This Jungian Life
By Deborah Stewart, Lisa Marchiano, Joseph Lee
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Eavesdrop on three Jungian analysts as they engage in lively, sometimes irreverent conversations about a wide range of topics. Join them for discussion of news events, family dynamics, personal issues and more as they share what it’s like to see the world through the depth psychological lens provided by CG Jung. Half of each episode is spent discussing a dream submitted by a listener. Lisa, Joseph and Deb went through their Jungian training together, becoming friends and developing working partnerships. Now they are engaged in a new creative venture with a spirit of adventure and hope you will join them.
||CleanEpisode 29 - ENVY & JEALOUSY: Hobgoblins in Relationships||This podcast relates envy and jealousy to early developmental dynamics, with envy related to the dyad of mother-and-baby and jealousy arriving a bit later, when the child realizes that sometimes he is left out of his parent’s relationship with one...||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Boredom||Boredom is not depression or dissociation, sadness or loneliness…but what is it? We consider boredom from various perspectives: lack of access to one’s inner world, a relational deficit, a defense against unwanted feelings, a byproduct of reliance..||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Dream Animals||In this podcast, we focus on animals as symbols of instincts that have often been repressed in order to conform to cultural norms. When some aspect of our instinctual nature returns to us as a dream animal we can find ourselves fleeing, fighting,...||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - Betrayal||The experience of betrayal is painful, confusing, and damaging to one’s basic sense of self and reality. The betrayer is often seized by feelings that demand gratification and involve self-deceit, abandonment of responsibility and empathy for the...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - The Psychology of Divination: a depth approach||Tarot, I-Ching & Methods of Divination||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Motherhood as a Journey of Individuation||The experience of motherhood evokes powerful feelings, ranging from joy and bonding to anger and rejection. If we can develop a conscious relationship with these feelings, we meet both denied aspects of ourselves—our shadows—and experience the...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Indecision||Many people have difficulty making decisions, whether large or small. Among other factors, the psychology behind the fear of making a decision can be related to fear of making a mistake, lack of motivation, suppressed anger and aggression, and...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Pressure to Conform and Differentiation||The pressure to conform to familial and cultural values provides guidelines for each new generation – and can also stifle the uniqueness necessary not only to the individual but to family and cultural health. How can we discern when differentiation...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 -- Living with a Crazy Parent||Living with a parent who is seriously impaired can be traumatic and have lasting consequences. Fortunately, resources for healing and resilience are also available, and premature encounters with shadow can be a call to consciousness and yield gifts of..||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 -- Mother-in-Law||The mother-in-law is not only the subject of many a joke but the subject of fairy tale and myth. Conflict between the older and younger woman lies in the archetypal realm, as both struggle to come to terms with differences, age, and the power of both...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 -- Sin and Transgression||In archery, sin refers to missing the mark, whereas transgression involves violation of a cultural boundary. But missing the mark or crossing a line can have positive effects as well as negative consequences. The dream: I am outside, in the yard of an..||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 -- Creative Depression||Creative depression demands that we suffer a journey into the deep wells of the psyche in quest of new life. It differs from other kinds of depression in how it is imaged in dreams, its antecedents in the person’s life history, and in relationships...||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 -- Lying||Lying, hiding and sneaking are examples of trickster behavior, discussed as they occur in political and personal spheres. When is this behavior in service to individuation, and when is it in service to regressive, or unconscious, aspects of the...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 -- The Archetype of the Gun||As three analysts, we explore the archetype of “the gun” from a Jungian psychological view and seek to understand it’s influence in the collective psyche of Americans. Guns play a big role in American mythology from the American Revolution to...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 -- Toxic Masculinity||How can we understand the superficial label assigned to masculine behavior in today’s meme-driven style of discourse? The Dream: I am walking on what seems to be mountainous hills. A little ahead of me is what feels like my teenage daughter and a...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 -- Dreams||Jung was one of the primary theorists who added to our understanding of the psychological significance of dreams, and working with dreams is often a central part of an analytic process. What is the Jungian understanding of why we dream? What does it...