May 2018 Blog Posts (8)

Spiritual Implications of Psychosis: How a Spiritual Perspective Can Provide Health Benefits to Mind and Body

Is schizophrenia a “severe mental disorder,” as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO)? How might changing the perspective of the traditional western medical model, which labels certain symptoms as strictly pathological, ultimately transform those who are suffering? The Hearing Voices Movement (HVM) which originated in Europe teaches people with schizophrenia…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on May 30, 2018 at 5:46pm — 3 Comments

Barry’s Blog # 241-242: The Mythic Sources of White Rage, Parts 6 and 7

The third archetype we need to discuss is that of the Apocalypse. 

It is critical to this enquiry about rage in American life to remember that the myth of American innocence began to take form while Puritanism was still dominating all intellectual discourse and most politics in both Britain and North America. Then, the idea of “America” – and along with it, the…

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Added by Barry Spector on May 19, 2018 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 239-240: The Mythic Sources of White Rage, Parts 4 and 5

Part Four

 

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand…Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different. – F. Scott…

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Added by Barry Spector on May 19, 2018 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 236-238: The Mythic Sources of White Rage, Parts 1,2 and 3 of 7

Part One

 

Who are the angry white males?

Sociologists tell us that the populations from which most reactionary activism arises are those who think they may be overtaken economically by groups below them in social class. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan have always been comprised mainly of lower-middle class men, not the poor. Similarly, most anti-abortion activists have been baby boomers who make less money than their parents.

But economics…

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Added by Barry Spector on May 19, 2018 at 4:35pm — No Comments

SCHAMA - a Depth Psychology Film Project

"Schama"

By Tom Stevens All Rights Reserved



Synopsis



Rating

PG-15

Genre

Fantasy, Adventure

Run-Time

90 minutes

Tag Line

Love, Can Conquer Death!

One-Liner

An artist discovers the true meaning of life in a battle against Death itself.



Plot Synopsis

Schama, a bereaved artist, living in solitary…

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Added by Tom Stevens on May 15, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments

The Archetypal Roots of Multi-Generational Trauma in the Americas



The Archetypal Roots of Multi-Generational

Trauma in the Americas

In the face of cultural crisis, modern people tend to seek material, social, and political solutions. Depth psychology approaches cultural issues from…

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Added by James Newell on May 13, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A Revision of One’s Calling: A Journey through Embodied Experience

At age six, Elizabeth Wisniewski was diagnosed with a rare eye disease, and when her retina detached at 14, she lost vision in her right eye. At age 21, while undergoing her 30th eye surgery, everything went terribly wrong, and she lost almost all her vision in her left eye as well.

Though she was devastated by her future without…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on May 11, 2018 at 6:06am — No Comments

Normalizing Non-Ordinary Experiences: An Interdisciplinary Approach—An Interview with Ann Taves, Ph.D.

In her research, Ann Taves, Ph.D., professor of Religious Studies at The University of California at Santa Barbara, explores non-ordinary experiences and the way different disciplines might diagnose the same experience, such as hallucinating, from different perspectives—including psychology, psychiatry, religion, or spirituality. For example,…

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Added by Bonnie Bright on May 7, 2018 at 3:54pm — No Comments

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