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.
Introduction Purpose. In this theoretical work, I explore whether a developmental sequence of archetypes occurs during the lifelong individuation process. Human development is a key concept for the theory underlying psychology and its practice; however, the lack of a developmental perspective based on the theoretical tenets of analytical psychology shows… Continue Reading
I lay the foundation for a lifelong developmental theory based on Carl Jung's theory of individuation as it relates to the archetypal journey of the Buddha.
How do we make meaning in life. Take control over your destiny and determine the direction you want to take in your life.
New Years is fast approaching. Out with the Old, In with the New explores the tradition of making New Years Resolutions as a means for individuated growth.