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 -- Active Imagination||Jung pioneered the technique of active imagination, a process by which the ego engages with imagery and content generated by the unconscious. Active imagination can help us understand our dreams, and lead us into new psychic situations. On today's...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 -- Anxiety||“We don't so much solve our problems as we outgrow them. We add capacities and experiences that eventually make us bigger than the problems.” CG Jung Anxiety is one of the most common complaints that bring people into therapy. While it can...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 -- Fairy Tales||Why do Jungians care about fairy tales? What is their relevance in analysis? How do they differ from myths, and why do they matter to us still? Find out what fairy tales have mattered most to our clients, and why Lisa gets cranky when people criticize..||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 -- Synchronicity||Synchronicity is one of Jung's most intriguing ideas -- and one of the most difficult to understand. Jung coined the term to refer to coincidences that feel charged with emotion and meaning. How did Jung come to speculate on the nature of such events,..||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 -- Vampires||Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight, True Blood. Vampires are perennial stars in popular entertainment. How can we understand vampires psychologically, and what does their tremendous popularity tell us about our culture? This week, we look at the...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 -- Choosing a Life Partner||Sex? Money? Passion? Intellectual companionship? Kids? What are factors to consider when choosing a life partner? Should you be practical, or follow your heart? How is this decision different for men versus for women? We offer some ideas. The...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 -- Hearing Voices||The standard psychiatric understanding of auditory hallucinations is that they are a symptom of serious mental illness, and ought to be treated with antipsychotic medication, but could there other ways of understanding this phenomenon? Can such...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 -- Alcoholism||Is alcohol dependence a misplaced expression of a spiritual thirst, or a collapse into a regressed and infantile state? We discuss Jung's involvement in the establishment of Alcoholics Anonymous. Jung's letter to Bill W. The Dream: I’m accused of...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 -- Shame||What’s the difference between shaming, being ashamed, and being shamed? Which of these is most alive in the culture right now? Why do we feel existential shame, and how can it be healed? The Dream: I was on one side of the Grand Canyon with my...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 -- Emotional Affairs||We take a look at emotional affairs and imaginal affairs. Both are more common than you might think and can lead us into an experience of our own depths. The Dream: I was with my eldest child and my husband. We were in my old hometown. I suddenly felt..||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 -- The Shape of Water||The Shape of Water recently won the Academy Award for best film, captivating audiences with its dream-like images of an other-worldly love. What can a psychological perspective contribute to understanding this film? The Dream: I was in a large, dark...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 -- Hookups||Are hookups a joyous celebration of unbridled sexual expression? A defense against intimacy? All of the above? The Dream: I am at a family reunion. I see two women on the sofa at each end. They are identical twins. I am shocked. I did not realize we...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 -- S******e||We discuss the symbolic meaning of s**t, and s******e, and wonder about shadow projection. What does Trump’s use of this term have to tell us about his psyche – and ours? The Dream: I was in a flooded house. The house had two...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Grateful for this podcast
It is very difficult to find a very good podcast on the topic of Jungian Analysis. This podcast is terrific and extremely engaging!
Shane Eynon, PhD
This Jungian Life is a fascinating listen and offers insight and lessons concerning many topics. I find Jungian psychology very interesting and this podcast fulfilled a desire of mine to be able to hear multiple professional analysts discuss and exchange ideas. There's a sense you're overhearing an interesting intellectual conversation on the other side of your booth at a coffee shop.
I recommend this to everyone, but in particular people with an interest in Jungian theory, psychology and dreams will find this podcast to be highly engaging.
I have torn through the first five episodes of This Jungian Life and am excited for more. Jungian concepts can be pretty heady, but these three analysts deliver their insights in a way that is relateable,engaging, and often humorous. They are all very knowledgeable, and in different ways, so the discussions are always dynamic. I have been introduced to some new concepts and have explored familiar ideas from new and refreshing angles. Plus, it's fascinating to be a fly on the wall while three therapists talk about therapy. Highly recommended.
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