Heroes with a Thousand Faces
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Meltem Arıkan is a Turkish novelist and playwright. Her fourth novel Yeter Tenimi Acıtmayın (Stop Hurting My Flesh) was banned in early 2004 by the Committee to Protect the Minors from Obscene Publications, with the accusation of "Writing about the non-existing incest fact in Turkey, attempting to disturb the Turkish family order with a feminist approach.” The ban was lifted after two months and Arıkan has been awarded with “Freedom of Idea and Statement Prize 2004” by the Turkish Publishers’ Association. She published her 9th novel in 2009. Stop Hurting My Flesh was recently republished in Turkish and will be published in English in 2016.
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Skip Conover is an international businessman, author and artist. He is a Founder of the . You can follow him and his work on or on . Skip's latest book is . He is also the author of .
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An Alternative Understanding of The Nature of Madness: Dr. Cornwall wants this blog to help deepen our understanding of the mystery of madness and help us learn ways to lovingly self-care when we are mad, and lovingly respond to others when they are mad. He can be reached at his website - "What is Madness?"
Deborah works in the field of Psychology and has been writing poetry since her mid-teens. Deeply interested in Archetypal Dreamwork, Jung and journeying towards Soul Evolution, she loves to write poems about ancient mythology from cultures around the world. A nature lover who enjoys rambling all over the beautiful English countryside.
A Liberated Sheep in a Post Shepherd World is Deborah's first poetry collection. She is currently working on her debut novel 'The Bad Shepherd' alongside, 'The Poetry of the Tarot' a collection of 78 tarot poems. For more information on her first collection please read: Journey of Love: How I Wrote My First Poetry Book.
Kenneth E. Kovacs is pastor of the Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, Maryland, and has served churches in St. Andrews, Scotland, and Mendham, New Jersey. He studied at Rutgers College, Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, and received his Ph.D. in theology from the University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland.
Robin Botie is a blogger and photographer in Ithaca, New York. She believes she can design her way into or out of anything. For three years she lived in the trenches of her daughter’s war against cancer, becoming an expert in walking the tightrope between protecting her and guarding her instinct to live life like it could end in an hour. In weekly blogs at www.robinbotie.com Botie writes about growing in the midst of grief and finding life after loss.
I am what I am. However, I am most convincing as a philosopher, innovator and coach based in London. I travelled the world as musician, then as a student of various subjects until I developed my own. I'm the creator of VAST, Resonance and Radical Presence.
The only way to take life seriously is as a game, because it's only fun when you play it. Are you ready to play?
I specialize in finding ever more ways to dissolve the intersection between self, reality and consciousness. My main areas of focus are increasing generalized flow, states of mind, performance levels, self-mastery, presence (quality of existence) and personal excellence. Leap or dive.
Barry Spector’s writing and teaching look at cultural and political events from the perspectives of mythology, archetypal psychology and indigenous wisdom traditions. He offers big, provocative ideas written in plain English. His intention is to inspire you to think beyond conventional political, economic, historical, religious and even psychological analysis. He wants you to think mythologically.
He has taught in the Depth Psychology Master’s program at Sonoma State University and served as a guest lecturer at Meridian University, Sophia University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has taught Osher Lifelong Learning Institute courses at U.C. Davis, U.C. Berkeley and California State University (East Bay) and has given some three dozen book talks and radio interviews.
Kelley McElreath, any presentations, social media, websites, webinars, materials or speaking engagements do not offer personal medical, or mental health services or advice. Kelley’s goal is to spread the word on how she personally overcame her own battle with depression, suicidal thoughts and a suicide attempt. If you feel you need medical assistance, please dial 911.
Monica Sword is a writer and artist who shares with others how they can mindfully find their way to a happier and more fulfilling existence even after a great personal loss. Following the early death of three family members, including her daughter, Monica struggled to balance home and work life. Once she discovered how to apply her conscientious and high-achieving personality to honor her passions, be mindful of her emotional reactions and focus on self-care, she developed a creative mindset that helps produce her most meaningful life work.
Monica blogs regularly on exploring grace and gratitude following loss at Life Is a Pretty Word.
Lisa Marchiano is a licensed clinical social worker and Certified Jungian Analyst practicing and teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in history from Brown University, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, and Masters in Social Work from New York University. She trained as an analyst with the Interregional Society for Jungian Analysts.
Lisa has taught across the United States on fairy tales and related topics, and is the Seminar Director for the Philadelphia Jung Institute. She is currently writing a book on motherhood as a psychological growth opportunity.
I live on a hillside in an old apple orchard where it is quiet yet rich with animals, colors, wind and rain, and at night, stars. When I returned from long, noisy, demanding days at school, my home on Spruce Hill comforted me. We all need a home inside ourselves where we can go when we’re trying to find just the right words to say or right actions to take. So, this is my purpose, here—to cultivate such a home for myself and for others.
This is a place where I hope to share my questions after so many years of experience teaching and meditating. How can mindfulness be used to reduce stress, think more clearly and teach course material? How can I elicit authentic questions from students to help motivate them to learn more? How do I develop my own and students’ awareness and emotional literacy?
Julia Grant has an extensive background in finance and business having worked as a business leader in higher education and health care for many years. She has a BBA in Accounting and an MA in Finance from the University of Iowa and a CPA. Realizing in recent years that she needed something different, she earned an MA in Conscious Evolution from The Graduate Institute, and is now pursuing a PhD in Depth Psychology, Jungian and Archetypal Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Professor Gay serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Ritual Studies, Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, and Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He was certified in Adult Psychoanalysis in 1990 by the American Psychoanalytic Association and was made a Training and Supervising Analyst in December 1994. His book, Freud on Sublimation, won the Heinz Hartmann Award from the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. His recent books are Joy and the Objects of Psychoanalysis, Progress in the Humanities, and Neuroscience and Religion.
He won the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry, the Outstanding Service Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educator Award, International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education.
Eva Rider MA, LMFT, is a Jungian depth psychotherapist, workshop leader and lecturer. She holds a BA in History from McGill University and an M.A. in Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, where she taught as adjunct instructor. Eva is a graduate of the Marion Woodman BodySoul Rhythms™ Leadership Training, a certified hypnotherapist, and dreamwork teacher, exploring personal and archetypal dream processes using fairy tale, myth, music, art, poetry and movement. Eva’s passion is a journey of unveiling the feminine through correspondences between Jungian theory, alchemy and Psyche/Soma as revealed through the glyph of the Hermetic Tree of Life. She can be reached at www.reclaimingsoul.com
Vibha Shetiya was born in India and raised in Zambia before moving back to India as a teenager. She has been living in the US since 1999. She has degrees in journalism and religion and a Ph.D in Asian Cultures and Languages. Vibha moved to Albuquerque in 2014 from Austin where she completed her dissertation on feminist versions of the “Ramayana,” an ancient Hindu epic. She teaches at the University of New Mexico.
Shahid Mir is an independent writer in Islamabad, Pakistan.