The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali

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.


The Depth Psychology of C.G. Jung

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 describes key Jungian concepts including archetypes, the collective unconscious, synchronicity, the self, word association tests, and creative illness. I also note that Jung studied many of the world's mythological, religious, and mystical systems. 

Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali

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 Sutras of Patanjali. 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. 

Author's spotlight

I recently recorded a 7-minute interview about Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali for an author’s spotlight broadcast at my graduate school, Pacifica Graduate Institute. This is a short teaser of what is inside the covers.