Hermann Hesse

The Harmony of the Universe

Inspirational Quote That is where my dearest and brightest dreams have ranged — to hear for the duration of a heartbeat the universe and the totality of life in its mysterious, innate harmony. Hermann Hesse A Harmonious Psychology Within Inner peace… Wow, wouldn’t that be an excellent state to achieve? But an inner mystery exists, …

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Belief… The Power to Shake the World

Daily Inspiration Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Philosopher’s Corner Happy Monday all. I took some time off this weekend to get some rest and to spend a lovely time with my family during my Wife’s Birthday. Happy Birthday… and …

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Inspiration: The Wisdom of Unity

Dr. Tom explores the wisdom behind unity. The construct of the whole being represented by the wonder of the pieces that make up its beauty.

Archetypal Themes of Middle Life Development: Siddhartha and The Middle Path

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 …

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Archetypal Themes of Siddhartha’s Middle-Life Development

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.

Carl Jung, Psychosocial Development, and Early Adult Life

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 …

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Love: The Driving Force of Life

Gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force. ~ Hermann Hesse (Siddhartha)

Harmony is The Inner Capacity to Fight Fear

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

Archetypal Themes of Early Adult Development: An Analysis of Siddhartha & the Consummation of Masculine Love

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.

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 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 …

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Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha & Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Childhood Development

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 …

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Dr. Thomas Maples: The Stockton Therapy Network - Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams

Depth Psychology, and Theoretical Approaches to Childhood Development: Siddhartha, Evolutionary Theory, & Psychological Attachment

Dr. Thomas Maples of The Stockton Therapy Network explores depth psychological theories of childhood development.

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