Monthly Archives: May 2014

Carl Jung by Paul Bishop: Reviewed

See on Scoop.it – Archetype in Action Before coming to this book, though, and thanks to Dr. Jung’s actual writing, I had already come to Dr. Jung’s own famous perspective on religion and a belief in God, “I don’t need … Continue reading

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Swallowed Whole

See on Scoop.it – Archetype in Action The catastrophic flooding in Bosnia and Serbia is finally getting attention in the news. Between the Red Cross, hundreds of courageous homeland volunteers and disaster relief professionals streaming in from all parts of … Continue reading

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Initiatory Madness

See on Scoop.it – Archetype in Action If madness isn’t what Psychiatry says it is, then what is it? I have been asking myself that question almost every day since I became mad as a young man over 45 years … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress: From Young Madman to Old Therapist

See on Scoop.it – Archetype in Action I’ll begin this chapter of my personal odyssey through madness and the vocation it created of my life as a therapist specializing in madness, with the same question I posed at the beginning … Continue reading

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Meltem Arikan: Creating Life with the Tools of Death

See on Scoop.it – Archetype in Action Creating life with the tools of death, in the middle of a war, in a place where every day children, women and men of all ages are being killed mercilessly, where the sound … Continue reading

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Struggle & the Elixir of Immortality

See on Scoop.it – Archetype in Action The Hindu religions speak to this struggle: we struggle with duality. We also live within duality: good and bad, dark and light, sun and moon, day and night, up and down, insight and … Continue reading

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A Personal Disarmament

See on Scoop.it – Archetype in Action A 3-month-old Osprey offers us an excellent example. His nature tells him that the appropriate reactions to adversity are either fight or flight. Last summer he found himself in a potentially deadly predicament … Continue reading

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A Personal Morality

See on Scoop.it – Archetype in Action How will your children and grandchildren remember you? Will you be remembered as a paragon of the thriving human community, or will you be remembered as an example of a dead world, which … Continue reading

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Creating the Grounds for Suffering

See on Scoop.it – Archetype in Action While walking, the thought of the eightfold path came to my mind. Why did it come to my mind? I don’t know, but I sensed that it would be appropriate for me to … Continue reading

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Russell Brand for 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha

See on Scoop.it – Archetype in Action Several hundred thousand pages of Buddhist texts remain trapped in an ancient language that is quickly disappearing. This brief animation, voiced by Russell Brand for 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha, shows … Continue reading

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