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Free Copies of Leona Tockey's Memoir

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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aleksandar Malecic Apr 26, 2014. 1 Reply

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 Spector commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"Yes"
Mar 15
Steve Staniek commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"Barry - You okay?"
Mar 15
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Barry’s Blog # 14: The Royal Wedding

In April 2011 a million people gathered in London. News reporters showed that many were apparently weeping with joy. Broadcast in over 180 countries to perhaps 160 million viewers, the wedding was one of the most watched events in TV history. With an additional 70 million live internet streams, the Guinness Book gave it the record of “Most Live Streams for a Single Event”, beating out 2009’s memorial service for Michael Jackson (see below).Hundreds of journalists described every conceivable…See More
Mar 14
Steve Staniek commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"Having said all that, I'd like to close the loop with two of my spiritual practices: a) as a spiritual warrior, I offer my fight song, performed powerfully by "soul singer" Gloria Gaynor long ago: b) my declaration of spiritual…"
Mar 11
Steve Staniek commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"Sorry Barry, my glib response was an attempt to avoid this deep and unpleasant explanation. What if the information that JK Rawlings channeled (supposedly) into her writing is basically true? We've seen many channeled writers: Jules Verne,…"
Mar 11
Steve Staniek commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"Harry Potter comes to mind. Unwillingly."
Mar 10
Barry Spector commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"As far as I'm concerned, soul and body are one. What makes us human is our ability to recognize our unique gifts, which are usually inseparable from our wounds. It doesn't matter to me whether those wounds and gifts came from nature (past…"
Mar 10
Steve Staniek commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"Hmmm...this is where we drill down to the quantum level...I stated in my earlier message that I know Yahweh-Jehovah to be a violent criminal from personal experience. Here's the rest of the story.... At 14, I was punched in the back of the head…"
Mar 10
Barry Spector commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"Steve, I agree 100% with you, and I must repeat what Hillman says: “We are each children of the Biblical God…(it is) the essential American fact.” None of us escapes this heritage; all of us must remember that it lies at the…"
Mar 10
Steve Staniek commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"Thanks Barry From personal experience, I know Yahweh-Jehovah to be a violent criminal, with no redeeming features. When I ask missionary Christians who come to my door, about his redeeming features, or to provide one example where Yahweh-Jehovah has…"
Mar 9
Barry Spector commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"Hello Steve -- Thanks for writing. You've made me aware of a community and terminology I was not familiar with. Feel free to add more thoughts about this blog (and parts 3 and 4 that complete it in the following blog). Barry"
Mar 9
Steve Staniek commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260, 261: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 1 and 2 of 4
"Barry, 70 years of autism have kept me living mostly on the edges of society, and therefore largely inured to the the normal process of cultural conditioning that influences and controls mainstream neurotypicals (NTs). That separation from the…"
Mar 9
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Barry’s Blog # 265-267: The Ritual of the Presidential Debates

Part OneOur first responsibility as mythological, archetypal thinkers is to take a step back from the dominant political and pop cultural issues to perceive the real stories that are being played out in our culture. The next step is to understand how we participate in those narratives through our own willing acceptance of their primary themes. How do we do this? One way is by being passive consumers of our national rituals. I’m not speaking about conscious, intentional, local, indigenous-based…See More
Mar 2
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Barry’s Blog # 133: Affirmative Action for White People

Question: What’s the difference between ignorance and apathy?Answer: I don’t know, and I don’t care!We need to talk, because 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. In other words, I’m talking about America’s long history of Affirmative Action for whites.…See More
Feb 20
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Barry’s Blog # 31: The Race Card

The root of the White man’s hatred is terror, a bottomless and nameless terror, which focuses on this dread figure, an entity which lives only in his mind. – James BaldwinAs I considered the dark anniversary that is approaching, after all the writing I’ve done about race in America, it came to me as a shock of insight. It was so obvious, yet I hadn’t noticed it before. I was talking with a friend about white privilege, when he interrupted me and asked, “You’re not going to bring up the race…See More
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Barry’s Blog # 14: The Royal Wedding

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 3:01pm 0 Comments

In April 2011 a million people gathered in London. News reporters showed that many were apparently weeping with joy. Broadcast in over 180 countries to perhaps 160 million viewers, the wedding was one of the most watched events in TV history. With an additional 70 million live internet streams, the Guinness Book gave it the record of “Most Live Streams for a Single Event”, beating out 2009’s memorial service for Michael Jackson (see below).

Hundreds of…

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Barry’s Blog # 31: The Race Card

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

The root of the White man’s hatred is terror, a bottomless and nameless terror, which focuses on this dread figure, an entity which lives only in his mind. – James Baldwin

As I considered the dark anniversary that is approaching, after all the writing I’ve done about race in America, it came to me as a shock of insight. It was so obvious, yet I hadn’t noticed it before. I was talking with a friend about white privilege, when he interrupted me and…

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Barry’s Blog # 9: The Presidential Dilemma — February 2011

Posted on February 13, 2019 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Every American president at least since Harry Truman, and arguably for much longer, has encountered a unique political dilemma created by two conditions. The first is a political reality. Capitalism and imperial expansion have dominated American politics since the beginning of the republic – and, if we are to properly understand the events of November 22nd, 1963 as a military coup – the end of the republic. In this context, all Presidents since Lyndon Johnson have been servants…

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Barry's Blogs # 262, 263: Breathing Together – On Conspiracism and Gatekeepers, Parts 3 and 4 of 4

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 2:22pm 0 Comments

Part Three

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

In America part of this heritage is channeled through our unique emphasis on individualism, and, I would add, our narcissism:  What is true for…

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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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