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Soror Mystica Wears A Red Dress

Greetings DPA community

In keeping with my own vision and calling toward tending to Soul in the world through tending the soul of community, I am initiating my blog: "Soror Mystica Wears A Red Dress".  This is also the title of my unfolding dissertation and I am "heart"-fully grateful to Robert Romanyshyn for his contribution in bringing forward a name for this work!

More to come regarding the title of this blog but for this moment, I would like to put attention on the "enchanted soul":

 

On Beauty
 
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Who is the animus/anima?

I always thought the animus (or anima, if you're a man) was some random archetype of the opposite sex that you expressed the most. Now I wonder...

 

I figured my animus was Hermes because I have several Hermes-like traits, even though I feel nothing for him and he never appears in any active visualizations. By contrast, I have done a LOT of work with my inner Hades (who has a deep connection to my archetype, Persephone). So now I'm thinking... maybe our animus is actually the archetype, or archety

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Tension and Release


All great music has the pattern of “tension and release.”  This process creates a main theme, and then starts to intensify by adding intervals ( scale music notes ) to reach a state of tension,  and then gives a release.  This creates interest and complexity in the composition.

Likewise,  in our spiritual path there are added obstacles to create a feeling of tension in the form of uneasiness, or abandonment, which causes us to seek a

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Hello Friends:


I am very proud to report that Jung, Crop Circles & the Re-Emergence of the Archetypal Feminine is now shipping.


Anne Baring, Jungian Analyst and author of The Myth of the Goddess has called my book “a tremendous achievement!  Clear, lucid and comprehensive." 


In an engaging look at the science, history, and symbolic nature of this modern mystery, the book offers a framework for the reader's own deeper consideration of Crop Circles.  Placing a modern “dream” into the context of moder

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Media people hungry for sensational news created this furor which now threatens artistic freedom.  It all began when a television crew sneaked into the Main Gallery of the CCP and took shots of selected elements of Mideo’s work and immediately showed these clips to a prominent Catholic religious figure for a reaction.  It was a blatant attempt at generating conflict which was good copy and revenue for them. 



Mideo’s art may be viewed as strange for most, but desecration of  religious objects have
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Homophobia Enemy of Curiosity

 

 Homophobia Enemy of Curiosity

By Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D.

The landscape of our life is as vast as the degree of our curiosity. This is an emotion that can be put in motion by a wondrous dance with creation. Curiosity motivates us to show interest in ourselves and the world around us. With curiosity, we can passionately explore the mystery of life. It also engages us with the content of our universe and helps us to come to life in a new way. When life comes to us through our curiosity, we become an

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Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism
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I want to be able to fly. I want to hover around you like a 
winged Cupid in attendance on his Goddess.(1)

From The Golden Ass by Apuleius. Lucius here pleads with his lover, a witch’s apprentice, to steal a magical potion so that he can be transformed into a god. Instead, he is given the form of an ass and must submit himself to an existence as a loathsome beast of burden.

We live in a time and culture predisposed toward life at the surface. Ours is a society that privileges eternal youth and beau
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From Religion to Idol Worship

 

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For a week or so, the media and the Internet became electric with debates, discourse, insults and analysis. Christian groups and senators demanded blood. Heads rolled and lawsuits bloomed. Death threats and vandalism followed. And for what?  An artwork.

The point of contention is an installation work by Mideo Cruz titled “Poleteismo,” part of the “Kulo” group exhibition  at the  Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) launched on  June 17 to  celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of national h

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Shiff, Shalit, and The Cycle of Life


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Benjamin Shiff's painting Life  on the cover of The Cycle of Life

A primary tenet of my perspective on the journey through life, as I describe in the newly published The Cycle of Lifeir?t=wwwmalcolmclc-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715500, pertains to the confluence of fate and destiny, and how conscious choice and the unexpected turns of the tide flow together. How do predetermined fate and individual destiny cohabit in one’s life, how does fate determine one’s prospects, and in what ways can the individual determine the course of his or her possibi
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Deep Blues - 20% discount for advance orders

Hi everyone - my book "Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey" is currently being printed and the publisher, Fisher King Press, is estimating an August 15th shipping date for orders through their website. Fisher King is currently offering a 20% discount off the retail price of $25 on advance orders - thanks for your support.

 

In his ever-fascinating book, Dr. Mark Winborn goes where few authors on the blues have ever gone: into the profoundly psychological implications of the ge
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What Images do you associate with death?

When you think of dying or hear of someone you know that has just died - what images come to mind?  I'd be

very interested to hear what pictures your psyche is creating for your benefit - as Marie Louise Von Franz said that the "symbols that appear in death dreams are images that are also manifested in the individuation process." Are there images that assist in one's transition or possibly even hinder the process?  Drop me a line if you'd like...cb

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The Archetypes

  One of my favorite C.G.Jung excerpts from his book:  Memories, Dreams, Reflections:  I was greatly intrigued by the fact that a woman should interfere with me from within.  My conclusion was that she must be the “soul,” in the primitive sense, and I began to speculate on the reasons why the name “anima” was given to the soul.  Why was it thought of as feminine?  Later I came to see that this inner feminine figure plays a typical, or archetypal, role in the unconscious of a man, and I called he
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Slow Down

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When The Right Time Has Come

A few years ago while mining the soul, or rather meditating, and searching my subconscious regions for exciting information, I was having a problem getting results.  So, I decided to give up and wait for another time.  That same night I received a dream vision which contained a lady wearing armor and standing on the shoreline of a great ocean with a sword stuck in the sand. The accompanying painting depicts the vision. ( Whenever I have visions I paint the scene as soon as possible.) I asked the

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Balancing the Masculine and Feminine

  Just a few words about the equality of men and women.  It upsets me about the way women are treated as if they are the lesser.  I think it started  back in the cave days:  I have big club, and if you don’t listen to me, I will club you and drag you into the cave by your hair.( humor intended)  The truth is that the women are more than equal, and  science has proved it by the way that the brain is wired.  She can multitask easily because of the connection of the hemispheres, which are more in q

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Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissismir?t=wwwmalcolmclc-20&l=bil&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715497ir?t=jungbook-20&l=bil&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715497With Great Pleasure Fisher King Press announces the publication of:

Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism
by Kenneth A. Kimmel

This timely and innovative expose by contemporary Jungian psychoanalyst, Ken Kimmel, reveals a culturally and historically embedded narcissism underlying men’s endlessly driven romantic projections and erotic fantasies, that has appropriated their understanding of what love is. Men enveloped in narcissism fear their interiority and all relationships with emo
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Four Eternal Women: Tony Wolff revisited: A Study of Opposites, by Mary Dian Molton and Lucy Anne Sikes (Fisher King Press, 2011) amplifies Toni Wolff’s paper, “Structural Forms of the Feminine Psyche (1934).” The model uses Wolff’s quaternity of archetypal patterns of women’s development: the personally related modes of Mother (Mary, mother of Jesus), and its opposite, Hetaira (pattern Tony Wolff lived out with C. G. Jung); and the other pole of the impersonally related: Amazon Woman (Gloria St

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We Are More ThanWe Think

If we take notice of many of the things that we do each day, such as:  getting up a little later than we planned, breaking something that was valuable or very meaningful, or losing things that we kept in special places that we were attached to, or have thoughts that we try to avoid, or run into someone unexpectedly , or do things that we thought that we couldn’t do?  Much of this comes from the unknown regions of our subconscious.  We need to understand that the subconscious holds an immensity o

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