Consciousness Our journey to develop consciousness is intimately linked to the development of understanding that exists between life, death, and the other paradoxes that seem to govern the way our mind perceives and processes information. Therefore, the development of consciousness occurs during early childhood, matures throughout the lifecycle, encompasses both our… 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
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 in 1919 and completed the first portion of the story by 1920. He then underwent a period of severe writer’s block from which he sought… Continue Reading