July 2017 Blog Posts (10)

Barr's Blog # 2010-212: The Dionysian Moment. Trump Lets the Dogs Out, Parts Five-Seven of Seven

Part Five

The Local Level: Policing in America

Let’s clear up one issue quickly. If mental illness (you know, the old “single shooter” trope) were the sole cause of these actions, people from all over the political spectrum would be committing them. Instead, it is the radical right that consistently enacts them. And we should also acknowledge that people with mental illness are much more likely to be victims than perpetrators of violent…

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Added by Barry Spector on July 30, 2017 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 206-209: The Dionysian Moment. Trumps Lets the Dogs Out, Parts One-Four of Seven

Part One

…Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice

Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;

That this foul deed shall smell above the earth

With carrion men, groaning for burial.

– Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

 

So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, 

knock the crap out of ’em, would you? Seriously. Okay? 

Just knock the hell…I…

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Added by Barry Spector on July 30, 2017 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Dionysus as God of Drama, Psychology, and Transdisciplinarity: Depth Psychology and the Arts

Sharing a summary article of a talk by Susan Rowland, Ph.D., at the "Response at the Radical Edge: Depth Psychology for the 21st…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on July 20, 2017 at 12:59pm — 2 Comments

Cauldron of Knowledge

There is a Celtic legend called the Cauldron of Changes that you can read on the website, Chalice Centre. I would like to discuss one aspect of this story that pertains to the knowledge of Soul and its transformative effects on human…

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Added by Mark Dotson on July 17, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments

Examining the Archetype of Spirit

Bald-headed Old Man, by Rembrandt

What we colloquially call the human "spirit," is among the archetypes of the unconscious. Jung says the spirit archetype usually appears in dreams as a "wise old man," who gives "decisive convictions, prohibitions, and wise counsels" (Jung 214). This motif also shows up "in dreams in the guise of…

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Added by Mark Dotson on July 14, 2017 at 8:01am — No Comments

What Matters Most . . .

Last night my wife, Kate and I were watching a television series we've come to enjoy, Jack Taylor. He's an Irish detective, a rogue rough-and-tough guy. He lives hard, barely gets by, but has some real depth to him He quoted Emerson saying that what matters most is not the past or the future but what's inside a person.

Kate and I…

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Added by Paul DeBlassie III on July 13, 2017 at 7:51am — 2 Comments

Is Consciousness The Same As Soul?

Plate from …
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Added by Mark Dotson on July 13, 2017 at 6:06am — No Comments

Dreaming as Response: The Global Dream Initiative

When you work with dreams from an animated point of view, notes Stephen Aizenstat, who pioneered the process of DreamTending, it brings the dream to life. When one comes into a relationship with the image, it allows the image its own innate intelligence, and it can speak to us what it knows.

Through this process, we develop a community of soul figures which become…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on July 13, 2017 at 2:13am — No Comments

Latest Post from SoulSpelunker.com

One of the best stories from the Land of Nowhere concerning the rainbow is the Norse saga of Bifröst. Bifröst is the bridge that links Asgard, the home of the gods, with Midgard, the world of humans. The gods traverse Bifröst on horseback, moving between earth and heaven. The Rainbow Bridge…

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Added by Mark Dotson on July 12, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

The Core Complex of a Traumatized Psyche—Article & Free Audio of a Keynote by Jungian Donald Kalsched

Trauma is an injury to our capacity to feel. When our capacity to feel is injured, we cease to be able to imagine, because imagination depends on emotional literacy, says Dr. Donald Kalsched, who for 20 years has been crafting a model of the dissociating psyche.

This model describes various unconscious archetypal powers arranged in a dynamic system of defense that…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on July 10, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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