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Depth Psychology News--November 2012
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In this Issue
:: New Featured Interview from Shrink Rap Radio Each Month!
:: "Why the World Doesn't End"--Special Offer for Depth Psychology Alliance Members
:: Save the Date: SF Bay Area Meetup & Speaker Eve February 1, 2013
:: Call for Essays, Poetry, Art for Depth Insights E-zine
:: Special Offer, Alliance Members: New Website for Just $349 PLUS Free Custom Graphics
:: Shrink Rap Radio Featured Interview: Animus Mundi with Jungian Monika Wikman
:: Free Teleseminar: When the Gods are Silent with Dr. Michael Conforti
:: Deadline for Application for Depth Alliance Admin Board is December 1
:: What's HOT on the Alliance
Keep your Ears Open: 
Shrink Rap Radio™ to Deliver Featured Interview to Alliance Members Each Month
Dr. Dave Van Nuys of Shrink Rap Radio
Dr. Dave Van Nuys of Shrink Rap Radio
Thanks to the new partnership between Shrink Rap Radio, Jung Platform and Depth Psychology Alliance, we will be featuring a new interview on depth-related topics from Dr. David Van Nuys each month on the Alliance. (Learn more about our first featured interview in the box to the right!) 


Shrink Rap Radio is the brainchild of Dr. David Van Nuys, Emeritus Professor

of Psychology at Sonoma State University who served for seven years as Chair for a department, which has a longstanding reputation for its commitment to humanistic, transpersonal, and existential approaches to psychology.


Dr. Dave has conducted hundreds of interviews with experts and authors and has also taught psychology at the University of Montana, the University of Michigan, and the University of New Hampshire and has served as a dissertation advisor for doctoral students at Saybrook Institute and the Institute for Integral Studies, among others. He also runs a market research consulting business, E-Focus Groups(


Bonus: You can also earn CEUs by listening to Shrink Rap Radio. Details here. 


Michael Meade
Special Offer: "Why the World Doesn't End" 
Audio Lecture by Depth Psychologist/ Mythologist Michael Meade 

This month, Depth Alliance members receive 25% off our featured audio lecture from Jung Platform: "Why the World Doesn't End"--a timely and compelling talk from Michael Meade.

Behind the serious crises occurring in both culture and nature there is a crisis of meaning and a loss of the sense of the world as a place of ongoing creation.  

When "the End" seems near, how people imagine the world becomes more important; how people imagine humanity becomes of the utmost importance. In "dark times" the issue becomes living an authentic life.


Michael Meade is one of the greatest depth psychological teachers of our time, and his story telling ability is magical and profound. Mr. Meade has studied myth, anthropology, history of religion, and cross-cultural rituals for over 35 years. He is an author, scholar, mythologist and storyteller and founder of a non-profit organization Mosaic Multicultural Foundation.

To ORDER and receive your 25% discount, enter the word DEPTH at checkout. (Offer ends December 22, 2012)
SF Bay Area Alliance Chapter


In the SF Bay Area?  
Save the Date
for the Next Bay Area Hive Meetup & Speaker Evening 
Friday, February 1, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

In this introductory talk Daniel Foor, Ph.D., MFT will discuss ways to increase awareness of ancestral influence and acquire ancestor-related skills to help with family and personal healing and transformation. 


Daniel leads trainings, rituals, and community circles focusing on honoring ancestors, tending our relations with the natural world, and remembering our unique destiny and calling. He is also the founder of the Earth Medicine Alliance (an interfaith, earth-honoring non-profit  and a priest of Ifa and Obatala in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa.

Watch for more details/ Registration info coming in December.
Call for Essays, Poetry, Art
Spring 2013 issue of Depth Insights scholarly e-zine
Depth Insights scholarly e-zine Fall 2012 Issue 3

The deadline for submissions for the Spring 2013 issue of Depth Insights is December 15, 2012.
Submit your essay or article on archetypes, dreams, Jungian themes, cultural topics, ecopsychology, mythology, shamanism, astrology, or tarot, depth psychological analyses of past or current events. We also welcome book and movie reviews, art, and poetry.


