Month: May 2008

  • Mother as Container | 2

    Yesterday I wrote the first installment of a series I’ll call “The Mother as Container” series, about what is meant by mothers as containers of their children’s negative feelings and even their shadowy selves, and about what the lack of an effective container does to a child. The topic arose when we attended a middle school […]

  • Mother as Container | 1

    The idea of the mother as a container is ancient, of course–think about the baby in the womb and it is easy enough to see why. Jung wrote about the symbolism of vessels thus: The motif of the vessel is itself an archetypal image which has a certain purpose, and I can prove from this […]