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Who Is Puella?

Friday, 08 May 2015  |  Laura Smith
Who Is Puella?

People often ask me, “Who is Puella? Or, “What does Puella mean?”  I have come to realize that for me there is something so personal about her and also that this topic can offer a larger meaning in our world today.


As an Archetypal Dreamwork Practitioner, I practice a deep presence in working with my own dreams as well as standing with others as we explore their dreams. It is meaningful work, ...

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The Sacred Laws of Psyche - Revisited

Tuesday, 05 May 2015  |  Jean Raffa
The Sacred Laws of Psyche - Revisited

My friends:  LAST WEEK'S POST   about the new book,  Into the Heart of the Feminine , by Jungian analysts Drs. Bud and Massimilla Harris, addressed a lesson that must be learned if we want to heal ourselves and the world. This is the importance of recapturing our ability to think psychologically and symbolically. This I know:  learning the two languages of One Mind is the only la...

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Finding the Soul of America

Thursday, 23 April 2015  |  Skip Conover
Finding the Soul of America

“It was universally believed in the Middle Ages as well as in the Greco-Roman world that the soul is a substance.  Indeed, mankind as a whole has held this belief from its earliest beginnings, and it was left for the second half of the nineteenth century to develop a “psychology without the soul.”  Under the influence of scientific materialism, everything that could not be seen with the ...

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Movies, Theatre, TV & Videos

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Morgan Freeman Narrates the Greatest Story of Our Generation - Subtitulado en Español (2)

Sunday, 03 May 2015  |  Morgan Freeman Narrates
Morgan Freeman Narrates the Greatest Story of Our Generation - Subtitulado en Español  (2)

 

Published on Oct 12, 2014

Morgan Freeman narrates the greatest story of our generation - the
story of the human journey at this critical moment in time. Of all the
stories to belong to, this is the story to be a part of. Don't watch it
from the sidelines. Don't wait for the experts to figure it out. Ask
yourself: how can I become one of the weavers of the story? It's a
tapestry with 7 billion thre...

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The Meaning of America

Sunday, 05 April 2015  |  Skip Conover
The Meaning of America

True democracy is a highly psychological institution which takes account of human nature as it is and makes allowances for the necessity of conflict within its own national boundaries …  The marked tendency of the Western democracies to internal dissension is the very thing that could lead them into a more hopeful ...

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Adam & Eve & Christian & Anastasia

Thursday, 19 February 2015  |  Skip Conover
Adam & Eve & Christian & Anastasia

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.  People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.  One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

Dr. Carl G. Jung  

“…   the snake was not really a snake but a symbol for the human yearning for wisdom, the seductive power of the unkn...

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Music, Radio & Audio Works

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Singing My Own Song

Tuesday, 21 April 2015  |  Jean Raffa
Singing My Own Song

A Special Note of thanks to Dr. Jean Raffa for allowing us to share Matrignosis for at least 4 or her 5 years:

 

Today, March 10, 2015, is the anniversary of Matrignosis. For five years my musings have been read by an audience that originally numbered in the tens and is now in the thousands. What a thrilling and richly rewarding ride this has been!

 

The most satisfying thing of all has been...

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Original Big surprise for Bride and Groom...Chris and Leah Wedding 5 April 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014  |  "religionlovejesus" on YouTube
Original Big surprise for Bride and Groom...Chris and Leah Wedding 5 April 2014

Published on Apr 7, 2014

Original 

A big surprise for newly married couple Chris and Leah O'Kane...

To use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Viral Spiral: contact@viralspiralgroup.com

These lyrics are original and written by a girl in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, I think. So many have asked for them I hope the girl who wrote them gets in touch with me...

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American Men Are Afraid of Emotion and Have Sold Out Art: Big Mistake

Wednesday, 05 February 2014  |  Skip Conover
American Men Are Afraid of Emotion and Have Sold Out Art:  Big Mistake

Art provides the pick axes, the hammers & chisels, the buckets of cold water to break down calcified attitudes in a society, allowing something new and more modern and adapted to reality to emerge in their place.  

" If I had a hammer, 
I'd hammer in the morning 
I'd hammer in the evening 
all over this land

"I'd hammer out danger, 
I'd hammer out a warning,
I'd hammer out love...

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Art

SETTING

Charlie Hebdo and Their Offensive Cartoons

Tuesday, 13 January 2015  |  Skip Conover
Charlie Hebdo and Their Offensive Cartoons

 

Civilization is a thin veneer.   Dr. Carl G. Jung spent most of his life observing how we are still barbarians at the depths of our psyche.   When he died in 1961 the world was at the height of The Cold War, which followed immediately on the two bloody conflagrations of World Wars I and II.   He warned us that...

