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  • I'd like to add a thank you for the group and for the comments so far. I am two months into my dissertation and completely unsure what to expect. I'm enjoying reading the comments and learning from them.
  • On "basic" and "prior" entirely true, which is exactly how I found the words I was not saying. Return to the heart of the matter, which for me is exactly that: the heart (and soul) of matter...the earth, elements, experience and response. Thanks, Maurice - your insights are well-timed!
  • Hi Friends,

    I would love to participate in conversations about the dissertation writing process. Not as an expert, but as someone who has simply spent some time reflecting on the process and its wrinkles... something i find myself reminding folks about outside of PSI, but that I am sure you all already know is to start with your passion and work your way out... the other thing that emerged for me yesterday while sitting with some questions, was the degree to which the process is SO much more of basic (in the sense of primary or possessing prior-ity) than the content... be well

  • Jeanne's right, Robin. Welcome! I'm in your boat after a whole year of trying to figure out what it was I was not saying! ha! Finally on my way with words bring written, or, to keep with the metaphor, steps to the dance being choreographed.
  • Welcome Robin! It can be a long lonely journey, if we do the dissertation dance completely solo . . . I feel like those with whom I stayed connected from my class helped me press to completion within the 2 year window. It's no small undertaking. Feel free to USE this site to your best advantage.
  • Four months into dissertation. I need this group!
  • Yo Jilly Willy!!!!
  • Welcome, Jill!
    Please feel free to share the direction you are currently pointing your dissertation!
  • Brian~
    I received the Opus Archives and Research grant in January of this year for my project--The Divine Feminine: Dancing Us Into Being--and would be happy to talk to you about it if you want to know more.
  • "This confirms the oral defense of Jeanne Schul on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 12:45PM in Room A on the Ladera Lane campus."
    It is really happening . . . You are invited to join me in the celebration of my PhD coronation!
    With great joy~
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