Part One of Two
Why does the classic song The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down continue to move us 45 years after The Band first recorded it?
The fact that so many people continue to debate its meaning online (see links at the end of this article) is a mirror of America’s ongoing uncertainty about the motives of the war’s opposing sides, of its resolution and of its meaning for our time. In other words, the war (and the Viet Nam war during which The…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on January 30, 2015 at 6:21pm — No Comments
What if Diabetes Causes Obesity - Not the Other Way Round
from 13:36 on one of the most moving paeans to the dedication of the human spirit you will see on video today... …Continue
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“I don’t think I’ve ever sat down to do my inner work but that I’ve had to make myself do it. I may have to make myself get up and leave it a little bit later, I get so interested. The resistance is always there. Don’t pay any notice. Just go do it!” -Robert Johnson*
I’ve kept a dream diary for forty-eight years, but most days I still find I have a great resistance to waking up and writing down the images that appear in my dreams each night. It occurred to me that my…Continue
WHY A FAKE ARTICLE TITLED "CUCKOO FOR COCOA PUFFS?" WAS ACCEPTED BY 17 MEDICAL JOURNALS
A HARVARD SCIENTIST WANTED TO SEE EXACTLY HOW EASY IT IS TO GET MEDICAL RESEARCH PUBLISHED. IN SOME CASES, $500 IS PRETTY MUCH ALL IT TAKES.
BY ELIZABETH SEGRAN
As a medical researcher at Harvard, Mark Shrime gets a very special kind of spam in his inbox: every day, he receives at least one request from an open-access medical journal promising to…
We can hide from pain. A person told me, "I stayed in a bad relationship because I could hide there. I didn't have to face what got me into it to begin with. I didn't have to face what kept me in it. I hid out so I didn't have the light I needed to get out and live my life."
CG Jung wrote, "There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of…Continue
Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 28, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments
If the “outside,” as we in modern western cultures generally consider the physical world, is manifesting rather worrisome phenomena in the form of conflict, destruction of nature and home places, and racial and income inequality, we can draw a connection from what is occurring in the physical world to what must be…Continue
The second post in the Recovery Chronicles series about how dreams can support 12 step recovery work with addiction or within the frame work of Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 step programs.…Continue
Max Winther quote from his essay, The Happy Neurotic Island of Modernity and Technology
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well this one line from Mats could ultimately launch a thousand books. The power and potential embedded within a mere six words is stunning. This is the future of Jungian Psychology
Added by klemens swib on January 26, 2015 at 10:37pm — No Comments
A young woman posted a dream of hers to the…Continue
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"Jung did not want to establish trainings and societies and was once heard to say while attending a meeting in Zurich of analysts interested in his ideas: ‘Thank God I am not a Jungian !" http://www.thesap.org.uk/michael-fordham
hmmm there is obviously a context for his statement but it is interesting never the less..
My previous posts have discussed various elements that provided me with terrapsychological insight during the early 1990s. Today I will outline an experience that was more unusual than those I've previously recounted - a relationship with a kind of meditative mandala that seemed to open my consciousness to archetypal dimensions of the region where I live. And synchronistically, it was this mandala that led to my most successful and influential project as a city planner, which I will…Continue
Added by Mark VanderSchaaf on January 25, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments
A quote from Carl Jung on the subject of "masks":
The persona, for Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, was the social face the individual presented to the world—"a kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and on the other to conceal the true nature of the individual".
One wonders what Jung would have thought about the masks created by these veterans (see link below) as their intent in creating them was to reveal, rather than…Continue
Added by Laura Smith-Riva on January 21, 2015 at 2:41pm — No Comments
When I was actively serving in the ministry, I leaned more to the Universalist side of Unitarian Universalism. Theologically, I was more drawn to the idea that Love overruled Thought, that universal salvation, the belief that no one is condemned to hell is better…Continue
People are looking to find their way spiritually. I used to believe that religious guilt and fear were the primary culprits in thwarting spiritual growth. Now, as I've treated hundreds of individuals who've freed themselves from oppressive religious pasts, I see that one thing really holds people back from spiritual freedom: inertia.
Religious nightmares bolt a stuck psyche out of inertia. A patient reported, "I've gone to the same old church, listened to the same old dogma, and it's…Continue
Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 20, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments
As the year 1994 began I was prepared to translate the lessons I had learned from depth psychology into my work as a city planner in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Perhaps the single most important lesson I had learned was to reframe the question that city planners first ask when embarking on a project. That question had already evolved during the course of my lifetime in a positive way. (Warning: Huge generalization coming.) In my youth the question typically had been "What do experts think is…Continue
Words from Aaron Kipnis
Your Readers are Waiting!
After receiving Pacifica’s first Ph.D., my heavily revised dissertation was published by Jeremy Tarcher, Inc. Knights Without Armor was well received and opened the doors to four more books: Gender War Gender Peace, What Women and Men Really Want, Angry Young Men and, most recently, The Midas Complex. Many chapters, articles, films and speaking engagements also resulted from…Continue
Ginger Swanson, MA (Depth, 2010)
The Other Woman: A Journey to the Whole Woman
Although she has been with us for eons, the other woman’s true identity has been all but…Continue
Added by Dianne Travis Teague on January 14, 2015 at 10:03am — No Comments
Guess Who's Coming Home?
Here are the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni that have
answered the call and are confirmed for our Alumni-Authors
Added by Dianne Travis Teague on January 13, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments