March 2013 Blog Posts (17)

Barry’s Blog # 53: The Myth of Equivalency, Part One

http://madnessatthegates.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/barrys-blog-53-the-myth-of-equivalency-part-one/

The Myth of Equivalency, Part One

 

January 26th, 2013 – NBC Political Director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd ridiculed election machine critics at a conference of…

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Added by Barry Spector on March 31, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Memory, Place and Story: How Connection to Land Connects us to Self

Some would argue our contemporary consumer-based, productivity-oriented culture contributes to a collective loss of memory—done of being connected to something larger than our everyday selves. As a society, we have become dislocated in time and disconnected from place, leaving us rootless, transient, and opting for sensationalism instead of spirituality; superficiality…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on March 29, 2013 at 10:23pm — 1 Comment

The Internet and the Second Persona

Before I continue, I should note that this is a re-posting of a guest blog I wrote for a friend's site, fellow writer, Keira Wong (of whom there are references strewn about the place!). It's written for the general public, and I thought others on this site may enjoy it.

Social networking is evolving at an incredible rate, however it appears to be evolving faster than we’re able to adapt to it. Like Europe before the introduction of manners and chivalry, we’re at an…

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Added by John Knight on March 25, 2013 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

Don't Know What You're Doing? You're On the Right Track

When I started teaching professionally, I was faced with a dilemma: Present information in the conventional manner and try to look and act the part of “The Expert,” or on the other hand, honor the inspiration of my own unique creative process. I tried my best to do the first option and it didn't fit me at all. I can't follow a schedule no matter how hard I try, and I spend way too much time musing about odd things when I should be working. My mind and heart do not operate on a linear…

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Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on March 24, 2013 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

Ecopsychopathy and Sustainability: The End of Life as We Know It

In a recent blogpost, I wrote some introductory thoughts about what I’m calling “Culture Collapse Disorder,” an eco-psycho-pathological disorder in which human-made stressors stemming from culture and development (and their correlating underlying connected psychological issues) are causing a drastic systemic imbalance, manifest by a…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on March 20, 2013 at 8:26am — 3 Comments

My Mother and the Pope

I was surprised yesterday to receive a phone call from my very excited mother. She was thrilled to tears that ‘we’ had a new pope from Argentina. I could almost see her 82 year old self jumping up and down for joy. I, however, was a bit taken aback. We are Jewish.

But we were both born in Argentina – and it seemed that regardless of religious affiliation or belief, regardless of the fact that Argentina protected Nazi perpetrators of genocide, my mother was caught up in the field of… Continue

Added by Silvia Behrend on March 14, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Hummingbirds - A bird in the Hand

In the Assisi Institute's Dream Pattern Analysis class with Dr. Conforti, students are trained to look at images objectively and to discern their most dominant message. We are taught that there are two crucial elements to translating an image objectively and not to get hooked by our associations which can be the expressions of our complexes. The first element is to understand that Psyche provides the image with a high degree of specificity. When we dream of a snake, it is important to note…

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Added by Silvia Behrend on March 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Culture Collapse Disorder: Can Depth Psychology Help Us Cope?

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Added by Bonnie Bright on March 10, 2013 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Painful Relationships...Transformation in the Offing!

Painful relationships scream for attention. They challenge us to figure out the meaning. Do we work things through? Is that possible? Do we let them go even though there's been weeks, months, years of familiarity? Peering into darkness, into what isn't known and what isn't guaranteed, carries a certain dread of being wrong. But, we need to consider that doing nothing, purposelessly lingering in misery, definitely counts as one of the worst and most assured ways of going down a psychic dead…

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Added by Paul DeBlassie III on March 10, 2013 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Barry's Blog # 51: Uncivil Liberties

In recent years, many politically active people have been attracted to Ron and Rand Paul. In addition, there has been a huge resurgence in the free-market writings of Ayn Rand. Out of that tradition came the film Thrive, which has been very popular among well meaning but naïve members of the New Age community.

 

In response, the Praxis Peace Institute (www.praxispeace.org) published a pamphlet…

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Added by Barry Spector on March 9, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Synchronicity

Synchronicity is an uncertain reality for those who reject the reality of the autonomous, unconscious psyche. Instead, when this type of person has such an experience, they'd rather dismiss it or call it a miracle!

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Added by Thom F. Cavalli, Ph.D. on March 9, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments

"Stream" - A Time To Fly

"Stream" - A Time To Fly…

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Added by Roberta Busard on March 8, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Psychosis, Mysticism and Spirituality

I have been attempting to conduct some research around Psychosis, Mysticism and Spirituality for some time already and have posted some items and gathered some materials on my blog entitled Religion and Health where more details have been included. These posts give more background to my motivation for this Health Research Project:…

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Added by Afzal Durgauhee on March 8, 2013 at 4:18am — 2 Comments

Clarissa Pinkola Estes on 'The Sweet Shadow: Darkness as Signal of Sweetness Underneath...'

'Dear Brave Souls: "The Sweet Shadow: Darkness as Signal of Sweetness Underneath..."



Many ways to understand shadow. In this image, there are shadows on the bananas, dark spots, not to mention shadows on the curled peels and between the fingers of the mother and child... and see the colors in the shadow to the right of the mother's hips? The shadows are not black, they are made of colors.



This past week, here, we have spoken…

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Added by Esther Waldron on March 5, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

Ensoulment and Synchronicity: Concepts from Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas



In his 2006 book Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, Rick Tarnas suggests that the western mind has catapulted us away from a fundamental cosmos where everything was ensouled, alive, and animated by meaning and archetype. Our modern mindset is, instead, to attempt to control and manipulate our environment,…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on March 4, 2013 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Pisces, Mercury retrograde, Ceres, and Persephone

An angel watches over an argument between Ceres and Mercury

Euphoria winged heart

In Pisces Time

  • Venus is conjunct Neptune in Pisces at 2 – 4 degrees.

  • Sun is conjunct Chiron in Pisces at 9 –…

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Added by Gray Crawford on March 1, 2013 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

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