Tag Archives: Jung

confessions of a projectionist

Who among us has not been terrorized? Who among us has not also been a terrorist? I’m talking about minor acts of terror.  Under my definition, even a petty snipe can be a terrorist act.  Even a petty snipe is … Continue reading

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the shadows of Halloween

On Halloween, we become walking metaphors… We’re quite aware of what we’re doing: by putting on a mask, we reveal some hidden aspect of ourselves. We display our inner pirate, our inner goblin, our inner Dracula… …while with our smiles … Continue reading

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I’d Better Believe It!

  The cartoon above is based on a dream… …a sleeping dream from a few years ago. In the dream… I’m climbing up a set of stairs. I come to a place where two steps are far apart—one stair looms … Continue reading

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Finding Them in Me

  What do we see in them? What do we see in Prince William and his winsome wife Kate? I think it’s good to ask, because the answer could help us know ourselves better. If we are to save ourselves, … Continue reading

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No More Bad Guys

  As you can see from the above photo, when I was a boy, I packed a six-shooter. I believed in good guys and bad guys back then.  After all, that’s what I saw in the movies. However, over time … Continue reading

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Forever Jung

  Can we please find a place in our new mythology for the work of Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung? I believe he deserves a place, if only for his ideas on the human shadow. Consider: “It is in the nature … Continue reading

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More Milk, Less Kicking

  “Religion is like a cow.  It can kick, but it also gives milk.”                                                          — Ramakrishna When I saw that quote recently, I stopped in my tracks. I realized the obvious: our new mythology won’t eliminate problems commonly associated … Continue reading

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