Heidekolb's Blog

Heide M Kolb, Jungian Analyst

Heide Kolb I am a practicing Jungian analyst in New York City. I teach and write on Jungian thought, the imagination and alchemy. I have explored the Western Mystery tradition for about thirty years. This venue is a way to share some of my thoughts and musings of my Jungian work, explorations of Jung’s Red Book and other related topics.

For more info please visit www.jungianwork.com


  1. Ms. Kolb:

    Greatly enjoy your website, featured and linked it today on http://www.jungcurrents.com

    Steve Parker

    Comment by Stephen Parker — August 23, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

  2. Heidi —

    Listed your blogs as one of the top ten Jungian websites — thanks


    steve parker

    Comment by Steve Parker — December 11, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

  3. i enjoy reading your blogs. Warm, thinking out loud energy.

    Comment by robert bruce hall — January 31, 2011 @ 1:15 am

  4. I don’t have a website.

    I’m just responding as a person because I was impressed with the content of “The Psychotherapist as Hitchhiker in the Realm of the Psyche ~ A Jungian Perspective.”

    Especially the notion of the psychotherapist as warrior.

    I am part Cherokee so I have Native studies that I cherish. I went to school (college) in New York and then came back to the southwestern part of the U.S. I am female. (By way of introduction).

    Anyway what you wrote about nemesis was interesting. Are there any books you would recommend that treat the subject of nemesis indepth?

    I also wondered: in the U.S. Jungian psychoanalytic treatment seems to be quite expensive money-wise. Do you know if in Germany Jungian treatment is ever covered under employee insurance? Just curious. In the U.S. Jungian treatment remains prohibitive due to expense.

    Thank you for your poetic & insightful blog.

    – Rae

    Comment by Rae — April 19, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

  5. I greatly enjoy your blogs and hope you will post another topic soon.

    Comment by Linda Steele — July 10, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

  6. Hello: I wonder what you would say if I tried to tell you how the ‘spirit of the depths’ began to ‘talk’ to you and you had never heard of Jung, knew nothing about psychiatry or its history?

    If you as a child had read a comic book, The Shadow, and then later had listened to the radio show that began with a creepy voice saying: “Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man? The Shadow knows. The Shadow has the power to blind men’s minds so they cannot see him.” Heh, heh, heh…would you have a different background to think of the ‘shadow’ the way Jung described it?

    By the way William Blake used a different word for the ‘shadow’, it was the ‘specter’, in my opinion. There is a process of ‘individuation’ and people don’t know how it ‘operates’, that’s the problem. A really big problem, in my opinion from experiences of my own is that the process was old when Jung lived, its a pattern that actually is so well known that to even try to talk about personal experience is basically impossible, to Jungians especially. Because they have read a lot and haven’t really learned as Jung did, from the ‘spirit’ itself. Directly. I like your blog, thanks for posting. Isn’t the Internet a miracle of miracles?

    BY the way Jung’s idea of ‘individuation’ almost certainly began when he ‘devoured’ the writings of Emmanuel Swedenborg who wrote about a process of ‘regeneration’, in much greater depths, and details.
    We won’t understand our minds, our connections to another world (probably) or the past and the future until we understand how information is created in our own minds in that process. Again thanks, for being so much more articulate than I am.

    Comment by queridia — July 27, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

  7. Hoping you will write again here soon Heide

    Comment by roger egon — October 1, 2012 @ 2:59 am

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