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,
Added by Barry Spector on November 5, 2019 at 6:15pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Carol S. Pearson on October 22, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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 practices. It is like the difference between reading about wine versus drinking wine. The latter can lead to mystical intoxication.".....…Continue
Added by Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D. on September 29, 2019 at 9:16pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Steve Staniek on September 4, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on August 28, 2019 at 3:22pm — No Comments
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?
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
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…Continue
Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 at 3:36pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on July 18, 2019 at 2:47pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Depth Alliance on July 17, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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:
Added by Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D. on July 9, 2019 at 9:31pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on June 29, 2019 at 1:04pm — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Barry Spector on June 20, 2019 at 6:03pm — No Comments
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In the first two weeks of the month, the seventh African-American transgender woman is murdered this year.…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on June 15, 2019 at 11:19am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kim Hermanson, Ph.D. on June 10, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments