Elizabeth Clark-Stern's Blog (6)

THE SACRED CHILD

             If someone had a dream of the massacre of children; a mother slain by the son’s own hand who then takes his life, what would it mean?

            As the world searches for answers – and perhaps new questions – in the wake of the slaughter in Connecticut, I struggle to imagine what I would do if I were sitting with the author of this dream.

            “But this is no dream,” you cry. “This is a horrible reality.”

            Yes, but as we search for…

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Added by Elizabeth Clark-Stern on December 17, 2012 at 4:49pm — 7 Comments

IMAGINAL MEDITATION

             As we enter the month of October, it is a marvelous time to reap the bounties of the harvest, in our outer world, and within.  As we head off to the pumpkin patch or the apple-pressing party, we can reflect on the approaching winter as an invitation to hibernate, to reflect, to stoke the fires of our inner being.

            A tool that can ignite this process is one that I call “Imaginal Meditation”. Paying homage to the meditation tradition of Buddhism and the Active…

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Added by Elizabeth Clark-Stern on October 3, 2012 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

WHAT DO RUSH LIMBAUGH AND MARY POPPINS HAVE IN COMMON?

I saw it from a distance: lavender buds shimmering in the misty Seattle rain. My heart felt warm, and light. How eager we are to emerge from the grey! Our longing for Spring is as ancient as humankind.

The Greeks conceived a myth to explain the reunion of soul that comes with new life bursting out of the soil. Persephone, maiden goddess of the Spring, is abducted by Hades, Lord…

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Added by Elizabeth Clark-Stern on March 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

THE HEALING GRACE OF GRATITUDE

                           THE HEALING GRACE OF GRATITUDE



Copyright Nov. 2011 by Elizabeth Clark-Stern



In America, we are preparing for the feast of Thanksgiving, a celebration that carries plenty of shadow from our history of receiving many gifts of the new world from the Native Americans, even as we ultimately conquered, colonized, and displaced them. This reality is so typically brushed aside in the flurry of shopping and meal preparation. And yet, it surfaces, as…

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Added by Elizabeth Clark-Stern on November 21, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Elizabeth Clark-Stern's Blog - Tending the Soul: The Legacy of James Hillman

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Added by Elizabeth Clark-Stern on November 16, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

A playwright's reflection on OUT OF THE SHADOWS: A STORY OF TONI WOLFF AND EMMA JUNG

WRESTLING WITH THE SHADOW:

A playwright’s journey into the heart of C.G. Jung

by Elizabeth Clark-Stern



I wrote the following essay after returning from the premiere performance of my play, OUT OF THE SHADOWS: A STORY OF TONI WOLFF AND EMMA JUNG, at the International Jungian Congress in Cape town in 2007.

The play has just been published, in may, 2010, a beautiful edition available at www.fisherkingpress.com, or on Amazon.… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Clark-Stern on May 22, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments


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