When we talk about going on a road trip and taking back roads, we are generally hoping to see the details of a land and people or region. We hope to find a good surprise. Maybe we also hope that the feeling of the passage of time will slow down a bit. To allow for seeing these details and playing with perceptions of time, we want to avoid the common road or thoroughfare that the masses drive upon. The back road is the road that passes through the mountain peaks and valleys, the deserts and prairies, and the forests and swamps. As any traveler knows, the back road is also more likely to contain the unknown, hidden gems. Jungian psychotherapy is a lot like taking the back roads.