A Sacred Journey - Psychology, Personal Development & Realizing the Myth Within
By Thomas Maples
Are you being your best possible self? Dr. Thomas Maples explores our personal and collective plight to realize our ultimate potential through the lens of psychology, personal development, and the myths that drive our journey forward.
A Bandaged Space for Healing Meditation
This video is a guided meditation for healing. In it, you will be asked to visualise a space that is just for you, and to imagine yourself being surrounded by light and love. You will then be asked to affirm forgiveness for yourself and others, and finally to allow the space to heal any wounds or hurts that you may carry. #meditation #guidedmeditation #healing #healingmusic For more guided meditations, visit https://drthomasmaples.com/category/meditation/
November 12, 2022
Siddhartha: Out of the Shadow, Light... Our Archetypal Beginnings
In the shade of the home, we are born, the product of our mother and father's lineage. Wanted or not, we grow, and if we have the luck to inhale in this very moment, what a miraculous gift of light it gives to us strong enough to brave life's path. In this podcast, we explore the archetypal journey of Siddhartha as he is born into the security of his childhood home and the shadow it creates. We discuss how this story can be used to understand our own personal development, and reflect on the stages of growth we all experience in our lives. To Learn More Visit https://drthomasmaples.com
November 11, 2022
Siddhartha: Falling into the Shadow, Kissed by the Light
In today's analysis, Dr. Tom explores the archetypal origins of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha: An Indian Tale from the symbolic perspective of birth, the shadow, and the journey we undertake to find life in the ever-present light. https://drthomasmaples.com
November 02, 2022
Practical Parenting 4 a Successful Future Generation
Children will live up to what you believe in them. How can you show that belief when you teach them what to think and not how to think? In this podcast, Dr. Tom explores a philosophy of parenting where the village bases its childrearing behaviors on a shared and mutual vision. A vision where parents' dreams and children's dreams are allowed to co-exist in harmony with the positive and negative events life throws our way.
October 19, 2022
Practical Psychology: News, Social Media, Psychology, and Living 4 the New Millenia
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores how ways we can use the psychology of the 5 senses we have been given to counteract the Negative Skew phenomenon offered us by traditional and social media outlets. https://drthomasmaples.com/2018/07/18/practical-parenting-oh-no-the-sky-is-falling/
October 13, 2022
Working the Shadow Within: Find Your Inner Light
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores the importance of honoring the psychology of shadow in our march to find the inner light. https://drthomasmaples.com
September 24, 2022
Finding Joy: Exploring the Truth of Our Inner Happiness Habits
In today's podcast episode, Dr. Tom explores joy as a construct for the sacred journey we undertake to create a life filled with meaning. https://drthomasmaples.com
August 31, 2022
Surfing the Paradox of Psyche
Working with intrapsychic and interpersonal relationships, Dr. Tom Explores the power of setting #boundaries for optimal #psychological #development For more great inspiration, affirmations, and general psychological knowledge to pursue your inner potential, please visit me at https://drthomasmaples.com
August 25, 2022
Beauty in Faith
Ever see #beauty in your #faith? In this #affirmation, we will explore how to find that beauty and how it can help you through tough times. Many of us go through tough times, and it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But if we look deep within ourselves, we can find that beauty that will help us get through anything. I hope you enjoy this brief #meditation on faith. https://drthomasmaples.com/
August 25, 2022
A Sacred Journey Called Parenting - Sleep Schedules and Children's Mental Health
In this podcast, I'm going to be discussing the sacred journey of parenting and how sleep schedules can play a role in your child's mental health. Introduction: Hey everyone! Dr. Tom here. Parenting is one of the most rewarding but challenging journeys that we undertake in our lives. In this video, I want to talk about something that is often overlooked when it comes to our children's mental health- their sleep schedule. Believe it or not, getting enough sleep is crucial for optimal brain function and can help prevent conditions like ADHD and depression from developing. So please join me as I explore the link between sleep and children's mental health. https://anchor.fm/thomas-maples8/message
August 20, 2022
An Affirmation for Dreaming Destiny Forward
What's your hidden potential? What future does your destiny hold for you? In this affirmation, Dr. Tom conducts a guided meditation to dream our destiny forward, so that we may open gates from where Self and self can create inroads to personal potential. https://drthomasmaples.com/podcast-2/
August 17, 2022
Psyche as Soul: Letting Go of the Old and Welcoming the New
In this podcast, we explore the idea of psyche – or soul – and how it can be a powerful tool for personal growth. We'll discuss the importance of letting go of the old in order to make way for the new, and offer tips for embracing change in your life. YouTube Affirmations
August 10, 2022
Celebrate Curiosity: An Affirmation 4 Personal Potential
We all have the potential to do great things, but sometimes we need a reminder of our inner power. That's where this podcast affirmation comes into play Hey friends! In this podcast, I'm going to talk about the importance of curiosity and how it can help us tap into our inner potential. So often, we get bogged down by the stresses of life, but if we can remember to celebrate our inner curiosity, let go, and let God, then anything is possible. With Gratitude to Potentiality - Benjamin Martins Namaste my friends. May blessings find you on your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.
