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Psychosynthesis Using Dreams and Astrological Psychology Life Clock

This process of dreaming and using the images to navigate life's challenges throughout the life cycle according to one's needs for psychological growth can be most effective using Huber's Life Clock to determine the context of the issues involved. This post has two theoretical basics: Use of  the psychological model of Assagioli's Psychosynthesis and The Huber method of Astrology.  This approach is determined by why people visit astrologers in the first place..."one is a crisis situation of some kind and the other is due to awareness of something in the person needing to change that comes into consciousness." ( Astrological Psychology, The Huber Method. Barry Hopewell editor, Hopewell Publishing, Knutsford, England. 2017.)  This blog has therefore, the use of astrological and psychotherapeutic skills of this writer to guide the reader him/herself to deal with both of these situations.  I am a clinical social worker with 40 years clinical psychotherapeutic experience as well [...]

By |January 1st, 2019|

2017 Published book on Amazon

This newly published book has contents which correlate the Huber Age Point Progression in the life cycle with sensitive points in the horoscope. There are psychosocial tasks which must be accomplished based on Age Progression Point traveling around the horoscope beginning at birth and going till age 72. This book identifies these passages but also finds that interpreting the dreams at these times more likely leads to a better dream interpretation. In this way the context of dream interpretation with Age Point Aspects is a much more thorough way of identifying problems and psychological developmental issues. Here is the preface to the book written by Sue Lewis, MA. Preface I was very pleased to be asked to write the preface to Life Passages, in which John Grove synthesizes age progression through the twelve houses of the horoscope—the method devised by Bruno and Louise Huber—with the eight stages of psycho-social development identified [...]

By |December 22nd, 2018|

Dreams revealing unknown emotional content

 12/212018 The Dream by John D. Grove:   Mr. President Donald J. Trump lifted himself up and climbed through a hatch to get out of a submarine vessel.  He opened the hatch and disappeared.  Meanwhile I watched this  but the hatch closed, sealed off and locked preventing me from following even if I wanted to do so.  Associations:  This has current associations to events that have happened this week of 12/21/2018.   As this above drawing shows, Mr. Trump the President abandoned the submarine.  Likewise by unilaterally deciding to bring our troops home from Syria and Afghanistan; he did not involve his Secretary of Defense nor alliances of other parties including the Armed Forces, the Kurds, the Taliban and other governmental agencies. Water symbolizes the collective unconscious; the submarine is a vessel within the collective which we humans navigate. Mr. Trump, the President, is leaving the vessel and being absorbed by the [...]

By |December 21st, 2018|

Security in Chaotic Times

Dream on 11/30/2018:   I was presented with an oval butterfly wing by a woman.  The image captivated me. Associations:   The oval wing of a butterfly is related to chaos theory and how astrology may also be explained by this.   Chaos theory is known as the ‘butterfly effect’. Chaos  activity is the way in which a small event initiated in a time and place far away can correlate with a large event in another place.  The example used is that of a butterfly wing vibrating and correlating with a tornado in another place.  As old power structures collapse, Uranus in Taurus strives for new quality of life and allocation of resources that is based on new humanitarian and ethical principles in which benefits are focused on global communication,   group awareness and mankind as a whole.  COVID 19 presents us with the challenge to follow the Uranian spirit.  To work through [...]

By |December 8th, 2018|

Empirical Science and Astrology

Having been a student of the scientific method as a psychology major in undergraduate, I  used the American Psychological Association's methodology in testing hypotheses.  Both in graduate and undergraduate studies, I see the value in the statistical methods as approaches to truth.  For a normal bell shaped curve distribution to which the results of empirical studies apply, there is 68.2% applicability percentage of the study's results to the general population.  26.8% are outliers with 13.4% on the extremes which do not apply.  So we can generalize from results of good empirical studies that is reliable and valid at the most being true 68.2% for the sample studied. When results are published, they  have contextual relevance to the sample studied as well as the historical time the study was done.   The study's conclusions and results are relative to the limitations of the study.   A representative sample of the general population is [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|

Dreams and the water of life

Psychosynthesis involves grounding images that intend to drive one to meeting real needs rather than wants.  If a dream (or any psychic image)  does not become grounded through a process of writing it down and to be preferred -drawing it; maturation does not become manifest in the process of individuation.   It is a gift to realize that there may be an invisible hand guiding one as a dream evolves over time.  For example in my young adulthood , I had water dreams in which I was fearful of violent waves or tidal waves with it full destructive fury ; I dreamed of water seeping through my house and breaking up the plaster walls; I had dreams of water crashing into coastal villages; an finally I was overcome by a wave that broke over my head as I tumbled under water thinking I was a gonner.  But then a transformation occured [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|

Who is in control of your actions?

I have been taking a psychosynthesis course by the well-known psychologist Will Parfitt for many months now. And one of the main theses is the process of dis-identification of the ego. One of the exercises we do is to say; "I have my mind and my thoughts but am not my mind and my thoughts I have my feelings and emotions but am mot my feelings and emotions. I have my body and sensations but I am not my body and sensations. I, am I a center of pure self-consciousness and will." Psychosynthesis, the Elements and Beyond.2006, p. 46 This concept is very close to some of the four  aggregates in Buddhism which says my self is not in control of my body because I cannot ultimately cause good or prevent bad from happening to it; and the self is not in control of our perceptions, thinking or our feelings [...]

By |August 14th, 2018|
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