Sister Helen E. Provost commented on Bonnie Bright's event FREE Webinar - A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump with Steve Buser
"Hope to be able to attend, Bonnie.  I certainly understand confusion, believe me.  There is just often too much on a persone's plate, isn't there?  At 81, I surely know this.  Will do my best to listen to this webnar, today, Thursday, September 28.  "
Sep 29, 2016
Sister Helen E. Provost replied to Mats Winther's discussion The Quaternity as Mother of Death
"Dear Linda,
Thank you for the e-mail that you sent me; as well as for the above response which has deeply touched me.  I've been away; but, will soon respond to your e-mail.  You mention that you are currently on Hermitage,  etc.  Last week I was…"
Sep 14, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost replied to Mats Winther's discussion The Quaternity as Mother of Death
"". . . we all come from such different places and circumstance, however, death is inevitable and perhaps it is death, in the end, that brings us closer together - un-complicate the universal truths regardless of all our different learnings +…"
Aug 19, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost replied to Bonnie Bright's discussion Some (Most) of these images are painful to see....Overpopulation & Overconsumption in Ecopsychology
"This morning as I perused the "Alliance" website for a little bit more knowledge of its navigational system, I read this post and looked at the images.  I agree that they are photoshopped to some respect because of the intense coloring involved in…"
Apr 3, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost commented on Tina Stromsted, Ph.D.'s event FREE USABP Webinar: Soul’s Body: Healing the Body/Psyche/ Soul Split through Conscious Embodiment
"I havce no idea where to tune into this webnar!"
Feb 26, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost commented on Judith Harte,Ph.D.'s blog post Chasing a Soul Print in the Middle of the Night
"A simple practical point. It would be good that there be an edit button to correct spelling, etc before one posts. I', simply learning the ropes of this site and communication system. Daunting at times!"
Feb 26, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost commented on Judith Harte,Ph.D.'s blog post Chasing a Soul Print in the Middle of the Night
"Can't believe I did that! added a comment when nothing was there! Perhaps this is what you meant, Judith, by ask coyote and looking at where the soul print is not! As little as I know, coyote is a trickster, there one moment, gone another, a mostly…"
Feb 26, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost commented on Judith Harte,Ph.D.'s blog post Chasing a Soul Print in the Middle of the Night
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Feb 26, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost commented on Judith Harte,Ph.D.'s blog post Chasing a Soul Print in the Middle of the Night
"This topic intrigues me; I'm thinking about this concept of "soul print" ! Thank you for sharing this article. I do hope to deepen the thought-image-sound-sense of this "soul print" which I've used before, too.  What is soul?  How and Why can it or…"
Feb 25, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost commented on Bonnie Bright's event Free Webinar: Conversations between a Psychologist and a Poet: The Healing Power of Language - Robert Romanyshyn & Brian Tracy
"Dear Bonnie,
This is a great website!  Thank you and all participants!
I had registered for this particular event.  couldnn't acces!  Simply wondering if
the recording has been sent to persons who have registered?
Thank you!"
Feb 13, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost replied to Sandra Lee Dennis's discussion Free Book Offer for Therapists and Healers - Love and the Mystery of Betrayal
"Dear Sandra Lee Dennis,
Thank you for the book!  Will read as soon as I can!  Blessings!"
Feb 12, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost replied to Sandra Lee Dennis's discussion Free Book Offer for Therapists and Healers - Love and the Mystery of Betrayal
"Dear Sandy Lee,
When I responded, I wasn't sure about leaving my address concerning the offer for your book.
Sister Helen E. Provost  ( Shestelle )
400 Power Road, Apt 2
Pawtucket, RI  02860
Thank you for your kindness. "
Jan 28, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost replied to Sandra Lee Dennis's discussion Free Book Offer for Therapists and Healers - Love and the Mystery of Betrayal
"Dear Sandra Lee,
Just looking into the site this pm and wonder how to download or read the "FREE book offer. I don't have Kindle, but would like a paper copy, if you don't mind!  I love books!  And, I'm sure this will be one of those I keep on my…"
Jan 28, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost left a comment for klemens swib
"sorry about the typos!  I should have re-read my post before adding the comment. next time hopefully, I'll do better."
Jan 19, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost left a comment for klemens swib
"Thanks for responding so promptly!  As I look quickly at both men, having read in the past many of their writings, I still wonder about the huge difference between the two:  on in "modern man's search for his/her soul"; and, the other having FAITHm…"
Jan 19, 2015
Sister Helen E. Provost left a comment for klemens swib
"As I'm simply perusing the DP's website and multiple avenues of learning, discussion, sharing and personal development, including so much more that I'm not able to define at present!
Yours is the first "post" on the FORUM that I have read . . .  and…"
Jan 19, 2015