August 04, 2022
Psyche as Breathwork
In this podcast, you'll learn how the principles of breath work can be applied to psychology and personal development in order to realize your inner potential.
July 28, 2022
Psyche, Myth, and Inner Potential
Discover how myths can help you realize your inner potential for transformation and renewal by looking at how their symbols reveal the human psyche's capacity for growth during our lifetime. This podcast explores the archetypes common to myth and fairytales as an agent for body, mind, and spiritual growth potential.
July 20, 2022
The Story of Narcissus: Echo, Mental Health, and the Journey to Find Purpose
In this podcast, we explore the story of Narcissus and how it parallels mental health and the journey to find purpose. We discuss narcissistic personality disorder and what can happen when someone is afflicted by it. Finally, we offer hope for those who are struggling with these issues and provide ways to find help.
June 29, 2022
Echo and Narcissus - Perceptions of Self Development Amongst Social Egocentrism
In today's episode, Dr. Tom continue his exploration of the mythological characters Echo and Narcissus from a lens of social and cultural egocentrism and its effect on personal development.
June 02, 2022
Finding Purpose through Strength, Courage, & Direction
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the archetypal underpinnings of finding purpose by examining a wonderful quote from former President John F. Kennedy.
May 27, 2022
Echo - Navigating the World of Distractions to Find Self
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom explores the myth of Echo, Hera, and Zeus from the lens of contemporary distraction. How can we find the nature of Self in a world that so buys for the ego's attention.
May 25, 2022
Perceptions of Infinity
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the archetypal symbols of infinity, eternity, and heaven as written about in William Blakes poem Auguries of Innocence. Perception and our capacity to overcome its sensory deficit towards understanding the miracles abound are examined. How can we find the divine? Sometimes we need to let go and let God work us through infinite intelligence versus our perceptual experience. To read more, visit Dr. Thomas Maples https://drthomasmaples.com/2021/12/13/perceptions-of-infinity/
December 16, 2021
A Seedling of Faith
In today's article, Dr. Tom explores an inspirational verse from Matthew, who reminds us of the true power behind faith. https://wp.me/p70H5p-e8E
December 08, 2021
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the cyclical nature of history, the father archetype as portrayed in the blowing wind and warming sun in Aesop's classic entitled the NorthWind and the Sun, and its effects on personal development.
December 01, 2021
The Mythic Masculine: Practical Parenting and Teaching Accountability
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores how to link daily life lessons to core values as an integration tool to create core memories and a strong foundation for family values for your children.
October 21, 2021
Nurturing the Mythic Masculine - Engaging the Father Within
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the lived experience behind the mythic masculine, linking our personal actions to creative methods of nurturing the next generation forward.
October 16, 2021
Nurturing the Courage Within
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the foundation of courage and ways to use it to overcome inherent fears within the soul.
October 13, 2021
Siddhartha: Leaving The Shadow of the Family Home
In today's segment, Dr. Tom explores the journey Siddhartha undertakes to leave the shadow of his family home. Archetypal themes explored include the ego, self, Self, the mother, father, river, forest, and social support systems the protagonist has to undertake his journey to realize his emergent Self.
September 08, 2021
Siddhartha... Journeys Towards a Realized State of Being.
In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the introductory paragraphs of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha, laying the foundation of an archetypal journey to realize higher states of conscious awareness.
September 01, 2021
Old Sultan, The Young, Old, Ugly, and Bold: Wisdom in Today's Society...
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom ends the exploration of the symbols behind Old Sultan, focusing on consciousness as an exercise of maturation, from youth to old age, immaturity to wisdom, and the deals we must make in order to grow upon our natural life course.
July 16, 2021
Dr. Tom on Trust...
In today's podcast, Dr. Tom analyzes the concept of trust and its effect on intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships.
June 22, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
May 04, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 07, 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.
April 02, 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.
April 01, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 09, 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.
March 08, 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.
March 05, 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.
March 04, 2021
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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."
March 03, 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."
March 02, 2021