The Curse of the Fathers
What are the mythological roots of violence in the modern world? Can we speak about school shootings and the Boston bombing without also speaking about drones and targeted killings? Don’t lone gunmen and the agents of state violence…Continue
New York Times Sunday Dialogue article (May 26, 2013) about medication and psychotherapy struck a few soul chords. Medication works for as long as its taken. There is no doubt that it can prove necessary and helpful when treating severe and chronic mental pain. However, drug cocktails don't fix soul misery and the need for meaning and wholeness. Seasoned therapists know when to use drugs, when to refrain, and about the need to guide the sufferer along deeper and darker paths of soul to find…Continue
Shame and bad religion ring about as hard in the human ear as a bell clanging way too up close that finally stops. Shame gets the bell of bad religion going. Without the human capacity for shame, the inner sense of being defective, then bad religion would have no hold on the human psyche.
For over thirty years I've been helping people take the deep plunge into the unconscious mind so as to find freedom from…Continue
In her dream a woman is in a car hurtling down a slope with a drop-off into the water. This is not a good place to be. The dream shows imminent danger to the woman (and presumably to her car). If this situation were happening in real life—we would likely be panicking and afraid for our life. Waking up from such a dream causes us to ask: where in my life am I so out of control and what danger am I hurtling towards?
When a dream brings us such an urgent image, we are wise…Continue
Added by Barbara Platek on May 24, 2013 at 8:04am — No Comments
According to a quote I've come across, Jung felt the problem with his (rich) female clients was that they were cut off from their biology, and therefore he advised them to 'go to the country and raise chickens, children and carrots.'
I'm keen to hear what Alliance members think of this!
At first glance the quote appears to set the feminist movement back several hundred years *but* to my mind there is also deep wisdom in it - who doesn't first and foremost need to feel connected to…
Added by Susan Scott on May 22, 2013 at 1:02am — No Comments
A month after the Boston tragedy, now that the media have moved on to other distractions, it’s time to reconsider this difficult and painful theme. The national security state has, for a very long…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on May 16, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments
On this Mother's Day 2013 I thought up a little post about mother's, will, and the invisible realm. In the womb of the mother life is nourished. In the womb of mother, womb of life, the realm invisible to the eye, life starts, is nourished, and one day departs into the visible world. Psychic potential depends on will. Will takes us to the door of potential, states William James, father of American depth psychology, but forces from the invisible realm are what usher us in. No amount of…Continue
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Americans have always dreamed big dreams. Perhaps, having invented the phrase “American Dream,” we may well dream…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on May 2, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments
In this written interview, Depth Insights host Bonnie Bright interviews Kayleen Asbo, cultural historian, musician, writer, and teacher on the topic of “The Myths of Mary Magdalene,” also the title of her upcoming webinar series. The first of that series, “The Many Faces of Mary Magdalene” is free to the public (must register to join) and takes…Continue
Added by Bonnie Bright on May 1, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments
I had a series of dreams last night that I found remarkable, both for their content and the potential implications of their "meaning." The area of question that is prompted is the mapping of content to (1)objective world, (2)subjective world and (3)interior brain process.
(Dream Fragment #1) "I look up outside with a companion to notice two very large trees swaying intensely in the wind, leaning over precariously, particularly aggravated by some overly large kids toys strewn in…
Added by Paul Hartsuyker on May 1, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments