Monthly Archives: January 2015

“Lucy”: Transforming from Flesh to Spirit

Earlier critics of Lucy seem to have missed the philosophical, psychological, religious and spiritual aspects of Luc Besson’s mind bending 2014 movie. Scarlett Johansson’s transformation is nothing short of awe inspiring. She starts like the rest of us, only using … Continue reading

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Holy Cows and 72 Virgins

Religious leaders have tried to guide men into the spiritual world and away from raw instinct since the beginnings of our species. Their efforts have advanced civilizations on a global basis. Hunger is a natural instinct. In India, long ago, … Continue reading

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‘A Most Violent Year’: Year of the Wolf

It’s an All-American story — poor but honest immigrant works hard, builds successful business and then sees it threatened by violence, corruption and power. Will he maintain his principles and take the high road or will he succumb and sell … Continue reading

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Children Are Wild Animals! Thank God!

Dr. Carl G. Jung explained that the libido is the wave of psychic energy, which pushes us through the stages of life. Human beings develop psychically from a time of total instinct, when children are wild animals, to a stable … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo Is a Symptom

Most educated people are familiar with the Passages of Life. By this is meant the stages of development that every human being passes through in a normal lifetime. Basically, it can be said that every human being passes through the … Continue reading

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The Role of the Animus in a Woman’s Spiritual Journey

Jungians believe that like the anima, the animus develops in four stages. In Jung’s Man and His Symbols, he cites analyst Marie-Louise Von Franz who writes that in the first stage the animus appears as “a personification of mere physical … Continue reading

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Misery Is Relative

A political situation is the manifestation of a parallel psychological problem in millions of individuals. This problem is largely unconscious (which makes it a particularly dangerous one!). It consists of a conflict between a conscious (ethical, religious, philosophical, social, political, … Continue reading

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Meltem Arikan: Colours Dripping Red

Can you hold on to reason, and when fear like dark clouds leaks within everyone, and when fear feeds more fears and when fear swells hatred with its giant steps, can you cure desperation with laws? Source: www.archetypeinaction.com Poetry by … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo and Their Offensive Cartoons

When you are publishing satire knowing that what you publish will lead to deaths, perhaps many, are you being irresponsible? Are you a murderer? Perhaps this is a topic we should discuss! What if you are a cartoonist, and you … Continue reading

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Creativity: The X Factor

After my last post, Five Links to Creativity, was published I realized I had failed to address a crucial source of creativity. This dream which came two nights later, showed me what was missing and inspired this post. Source: www.archetypeinaction.com … Continue reading

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