See the Fall 2012 issue of Depth Insights or download the PDF free here--or voice your comments for the current essays online.
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GET a New Web Site for Just $349>PLUS Depth Alliance Members Get Custom Graphics for FREE* (the folks behind the Depth Insights scholarly e-zine online site) offers professional web sites for just $349 (up to 5 pages) that you can UPDATE YOURSELF any time from any computer! If you can use Word, you can update your own site!

*SPECIAL OFFER from Depth Alliance members: Place your order by December 6, 2012, and get a custom-designed header for FREE (a $200 value!) 

More details at or 
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Still Time to Join the Discussion for the November Free online Book Club with Barry Spector  
Even if you don't have the book, Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth of American Innocence, come read and engage with Barry's insightful comments on politics, government, myth and current events.
Note: No Book Club in December.  
Feel free to browse past posts in the archives from previous months. Look for new programs and content in 2013!

Monika Wikman, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst and author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness (2005) and various articles in Jungian psychology journals.

Monika obtained her BA from UC San Diego and her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, where her research took her deep into the study of dreams of people with terminal cancer.

After teaching graduate students at California State University, Los Angeles, she graduated as a diplomat from the Jung-Von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zurich. She lectures internationally on mythology and symbolism, dreams and wellness, alchemy and creativity.

In private practice as a Jungian Analyst and astrologer, she lives along a creek and under starry skies in Tesuque, New Mexico with horses, dogs, and friends.

LISTEN to this powerful interview as Monika discusses the Animus Mundi with Dr. Dave.
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View from Assisi, Italy

Free Teleseminar

When the Gods Are Silent:
Awakening to the Voice of Meaning and Healing
with Jungian Michael Conforti, Ph.D.

November 29th, 8-9pm ET  


This free teleseminar will introduce and expand on the theme of the upcoming annual conference in Assisi, Italy, in July 2013  


There are times in our life when the vistas of all that we love, are blurred, when those arms we long to rest in seem ever so far away, and the passion that we have felt, is suddenly absent.   It is in these moments that we may feel that the Gods have grown silent. 


It may be a serious illness, a loss of a loved one, of a personal Dark Night of the Soul, that creates this estrangement from soul and Self, and this darkening which the alchemists refer to as the Nigredo. It is those moments where meaning seems lost and the darkness of despair threatens to engulf us that try our souls. Yet, as Jung alludes,  there is still a voice calling out to us in the darkness, words of primordial wisdom which, if we are able to hear them, will give us a "place of refuge" and the strength to "outlive the longest night."

From the mystics, the alchemist and from Jung, we learn that it may only be through an experience of this darkening that we can find our way to transcendence, and a re-connection to what is good within the world and within the psyche.

The 2013 conference will take an in-depth look at how it is that we can recover our sense of vitality and meaning in the world, through our dreams, creativity and relationships, and find a way to live with and live through those challenges.

More details about the free teleseminar on Nov. 29 or to REGISTER, call  
(802) 254-6220 or email
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Deadline for Applications for Admin Board: Dec. 1 

Depth Psychology Alliance is currently seeking an administrative board to actively strategize, implement, and administer current and new programs within the community. 


This group of individuals would meet online at least once per quarter and correspond by email or phone as needed in the interim in order to execute all the aspects required to keep the Depth Psychology Alliance community thriving. Deadline for applications: December 1, 2012.


GET MORE DETAILS (from the October newsletter) here 

What's HOT on the Alliance: A Sampling
Get Engaged! Come read and comment on posts from your peers.

Check out the Bulletin Board section where members can post requests for connection, research, desire for collaboration, etc. See how you can get involved or find a collaborator for your own project!

November 30: Cinema Numina,  new monthly film discussion series, Santa Rosa, CA

January 18-20: THE PLAINTIVE CRIES OF ANGELS AND DEMONS:  Stirrings of Soul, The Redemptive Aspects of Dreams, weekend workshop in Tuscson, AZ with Dr. Michael Conforti

Body Psychotherapies Interview with Dr. David Van Nuys

Down in the Dumps! by Paul Dublassie III

The God-Man's Burden by Evan Hanks

by Kim Hermanson




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