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.
Navigating Young Adulthood: Risks & Rewards
The twenties are a period of emerging adulthood, a time to engage in the maturational tasks of finding one’s place in the wider world and forming intimate relationships. This stage of life calls for the ego strength necessary to make initial choices about work, intimacy, money, lifestyle and values. The protections and constraints of family, education, and culture are no longer unquestioned.
Truth Telling: Revelations & Realities
Subjective truths yield multiple realities—political and religious truths famously differ. Objective truths rely on independent realities—two plus two must ever be four, not five. Jung’s four functions of consciousness help us reconcile inner and outer realities. Sensation causes physiological reactions to untruths in ourselves and in others; our bodies are wired for congruence.
Facing Your Feelings: Avoidance or Encounter?
While we welcome “good” feelings, we often try to banish “bad” ones like sadness, fear, vulnerability and shame. We may deny them by trying to “think positive.” We may attribute them to political wrongs or even the barking dog next door. If emotions have nowhere else to go, they become symptoms, complexes, and even physical illnesses. Avoiding negative emotions simply causes them to go underground and express themselves in disguise.
Self-Loathing: What’s Gnawing on Your Bones?
The judgmental inner voice has volume, speed, pitch and range. It may appear as a perfectionistic critic, demanding taskmaster, or abusive bully. It also seeps in through the collective, with criteria for beauty, status, and wealth that are unrealistic and artificial. At its worst, this punitive, shaming complex incites self-destructive behavior, and has long been imaged by witches, warlocks, ogres and fiends.
Myth as Medicine: An Interview with Kwame Scruggs, PhD
Kwame Scruggs inspires men through mythology, drumming and connection to community and culture. As a young man Kwame discovered his inner fire through African-based initiatory rites. He asked himself “What is it I really want to do? Not what could I do. What did I want to do?”
The Archetype of the Good King
The king is figures prominently in myth, religion, and fairy tale. This compelling archetypal image has roots in our earliest human beginnings, when the king embodied his tribe’s earthly vitality and supra-human connection to spirit. Today, the king symbolizes universal psychic functions; each of us has an internal ruler. Like Solomon, the king presides over standards of ordering and lawgiving that undergird processes of discernment and decision.
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what a gift
a true gift from the numinous ✨ THANK YOU. It lifts me into a space that feels, true and whole to me. The intentionality of every word, is rich in depth and meaning. It lingers in my consciousness for days, for me to uncover more treasures beyond the point of when i’m done listening. I stumbled on this podcast, hoping to find some relief from some discord i was experiencing. I found much more than relief, i found a whole new language, and spiritual universe for my human experience to be felt and experienced from. I’ve deepened my relationship to self— and found, just what i needed and all i wasn’t consciously aware i needed. GRACIAS! You three are a gift to hear, and i appreciate your perspective and dedication both to your inner work, and the sharing of it with us!
My absolute favorite podcast
Deb, Lisa, and Joseph are incredibly bright and profoundly attuned with the magic of human life. Through their expertise in fairytales, mythology and alchemy, I’m starting to better understand the significance of these ancient traditions in relation with my own psychology & the collective. The combination of myth, psychoanalysis, and dream interpretation is fascinating and refreshing, and I’m honestly obsessed with Jungian psychology now. The synchronicity of finding this podcast during my own nigredo (dark night of the soul) is so perfect as I’ve been dabbling with dreamwork, astrology, and tarot, and their voices are helping me through all of the nuance and complexity of this process. 10/10 recommend.
Drowning in Depth
Joseph’s voice is preposterous. Talk about persona! Does he do voice work on the side? I hope so. I find his insights sharp and DEEPLY intuitive. When Joseph goes deep he goes DEEP. When these three psychoanalysts get together it’s a polite competition of who can reference the most apropos fairy tale from Jungian teachings as well as their own dissertations. You all win, it’s a tie. Deb, I find most accessible and down to earth – I would trust that she has a good handle on her own projections if she were to interpret my dreams and sort through my intrapersonal horrors. Joe would go off the deep end - nose diving into his own psyche - but not without at least one strong insight that would leave me gasping for air. Lisa, I find most consistent, balanced, and gifted in her approach of discussing the issues presented. Their insights about the political sphere is severely wanting and one I would advise the listener to disregard and instead attend to the hosts’ strengths. Wouldn’t it be great to undergo psychoanalysis with all three of them laboring over your mind guiding you toward reintegration and wholeness? This podcast is the closest you can get.