Dr. Tom explore the divine child archetype, that inner child that drives our psychological renewal and regeneration
Dr. Tom explores the paradoxical nature of psyche and lessons we can learn from overcoming hardships.
“A person's a person, no matter how small...” “Adults are just outdated children.” (Dr. Seuss)
How to find Happiness... Return to those unfiltered eyes of childhood to re-engage the environment with a sense of wonder. (Dr. Tom)
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
Introduction The science of consciousness is a subject that has repercussions for various academic disciplines including, but not limited to the physical and medical sciences, mathematics, philosophy, ethics, psychology, sociology, history, and theology. The reason consciousness studies transcend nearly every academic discipline is because its definition is linked to every aspect of human awareness. The… Continue Reading
Dr. Thomas Maples provides an analytical perspective of adult development using Carl Jung's theory of archetypes as a foundation to understand the Self-Realization process.
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.
Be the mother or father today that you want your children to be tomorrow (Dr. Tom) One of the common problems I see in my family practice is when parents try to determine what makes them a good parent. Questions such as “am I doing the right thing,” “is it my fault,” and “what can… Continue Reading
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
During his lifetime, Erik Erikson produced a vitally important theory of psychological development. Psychosocial theory expanded on Freud’s concept of psychosexual development, explored the overall development of a person throughout the lifespan, and provided a means in which to understand normal versus arrested development during specific psychological stages. In this essay, I will explore Early… Continue Reading
A Father’s Perspective of the Miracle of Life The intrauterine life of the fetus consists of 40 weeks of complete immersion in the womb. This environment exposes the child to the nurturing and devouring nature of the mother archetype. While the child has direct exposure to both the physical and symbolic mother during their gestational… Continue Reading
Our Archetypal Beginnings explores the initial archetypal themes that drive the psychological development process of individuation from a Jungian perspective.