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The Myth Within

The Myth Within

By Thomas Maples
Dr. Thomas Maples explores the depths of human potential through the psyche's capacity to realize its dreams.
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Old Sultan... The Value of Wisdom Unfolded

The Myth Within

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Out with the Old, In with the New... Goodbye to a Year Gone By!
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom says goodbye to a year gone by. Oh what sorrows, joy, pain, and love there was shared in homeschooling children during a year of pandemic education. 
07:09
May 27, 2021
The Wolf, The Golden Child, and a Deal with the Shadow
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores childhood initiation, the need for old time wisdom, and rites of passage from the perspective of the Brother's Grimm Story Old Sultan.
09:43
May 19, 2021
Old Sultan... The Value of Wisdom Unfolded
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores a Brother's Grimm story Old Sultan, which reminds us that there is value to be added from aged old wisdom. 
12:35
May 18, 2021
To New Beginnings
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores a wonderful quote from Meister Eckhart, who reminds us that new beginnings are miracles afforded us each day. 
09:10
May 11, 2021
The Beauty Within: Honoring a Psychology of Arriving...
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores how a mother's day conversation around the beauty of life unfolds when we work on honoring the beauty within. 
08:21
May 10, 2021
May the 4th Be With You... Why Engage in Private Myth Making?
In today's episode, Joseph Campbell leads the way from a wonderful citation that reminds us of the power behind developing a mythic framework from which to guide one's life. May the 4th Be With You!!!
10:02
May 4, 2021
The Broken Winged Dream... A Bird of Ascent
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom finishes his exploration of the Myth of Daedalus, examining the importance grounded dreams have in unfolding a Self realized state of development.
08:19
April 27, 2021
The Tragic Turn... Daedalus and the Betrayal of Youthful Ascent
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom continues his exploration of the Myth of Daedalus, who tragically turns upon his nephew in a murderous rage and creates the means from which jealousy and egoism make their mark upon the newer generation yearning to learn from the past. 
11:29
April 22, 2021
The Rising Phoenix: The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom continues his exploration of the Myth of Daedalus from the perspective of the Rising Pheonix and its capacity to lift the soul to grounded heights. 
09:51
April 21, 2021
A Dream of Celestial Ascent: Fortnite and the Earthquake
In today’s podcast, Dr. Tom explores a dream relayed to him by his son, who in ascending to the profession of a video game player, shakes things up to learn a little bit about building a solid foundation.
07:40
April 15, 2021
Fatherhood: To Open the World for Dreams
In today’s podcast, Dr. Tom continues his exploration of Bulfinch’s Daedalus. In Icarus’s demise, we see a valuable lesson of how to build the foundation for psychological growth through descent into the unconscious and ascent back to the realm of spirit.
09:30
April 13, 2021
To Be a Good Father: The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus
In today’s podcast, Dr. Tom continues his exploration of the Myth of Daedalus and ways parents can successfully channel their children’s flight of fancy towards productive means.
12:40
April 12, 2021
A Lesson to Men... Self-Dependence and the Virtue of Getting Up!
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores a wonderful citation from Frederick Douglass, who reminds us that there is no in-dependence without self-dependence. 
09:04
April 7, 2021
Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation... A Journey of Practical Parenting
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom continues his exploration of the Myth of Daedalus and its implication on raising a generation capable of chasing their dreams. 
09:53
April 2, 2021
Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom continues the exploration of the Myth of Daedalus from the perspective of fathers raising a healthy generation of children moving forward. 
08:55
April 1, 2021
Engaging the Mythic Father Within
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores the psychology of motiving the next generation to advance confidently in the direction of their dreams. 
16:25
March 30, 2021
The Father Archetype: Moral Commandment and Prohibition
In this podcast, Dr. Tom explores the myth of Daedalus, that reminds us in order to be proactive in our children's psychological development, we have to steer them towards their own sense of values by instilling a moral compass through developing their own sense of compassionate grounding experiences. 
09:48
March 29, 2021
Friendship, Parenting, and Personal Development: Exploring the Myth of Psychological Ascent
