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.
As a child, I remember watching the nightly news with my grandfather. I can remember the ticking time watch of 60 minutes counting down, as the news anchors would discuss factual events of the day, leaving the commentary for the viewers to work through on their own accord. Back then, it seemed like we were… Continue Reading
Good, bad, right, wrong, holy, evil, black, white, night, and day; we are subjected to numerous paradoxes (the capacity we have to make inference and judge lived experience) on a daily basis. However, in recent times, the waters have become muddied, especially in terms of judging what is what, let alone what is right in… Continue Reading
The story Siddhartha written by the Nobel Laureate author Herman Hesse has differences from the true life of Siddhartha Gautama, the prince that would eventually become the Buddha. Hesse presents Siddhartha as born to the Brahman caste, and having grew up in an intact family who lived near a riverbank situated by a forest. In… Continue Reading
Our Archetypal Beginnings explores the initial archetypal themes that drive the psychological development process of individuation from a Jungian perspective.
Good and bad, right and wrong, holy and evil, for richer or poorer, or in sickness and health, life presents us with a series of opposing, yet integrated themes that seem to drive our maturation journey. At the New Year, I found myself committed to health. Like many, I set a goal to be achieved,… Continue Reading