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Jun 15
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Part 1 – Framing the MessageMost American men above the age of sixty who learned about masculinity by watching John Wayne movies as children are familiar with this melody without knowing its name, let alone its history. Here it is.Recognize it? The…
Jan 24
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Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin FranklinI was married 18 years, two kids, unfulfilling work; alienated from society, heritage, creativity and former…
Jan 13
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Part OneNa na na nana na, nana na na na nana na na…Why does  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down continue to move us over 50 years after The Band first recorded it?The fact that so many people continue to debate its meaning online (see…
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Dec 14, 2021
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Dec 1, 2021
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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, 2021
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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…
Oct 15, 2021
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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, 2021
Barry Spector commented on Bonnie Bright's article Bulletin Board
"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…"
Jul 23, 2021
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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…
Jul 22, 2021
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…"
Jul 21, 2021
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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, 2021
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Nov 1, 2019 to Nov 2, 2019

Hillside Church, El Cerrito, CA

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
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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 Five

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past. – George Orwell

I will never apologize for the United States of America. I don’t care what the facts are.  – George H.W. Bush

Universities commonly mirror what students have already endured. Public education reverses the age-old tradition of identifying a child’s innate and unique gifts.…

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Part One

What went before, as told by those who think they know it. – Gary Snyder

Everything comes to the reader as interpreted by the historian. Everything is seen through the medium of his personality. The facts of history when they are used to teach a moral lesson do not reach us in their entirety…but selected and arranged according to the overmastering ideal in the mind of the historian. The reader is at the…

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Barry’s Blog # 77: Evolution of a Song


Part 1 – Framing the Message

Most American men above the age of sixty who learned about masculinity by watching John Wayne movies as children are familiar with this melody without knowing its name, let alone its history. Here it is.

Recognize it? The tune is called “Garryowen,” and it has been featured as a military marching song in several movies, including The…

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Barry’s Blog # 398: An Epiphany Story


Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin Franklin

I was married 18 years, two kids, unfulfilling work; alienated from society, heritage, creativity and former spiritual interests; never cried as an adult, rarely felt either joy or anger; had a cynical, judgmental, self-deprecating sense of humor; was more like my father than I knew, needier for maternal for affection than I…

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Part Six

A myth never says what to do; it points out where the difficulties will arise. – Ginette Paris

The past isn’t dead. It is not even past. – William Faulkner

At this point things get far more complicated, just as they do in the unconscious mind. Pelops and Hippodamia had many children, but his favorite was an illegitimate son, Chrysippus. Hippodamia convinced her…

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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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