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom continues his exploration of the Myth of Daedalus, which shows us that parenting from a patient perspective oftentimes requires us to simply allow play to be play, in order to help foster the experimental attitude needed to realize Self Potential. 
09:59
March 26, 2021
Psychological Ascent: To Build the Wings of a Dream
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom continues to explore the myth of Daedalus, who builds the wings of his dream, as a means to escape the imprisonment his own mental ingenuity created. 
12:07
March 25, 2021
The Descent Within
In today's Podcast, Dr. Tom explores the true mark of life: a series of tests unfolding that force us to reach within, find out what is there, and utilize those glowing embers to ignite a passion within that is willing to persevere to realize the brevity of a dream created. 
05:37
March 24, 2021
The Ascent of Daedalus: A Psychospiritual Perspective
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores the ascent of Daedalus from a psychospiritual perspective. In this segment, Dr. Tom analyzes the beginning of this wonderful myth, that reminds us that ascent without descent creates the means by which we lose the personal foundation that drives our emotional and spiritual development forward. 
11:54
March 23, 2021
Spring is Here: The Myth of Persephone
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores the story of Persephone and the cyclical nature of death and rebirth from the Greek tale of one's descent into the underworld and ascent towards new beginnings. 
07:46
March 22, 2021
The Grass is Greener...
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores a wonderful citation from Georges Bernanos, who reminds us that it is in the collective force of our individual perception that allows us to see the beauty present in the world. 
10:28
March 18, 2021
To Perfect Self... A Process of Learning Love, Faith, and Hope.
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores a wonderful quote from St. Patrick, who reminds us that perfection in old age comes from exploring and owning those things once misspent in youth. 
09:38
March 17, 2021
Myth as Technology and Dream!
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores modern myth making in the form of story lines from popular entertainments sources such as video games and movies. 
10:33
March 16, 2021
The Myth and the Dream...
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores the foundation of myth as being elements of dream symbols that drive personal and collective development. 
10:36
March 15, 2021
The Eros of Light... The Lover's Embrace
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom embraces a poem from the great Hafiz, who reminds us that the gentle embrace of love does not come with obligation but a loving kindness for what is present. In this segment, we continue examining the mature masculine in its warming embrace of the feminine elements. 
05:29
March 12, 2021
Practical Applications of the Mythical Father (The Northwind and the Sun)
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores the practical application of the Father Within, that archetypal warrior, lover, king, and sage, who will may below as the wind, but finds solace in the warmth of love he is capable of giving to his children. 
09:17
March 11, 2021
Keep Your Face to the Sun
In today's episode, Dr. Tom continues his exploration The North-Wind of the Sun by exploring the gentle nature of the Mature Masculine as a positive polarity of the Father Archetype.
05:23
March 10, 2021
The North-wind and the Sun: The Dual Father Archetype
Dr. Tom explores the dual role of the father archetype, and its effects on our psychological journey to realize Self. 
05:23
March 9, 2021
The North Wind and the Sun: Will Gentleness and Kind Persuasion Outmatch Force and Bluster?
Dr. Tom gives a reading of Aesop's The Northwind and the Sun from the Library of Congress Website read.gov. In the reading, Dr. Tom analyzes the archetypes of the myth as it relates to Carl Jung's notion of Self-Realization. 
10:49
March 8, 2021
Abundance... To Tune Within
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores a wonderful citation from Dr. Wayne Dyer, that reminds us Abundance is something we tune into.
04:50
March 5, 2021
Abundance... A State Within
In today's Myth Within, Dr. Tom explores a wonderful citation from Epicurus, who reminds us that abundance is a measurement of what moves us, not a measurement of material gain. 
05:33
March 4, 2021
Want Abundance?
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Dr. Tom explores a wonderful citation from Dr. Wayne Dyer, that reminds us "doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life."
05:17
March 3, 2021
On Realizing Self
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores the depths of meaning behind a wonderful quote from mythologist Joseph Campbell, that reminds us "the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
06:05
March 2, 2021