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Depth Psychology Online Book Club

About the Book Club

Depth Psychology Book Club

Join members of Depth Psychology Alliance and likeminded others for an exciting program in the Jungian Psychology and Depth Psychology Community!--the online depth psychology book club. (Click here to Join)

Each individual Book Club is "tended" by the author who takes charge of the group on the 1st day of the designated month by sharing a personal introduction to the book--why they wrote it, what was the process of writing like, what themes to expect, what questions to keep in mind while reading, etc., and then promoting discussion and answering written questions and comments from the group.

Book clubs occur intermittently. Please check in at www.DepthPsychologyAlliance.com and/or enroll in our mailing list to keep abreast of new offerings.

"On the Doorstep of the Castle"—An Exploration of the Divine in the Story of Teresa of Avila

Our setting is 16th century Spain. The Inquisition has expelled the Jews or forced them to convert. Teresa of Avila is igniting the imagination of the country as the nun who receives messages directly from God. A young Jewish converso, Alma de Leon, appears on Teresa’s doorstep, petitioning to become a novice in her care. Teresa and Alma discover hidden dimensions in themselves and each other, as they struggle to become powerful women and pioneers in psyche’s movement toward wholeness in an oppressive yet luminous time.

In this compelilng conversation, therapist and author, Elizabeth Clark-Stern shares important insights into the feminine in spiritual, political, and relational realms. The common challenges facing women in both 16th century Spain and in today’s culture reveal how we might balance that which has been oppressed, both personally and culturally. What does it mean for each of us to be a “Teresa of Avila” and how does this fit into our individual process of individuation according to Jung?

Elizabeth is hosting the free online depth psychology Book Club on Depth Psychology Alliance for the month of October 2015

Depth Insights™ is a media affiliate of the free online depth psychology community, Depth Psychology Alliance

Originally aired August 25, 2015
(approx 40 mins)


Elizabeth Clark-Stern's produced plays and screenplays include All I Could See from Where I Stood, Timeless Night: Viktor Frankl Meets Edith Stein, and Out of the Shadows: A Story of TONI WOLFF and EMMA JUNG.

Out of the Shadows was performed at the International Jungian Congress in Capetown in 2007, and On the Doorstep of the Castle in Copenhagen in 2013.

Elizabeth lives, writes, and practices psychotherapy in Seattle, in company with her husband, her adult daughters, a granddaughter, and a host of beloved colleagues and friends. See Elizabeth's blog site at www.soulstories.net and her psychotherapy site www.elizabethclarkstern.com.

-RSVP for the October Book Club on Depth Psychology Alliance (free to join)

-ORDER the book


ARCHIVED: September 2013

BOOK: Isis Code: Revelations from Brain Research and Systems Science on the Search for Human Perfection and Happiness

Ariane Page

The book uses an Ancient Egyptian legend and the Five Books of Moses as well as hundreds of recent results from brain research to bring this code into broad light. Author ArianePage shows how, through our quest for love and happiness, our inner Isis attempts to reconnect, harmonize and blow life into our different levels of human expression so we can truly be.

By combining systems science and the study of the brain, Isis Code provides also insight into the direction evolution is now taking to allow humanity to reach its potential. Learn more and find out how to participate here.

book Isis Code

Now Archived, including 4 weekly teleconference Q&A session with David Schoen...

ARCHIVED: January 2013
Depth Psychology Online Book Club Selection:

"The War of the Gods in Addiction: C.G. Jung, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Archetypal Evil"
by David E. Schoen (Spring Publications)

MORE DETAILS about the January selection Depth Psychology Online Book Club

January 2013 Depth Psychology Book Club Selection Jungian and Depth Psychology Book Club

See the 2012 selections (Archived written discussion forums still available)


ARCHIVED: Special Jan/Feb 2013 C.G. Jung's Red Book Study Group with Robert Bosnak

ARCHIVED: Special May 2012 Study Group on Spiritual Emergency

ARCHIVED: Special Feb 2012 Study Group for Astrology


The Depth Psychology Alliance Book Club operates as an open forum. Everything is done via writing within the group so you can participate at whatever schedule and level works for you.

Each new book starts the first day of the designated month with with an introductory post from the author, and you can ask questions or make comments at will. 

Each week, the author will assign selected readings and pose study questions. They will be on call to monitor progress, field questions online, point out certain themes, comment on select passages, draw out correlations with current events, and more throughout the month.

You will have the opportunity to hear from each new author a few weeks before the launch of his or her book in a radio conversation, giving you ample time to order the book and read along.

Some authors will be offering a 60 minute teleseminar or webinar during the latter half of their month. In order to help cover some of the costs to bring you this free program, there will be a $10 charge for the teleseminars--but we hope you will find this well worth the investment to move more deeply into the material and get to know each author better as they share their work with us. Dates for the teleseminars will be announced at the beginning of each month for participating authors.

Click here (or see below) for an overview of upcoming and past archived written book club group discussions of Depth Psychology Authors! Note: Many of these have corresponding audio inteviews for Depth Insights radio which you can download for free

Author: Ariane Page
Book: ISIS CODE: : Revelations from Brain Research and Systems Science on the Search for Human Perfection and Happiness

Author: David Schoen
Book: The War of the Gods in Addiction
Author: Sandy Nathan
Book: Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money
Author: Erel Shalit
Book: The Cycle of Life: Themes and Tales of the Journey
Author: Michael Conforti
Book: Field Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche
Author: Ken Kimmel
Book: Reading Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism
Author: Thom Cavalli
Book: Embodying Osiris, the Secrets of Alchemical Transformation
Author: Craig Chalquist
Book: Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled
Authors: Patricia Damery & Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
Book: Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way
Author: Mark Winborn
Book: Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey
Author: Elizabeth Clark-Stern
Book: Soul Stories: Safari to Mara and Aria of the Horned Toad 
Author: Paul Watsky
Book: Telling The Difference
Author: Barry Spector
Book: Madness at the Gates: The Myth of American Innocence
Author: Tom Stevens
Book: Lilith:The Last Temptation Of Adam

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