What is The Psychologically Minded?

Welcome to The Psychologically Minded—a wild dive into a few of life’s mysteries.

This newsletter is penned by me, Mackenzie Amara, Jungian analyst & clinical psychologist in training, among other things…

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us — don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!
- Emily Dickinson

I write at the intersection of analytical psychology, psychedelia, embodiment, mysticism, & trauma recovery. I’m obsessed with the ‘why’ of human behavior & the ‘how’ of religious experience. Sometimes I share me, sometimes I teach you, mostly I’m just along for the ride.

It is my hope that in writing this newsletter, I can elevate my thinking, foster community, & contribute something using the gifts I’ve been given.

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” (CG Jung).

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Because you love to ponder reality. Because words arouse you. Because you too were hurt by people who were supposed to love you. Because you’ve seen the abyss & its seen you. Because you’re into having more experiences of gnosis. Because you want to learn more about psychology. Because you dream. Because something says “do it.”

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