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Psychology einhundertein

Why Freud Still Matters, When He Was Wrong About Almost Everything io9 George Dvorsky does a good job in his short article aiming to review Freud’s contribution to psychology. Some of the comments are interesting too. Sigmund Freud Speaks: The … Continue reading

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A Knotty Issue of Development

If you were asked, ‘How do you reduce prejudice, prejudicial behavior, bias?’ how would you respond? Just the other day I was asked this same question by a good friend who has been charged with teaching college sophomores something useful … Continue reading

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Mitt And the Muddle

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy There’s so much I could blather on about the delicious presidential battle shaping up between old school neo-liberal plutocrats of the centerist left vs “personal responsibility” Ayn Randian … Continue reading

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The Spark of the Opposites II.

How to hold the tension of the opposites? Following from the everyday experience of conflict, or dissonance, or intense ambivalence, Carl Jung doesn’t treat experiential matters like this often. The basic reason is a little bit below the surface of … Continue reading

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The Spark of the Opposites I.

(First part of two; reworked from an response offered to Jung-Fire, an email discussion group mostly about Analytic Psychology and Carl Jung. These two parts are in response to the question, how do you hold the tension of the opposites?) … Continue reading

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Self ‘Splanin’

“What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?” Lacan I’m not qualified to be dog catcher, but if I ever threw my hat in the ring, I’d have a ton of … Continue reading

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Is Bubba Really Gone?

I’ve been feeling my way around vampires because the Jung-Fire group has also been doing so. Whilst descriptions of vampires varied widely, certain traits now accepted as universal were created by the film industry. Where did vampires originate? Well, nearly … Continue reading

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Weather Report

Continuing from the earlier post What the Wind Blows, presenting a schema of Four Orders given as a phenomenological device. (This device captures the diversification of awareness about one’s own behavior–it ranges from the unconscious yet singularly aware First Order, … Continue reading

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THE ANTIGONE COMPLEX

I don’t have a harsh judgment to levy against Hillary Clinton in the aftermath of her answering the question about, implicitly, her tenacity in the face of long odds and about party unity at the end of the process. There’s … Continue reading

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BUSHED

Now, some of them believe that by delaying funding for our troops, they can force me to accept restrictions on our commanders that I believe would make withdrawal and defeat more likely. That’s not going to happen. If Congress fails … Continue reading

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