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ir?t=wwwmalcolmclc-20&l=bil&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715551Another New Fisher King Press Jungian psychological publication!

Gathering the Light: A Jungian View of Meditation

by V. Walter Odajnyk

Foreword by Thomas Moore

Publication Date Dec 10, 2011 - Advance Orders Welcomed. Also available from the Pacifica Graduate Institute Bookstore.

Originally published by Shambhala in 1993, Gathering the Lightir?t=wwwmalcolmclc-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715551 is a significant contribution to Jungian psychology and to research concerning the relationship between psychological and spiritual development.

Gathering the Lig
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Sometimes events occur that naturally captivate our attention, arresting us mid-stream in our daily lives and returning to our thoughts with increasing intensity. While there is no obvious initial explanation for why these events seem to grab us, if we turn our awareness to them, create a container in which they can unfold, and allow them to speak to us through image and emotion, they can provide powerful messages about our personal lives, our psyches, and our relationship with the culture and c

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Assuaging the Wounds of Guilt

9142438676?profile=originalarticle by Lawrence H. Staples

Suffering: The Price Guilt Exacts

Guilt can cause prolonged suffering. We suffer regardless of whether the guilt serves essential human needs or not, whether it has outlived its usefulness or not, whether it is deserved or not, whether it is meaningful or not, and whether it was incurred intentionally or not. Nor does it matter whether we have a religious background or not, and if we have a religious background, it does not matter which religion. Even if our parents

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Immersion and Spirit

Individuals immersed in what one colleague referred to as the “everyday crazies”, a state of more or less chronic psychic imbalance, are often suffering from an unconscious desire to experience numinous depths, a nourishing encounter with the mystic. Unfulfilled spiritual need generates intense anxiety that many take on as a day-in-day-out state of mind. Skating along the surface, from one emotional drama to another, with the attitude that this is what life is all about, can be addictive, destru

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Another Fisher King Press Jungian Psychology book has just been published:

Mercury Rising: Women, Evil, and the Trickster Gods
by Deldon Anne McNeely

Revised edition, now includes Index.

What can a silly, chaotic figure like a Trickster offer the world? Jungian psychoanalyst Deldon McNeely argues that Trickster’s value lies in amplifying and healing splits in the individual and collective psyche and in inviting us to differentiate our comprehension of evil. Tricksters, long held as aspects of the di
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Awareness and Spirit

Awareness opens us to the spiritual world
 During one of my first Jungian psychoanalytic sessions thirty-five years ago with Dr. Arwind Vasavada, a man trained by C.G. Jung, he remarked, “awareness opens us to the spiritual world.” This insight jettisoned me into a night of dreaming in which an angelic being motioned with his right arm and beckoned me into an interior world that I had never before imagined. The words that came from this being were, “Look within.” This statement was followed by an
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Breath and Spirit

Practical spirituality flows with each breath.

Practical spirituality is as natural as awareness, breath, immersion in the flow of life. With each inhalation and exhalation the phenomenological reality of inspiration, spirit, makes itself felt through each and every cell, membrane, muscle fiber, overall body sensation and on into the recesses of potentially transformative psychic experience. In his classic text, The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James, father of American psychology,

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Deep Blues and Unitary Reality


Fisher King Press Presents

Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey

by Mark Winborn
Deep Blues explores the archetypal journey of the human psyche through an examination of the blues as a musical genre. The genesis, history, and thematic patterns of the blues are examined from an archetypal perspective and various analytic theories – especially the interaction between Erich Neumann’s concept of unitary reality and the blues experience. Mythological and shamanistic parallels are used
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The Guilt Cure

by Nancy Carter Pennington and Lawrence H. Staples


The Guilt Cureir?t=widgetsamazon-20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=1926715535 addresses spiritual and psychological means to discover, treat, and expiate guilt and it’s neurotic counterparts. One of the great paradoxes of guilt is that despite its useful contributions to our lives, it can also be potentially dangerous. It is a major cause of anxiety and depression, and if untreated or expiated in some way, guilt has the potential to cause premature death by bringing on an onslaught of physical

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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
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




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

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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