April 2016 Blog Posts (10)

Barry’s Blog # 163: Kind of a Circle, Part One

PART ONE: 1492 to 1942


1492 was the year the Jews were expelled from Spain, after having lived there, according to historical sources, for some 2,000 years. Think about that number: one could argue that they had lived in Spain for nearly as long as they had lived in Palestine. Much of Spain – then called Al-Andalus – had been Muslim for over 700 years. For parts of that time Muslims, Jews and Christians had lived in a “golden age,” brief, shining…


Added by Barry Spector on April 28, 2016 at 4:34pm — No Comments

War of the Ancient Dragon - New Depth Psychology Title Alert

"A testament to the healing capacities of the imagination, the humble “star in man” that connects us to the unconscious: to unknown and unexpected developments in ourselves." says Literary Aficionado

New Title Press Release…


Added by Fisher King Press on April 27, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Reaching the End of Our Tether...

When we are face to face or soul to soul with the numinous we cringe. If we don't cringe, at the very least, it's not the real thing. We hide from the real thing. We're afraid. We join churches or ashrams or professional societies. CG Jung wrote, "One can only say that somehow one has to reach the rim of the world or get to the end of one's tether in order to partake of the…


Added by Paul DeBlassie III on April 26, 2016 at 9:03am — No Comments

Taking Action on Behalf of Soul

"I believe that if I can sit out there long enough those crows, the trees and the wind can teach me something about how to be a better human being. I don't call that romanticism, I call that Indigenous Realism." --Dr Daniel Wildcat 

Yes, when we quest we sit out there…we also walk, wander, and explore out there. Nothing fancy. Mostly old school ways: a few pleas,…


Added by Mark Sipowicz on April 25, 2016 at 8:13am — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 162: A Poem for the Losers, Part Two

Of course Casey, despite his “smile of Christian charity”, does arrogantly let the first two strikes go by before (we never know if he even attempts to swing at the third one) striking out. Perhaps there is some implied meaning in this image to those who’d condemn him for not behaving in the approvingly restrained, modest, Puritan manner…nahhh. Casey is a hero, and heroes are privileged to choose their styles.


Here is the essence of our fascination…


Added by Barry Spector on April 21, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 161: A Poem for the Losers, Part One

Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser. – Vince Lombardi

cvr9780689854941_9780689854941_hr The baseball season has begun, signaling to all Americans not born in Florida or California that the Divine Child of Spring has once again defeated Old Man Winter. The world (along with the home team’s pennant hopes) has been reborn once again. It’s no accident that Easter occurs…


Added by Barry Spector on April 19, 2016 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Secret Order in Disorder...

This morning I came across a wonderful post on facebook Inner City Books site. It addressed the secret order in disorder. We all feel that disorder, if we are honest. If we are really honest, we listen to it. There's something to the disorder, all the chaos, the depletion, the crazy feelings.

The post from Inner City Books went like this, "When we look at our lives up close, it can seem that they are made up of one chaotic event after the other. But with the view of time, and…


Added by Paul DeBlassie III on April 12, 2016 at 6:38am — 2 Comments

Voices: The Darkness and I

Voices: The Darkness and I


You who seek do not need to seek me, for I am always here. I have not left. It is as it has always been and always will be. The past is present and will continue. You cannot escape because I am what you know. You know me too well and worship me, which makes me stronger in you.…


Added by Laura Smith-Riva on April 6, 2016 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Awakening Spring Within

“The calendar can’t tell you when the first day of spring is—your heart does,” says Alexandra Stoddard.[1] Of course, externally, spring is a natural event starting at the Vernal Equinox and ending at the Summer Solstice. As a season, it is marked by warmer weather, a period that from very ancient times was, and is today,…


Added by Carol S. Pearson on April 4, 2016 at 10:43am — No Comments

The 'Miracle of Consciousness'

It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all... to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.” -- Joseph Heller, Catch-22

(I owe the …


Added by Evan Hanks on April 1, 2016 at 10:27am — 2 Comments

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