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
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.
Got Devices? Wow, if we break the word de-vice down to its Latin base “de-vitium,” it literally translates to “concerning vice” (defect, crime, etc.). And we wonder why our children are so glued to their “personal device.” Aren’t we all in some way, shape or form glued to some (de)vice or another? As a psychotherapist,… 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.
As an adolescent, Siddhartha pursued asceticism. Having found a community of like minded individuals, Siddhartha began to form an intact identity that he could present to others. Through the development of this identity, Siddhartha began to test his resolve and undertake increasingly difficult tasks associated with Self-abnegation. As an initiate amongst the ascetics, Siddhartha met… Continue Reading
Convergence of Ego and Self explores the importance adolescent identity development has on healthy psychological development and Self Realization.
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
Alchemical Hermeneutics and the Lifelong Journey to Realize Self explores methods by which we can understand the depths and language of our developing soul
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.