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.
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 May 2018, I 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.