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Charlie Hebdo Is a Symptom

Thursday, 22 January 2015  |  Skip Conover
Charlie Hebdo Is a Symptom


 

Most educated people are familiar with the Passages of Life.  By this is meant the stages of development that every human being passes through in a normal lifetime.  Basically, it can be said that every human being passes through the stages of human evolution from the animal instinctual self to the human informed by civilization and its myriad adaptations.

 

Dr. Carl G. Jung calle...

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The Role of the Animus in a Woman's Spiritual Journey

Tuesday, 20 January 2015  |  Jean Raffa
The Role of the Animus in a Woman's Spiritual Journey

Jung developed his theories about anima and animus in a place and time where gender stereotypes ruled. Despite his intention to draw from “the spirit of the depths” where these archetypes have universal meaning, to modern sensibilities some of his ideas might seem to have been contaminated by the spirit of his times.

 

For example, in his day men were generally considered to be more intellectua...

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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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Movies, Theatre, TV & Videos

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Please Don't Vote - A Message From the Republican Party

Wednesday, 29 October 2014  |  The Young Turks
Please Don't Vote - A Message From the Republican Party

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The American Flag

Monday, 25 August 2014  |  People for the American Way
The American Flag

Uploaded on Jul 9, 2008

http://www.pfaw.org
Robin Williams portrays the American flag in "I Love Liberty," a two-hour television special created by Norman Lear and presented by People For the American Way.

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What Does the Christian Right Want? Chris Hedges on American Fascists (2)

Monday, 21 July 2014  |  Chris Hedges
What Does the Christian Right Want? Chris Hedges on American Fascists (2)

 

Published on Jun 17, 2013

American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America   is a non-fiction book by American Pulitzer Prize journalist Chris Hedges, published in January 2007. Hedges is a former seminary student with a master's degree in divinity from Harvard and was a long-time foreign correspondent for The New York Times.

Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "As a Harvard ...

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Music, Radio & Audio Works

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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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Pete Seeger A Freedom Fighter for Justice: Dead at 94

Wednesday, 05 February 2014  |  Pete Seeger, RIP
Pete Seeger A Freedom Fighter for Justice: Dead at 94

Pete Seeger A Freedom Fighter for Justice

Uploaded on Jul 1, 2009

http://www.peoplestandup.ca/videos.htm

I found this man and he showed me how to use music as tool to fight with! He help us to go on with our fight for Justice and Freedom here Nova Scotia fight. We will keep making the songs for Justice! The fight goes on!

www.peoplestandup.ca

Pete Seeger’s contribution to folk music, both in terms of i...

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Art

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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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Children Are Wild Animals! Thank God!

Saturday, 24 January 2015  |  Skip Conover
Children Are Wild Animals!  Thank God!

“Fear of the consequences of being un-adapted is a compelling reason for checking the instincts.  Confronted with disaster, one is obliged to ask oneself how it is to be remedied.  The libido that is forced into regression by the obstacle always reverts to the possibilities lying dormant in the individual.”

Dr. Carl G. Jung, Symbols of Transformation , P. 153

Dr. Carl G. Jung explained that ...

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Creativity: The X Factor

Saturday, 10 January 2015  |  Jean Raffa
Creativity: The X Factor

The unconscious is a repository of infinite properties which are unknown to our conscious egos. A recent dream vividly highlights this reality:

 

Dream #4592.   The Root Cellar : I’m looking through a window into the old root cellar carved from the base of the mountain on our North Carolina property.  The large, light-filled room contains peacefully...

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The Battle of Our Time; Breaking the Spell of the Corporate State

Tuesday, 06 January 2015  |  Nozomi Hayase
The Battle of Our Time; Breaking the Spell of the Corporate State

Corporate predators, cloaked in invented legal constructs of personhood, have "grabbed the levers of control, creating two tiered justice systems that reflect their lack of moral constitution, their hypocrisy and unchallenged superiority.' (Image: from documentary The Corporation/Joal Bakan/2004)

 

In late 2010, political activist John Perry Barlow tweeted : “The first serious info-war is now enga...

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Photography

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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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