Rank #1: What are Your Dreams Telling You? w/Dr. Michael Conforti
Dr. Michael Conforti of Assisi Institute and Bonnie Bright discuss "Dream Patterning" -- a technique for understanding what our dreams are saying based on Jungian and Depth Psychology using the power of archetypal thinking.
Rank #2: Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way
Bonnie Bright speaks with Naomi Ruth Lowinsky and Patricia Damery about the power of synchronicity of creation and their new exciting anthology in the field of Jungian psychology. Bringing together personal stories from a unique group of Jungian analysts and authors in the field of depth psychology must surely be a challenging task. In this revealing interview, Jungian analysts and editors Patricia Damery and Naomi Ruth Lowinsky share their own stories of the way in which the book Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way, the July selection for the Depth Psychology Alliance online book club came to fruition. Naomi Ruth Lowinsky is an analyst member of the San Francisco C.G. Jung Institute and a widely published poet. Her recent memoir, The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way tells stories of her "pushy" muse. Naomi is also the author of The Motherline: Every Woman’s Journey to Find her Female Roots and three books of poetry. Patricia Damery, also an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco i is in private psychotherapy practice in Napa, California. Patricia has published Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation--which weaves a fascinating tale of her analytic training and simultaneous entry into Biodynamic farming--along and her latest novel, Snakes, the story about the demise of a family farm. Patricia and her husband farm a Biodynamic organic ranch. -LEARN MORE about the July Online Book Club: http://www.depthinsights.com/pages/book_club/book_club_jul2012_depthpsych.html
Rank #3: Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign & the 2nd Half of Life
Kathleen Burt has been a Fulbright scholar to India and completed her graduate work in South Asian history at the University of Chicago. Now an astrologer for nearly 30 years, it was the early 1980s when Kathleen Burt stayed up all night reading C. G. Jung's biography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections. Through Friends of Jung San Diego, Kathleen took a mask making workshop and found such a strong connection between the Mask and the astrological persona, or Rising Sign she eventually wrote the bookBeyond the Mask: The Rising Sign and the Second Half of Life, the text for the free online study group on Depth Psychology Alliance for February 2012. More about Kathleen Burt, Beyond the Mask, and the online study group.
Rank #4: The Role of Dreams in Psycho-Spiritual Emergence Processes
Bonnie Bright speaks with Dr. Darlene Viggiano about Viggiano's research on the Role of Dreams and Dream-like Experiences in Psycho-Spiritual Emergence Processes. Dr. Viggiano is leading a free online study group on the topic on Depth Psychology Alliance during the month of May 2012. Everyone welcome! Everyone goes through challenging times of psycho-spiritual growth. Darlene explores the function of dreams and visions during crucial periods of psycho-spiritual development. Darlene's work is based on research that analyzed 7 cases of extraordinary experiences associated with dreaming & dream-like states. Darlene B. Viggiano, Ph.D. (MFT), author of Dreams and Dream-like Experiences: Their Role in Spiritual Emergence Processes, has co-led group dream analysis for Saybrook University, where she also presented on "Brain Activation Patterns and Neuro-physiological Correlates of Hypnotic Dreaming." She has presented extensively and authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on the topic.
Rank #5: Telling the Difference-On Poetry & Jungian Psychology
Join host Bonnie Bright with Poet and Jungian Analyst, Paul Watsky, as they discuss the ways in which Jungian psychology and poetry converge. Paul Watsky shares the story of how he was led to both careers, and shares his work that opens the door into the deep poetic leanings of soul. Join us in the month of October for "Telling the Difference," the only book of poetry in the 2012 free online Depth Psychology Alliance Book Club at www.depthpsychologyalliance.com. "To quote Norman O. Brown quoting Euripedes, "God made an opening for the unexpected," and at long last we have what many of us have greatly desired: a collection of poems by Paul Watsky. "Paul Watsky's is a singular voice in contemporary poetry, with a range that encompasses the wry, the mordant, the laugh-out-loud funny and the deeply moving, often within the same poem." -Charles Martin Paul Watsky is the author of the poetry collection Telling The Difference grew up in New York City and began writing poetry during high school. He now lives and works in San Francisco, where he earns his living as a Jungian analyst.
