Narcissus: The Wildman and Divine Child Archetypes

Dr. Tom explores Narcissism, its development, and the Archetypes of the Wildman and the Divine Child.

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 … Continue reading Carl Jung, Psychosocial Development, and Early Adult Life

The Courageous Act of Growing Up

Archetypal Themes of Adolescence and Early Adult Development

A Jungian Analysis of Siddhartha’s Adolescent and Young Adult Development as Presented By Hermann Hesse The transition between childhood and adult-life is a tumultuous period that presents the maturing individual … Continue reading Archetypal Themes of Adolescence and Early Adult Development

Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha: The Convergence of Ego and Self Development During Adolescence

Convergence of Ego and Self explores the importance adolescent identity development has on healthy psychological development and Self Realization.