I have a new radio show.. Looking for guests too if you’re intersted. The show is called Psyche Whisperer. In many ways that is what I do. In many ways, that’s what people have called me. In a sense this goes deeper than my life coaching work, however, the journey that I have taken from the brokenness of my childhood to where I am today has in fact given me a very profound understanding of many aspects of the human psyche. I have been told by many who know me and many who have appreciated my work, over the years, that I am somewhat of a whisperer.

As a psyche whisperer my hope is that in talking to people I will interview listeners will become more aware of their own inner-psyche whisperer and actively begin or continue to nurture that precious authentic nature. The authentic nature and energy that makes each and every one us unique, worthy, and important for just who each one of us is. It’s a meaningful title to me. I hope it will be a meaningful title to listeners. At first it may be somewhat confusing, I don’t know. Time will tell :)

This show is about getting as many unique voices on all kinds of subject areas as possible to speak to the individual psyche’s of my listeners as well as to speak to the collective psyche of listeners.

If you’d like to be a guest on my show please email me at psychewhisperer(at)yahoo.ca and tell me about yourself and what you’d like to talk about. Perhaps you’ve written a book. Perhaps you have an active blog. Maybe you offer an interesting service. Perhaps you’ve had an interesting journey in your life thus far.

This show will be fairly ecclectic. So, really, no topic is out of bounds. What shapes my individual psyche and your individual psyche plays a part in shaping what Jung termed the “collective psyche”. In that way, I see many different topics as being much more related than perhaps many people think at first glance. We are all on our own individual journeys in this life and each of us has gifts to share and to give. Let’s share some of that energy!

Below is just a bit of beginning information on my title, its theme and whatnot. It is quoted from Wikipedia. (more coming soon)


© A.J. Mahari, June 14, 2010 – All rights reserved.


In psychoanalysis and other forms of depth psychology, the psyche (pronounced psykhe “soul, mind, breath, life”) refers to the forces in an individual that influence thought, behavior and personality.  The word is borrowed from ancient Greek, and refers to the concept of the self, encompassing the modern ideas of soul, self, and mind. The Greeks believed that the soul or “psyche” was responsible for behaviour. A psyche in mythology means a butterfly.

Jung’s definitions of “psyche” and “soul”

Carl Jung wrote much of his work in German. Difficulties for translation arise because the German word Seele means both psyche and soul. Jung was careful to define what he meant by psyche and by soul.

I have been compelled, in my investigations into the structure of the unconscious, to make a conceptual distinction between soul and psyche. By psyche, I understand the totality of all psychic processes, conscious as well as unconscious. By soul, on the other hand, I understand a clearly demarcated functional complex that can best be described as a “personality”. (Jung, 1971: Def. 48 par. 797)

[The translation of the German word Seele presents almost insuperable difficulties on account of the lack of a single English equivalent and because it combines the two words “psyche” and “soul” in a way not altogether familiar to the English reader. For this reason some comment by the Editors will not be out of place.]

[In previous translations, and in this one as well, psyche– for which Jung in the German original uses either Psyche or Seele– has been used with reference to the totality of all psychic processes (cf. Jung, Psychological Types, Def. 48); i.e., it is a comprehensive term. Soul, on the other hand, as used in the technical terminology of analytical psychology, is more restricted in meaning and refers to a “function complex” or partial personality and never to the whole psyche. It is often applied specifically to “anima” and “animus”; e.g., in this connection it is used in the composite word “soul-image” (Seelenbild). This conception of the soul is more primitive than the Christian one with which the reader is likely to be more familiar. In its Christian context it refers to “the transcendental energy in man” and “the spiritual part of man considered in its moral aspect or in relation to God.” . . . –Editors.] (Jung, 1968: note 2 par. 9)

In Greek mythology, Psyche was the deification of the human soul. She was portrayed in ancient mosaics as a goddess with butterfly wings. The Greek word psyche literally means “spirit, breath, life or animating force”.



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