How cool is that, we sign off with similar intention...and growing, nurturing + spreading around a "hybrid" form of peace + love energy, new to me...I did wonder about [the] your original graft site...extinct, ancient language...Lycia, Aramaic, Hsia, Tibetan, Brazilian...enjoyable connecting with you...on with the day
Hi, I am an Archetypal Psychologist who worked with James Hillman in the l980's in Dallas. I am beginning to re-write my book. I am re-reading myths, Hillman's books, and taking the Alchemy classes offered by Bosnak and Berry.
I attended your discussion group a few weeks ago and am interested in exploring mythology and narrative for guiding people to create their own new myths and utopic visions that fit in with sustainability paradigms, specifically with the Earth Charter declaration. I am experimenting with groups and workshops and short courses in using theater and improv techniques, along with sustainability ethics thought, to allow for creating new myths and exploring narratives. I hope that makes sense. It's hard to get the idea out in a paragraph. Anyway, I'm new to the depth psychology and mythology fields, but I'm as engaged as I can be while I hold down a regular job promoting the Earth Charter and sustainable development worldwide. At the moment, I'm reading the Red Book, 1001 Arabian Nights, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, The Raw and The Cooked, and various other papers on sustainability issues. This is where my head is.
I know you are an experienced member in this community and I would be happy to have your guidance and thoughts, and potentially we can put our heads and hearts together to create good things ensemble.
Jessica likes mostly action/adventure rpgs, such as Zelda, Kindom Hearts, Pokemon and Golden Sun.
She is getting ready to go to college right now--SCAD, in Atlanta, and her major is going to be Sequential Design, because she is really into manga and anime, too. One of her favorite anime is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
I have actually just invited her to try to join this alliance, so she may be on here soon. If she does, maybe she could friend you.
Thank you for the information, Willi. My daughter, Jessica Becker (18 years of age), has been a gamer for most of her life and she is working on a book about one of her favorite games, and I thought she would be interested in this proposal, too. I'm not sure whether or not there are age limits, but she is a fine writer.
Thank you for the invitation and welcome, Willi. I like the idea and discussions in your group, and the interconnectedness that permaculture seems to represent, at least to those who know a little bit about it. I wonder how it fares in the 'mainstream' ? Much for me to learn..
I may not be very active and thus am reticent to join just yet, but you have my attention now... looking forward to reading your posts, Julie
Hi Willi - thanks for the welcome. You're first question is a tough one - but I think this group will be up to it. In a quick and general "gist-of-it" sort of way, I think we need new myths that focus on interdependence, as opposed to the rugged individualism that has reigned supreme for so long. Also, we so need to update our concept of god. Oh brother! We have our work cut out there!! Looking forward to the discussions.
Hi Willi. An official welcome to the Alliance. Now you get the standard intro--forgive the formality, but great to have you here and looking forward to seeing you around....
I hope as you explore the community a bit you find a dynamic group of like-minded people who are all deeply drawn by the field of depth psychology. While there are many Jungian analysts and clinical psychologists, our members come from many walks of life--artists, writers, doctors, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience here to be shared.
On that note, there are many opportunities to engage as you browse the site. When you're ready to jump in, please feel free to post a topic for discussion in the forum, respond to someone else's post, or share a link to an article or web site you like.
Also, you may want to consider joining the online book club—There's a new author each month, and you can jump in at anytime and participate at whatever level you wish. The Book Club is all done via writing in an open forum, so you can read all the comments that have gone on so far. As you may know, in May, we are featuring a wonderful book from Dr. Thom Cavalli, a specialist in alchemical psychology, "Embodying Osiris: The Secrets of Alchemical Transformation." June will bring a whole new topic with an ecopsychological bent: "ReBearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled" with Dr. Craig Chalquist.