When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found. — West Africa
Over the years I have written extensively about grief: cross-cultural grieving traditions, the lack of such rituals in American life, the consequences of our inability to grieve and the absolute necessity of restoring a relationship with, as Francis Weller says, an apprenticeship with grief. I have addressed this critical subject in previous blogs…Continue
When Michael Meade was thirteen, his aunt, seemingly by accident, bought him a book of mythology for his birthday. Though he felt profoundly aligned with the book and stayed up all night reading it, it would take another 20 years before it became evident it was his path in life, guiding him to his current calling as a renowned storyteller, author, and…Continue
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By Carol S. Pearson
Hillary Clinton has major archetypal advantages and faces equally major challenges, similar to ones we all confront in figuring out how to link our strengths with the needs of a time and place. I’m sharing this analysis of her archetypes as a model for what any of us can do to be effective in the environments we must deal with.
Strengths: Hillary’s Ruler archetype strengths are important to the…Continue
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There's something to our life. We're meant for something, to live in one way and not another. We have a path to follow, a livelihood to make, love to find and live out. As we do so, we discover and fulfill our destiny.
CG Jung wrote, "It is only after illness that I understood how important it is to affirm one's destiny . . . Nothing is disturbed - neither inwardly nor outwardly - for one's own continuity has withstood the current of life and of time. But that can come to pass only…Continue
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Islam and Peace
You are the trusted…Continue
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I am drawn to a dream from years back. It was a word dream, a message coming straight off the hotline of the unconscious mind. It said, "If you stop, you drop." Immediately I took this to heart. There's no going back from healing, growing and changing.
If we try and stop our transformation process, we deteriorate. We notice this via symptoms. We become neurotic, unhappy, fretting about this or that. We're in an awful predicament of our…Continue
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It is said that long ago, human lives were full of magic. We could perceive it all around us. It was in everything we saw. It inspired…Continue
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"A Game of Chess"…Continue
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When problems seem overwhelming, the Trickster archetype often is called for. I’ve long been fascinated by its potential for liberation or con artistry. In fact, my doctoral dissertation looked at Trickster figures in books like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Catch-22, and Invisible Man. Dionysus, in my new book, Persephone Rising, is one also. This blog is triggered by Donald Trump’s candidacy, but it actually is about much more. All the attention on him…Continue
"I tried to give expression to the process as it formed in me. I followed the unconscious directives without preconception as to where they might lead, allowing them as far as possible to create their own picture. The result was both a story and an example, an analogy, of Jung's model: a description of how psychic energy flows toward unconscious aims through the elaboration of ideas." -- …Continue
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I would like to conduct a psychological experiment.
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So excited to share with you our newest publication! It is coming Monday June 6, 2016.
The mandate of Inner City Books has always been to publish Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, and "to promote the understanding and practical application of the work of C.G. Jung."
Title #144 is an invitation to an individual experience of word and image.
More soon -- watch this space!
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