Working the Paradox, Consciousness and I I am, or, am I? This question poses a dialectic dilemma. While individuals will ultimately answer this question personally, the journey that underlies the meaning behind this juxtaposition shows that numerous paths are available for consciousness to transcend its paradoxical nature. The verb to be connotes that an entity… Continue Reading
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
In this series of essays, I will explore the tenets of consciousness from Eastern and Western perspectives. It is imperative for a researcher to identify the core concepts that drive his or her work. Because this study focuses on models of consciousness from Eastern and Western viewpoints, it is imperative to offer a definition of… 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
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 of industry versus inferiority, and runs parallel to latency. During this stage, the superego further adapts to social expectations. Children during this stage learn the… Continue Reading
Dr. Maples explores how analytical psychology was built upon the theoretical constructs of Freud's theory of psychosexual development.
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
Sigmund Freud (1917/1966) developed a theory about autoerotic zones that affect the development of children until early adult life. While Freud’s stage theory ends with the emergence of young adult life, these stages coalesce into an adult personality that is ready to fulfill the primary life task of reproduction. Freud based the theory of autoeroticism… Continue Reading
Dr. Thomas Maples of The Stockton Therapy Network explores depth psychological theories of childhood development.
The Holy Triune explores the archetypal family structure using Jung's analytical theory of archetypes to explore early childhood development.
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.