This blog is the first of two on Stress Management written for Northern Arizona University. The target audience is college students but the principles apply to anyone! Go here to read.
Helios Psychology is the study of consciousness with a focus on higher states of awareness that are not usually studied in mainstream psychology.
I believe there is truth to the idea that Freud’s theories still strike a disconcerting chord in our psyche. He remains one of the most compelling figures in the history of psychology and perhaps the history of ideas. Other cognitive and biological theories are dull and dry by comparison to the man who dared defy convention by digging deep into our hidden motives. If the expression politically incorrect existed in his day, he’d have been the poster child.
Monday (August 31) I’ll walk into a lecture hall for the first time at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. I’m really excited. It’s an opportunity to be immersed once again in the field of psychology alongside colleagues that share the same interests. To celebrate I stopped at a campus store yesterday and purchased an NAU t-shirt and coffee mug to proudly wear and display (in that order, not the other way around). When I’m into something,
The psychologist Carl Jung spoke at length about synchronicity or “meaningful coincidence,” which refers to events that have no “reasonable” connection, but make sense when considering the collective unconscious. Also connections that defy causality such as dreams that have real-life significance or ESP.
Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious refers to “structures of the unconscious mind which are shared among beings of the same species. According to Jung, the human collective unconscious is populated by instincts and by archetypes: universal symbols such as the Great Mother, the Wise Old Man, the Shadow, the Tower, Water, the Tree of Life, and many more.” (Wiki)
In the Helios psychology model, the collective unconscious is an aspect of the SECOND REALM of consciousness, a realm where universal symbols (in the form of archetypes) resides.