April 2015 Blog Posts (10)

Barry’s Blog # 132: Deconstructing a Gatekeeper, Part Two

Knowing that I write about how fear of the Other is a major theme in American myth and politics, a friend recommends a New York Times article by David Brooks: “On Conquering Fear” (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/opinion/david-brooks-on-conquering-fear.html). It references the Passover prayer book (the Haggadah) and offers “subtler strategies and techniques to conquer…

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Added by Barry Spector on April 29, 2015 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

Barry’s Blog # 131: The Parable of the Chickens

The Parable of the Chickens

I have a group of three-year old chickens. This week I’ve introduced some new ones. I’ve done everything I can to ease their entry, including keeping them segregated but visible before letting them out into the coop. Still, the older hens are attacking and traumatizing the younger ones.

Chilli pecking Curry_blurry action  

Anyone who has chickens…

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Added by Barry Spector on April 23, 2015 at 11:44am — 6 Comments

Barry’s Blog # 130: Privilege, Part Two of Two

A reader, let’s call her Barbara, responded to my previous blog on white privilege with some heartfelt and sincere comments. So I’d like to pursue this delicate but necessary discussion further.

But I’m not talking about three things. One is overt racism, the behavior that we’re hearing so much about, from fraternity chants to police murders.

The second is what I call opportunistic racism, that nasty language that conservative politicians and pundits regularly…

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Added by Barry Spector on April 16, 2015 at 4:35pm — No Comments


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United Nations Climate Czar reveals depopulation plan for humanity 

https://www.intellihub.com/united-nations-climate-czar-reveals-depopulation-plan-for-humanity



(INTELLIHUB) —At a recent Climate One conference, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana…

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Added by klemens swib on April 12, 2015 at 11:01am — 5 Comments

The Center of Being

In my first blog, I related the events surrounding a transformative dream I had which evoked a powerful feeling tone, its effect rippling out through my life. A series of events the previous day, coupled with reading an S.T. Coleridge poem upon cracking open the first Jung volume I had yet to read, seemingly led to my experience of this dream, replete with a mysterious archetypal projection.

I amplified the image, researched the content to the extent that I was able, but only…

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Added by Randy Westfall on April 9, 2015 at 9:11pm — 1 Comment

A Practical Soul...

"I really need practical changes from my therapy," a new patient asserted. I affirmed that practical changes within depth therapy are inevitable. "We face what's dark, we face what's bad, then come to terms with what's healing and good. Practical change happens."

For the next three years he faced trauma demons from the past. He'd been badly abused as a child. The fact was that he'd also replicated this abuse…

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Added by Paul DeBlassie III on April 9, 2015 at 10:28am — 4 Comments

What Kind of Men's Retreat?

The Heart Arrow Quest is a time and place for men to remember who they are on a deeper level: as a man, as a human, as a seed of this earth, here to flourish in our own unique manner for this lifetime, for our people, and for the many lands entrusted to us.

It is a time for reconciling…

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Added by Mark Sipowicz on April 8, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Superpsychologimysticexpialidocious

Jung's general ideas on therapy seem especially appropriate today in light of so many forms being available. Whether or not many are based on hit-or-miss assumption is unclear, as what is presented as deduction is often selectively pre-arranged to reiterate the premise. Aristotle introduced the idea of a "…

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Added by Evan Hanks on April 8, 2015 at 7:20am — 4 Comments

C. G. Jung's Vision of Spiritual Democracy

“C. G. Jung’s Vision of Spiritual Democracy”

A Talk for the Fourth Joint Conference of the IAAP & IAJS, “Psyche, Spirit, and Science: Negotiating Contemporary Social and Cultural Concerns,” Yale University, July 2015

Paper Synopsis:

            Spiritual Democracy is a religious attitude that respects the dignity of all religions, and views all peoples, races, genders and sexual orientations as equals across the entire globe. This unifying vision was first…

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Added by Steven B. Herrmann on April 7, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Jung and Synchronicity: The Union of Nature and Psyche

C.G. Jung was a strong proponent of balancing rational thought with non-cerebral intelligence, insisting that consciousness inherently resides in the body and in the natural world around us. In fact, he was quite taken by Austrian Nobel prize-winning ethologist Karl von Frisch’s notion of how bees communicated navigational information to their sister bees so that they could forage the best pollen around the hive. Frisch’s research suggested the “waggle dance” performed by bees was both…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on April 6, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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