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Five Links to Creativity

Thursday, 01 January 2015  |  Jean Raffa
Five Links to Creativity

Last time in “The Psychology of Creativity” I discussed how creativity originates in the body’s physical instincts.  But, you might wonder,  what does this mean for me in practical terms?  How do I gain access to my creativity? Where do I direct my energy and attention? What, exactly, is the link that connects my body’s natural instincts with my ego’s potential to ...

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The Psychology Of Creativity

Monday, 29 December 2014  |  Jean Raffa
The Psychology Of Creativity

 

“From the living fountain of instinct flows everything that is creative; hence the unconscious is not merely conditioned by history, but is the very source of the creative impulse.” ( Carl Gustav Jung )

 

I’m feeling inspired to write poetry these days, and this has me thinking about creativity.  Jung says creativity originates in our instincts.  In other words,...

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Literature

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Ex Machina: The End Is the Beginning

Sunday, 17 May 2015  |  Skip Conover
Ex Machina: The End Is the Beginning

  “Science will take you from A to B but …

Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Albert Einstein

 

Seven Word Review:

“Oh Yeah! She passed! Are we ready?”

Deborah McGlauflin

 

Ex Machina is an ode to the infantile fantasies of men everywhere, who are unable to imagine themselves in a mature relationship with a mature living woman.   It is part of a genre, of which Fifty Shades of Grey is an...

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The Sacred Laws of Psyche - Revisited

Tuesday, 05 May 2015  |  Jean Raffa
The Sacred Laws of Psyche - Revisited

My friends:  LAST WEEK'S POST   about the new book,  Into the Heart of the Feminine , by Jungian analysts Drs. Bud and Massimilla Harris, addressed a lesson that must be learned if we want to heal ourselves and the world. This is the importance of recapturing our ability to think psychologically and symbolically. This I know:  learning the two languages of One Mind is the only la...

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X-Ray of the Dream

Saturday, 02 May 2015  |  Susan Scott
X-Ray of the Dream

 

"The more one becomes aware of the contents of the personal unconscious, the more is revealed of the rich layer of images and motifs that comprise the collective unconscious. This has the effect of enlarging the personality. Consciousness participates more freely in the wider world, in better relationship to the world, in communion with the world at large."

Dr. Carl G. Jung,  Two Essays o...

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Photography

SETTING

Jungian Images from Political Psychology (2)

Friday, 26 September 2014  |  Skip Conover
Jungian Images from Political Psychology  (2)

 In order to see these images in full size, please click on the title, and then click on the image in the album on the upper left of the page.  

I'm pleased to announce publication of my new book.  

Political Psychology: New Ideas for Activists

This post is here to allow those interested in Jungian Psychology to test how they interpret the primary images used in the book.  There i...

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Creating the Grounds for Suffering

Friday, 09 May 2014  |  Robert G. Longpré
Creating the Grounds for Suffering

Another beautiful morning in Puerto Morelos, Mexico on the Mayan Riviera. I woke up refreshed after a very good night’s sleep and found that the sky promised a good amount of sunshine for the day. Yes, there would be clouds, but they would be just fleeting visitors and the blue sky and the golden sun would be returned to me. As usual, morning coffee with my wife in the garden watching the small li...

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Sometimes a Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

Monday, 17 December 2012  |  White House Photographer
Sometimes a Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

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People Power - Occupy Movement

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Crowds and Power – Reviewed: How Could Barack Obama Be Elected?

Friday, 28 November 2014  |  Skip Conover
Crowds and Power – Reviewed: How Could Barack Obama Be Elected?

 

A Collection of a hundred Great Brains makes one big fathead .”

Dr. Carl G. Jung, Collected Works, 

Volume 10, Civilization in Transition

 

 

Recently some of my conservative friends have asked on the Internet, “How could Barack Obama be elected?”  

 

This is how:

 

 

When I heard that President Barack Obama would give his August 28, 2008 nomination speech from Mile H...

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Elected Leader or Gangster?

Sunday, 02 March 2014  |  Skip Conover
Elected Leader or Gangster?

 

How do you tell the difference between a democratically elected leader, who will work for the best interests of their people, and a gangster, who will jam their ideology down the throats of their people and steal their assets?  You can't tell from an election.  Adolph Hitler was elected by the German people to be Chancellor of Germany, with copious use of jack boots and rifle barrels...

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American Men Are Afraid of Emotion and Have Sold Out Art: Big Mistake

Wednesday, 05 February 2014  |  Skip Conover
American Men Are Afraid of Emotion and Have Sold Out Art:  Big Mistake

Art provides the pick axes, the hammers & chisels, the buckets of cold water to break down calcified attitudes in a society, allowing something new and more modern and adapted to reality to emerge in their place.  

