The Souls of White Folk Pt. 5: A Community Discussion on the Archetypal Roots of the Trauma of Racism in America
“Can we talk of integration until there is integration of hearts and minds? Unless you have this, you have only a physical presence, and the walls…Continue
The Souls of White Folk Pt. 4: A Community Discussion on the Archetypal Roots of the Trauma of Racism in America
"…[T]hey are so artless and free with all they possess, that no one would believe it without having seen it. Of anything they have, if you ask them for…Continue
Added by Brigitte Hansmann on November 20, 2015 at 12:07pm — No Comments
Notes on a Depth Discussion between Susan Rowland and Bonnie Bright
If you are an avid reader, the mystery genre is likely a familiar presence in the pleasures of your pastime. Those who love detective fiction really love it, as author and scholar Susan Rowland insists to me in a recent interview, and there is a strong ritual element in the reading and writing of mysteries. There are certain consistencies in every story that one may begin to expect; and yet they…Continue
Added by Bonnie Bright on November 19, 2015 at 2:31am — No Comments
The Souls of White Folk Pt. 3: A Community Discussion on the Archetypal Roots of the Trauma of Racism in America
"Together the patient and I address ourselves to the 2,000,000-year-old man that is in all of us. In the last analysis, most of our difficulties come…Continue
Added by James Newell on November 16, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
It’s been two weeks since Day of the Dead, when the veil between the worlds was it its thinnest. But history continually insists that the veil can part at any moment, as it did for the hundreds of people killed and wounded recently in Paris. Apocalypse means “to lift the veil.” We…Continue
Added by Barry Spector on November 15, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Trauma drama can come easy as taking the next breath. When a person’s life has continually been upset by problems and trauma, emotional acting out happens without a thought. Emotional drama becomes a way of life. It’s addictive. There’s a high that that goes with jumping from one adrenaline-pumping situation to another. Health, physical and mental, is compromised due to the high stress that accompanies chronic emotional drama.
"I talk with trees and the forest wildlife, and the stones show me the way…"
~Carl Jung; Red Book; Page 227
Try seeing instead of looking, hearing instead of listening, being touched instead of touching… clouds and wind, grass and river…experience the ground coming up to meet you in addition to your feet touching the…Continue
CIVILIZATION, n. The act of civilizing, or the state of being civilized; the state of being refined in manners, from the grossness of savage life, and improved in…Continue
I'm making a documentary film about ecological adaptation and the transformation of modern myths from the limitless growth of free market economy to the archetype of loving home and taking care of the planet (which i frame as depth psychology in terms both ancient and postmodern).
Please watch the trailer at startsomegood.com/clnc
If this inspires you, please donate - pledges being at just $5 and every…Continue
Risk meeting your Soul: risk living your life!
(Clinical and poetic inspiration for all of us)
"It is my clinical experience that most of us do not have abiding permission to fully claim our own lives. Sadly, this means that we are often living in a fragmented, partial way. Our soul---that is, our psyche---knows this of course, grieves, and presents us with those many protests we call symptoms." What Matters Most, James Hollis
your life is your…
"How do dreams work? Can they heal me?" These questions were asked by a student interested in the healing potential of dreams. I answered, "They can help you to heal. There are things inside that we all need to face, things we'd rather not. Dreams help us to face them. They give us symbols that bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious mind. Symbols carry a natural energy that pulls us together, makes us whole."
C.G. Jung wrote, "Insofar as…Continue
The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife,—this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He…Continue
Listen to a talk I presented on the Postmodern condition as it might be understood in terms of mutations to the Egyptian deities of writing and creativity - Seshat and Thoth - and the Greek deity of writing/communications, travel and trade, Hermes (presented for Philosophy in the Library series, Central Victoria, Australia (August 2015)). Part 1: Seshat, Thoth, Hermes and…Continue
Added by Ian Irvine (Hobson) on November 1, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments