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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…


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…


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



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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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 …


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

Barry’s Blogs # 274 & 275: Well, Don’t You Know?

Part One

June 2019. Netflix releases When They See Us, Ava DuVerney’s superb miniseries on the Central Park Five case.

In the first two weeks of the month, the seventh African-American transgender woman is murdered this year.…


Added by Barry Spector on June 15, 2019 at 11:19am — No Comments

Finding YOUR Way to Self Care

Ivanka Trump was widely panned for suggesting that busy mothers should get regular massages, because for many of us that’s just not realistic.

I myself, have never been into meditating. And if I don’t like something, I’m not going to end up doing it.

A friend says that people always tell her to slow down, but she’s a raging extrovert. Being around lots of people is what recharges her.

Self-care requires clarity about what we…


Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on June 10, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 270-273: The Myth of the Good War

Part One

I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 10/30/1940

In spite of the risk involved, however, in letting the Japanese fire the first shot, we realized that in order to have the full support of the American people it was desirable to make sure that the Japanese were the ones to do this so that there should remain no doubt in…


Added by Barry Spector on May 4, 2019 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Be Wise Now: A Guide to Conscious Living - Book Launch

Hi everyone,
I wanted to let you know that my new book, Be Wise Now, officially launches today. 
What is Be Wise Now Be Wise Now is a guide to help you discover—and learn to use—your natural and acquired gifts and strengths so you can deal decisively with the obstacles that life delivers.
Here is what Bonnie Bright had to say about it:

"This book may well be the most…


Added by Gael McCool on April 30, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Is There an Extraneous Source for Human Violence and Insanity?

Part 1 - Who Profits Most from Human Violence and Insanity?

War refugees, and those of us who have been traumatized by human violence and insanity, go on to study these greatly destructive human traits (?) from micro to macro. Because of our commitment, we conduct in depth searches for root causes that dismiss and cross many protective: cultural, religious, and political boundaries that evolved over time, or were put in place to protect their narratives and the power structures that…


Added by Steve Staniek on April 29, 2019 at 10:25am — 17 Comments

Barry’s Blog #32: The Two Great Myths of the 20th Century

 My point, once again, is not that those ancient people told literal stories and we are now smart enough to take them symbolically, but that they told them symbolically and we are now dumb enough to take them literally. ― John Dominic Crossan

Where were you (or your parents) on October 12th, 1944? If you were a teenage girl in the New York City area, you might have been in or, more likely, outside the Paramount Theater, …


Added by Barry Spector on April 18, 2019 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Finding Yourself and Expanding Your Horizons

Western culture emphasizes individualism and, therefore, being authentic and true to who we are. Who we are, of course, is influenced by others, who also may be influenced by us. Social neuroscientists have posited that humans evolved through interactions, as each person, each group, and each region shared their stories with…


Added by Carol S. Pearson on April 12, 2019 at 8:47am — No Comments

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