" If I had a hammer, 
I'd hammer in the morning 
I'd hammer in the evening 
all over this land

"I'd hammer out danger, 
I'd hammer out a warning,
I'd hammer out love...

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Philanthropy

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TED Talks

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TEDxSF - Nicole Daedone - Orgasm: The Cure for Hunger in the Western Woman

Saturday, 15 June 2013  |  Anonymiss

 

 

Uploaded by  TEDxTalks on Jun 11, 2011

 

Nicole Daedone is a sought-after speaker, author, and educator focusing on the intersection between orgasm, intimacy, and life. She is the founder of OneTaste, a cutting-edge company bringing a new definition of orgasm to women. The practice at the heart of her work is called OM or Orgasmic Meditation. OM uniquely combines the tradition of...

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Beauty & Seduction Are Nature's Tools for Survival

Monday, 17 December 2012  |  Louie Schwartzberg

 

Uploaded by TEDxTalks on Jun 11, 2011

 

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.

As a visual artist, Louie has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time. He is an innovator in the world o...

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Julian Assange: Why the World Needs WikiLeaks

Saturday, 15 June 2013  |  Julian Assange
Julian Assange: Why the World Needs WikiLeaks

 

 

 

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Artists for Women's Rights

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THE COST OF RUNNING AWAY FROM PAINS… – ACILARDAN KAÇMANIN BEDELİ…

Sunday, 08 December 2013  |  Meltem Arikan
THE COST OF RUNNING AWAY FROM PAINS… – ACILARDAN KAÇMANIN BEDELİ…

Instead of facing our reality, and living in it, we create fake lives, and we constantly run away from our pains and fears. The Pandora’s Box, in which we carry round our past, we keep as securely locked as we can, believing that we have destroyed the nightmares inside. Instead, we’ve let them direct us.

By running away from our pains, we’ve let them govern us and we make ourselves their servant. T...

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When Women Bare Their Breasts

Saturday, 14 December 2013  |  Femen Movement
When Women Bare Their Breasts

When Women Bare Their Breasts

They Are Saying to Men

"Pay Attention:  This is Important!"

 

Power to the FEMEN!

 

 

Published on Nov 26, 2013

A short FEMEN protest clip. FEMEN home page: http://femen.org/en/about

nude, nudity, adult

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Opinion

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I Really Am Shocked

Monday, 17 December 2012  |  CJ
I Really Am Shocked

I really am shocked at the comments I hear on the right about the Occupy movement; how they should "Just get jobs," or "Stop being so spoiled." Ha. The most alarming comment: "It's Class Warfare Against the Wealthy!" In the words of Mike Tyson, "That'th Ludicrouth!"

It's not a war on the rich, but I will point out that the wealthiest get kickbacks and advantages the less fortunate will never receiv...

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DICTATORSHIPS WILL BE DESTROYED… – DİKTATÖRLÜKLER ORTADAN KALKACAKTIR…

Monday, 17 December 2012  |  Meltem Arikan
DICTATORSHIPS WILL BE DESTROYED… – DİKTATÖRLÜKLER ORTADAN KALKACAKTIR…

In the analogue world, dictatorships are not established only by the army, security forces, religion or ideological means but also through public approval. During the process of moving into the digital world, when freedom of information and expression helps in the demolition of dictatorships, a chaotic atmosphere will probably prevail. Religious communities and armies may establish new, temporary ...

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Militarized Masculinity

Monday, 17 December 2012  |  Fran Shor
Militarized Masculinity

 

“Men make wars for many reasons, but one of the most recurring ones is to establish that they are, in fact, ‘real men.’ Warfare and aggressive masculinity have been, in other words, mutually reinforcing cultural enterprises.”

Barbara Ehrenreich,  Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War .

How does the cultural enterprise of militarized masculinity create killers like Timothy McVeigh an...

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Wikileaks Saga

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CHOMSKY on WIKILEAKS

Monday, 17 December 2012  |  Anonymous

 

"Julian Assange should be congratulated for carrying out the responsibilities of a citizen in democratic societies, where the population should be aware of what their selected representatives are doing and planning.

 

The Wikileaks revelations have surely advanced such awareness and understanding, and are a valuable contribution for that reason".

 

Noam CHOMSKY

December 2011

 

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2011-12-07.Julian Assange, Exclusive Interview

Monday, 17 December 2012  |  WeThe99

 

2011-12-07.Julian Assange,Exclusive Interview

 

Archetype in Action™ Organization takes no position on the guilt or innocence of Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Bradley Manning or anyone associated with Wikileaks.  These are matters for the Courts to decide.  We do believe that many of the issues raised by Julian Assange, Noam Chomsky, Bradley Manning and others are important to our debate about the Rul...

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