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    Wow you raise some interesting thoughts. My biggest reaction was to your line, "That sanity is in being an idiot!"... and it turned all the lights on. Dostoevsky somewhat unsuccessfully tried to write a [chrisitan??} contextualized phenomenlogy of the Idiot in his novel entitled the Idiot. I suspect his book was the christian variation of the idiot.

    I haven't read that particular book for over 40 years but do have a general if unwritten field theory of Dostoevsky in my mind......So i will let my imagination carry me onwards from here.... The idiot could just as easily be rendered as the fool. In my mind I envisage the fool as being the prototype for individuality itself. Promethues/epimetheus was the titanic equivalent of the fool. Forethought and lack of forethought. I believe the lack of forethougtht is the first mover in the fools itineray... Foolishness or individuality ...the fool leads us off into the unknown and or resolves to deal with insoluble questions emanating from the unknown... the idiot goes first but the promethian element of the concept of the fool follows afterwards and learns from the epimethian foolishness. How else do we approach the unknown but as fools not knowing the way. Let's leap forward to the Olympian version of the Promethian/epimethian construct. And there you find Hephaistos a complete idiot if there ever was one. Who else in their right mind would leave the secure confines of the herd and singlehandedly create his own individual solution to life and its problems. Who in their right mind would totally challenge the authority and power of his mother Hera.... and win... or what about the fool marrying aphrodite and expecting her to be faithful. and the fool triumphed over aphrodite in the end..Hephaistos foolish behavior was cause of much merriment amongst the Olympians. But Individuality has its strengths as well and Hephaistos renoun as a craftsman was renowned in the Olympian realm. Swinging back to dostoevsky i would suspect...we are only imagining here....... his fool is the christian fool trying to make sense of the Christian civilization/mileau that he encounters. Whereas in hindsight his solution as embodied in the Brothers Karamazov is the forethought that follows the idiots foolish foray into the heart of the christian mileau...the unknown/unsaid/uninterpreted element of the christian civilization which contains us.. 

    I  agree with the tenor of your following thoughts .. i only added my own prologue to them ...

    "all is idiocy!  That sanity is in being an idiot!  That pomposity is so evident in many instances; and humility of failure so true and real, without all the fantasy!  Sorry about the seeming judgmental words!  But, it seems that one way or another, each writer/in-depth inquirer of the "unknown" is at once seeking a TRUTH, revealed but not yet known?  concluding that the SILENCE of not-knowing or having the solution to the problems approached in one's life/ or the question of LIFE in general is met not only in the inquiry, but in the letting go of the inquiry, and simply living LIFE, gratefully!"

    I would like to add that dostoevsky as the psychologist of our christian civilization wrote the problematical phenomenology of the offspring of our christian culture and civilization. I will leave it there or it will take me a book to explain my intuition...Minds without content prefer to focus on the form of expression. you obviously are more interested in ideas than in form. 

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    Thank you for taking an interest in one of my postings. I posted a number of posts on this topic on the thread you refer to and some of the others. Dostoevsky had faith. Well at least he did after Crime and Punishment. Jung inherited a lack of faith from his father who was a pastor and who was no longer graced with the ability to believe in the precepts of his religion. Jung became the modern man in search of a soul. In the end he answered the question of do you believe in God with words to the effect of I don't believe there is a God... I know .. I know there is a God. Dostoevsky was the great psychologist of modern christian civilization and Jung was the greatest psychologist of the soul. That is my story and I'm sticking to it. 

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