Complexes*: Positive Mother/Negative Mother

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “The Positive Mother that opens me to oneness and love would carry me into Being in life. The Negative Mother that opens me to rejection and fear would carry me into blank nothingness.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 88) My reflection**: Positive mother/negative mother.  Ooof!! This one hits home for me!  […]

Ugly Bulbs and Caterpillars

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “The inner work is my own.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 77) “… fantastic how an ugly bulb carries with it the archetypal field that produces that particular leaf, flower, color.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 78) “… if I spoke my mind, I was written off as a lost cause.” […]

All is Energy in Motion

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “… archetypes as energy templates, seeds that are coded with potential energies, sacred geometry.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 34) “…integration of consciousness and matter…” (Woodman, 2000, p. 35) “In the move toward unity, we will move through continuous birth, death, rebirth patterns.  All is energy in motion.”  (Woodman, […]

Body and Spirit

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “…in the “space” between, body chemistry transforms into imagery, and/or imagery transforms into body chemistry.” (Woodman, 2000, pg. 51) “…psychoneuroimmunology…” and “… psyche and matter are two different aspects of one and the same thing. – Carl Jung””Jung knew psyche and matter were not opposites.” (Woodman, 2000, […]

Spirit vs. Soul.

I have already referenced that moment back in 2012 when I realized that there was a real difference between spirit and soul. I had this sense that there was something circular about the two … or maybe cyclical. The works of Hillman, Corbin, and Casey were informative in those early considerations of the difference between […]

Defining Soul. Part 2

The following is taken from my dissertation titled “Tending Aging Souls Through Connection with the Natural World: A Depth-ecopsychological Study” (Bridge, 2018). Soul             In order to tend the aging soul, we must have an understanding of what is meant by the word soul.  It is a word that is often used and yet seldom […]