In the World

The following are some of my musings, bits of writings, and conference presentations, along with a few things I love!

“You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.”

 Mary Oliver

Reader Review

  • AuthorStacey Shelby
  • Date 11 February 2018
  • CategoryPsychology, Uncategorized

Thank you to RM who wrote this awesome review on Amazon.ca! “5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, hell yes! My poor reading chair. Having always welcomed me with open arms, providing both emotional and lumbar support, she may have finally had enough as I repeatedly slammed my palm on her faithful...

Happy Eros (Cupid) and Psyche Week!

  • AuthorStacey Shelby
  • Date 13 February 2015
  • CategoryPsychology

Eros is the Greek god of Love, and Psyche is the Greek word for Soul – Love and Soul are inseparable.  I’m a somewhat unlikely person to appreciate Valentine’s Day; however, the myth of Eros and Psyche is one of my favourites.  In honouring the deeper meaning of this significant...

Strength and Gentleness

  • AuthorStacey Shelby
  • Date 9 January 2015
  • CategoryPsychology

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. Saint Francis de Sales  

Reflections for the New Year

  • AuthorStacey Shelby
  • Date 1 January 2015
  • CategoryPsychology

Welcome to a Brand New Year! A few questions for reflection as you transition over this milestone… What are you grateful for from 2014? What were your accomplishments for 2014? What are your intentions for 2015? Live in the present, but dream your future into being!  

Enough by David Whyte – For Christmas

  • AuthorStacey Shelby
  • Date 25 December 2014
  • CategoryPsychology

EnoughEnough. These few words are enough. If not these words, this breath. If not this breath, this sitting here.This opening to the life we have refused again and again until now.Until now David Whyte, Where Many Rivers Meet

A Process in Individuation, by Dr. Stacey Shelby

  • AuthorStacey Shelby
  • Date 20 December 2014
  • CategoryPsychology

An article for the Pacifica Graduate Institute Dissertation Newsletter about the process and experience of writing my depth psychology doctoral dissertation. A Process in Individuation By Dr. Stacey Shelby I invited the Wild Woman archetype to work with me (well, at that time, I still believed I was the one...

Tracking The Wild Woman: A Process in Individuation, by Dr. Stacey Shelby

  • AuthorStacey Shelby
  • Date 19 December 2014
  • CategoryPsychology

Defending my dissertation in Oct. 2014.   ABSTRACT Tracking the Wild Woman Archetype: A Process in Individuation by Stacey Shelby   This alchemical hermeneutic study describes, interprets, and relates to the  “wild woman” archetype.  It examines the experience of how a woman may choose to express her sexuality and possible...

Shadows by Mary Oliver, in honour of the Winter Solstice

  • AuthorStacey Shelby
  • Date 17 December 2014
  • CategoryPsychology

Shadows Everyone knows the great energies running amok cast terrible shadows, that each of the so-called senseless acts has its thread looping back through the world and into a human heart. And meanwhile the gold-trimmed thunder wanders the sky; the river may be filling the cellars of the sleeping town....

Living and Loving Erotically

, by Stacey Shelby

  • AuthorStacey Shelby
  • Date 23 November 2014
  • CategoryPsychology

  Conference presentation “Pothos, Eros & Aphrodite: Meditations on the Gods who Drive our Wanderings” The Study of Myth Symposium: Exploring Myth: Culture, Theory, Practice September 2, 2012   This was a panel presentation at The Study of Myth Symposium. Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA Paper Title: Living and...

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