I I pay attention to how I feel around people. Sometime's there's a sense of well being, peace. Other times, there's confusion, chaos. People bring energy with them. As we are conscious, we can feel the energy within and surrounding others.
I came across the following quote…Continue
Added by Paul DeBlassie III on September 30, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments
The fears about Illegal immigration are a classic expression of the myth of madness at the gates of the city. The anxiety, as always, stems primarily from the Puritan fear of pollution by those values and behaviors that evoke our Dionysian shadow. Underneath the Pop Culture and the images of minorities in positions of power – and to the extent that the economy continues to disintegrate – the desire to maintain racial purity retains a compelling hold…Continue
I recently met someone who is an international expert on social change movements. Over breakfast at my favorite café we talked about how successful social protests open up space in places where we think there isn’t any space. The conversation fascinated me because I’ve spent the past two years writing a book about metaphor and the creative process… But what I’m really writing about is space. Creative change happens when a certain kind of Space is opened. That’s what I do in…Continue
Although Racu has moved on to greener pastures, and in his place, less cantankerous llama Hijo guards, this true story about a rainmaker at another time of severe drought has never been more relevant. The blog first appeared in June 2011 at the beginning of California's drought.
At first no one noticed the Buddha I had placed in the forest…Continue
Added by Patricia Damery on September 26, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
¡Como Mexico No Hay Dos! In any discussion of contemporary immigration the emotionally divisive arguments are about Latin Americans, and the great majority of the undocumented – “illegal aliens” – are Mexican. So we are really talking about Mexicans. Conventional anti-immigrant fears are primarily about these four issues: job-loss (They’ll put Americans out of work), crime (They are all drug users), taxpayer expenses (They all go on welfare and pay no…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on September 26, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments
My co-author, Judith Harte, and I are delighted to announce the publication of our new book "Images of Soul: Reimagining Astrology." It's published under the imprint of Iris & Acorn Press. The book is now available on Amazon.
"Images of Soul" grew out of a friendship and collegial conversation that has spanned three decades, As the book evolved we sought to create a provocative fusion of astrological symbolism, Depth Psychotherapy, and Imaginal Psychology. Our discourse interfaces…Continue
THE ASTROLOGICAL HOROSCOPE:
& HESTIA’S INNER DIVINITY
About a year ago, I noticed some activity within my own horoscope involving Hestia, that mythic, spiritual, virginal, asteroid goddess of the…Continue
I have shown some of the political, racial, economic and religious factors that determined an immigrant’s status as he or she attempted to enter the U.S. But what happened next? How did one become American? And, especially in the great expansion of population between 1880 and 1920, how did non-Anglo-Saxon, non-Protestant immigrants rise in status from conditionally white to fully white? They did so – and still do – by taking on WASP values, embodying the myth of the melting pot:…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on September 23, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments
Dear Alliance members (all 3,500 of you - what a great number!),
I keep coming across reports of how well Robert Bly and Marion Woodman worked together at the Great Mother Conferences. Apparently they were quite the Katharine Hepburn / Spencer Tracy act!
I'm keen to hear from any of you who attended the Great Mother Conference and are willing to share your memories.
Also, if any genius among you can find footage of the two at the conferences anywhere…
Since the idea of “American” is inherently unstable, the definition of whiteness has had as much to do with who what was not as it did with who one was, and it has changed regularly in its exclusion and inclusion of various immigrant groups. Let’s review this history:
1774: The Continental Congress leaves it to each state to decide who shall be a voting citizen.
1776: Full citizenship is given to white male property owners, with six…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on September 22, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments
After 1865 “freedom” no longer defined whiteness. So new laws prevented most blacks from acquiring western land and kept them de facto slaves in the south. Homesteading became a privilege of whiteness, and in the southwest similar systems targeted Latinos. No wonder our picture of the “hardy pioneers” is lily-white.
The Industrial Revolution in the United States required millions of new workers, yet immigration policy was highly restrictive. For over a century, the Supreme Court…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on September 21, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Last week I journeyed from my home in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Area to Joshua Tree, CA to seek insight into the synchronicities that permeate my personal and professional life.
By profession I am an urban and regional planner; increasingly I find value in discerning the "spirit of place" as a window into the community where I work. That has led me into the emerging field of terrapsychology, especially as articulated by Craig Chalquist.
Although the Joshua…Continue
Consider some of the primary players in American mythology: Black people remain imprisoned as America’s perpetual “inner Other,” while the “outer Other” in all of its changing images (Indians, communists, Muslim terrorists) is always located beyond the borders, beyond the pale. But the immigrant plays a curiously ambiguous role in the narrative of American innocence. Immigrants are outsiders who hope to be (or threaten to be) in transition to becoming insiders, to become Americans, to…Continue
Solitude and quality of life form a complex matrix of meaning that includes having nourishing relationships and excludes relationships that detract from who we are as individuals, our essential solitude, and who we are as loving beings.
C.G. Jung wrote, "Solitude is for me a font of healing which makes my life worth living." Life being worth the living goes further than doing this or that with these or those people. In fact, too much contact with others, especially…Continue
“Cryptomnesia occurs when a forgotten memory returns without it being recognized as such by the subject, who believes it is something new and original. It is a memory bias whereby a person may falsely recall generating a thought, an idea, a song, or a joke, not deliberately engaging in plagiarism but rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration.” -Wikipedia
‘The word was first used by…Continue
Added by Randy Westfall on September 9, 2014 at 11:16pm — No Comments
But What About Ferguson? Returning to this question of “every 28 hours,” we ask incredulously, innocently, again: How often do police shoot unarmed black people? Is it surprising that the government keeps no statistics (…Continue
But What About Ferguson? I quoted Orlando Patterson earlier: “Today we no longer lynch in public rituals supervised by local clergymen. Instead, the state hires the hangman to do it.” Quite true, but this civilized approach creates two problems for the high priests of sacrifice. One: Specific capital punishment cases can take many years, including lengthy appeals, from crime to arrest to judgment to execution. Two: Since the act itself is relatively private and few people get to…Continue
Richard Kearney in a recent New York Times post (8.30.2014) wrote, "In perhaps the first great works of human psychology, the “De Anima,” Aristotle pronounced touch the most universal of the senses. Even when we are asleep we are susceptible to changes in temperature and noise. Our bodies are always “on.” And touch is the most intelligent sense, Aristotle explained, because it is the most sensitive. When we touch someone or something we are exposed to what we touch. We are…Continue
Added by Paul DeBlassie III on September 4, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments
Dream 256: A 52-year-old woman dreamed that she had sex with a Catholic priest. She then saw the image of a Catholic nun. She then saw the image of a female Reike energy healer that she knew. This healer looked amazingly attractive and had glorious angel wings.
Interpretation– This dream is all about spirituality. She was raised Catholic. Her…Continue
Added by Steven Fox Ph.D. on September 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments