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Barry's Blogs # 300-303: Military Madness – The Unacknowledged Metaphors in Our Daily Speech, Parts 1-4

Part One

                Military madness was killing my country. Solitary sadness comes over me. – Graham Nash

Imagination is not a solitary thing. Unlike fantasy, which is self-centered, imagination implies dialogue – between what is and what could be. Consider that some languages lack the verb “to be.” Speakers grow up expecting to communicate indirectly, use metaphors freely and tolerate ambiguity. Metaphors…

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Added by Barry Spector on November 19, 2019 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Spiritual Rape by Yahweh Governments

The Spiritual Rape of Indigenous Children by Yahweh's Christians

Rape – it seems that the original  meaning of the Latin word was ‘to take and run’, which describes the ancient warrior practice of looting the defeated group or nation, by capturing and running off with their women in order to have their way with them, obviously without their consent.

Today, Wikipedia describes rape as a type of …

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Added by Steve Staniek on November 12, 2019 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

Barry’s Blog # 299: Grief and Remembrance in Greece

What shall I send you, dear one,

There in the underworld?

If I send you an apple, it will rot,

If a quince, it will shrivel;

If I send grapes, they will fall away,

If a rose, it will droop.

So let me send my tears,

Bound in…

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Added by Barry Spector on November 5, 2019 at 6:15pm — No Comments

What’s Good and What’s Bad About Narcissism? Opportunity or Dysfunction?

Narcissism has been making the news lately. People are concerned that some politicians and CEOs may be narcissists. To understand what is going on in the world today and to recognize how you and I can be happy, successful, and positive influences, it is helpful to view narcissism on a continuum, and to live out its positive sides and…

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Added by Carol S. Pearson on October 22, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Organic discipline, strength, focus and clarity

It’s fall and I don’t know if this is happening to you, but all areas of my life are pinging and needing attention all at once—work, finances, health (I’m determined to lose my 10 extra pounds), love (I’m surprised at this one…), my creative muse (wish I had more time to devote…), and family (I need to fly to Iowa to help clean out and sell…

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Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on October 7, 2019 at 11:08am — No Comments

"Having gratitude for the body’s role in deepening one’s spiritual practice is important. The lived experience of one’s practice through the body is a different process than reading about those pract…

"Having gratitude for the body’s role in deepening one’s spiritual practice is important. The lived experience of one’s practice through the body is a different process than reading about those practices. It is like the difference between reading about wine versus drinking wine. The latter can lead to mystical intoxication.".....…

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Added by Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D. on September 29, 2019 at 9:16pm — No Comments

The Theory of Spiritual Entanglement

THE THEORY OF SPIRITUAL ENTANGLEMENT

How Am I Like Yahweh-Jehovah?

A few months ago, blogger Barry Spector asked me a deep question on another blog, that I had not heard since Grade 1 catechism class…”How do I embody Yahweh-Jehovah?”

My internal Catholic robot, rusty from inaction, jumped in with: “We were made in the image of god, to know love and serve him.”….I believe Barry’s question was aimed more at my…

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Added by Steve Staniek on September 4, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

Barry's Blogs # 288-90: Why Are Americans So Freaking Crazy? Parts 7-9 of 9

Part Seven

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

 …divide us those in darkness from the ones who walk in light… – Kurt Weill

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less. – Eldridge Cleaver

Denial and fear; fear and denial, all electronically mediated. Do you remember the anthrax scare of 2001 – how it targeted only…

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Added by Barry Spector on August 28, 2019 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

Barry's Blogs # 285-7: Why Are Americans So Freaking Crazy? Parts 4-6 of 9

Part Four

Every person you meet should be regarded as one of the walking wounded. We have never seen a man or woman not slightly deranged by either anxiety or grief. We have never seen a totally sane human being.  Robert Anton Wilson

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq (1996): We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in…

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Added by Barry Spector on August 28, 2019 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Barry's Blogs # 282-4: Why Are Americans So Freaking Crazy? Parts 1-3 of 9

Part One

Cut loose from the earth’s soul, they insisted on purchase of its soil, and like all orphans they were insatiable. It was their destiny to chew up the world and spit out a horribleness that would destroy all primary peoples. – Toni Morrison

I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons,

knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside. – Rumi

Warning:…

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Added by Barry Spector on August 28, 2019 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Whatever Happened to the Woodstock Generation?

Whatever Happened to the Woodstock Generation?



Through scientific understanding, our world has become dehumanized. Man feels himself isolated in the cosmos. He is no longer involved in nature and has lost his emotional participation in…

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Added by James Newell on August 22, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Having the Courage to Speak Up

I’ve always had trouble voicing things… speaking up for myself, calling out deception, and owning my own value and worth. When I was growing up, my mother would always tell me, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” I wasn’t sure that whatever I was thinking was nice, so I stuffed my thoughts and…

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Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Depth Leadership: How to Live Your Calling and Succeed in Leading Others

Leadership today is too often viewed as a function or role conferred only by some authority. Yet, whether you are a parent, a teacher, a supervisor, a CEO, president of a country, or someone who acts because something needs to be done and no one else is doing it, you can lead successfully only if other people actually want to follow you, collaborate…

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Added by Carol S. Pearson on August 7, 2019 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Jung's Cross Is Traceable to Annunaki Slavers

Jung’s Cross is Traceable to Annunaki Slavers

Jung’s Marriage of the Minds

The Red Book documents Jung’s attempts to reconcile or integrate his conscious mind with his subconscious mind (soul), in order to achieve a healthy wholeness of self. As a student of the human psyche, including his own, he wanted to comprehend the structure and internal dynamics of the subconscious, and its relationship to the conscious mind.  The core of this…

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Added by Steve Staniek on July 27, 2019 at 6:16am — 7 Comments

Barry’s Blog # 279-281: Who is an American? A Timeline

Part One

July 4th 2019: A Salvadoran father and his young daughter drowned in the Rio Grande River. Families separated. Concentration camps. Children subjected to inhuman conditions amounting to torture while their parents are deported. Mothers told to drink from toilets. Border Patrol agents posting racist and misogynist cartoons on Facebook. Every day now we hear heartbreaking news from the borderlands. How, we…

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Added by Barry Spector on July 18, 2019 at 2:47pm — No Comments


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“Earth, Climate, Dreams", the BOOK!—13 In-Depth Conversations with Depth Psychologists in the Age of the Anthropocene

Announcing “Earth, Climate, Dreams”—the BOOK! 13 in-depth conversations with Depth Psychologists on how we address these critical topics in the Age of the Anthropocene.

Contributors include Jungian analyst Jerome Bernstein; climate scientist and Jungian,…

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Added by Depth Alliance on July 17, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Royal Road to Nervous System Regulation

Many people who talk about distressing life experiences in therapy are never given the opportunity to work with the experience in the arena of their imagination. Please click on the link below for the complete article:

The Royal Road to Nervous System Regulation

Added by Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D. on July 9, 2019 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Barry's Blogs # 276-278: What Will the New Myths Be?

Part One

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. –  Albert Einstein

What is now proved was once imagined.  – William Blake

The situation is so dire that we can’t afford the luxury of realism. – Caroline Casey

My book Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth of American Innocence first appeared in 2010. Since then…

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Added by Barry Spector on June 29, 2019 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blogs # 143 &144: What If We Allowed That To Happen?

Part One

Readers of this blog may recall that one of the basic aspects of the myth of American Innocence is what I have called the Paranoid Imagination. Previous essays on this subject include The Paranoid Imagination, Porn (Parts …

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Added by Barry Spector on June 20, 2019 at 6:03pm — No Comments

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