Published May 3, 2016
Hunter Lee Soik and partners have produced Shadow, an app for iPhone and Android devices that facilitates the recording of dreams, plus archives and analyzes the data it retrieves.
“SHADOW is a stylish alarm clock that uses a series of escalating alarms that maximize dream recall and make waking up easier by taking you through your hypnopompic state (the transition from asleep to awake) much slower than a standard alarm clock. Once you’re awake, SHADOW prompts you to record your dreams—you can speak them directly into the app, and SHADOW will transcribe the text and pull out the keywords. With your permission, this dream content is then shared with the database, which organizes the global dream data and identifies major themes and trends.”
You can find the Shadow community on Facebook. There is also a TED talk with Hunter Lee Soik here.
Published February 15, 2016
Tags: archetypes, dreamwork
The Center for Psychology in Rogers, Arkansas, will host Jungian Analyst Constance Evans Romero speaking on The Archetypal Theater Inside You on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 8:30am–12:30pm. For more information, see the Events page.
Published February 11, 2016
Tags: hero, Joseph Campbell, myth, TED talk
Check out the Ted.Ed animated illustration “What Makes a Hero” of Joseph Campbell‘s Hero’s Journey, in relation to our lives and also literature and movies. Film by Matthew Winkler.
Published December 7, 2015
Jude Stephen was the guest speaker at the Friends of Jung meeting on December 1st. The topic for the evening was yoga and how it would relate to Jung’s works on incorporating various modalities for discovering self and Self.
Jude’s introduction to the group included a brief history of yoga and summarized the various types of yoga and their influence and benefits to those who partake in a yoga practice. Jude teaches Phoenix Rising therapeutic yoga at St. Paul’s in Fayetteville on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm in the parish hall. Everyone in the Friends of Jung group is invited to participate prior to our regular meeting times.
Relative to the teachings of Jung, Jude explained how Phoenix Rising therapeutic yoga practice brings one into awareness of the body where cellular memory is stored. In conjunction with centering inward, breathing and holding simple poses either standing or sitting or using a yoga mat, this yoga style may help to pinpoint memory stored in the body beyond our awareness where developmental patterning has formed and influenced our lives. Relative to Jung, yoga in this form may aid and assist therapy to remedy psychological and physiological as well as physical disorders.
If you are interested in attending her class just come to St. Paul’s at 5:30 on Tuesday evenings or you can contact Jude at 479-530-0694. Her email: Jstephen@uark.edu
Published November 25, 2015
Tags: dreamwork, retreat
St. Scholastica Monastery in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, will host Jungian Therapist Diana McKendree and Pastor Lance Sawyer in a weekend workshop, February 19–21, 2016, teaching dreamwork which blends the best of Jungian psychology with the sacred biblical tradition. See Events page for more information.
Published November 8, 2015
Tags: daimon, shadow
From the online article “On Gods and Stained Glass Windows” on Patheos by John Halstead:
“Water represented, for [Jung], the vivifying energies of the unconscious, what we might call ‘eros’, the energy of life. This ‘water’, he says, comes from deep down in the unconscious and runs along secret channels before it reaches the daylight of consciousness. The underground channel though which it runs is the archetype. The place where the water springs forth is marked by an archetypal image or symbol. This symbol merely marks the place, the locus, of the experience of the archetype. But the symbol should not be confused with the experience (drinking the water) or the archetype (the underground channel through which the water flowed) or the collective unconscious (the source of the water).
The point is that when the connection to the source is broken, then religious forms become empty and powerless. . . .”