Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with Suma to talk about consciousness, Jung, Yoga and integration. In this interview, we cover a fair amount of ground including Jungian ideas of the archetype, psychic abilities, shadowwork, compassion and synchronicity.
In this New Thinking Allowed interview with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove, I describe an experience of pure, unitary consciousness that initiated my deeper exploration into Yoga psychology. I provide an overview of the Yoga Sūtras -- focusing on the distinction between pure consciousness and the contents of consciousness. I also describe the eight limbs of Yoga and how each of them contributes to the quieting of the mind.
In this New Thinking Allowed interview with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove, I provide an overview of Jungian psychology -- focusing on the special relationship between Freud and Jung. I also describe key Jungian concepts including archetypes, the collective unconscious, synchronicity, the self, word association tests, and creative illness. I note how Jung studied many of the world's mythological, religious, and mystical systems.
Recently I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Dave of Shrink Rap Radio about my book, Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali. We discuss places where Jungian-oriented depth psychology and Classical Yoga converge and diverge as well as why both Jung and Patañjali remain relevant during this complex time. My interview can be found on the Shrink Rap Radio podcast as well as the YouTube Channel.
Yoga psychology is really helpful at psychologically and ecologically complex times like this because it is based in wholeness.
In this interview, Jeff Mishlove and I discuss how the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali can be read from either a dualist or non-dualist point of view. From the non-dualist point of view, everything is brahman or consciousness and the world is equipped with Knowledge, cosmic intelligence. Patañjali's 8 limbs assist us in letting go of anything obscuring our inherent wholeness.
In this New Thinking Allowed interview with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove, I compare the depth psychology of Carl Jung with the yoga tradition of India, as outlined in the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali. I note that Jung never accepted the eastern ideal that spiritual enlightenment could free one from mental suffering. Nor did Jungian theory address the concept of pure consciousness that is central to Yoga philosophy.
In this Buddha at the Gas Pump interview with Rick Archer, we discuss Yoga psychology, Jungian-oriented depth psychology and eco-psychology, and the interconnection and interweaving of all three. Specific topics include pure consciousness, ways of knowing, and our relationship to Mother Earth.
In this interview, Hannelie and I explore depth psychology, the visible and invisible, the science of the unconscious, wholeness, the wisdom of the body, the unified field, consciousness studies and more!
In May 2018, I recorded a 7-minute interview about Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali for an author’s spotlight broadcast at my graduate school. This is a short teaser of what is inside the covers.