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Dear Friends:Leona Tockey, a dear friend who died last summer close to her 90th birthday, was a remarkable woman. She had a successful career as a psychotherapist specializing in sexual abuse issues,…Continue

The two Greta Myths of the Twentieth Century

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Where were you (or your parents) on October 12th, 1944? If you were a teenage girl in the New York City area, you might have been in or outside the Paramount Theater, where some thirty to thirty-five…Continue

 

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Barry’s Blog # 350: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Eleven

I have never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure. – Mark Twain.The period from mid-September through the first week of October were bookended by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and Trumpus’ illness.Republican Corruption: The release of Trumpus’ taxes revealed years of no payments at all, income from undeclared foreign sources, massive debts to unknown creditors, gargantuan conflict-of-interest problems when they come due soon, and the likelihood of outright fraud.…See More
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Barry’s Blog # 349: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Ten

Republican corruption: The ACLU of Georgia revealed that as recently as 2019 the state had purged nearly 200,000 citizens for moving from the addresses on their voter registration applications – none of whom had actually moved. Mitch McConnell quietly rammed through…See More
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A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Parts Seven and Eight

Part SevenIn previous posts I offered several main points to consider about this election:1 – The corruption of the Republicans / the Elephant in the Living Room2 – The corruption of the Democratic National Committee3 – The naïve innocence of liberals and intellectuals4 – The surprisingly neutral position of the Military-Industrial Complex5 – Boy psychology: do either of these candidates really want to be President?This month we have two more issues to ponder: the choice of Kamala Harris for…See More
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Barry's Blog # 334: American Witch Hunt, Parts 1-6

Part OneTheir strictly Puritanical origin, their exclusively commercial habits, even the country they inhabit, which seems to divert their minds from the pursuit of science, literature, and the arts…a thousand special causes…have singularly concurred to fix the mind of the American upon purely practical objects. – Alexis De TocquevilleMore than any other people on Earth, we bear burdens and accept risks unprecedented in their size and their duration, not for ourselves alone but for all who wish…See More
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Barry's Blog # 334: American Exceptionalism

Part OneTheir strictly Puritanical origin, their exclusively commercial habits, even the country they inhabit, which seems to divert their minds from the pursuit of science, literature, and the arts…a thousand special causes…have singularly concurred to fix the mind of the American upon purely practical objects. – Alexis De TocquevilleMore than any other people on Earth, we bear burdens and accept risks unprecedented in their size and their duration, not for ourselves alone but for all who wish…See More
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Barry’s Blog # 327: Black Swans and White Vultures, Parts One -- Seven

Part OneA dancer dies twice – once when they stop dancing, and this first death is the more painful. – Martha GrahamThe 2010 film Black Swan is a deeply wise and convincing psychological account of the inner journey required of the ballerina protagonist in order to fully embody the dual female lead roles in a production of Swan Lake.In Tchaikovsky’s original 1877 ballet, an evil sorcerer has condemned Princess Odette to live as a white swan during the day. Only at night, by the side of an…See More
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Barry’s Blog # 161: A Poem for the Losers

Part OneShow me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser. – Vince LombardiApril 2020, sheltering in place. Two dozen residents of a nursing home not five miles from here have been infected by the virus. I have a mask to wear outside – in New Orleans I’d say, “I’m masking” – but it’s raining, I’m stuck inside, can’t go for a walk, even with the mask. No ball games today in this weather. Yes, I’m warm, have food and family, have internet, have privilege. I have the privilege to comfortably whine…See More
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Barry’s Blog # 133: Affirmative Action for White People, Parts One-Four of Four

Part OneQuestion: What’s the difference between ignorance and apathy?Answer: I don’t know, and I don’t care!We need to talk, and we need to listen to the voice of The Other. One of the most fundamental aspects of privilege – the privilege to ignore, the privilege to remain innocent in our minds – still retains its durability among far too many of us. We need to talk about how America established that privilege – in law – from the very beginning, indeed, from before the beginning. In other…See More
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Barry's Blogs # 258-259 and 313-315: A Vacation In Chaos

Part OneTo really understand our stubborn and increasingly dangerous attachment to the myth of American Innocence, we must become familiar with our heritage of what I have called the paranoid imagination, which combines eternal vigilance, relentless anxiety and literalistic religion with contempt for the erotic and tolerance for sadistic treatment of the weak or…See More
Mar 18
Steve Staniek commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry’s Blogs # 309-312: To Sacrifice Everything — "A Hidden Life"
"Great work Barry. From my perspective, standing up for our beliefs in the face of overwhelming opposition puts our feet squarely on the straight and narrow path to spiritual sovereignty, but sovereignty does not include imposing our beliefs on…"
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Barry’s Blogs # 309-312: To Sacrifice Everything — "A Hidden Life"

