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Part OneIn memory of Robert Bly A little rest for the wounds – who speaks of healing?(And the howl of the orphans is passed from one generation to the next, as in a relay race:the baton never falls.) – Yehuda AmichaiWhy do some stories stay with us…
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How old is the habit of denial? We keep secrets from ourselves that all along we know…For perhaps we are like stones; our own history and the history of the world embedded in us, we hold a sorrow deep within and cannot weep until that history is…
Oct 25
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Part OneMy point…is not that those ancient people told literal stories and we are now smart enough to take them symbolically, but that they told them symbolically and we are now dumb enough to take them literally. ― John Dominic CrossanTwo events in…
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Part One What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance? – Theodore RoethkeDivide us those in darkness from those who walk in light. – Kurt WeillDionysus was the ancient Greek god of wine, drunkenness, masks, frenzy, ecstatic joy,…
Aug 28
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"July 23: Well, things are improving, but I'm afraid we still have a way to go before we get back to the easy linking of the old website:
1 -- My page is improved. I can now see my blogs. However, I still can't see any way to edit them or post new…"
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July 22 -- Hello, and thanks for the quick response. Am I speaking with James Newell? I'm not even sure if this message is getting to you.

I understand that you may have technical problems. However, I'm sure that you will appreciate feedback to…
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Barry Spector commented on Bonnie Bright's article Bulletin Board
"This new format is utterly confusing! I can't access my blogs or find a way to post a new one. There is no link to speak to the website moderator. Are other people having these problems? Is anyone actually moderating the website who can answer any…"
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This new format is utterly confusing! I can't access my blogs or find a way to post a new one. There is no link to speak to the website moderator. Are other people having these problems? Is anyone actually moderating the website who can answer any…
Jul 19
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Nov 1, 2019 to Nov 2, 2019

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Sep 25, 2019
Barry Spector commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 49, 291: Zero Dark Thirty is a CIA Recruitment Film, Parts One and Two
"Thanks, David"
Sep 3, 2019
David Parker commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 288-90: Why Are Americans So Freaking Crazy? Parts 7-9 of 9
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Was thinking that just the other day, but couldn't remember who said it.  Never was much good with names, getting older ain't helping.

That's just…"
Sep 2, 2019
David Parker commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 49, 291: Zero Dark Thirty is a CIA Recruitment Film, Parts One and Two
"Oh brother, my Brother, I love what you're doing!

Bit new here, have only taken the Intro to Depth Psych (with James Newell - far and away my favorite class ever, tho I'm 6 credits shy of a MS in mainstream "psych"). (Which ed, must admit, is…"
Sep 2, 2019
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Jul 13, 2019 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Unitarian Church

May 16, 2019
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May 24, 2019 at 11:00am to May 27, 2019 at 5:00am

Mendocino Woodlands Camp

Apr 18, 2019
Barry Spector commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260-261: Breathing Together – QAnon and New Age Thinking, Parts 1-2 of 8
"Yes"
Mar 15, 2019
Barry Spector commented on Barry Spector's blog post Barry's Blogs # 260-261: Breathing Together – QAnon and New Age Thinking, Parts 1-2 of 8
"As far as I'm concerned, soul and body are one. What makes us human is our ability to recognize our unique gifts, which are usually inseparable from our wounds. It doesn't matter to me whether those wounds and gifts came from nature (past lives) or…"
Mar 10, 2019
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  • This new format is utterly confusing! I can't access my blogs or find a way to post a new one. There is no link to speak to the website moderator. Are other people having these problems? Is anyone actually moderating the website who can answer any of these questions?
  • Hi Barry -

    Will do.  And send yours to

    5050 Poplar Ave., Suite 1633

    Memphis, TN  38157

     

  • Hi Barry. I'd like to add my welcome to Ed's and thank you for sending the links and articles for your work by email. You've done some wonderful things in your career and it's great you've found the Alliance. My main goal in founding this community is to help get depth psych out into the world and you have a both a wealth of information to share and willingness to share it. I am truly glad to meet anyone so in tune with a calling!

    I hope you'll find this a place to deeply connect with likeminded others and that you will actively engage whenever you can find the time. I find it truly wonderful to be involved in this dynamic and growing community--especially since it allows us to connect from all over the globe in a way we otherwise could not.

    I'll get those links up in the next couple of days. In the meantime, it looks like you're already off and running, but I'll  send you some tips on navigating the site in a separate email in case its of help. Enjoy the site, and I look forward to seeing you around. ~Bonnie Bright, Founder

  • Welcome Barry,

    Glad you have found the Alliance and have decided to join. Your new book sounds intriguing and it will be on my shelf soon. These is an author's group where this information about your book can be posted as well. As an American, I lost my innocence about the nation during the Vietnam War era. Still lament its passing from time to time.

    Ed

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Part One

In memory of Robert Bly 

A little rest for the wounds – who speaks of healing?
(And the howl of the orphans is passed from one generation to the next, as in a relay race:
the baton never falls.) – Yehuda Amichai

Why do some stories stay with us over long periods of time? All the classic stories (Dante, Shakespeare, Melville and, of…

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How old is the habit of denial? We keep secrets from ourselves that all along we know…For perhaps we are like stones; our own history and the history of the world embedded in us, we hold a sorrow deep within and cannot weep until that history is sung.  – Susan Griffin

I am convinced that we would solve many things if we all went out into the streets and uncovered our griefs, which perhaps would prove to be but one sole common grief…The chiefest sanctity of a temple is that…

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Barry’s Blog # 382: A Death and an Apology

Part One

My point…is not that those ancient people told literal stories and we are now smart enough to take them symbolically, but that they told them symbolically and we are now dumb enough to take them literally. ― John Dominic Crossan

Two events in late July and early August of this year (2021) seemed very significant for me. …

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Part One 

What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance? – Theodore Roethke

Divide us those in darkness from those who walk in light. – Kurt Weill

Dionysus was the ancient Greek god of wine, drunkenness, masks, frenzy, ecstatic joy, paradox, suffering, tragedy – and madness. Wherever he appeared, he subverted…

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¡Bienvenudo al Mundo Tercero! Driving south from Texas in a huge SUV with my friend Michael who is on his way to do anthropology field work in Belize. Me, I’m simply escaping an unbearable emotional crisis at home, the breakdown of my marriage and all I had ever thought of as normal. All is illusion, Maya.

We have great conversations as I grieve inwardly – Jazz on the tape deck – tiny, thatched huts – transition from desert to semi-tropics,…

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How powerful are the words we use? How have they influenced the narratives we tell ourselves about ourselves? To really understand, we need to know how Christianity arose.

Only monotheistic thinking, with its simplistic dualisms, sees difference as a threat to be eliminated; whatever isn’t aligned with our god must necessarily follow his opposite. Here is a clue: if your people consider their story to be literally true and other people’s stories are…

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Conclusion with Three Questions

First Question: Why was Joe Biden nominated?

Long before the primaries it was clear that Biden had no charisma, no base of voters, and no chance of beating Trumpus. But as I argued throughout this essay, the corporate Democrats feared their own left wing (even as the public favored it) more than it feared any Republicans. It feared the insurance companies more than the 69% of the public who supported Medicare For…

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Welcome to 2021, or 2020.2

Be there, be wild! – Trumpus

I beat the socialist! – Joe Biden

This election will not be over until the Bidens move into the White House. Prior to that event, with its possibility of bringing some degree of calm, two main events occurred. The first showed us who we might be, while the second reminded us of who we…

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