Rank #6: Jung, Crop Circles & Re-emergence of Archetypal Feminine
Bonnie Bright M.A. speaks with Gary Bobroff, M.A., about his fascinating research into the phenomenon of crop circles and their connection to C.G. Jung and his archetypes. Join us to learn how the Mystery of the crop circles is a potential herald to the re-emergence of the archetypal feminine in the collective. Gary Bobroff has a degree in philosophy and an M.A. in Jungian-oriented Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has visited Crop Circles in the UK, Canada and the US. He is writer, therapist and workshop leader. For centuries, Crop Circles have been a mysterious visitor arriving at our door. Recentlu we have cientifically identified that this phenomenon is no hoax, but something authentically unknown. Considering the science, history, and symbolic nature of this modern mystery, Bobroff offers a framework for the reader's own deeper consideration of Crop Circles. Gary presents live at the San Francisco Bay Depth Psychology Alliance Meetup: Friday, March 23. Public welcome. Details/register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=l548rqeab&oeidk=a07e5iso675de0e55f8 Gary's web site: www.jungandcropcircles.net
Rank #7: "The Psychology and Promise of Neuromarketing" with Christophe Morin
Neuromarketing, the cutting edge field which combines the latest discoveries in Neuroscience with the discipline of Marketing, has made striking inroads into business, advertising, and communications in recent years. Not only can this practice be used by advertisers to reach the "buy button" in a consumer's brain, but it can also serve cause-related campaigns by tapping into our altruistic instincts as well as radically improving communication in relationships with partners, spouses, business associates, or even your kids. The psychology and promise of Neuromarketing is a profound and highly important new field that everyone should know about according to Christophe Morin, MBA, co-author with Patrick Renvoise of the book "Neuromarketing: Understanding the Buy Buttons in your Customer's Brain" currently ranked in the top 50 Marketing books on Amazon.com
Rank #8: "Psychology, Alchemy, Egypt & the Ongoing Archetypal Struggle" with Jungian Author Thom Cavalli
Thom Cavalli Ph.D. is a practicing clinical psychologist, author and lecturer on Jungian psychology. His breakthrough book, "Alchemical Psychology", has become a textbook for teachers and students on individuation and spiritual transformation. His latest work, "Embodying Osiris: The Secrets of Alchemical Transformation" is receiving rave reviews and promises to become a #1 bestseller! Join Thom and I as we discuss Alchemy, Egypt, current global events, and Jungian Psychology. Thom will be presenting as a keynote speaker and workshop leader at the annual International Alchemy Conference, Sept. 16-18, 2011 at the Long Beach, CA, convention center: www.alchemyconference.com. Find more information about Thom Cavalli and his work online on Facebook or at CavalliBooks.com or AlchemicalPsychology.com
Rank #9: Tragic Beauty: The Dark Side of Venus Aphrodite
Bonnie Bright M.A. speaks with Dr. Arlene Landau on how the Venus/Aphrodite archetype manifests in our culture and the role Jungian analysis as a way to understand it. Aphrodite is the golden goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology. Women who embody the Aphrodite archetype have much less choice in how they behave or react than they, or others, imagine. The myths say Venus/Aphrodite qualities are essential for the joy of life, but the shadow side of Aphrodite manifests when a woman is completely identified with Aphrodite's powers, when other archetypal qualities of the feminine are unimportant to her. The tragedies that result from this are the subject of numerous well-known novels and films and exemplified in the lives of certain actresses and other celebrities. Dr. Arlene Landau shares glimpses of her own identifcation with the Venus/Aphtrodite archetype and her journey to understand it while helping others do the same.
Rank #10: The Living Archive~Stories from Opus Archives & Research Ctr
Bonnie Bright talks with Safron Rossi, Ph.D., Director of Opus Archives & Research Center-- home of the manuscript and archival collections of scholars including Joseph Campbell and James Hillman--as she describes the 9 major collections at Opus Archives and how they inform the work of our time. The archival collections make up a valuable resource and are highly relevant to the field of depth psychology. shares stories she has witnessed of synchronicities researchers experience while she tends this living archive in her daily work. Safron is also Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, teaching courses on mythology and depth psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Mythological Studies in 2009 and her writing and scholarly studies focus on archetypal psychology, feminist studies, and the western astrological tradition. OPUS Archives & Research Center, located on the campuses of Pacifica Graduate Institute near Santa Barbara, CA, is free and open to the public. Appointments to visit the archives or the library collections are welcomed. Learn more at www.opusarchives.org