Part OneEvery good deed brings its own punishment. – James AgateSometimes the spirit comes through me. I’m not saying this out of pride. I’m simply observing that one when is committed to his art – in my case, writing about historical, political and cultural issues through a mythological lens, when one asks to be a conduit for other voices – when one tries to pay attention – then one had better be prepared for synchronicities. One had better be prepared to drop what one is doing, to sacrifice…See More
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Barry’s Blogs # 306-308: A Tale of Two Families, Parts One --Three

Part OneThe Adams’The Adams’ are an old New England Yankee family. After attaining a Law degree from Yale (as both his father and grandfather had done before him), Frank Adams signed up to fight fascism in World War Two. He joined the Office of Strategic Services, America’s first national intelligence service. Most of its members came from conservative backgrounds, but quite a few, like Frank, were liberals and true believers in the Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.As a government agency, the OSS…See More
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I am an author, utilizing archetypal psychology to understand American myth, history and culture. My book is: "Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth of American Innocence" (Regent Press 2010).
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Barry’s Blog # 352: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Thirteen

Posted on November 2, 2020 at 3:51pm 0 Comments

Part Thirteen – El Dia de los Muertos

Republican Corruption: By claiming that Trumpus is leading in the polls and repeating his claims that he can only lose through foul play, conservative media are setting the stage for potential violence. Trumpus Jr. has called for “every…

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Barry’s Blog # 351: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Twelve

Posted on October 24, 2020 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Could you imagine if I lose? I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country…I could raise more money. I would be the world’s greatest fundraiser, but I just don’t want to do it. – Trumpus, 10/15

Existing emotional instability or psychotic tendencies may be aggravated by corticosteroids. – Warning label for Dexamethasone, Trumpus’ anti-Covid medicine.

Thank you so much for your leadership. – Diane Feinstein to Lindsay…

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Barry's Blog # 354-355: Breathing Together: QAnon and New Age Thinking, parts 7,8 of 8

Posted on October 20, 2020 at 3:19pm 0 Comments

Part Seven: Responding to New Age Conspiracists

Who is he, who even were truth on his tongue, his way of speaking it would make truth almost as offensive as falsehood? –  Herman Melville

A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. – Winston Churchill

In America the legacy of violent crusading is channeled through our unique emphasis on individualism, and, I…

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Barry's Blog # 352-353: Breathing Together: QAnon and New Age Thinking, Parts 5,6 of 8

Posted on October 20, 2020 at 3:13pm 0 Comments

Part Five: Save the Children!

I see it (the New Age movement) fundamentally shaped by an impulse to the irrational…it seems to lack any critical evaluation of itself. – Terence McKenna 

The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight. – Joseph Campbell

In March of 2020, a book with no stated author – QAnon: An…

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At 8:17pm on August 21, 2012, Mark Winborn said…

Hi Barry -

Will do.  And send yours to

5050 Poplar Ave., Suite 1633

Memphis, TN  38157

 

At 2:53pm on August 6, 2011, Bonnie Bright said…

Hi Barry. I'd like to add my welcome to Ed's and thank you for sending the links and articles for your work by email. You've done some wonderful things in your career and it's great you've found the Alliance. My main goal in founding this community is to help get depth psych out into the world and you have a both a wealth of information to share and willingness to share it. I am truly glad to meet anyone so in tune with a calling!

I hope you'll find this a place to deeply connect with likeminded others and that you will actively engage whenever you can find the time. I find it truly wonderful to be involved in this dynamic and growing community--especially since it allows us to connect from all over the globe in a way we otherwise could not.

I'll get those links up in the next couple of days. In the meantime, it looks like you're already off and running, but I'll  send you some tips on navigating the site in a separate email in case its of help. Enjoy the site, and I look forward to seeing you around. ~Bonnie Bright, Founder

At 6:32am on August 4, 2011, Ed Koffenberger said…

Welcome Barry,

Glad you have found the Alliance and have decided to join. Your new book sounds intriguing and it will be on my shelf soon. These is an author's group where this information about your book can be posted as well. As an American, I lost my innocence about the nation during the Vietnam War era. Still lament its passing from time to time.

Ed

 
 
 


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