Sing sorrow, sorrow, but good win out in the end. – Aeschylus
As a mythologist (and sharing our common curiosity about these things), I felt responsible to watch several of the recent (November 2013) documentaries on the Kennedy’s and read much of the journalism on the subject that was published this month. On TV, pundits lined up to calmly and rationally discuss the major issues and then conclude, predictably, that we should all trust the dominant narratives of John F.…Continue
Wow! I never realized that Kennedy and Vietnam was to your generation what Princess Diana and 9/11 is to ours. – A thirty-something
The Dying God (1)
He was known in…Continue
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|Don preparing to carry Taos
drum up a cliff in a…
I’d like to say that suffering has been on my mind lately, but I know better. Suffering is always on my mind, I’m Jewish. Inexorably drawn to it. As a pattern analyst, I sit with people as they connect with and make meaning of pain and suffering, while at the same time, trying to interrupt the repetition that will keep them suffering the same fate. I don’t deny their suffering or try to make it better, I cede to suffering its rightful place in the human…Continue
A Brief Reflection on Climate Change
By Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D.
Over twenty years ago when I started my career in mental health, it was rare to have psychotherapy sessions that involved hearing patients’ concerns about tsunamis, hurricanes, storms, and tornados. Today, more people are talking about climate change and its devastating impact on their lives or their loved ones. Many patients have shared with me how…Continue
Existentialism and Archetypal Astrology...a Path to the Numinous
Please share with me a favourite piece of poetry or prose that you feel describes the process of individuation.
Recently I discovered this poem and felt an instant YES!
I Am Like A Rose by DH Lawrence
I am myself at last; now I achieve
My very self, I, with the wonder…
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|Honoring the Thinning Veil, Glastonbury,…|
I shouted out, “Who killed the Kennedys?” When after all it was you and me. – Mick Jagger
1 – Inventing Camelot
The Kennedy clan began to manipulate the media images of JFK and his immediate family long before his election and has continued to do so long after his death. Shortly after the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, JFK, fully aware of both the political moment and the mythic implications, told a…Continue
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The holidays are coming, and so are the blues. They hit when everybody around us is so happy. All of a sudden a pit opens up inside you and you're there. Depressed.
A depressed soul is a haunted soul. James Hollis in his book, Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives, notes that the greatest haunting we suffer is a lost relationship to soul. When the relationship to soul is lost something has crept into us and taken its place. Traumatic holidays,…
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If anyone’s going to kill me, it should happen now. – John F. Kennedy, 1962
At book talks I often ask, When did you lose your innocence? Common answers include 9-11 and the various political assassinations of the 1960s. Then I ask, When did you lose it again?
The trick question is meant to make people ponder a uniquely American situation. The idea of innocence lies at foundation of our national identity. It is as fundamental to…Continue
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Dreams tell of the past, present, and future. This is frightening, to be able to peer into the nature of things with clarity. This is much more than looking through a glass darkly as the New Testament writer proclaimed. If we want to see, really and truly see, then we can see with startlingly acuity in our dreams!
Problem is, then change happens. Change inspired by dreams prompts intrapsychic and relational transformation. It might mean divorce or…Continue
There are numerous elements that can contribute to chaos or disorder in an addict’s life. When someone becomes entangled in addiction, the consequences and effects essentially govern the psyche in such a way that the addiction becomes the identity. The identity that develops with the addiction allows for the individual to become estranged from an identity prior to the addiction. In the disorder of addiction, the individual develops a sense of truth through the belief of a found solace in…Continue
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