‘Authority Complex’ Anyone?

October 25, 2013

Ever since Carl Jung coined the psychological term ‘complex’ in the early part of this century it has become a part of everyday language (inferiority complex, guilt complex, money complex, Father complex etc.) Complexes are like separate little personalities within the total personality.  The negative complex is autonomous, unconscious and very powerful in controlling our [...]

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Eternal Girls – Women Who Never Grow Up

September 9, 2013

Even though ‘Eternal Girls’ are in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s or even older,they retain the emotional and psychological characteristic of young girls.  These women are wounded by our patriarchal society, which has defined what women can and cannot do.  The worth of women has traditionally been devalued in our culture by reducing women into filling [...]

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Being In Love vs. Loving

August 9, 2013

What happens when we ‘fall in love’ and the person we fall in love with appears quite ordinary and human to everyone else, but becomes a goddess or god to us, filled with an aura of translucent grace, beauty and holiness?  It’s that state of madness poets have been telling us about throughout history and [...]

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Fathers and Sons

May 15, 2013

Here is what the German poet Rilke had to say: Sometimes a man stands up after supper and walks outdoors, and keeps on walking, because of a church that stands somewhere in the East. And his children say blessings on him as if he were dead. And another man, who remains inside his own house, [...]

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The Ego Wants Security, The Soul Wants to Live! Pt 2

February 25, 2013

Women And The Warrior Archetype Even though the warrior archetype has been traditionally rooted in the male culture, the inner warrior is equally important and alive in women in today’s world. Unfortunately, traditional society has only condoned direct assertiveness by men. Women are often tagged as unfeminine or worse when they resort to healthy assertion, [...]

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The Ego Wants Security, The Soul Wants to Live!

January 15, 2013

Reflections On The Inner Warrior Are you bored, lethargic, lonely, feel alienated or empty inside? Is the monster of the status–quo running your life? Are you stuck? Complaining and whining, or waiting for a rescue will not help. However, being quiet and reflective, checking out your inner landscape and consciously exploring the deeper parts of [...]

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Womens Power Over Men

November 29, 2012

Of all the formative experiences in life, the most important for most of us is the early relationship with our mother. She is the primary mediator between the outside world and us. For men, this powerful ‘mother imprint’ is more psychologically influential than any other one. Therefore, the major influx of information men receive about [...]

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Are You a Caregiver?

November 27, 2012

The Healthy Caregiver In order to take care of others, we also have to be able to take care of ourselves. Sacrifice can be misinterpreted as only loving your neighbor and not yourself. As adults, we have to Mother and Father ourselves from within. Unless we develop our “Inner Caregiver” we’ll be dependent on others [...]

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Understanding, Honesty, or Kindness

August 16, 2012

Mick & His Air Fiddle Every full moon in August I meet up with an old friend south of Ensenada to camp at the edge of the ocean.  Mick Hamilton has settled down during his middle years, but was a total madman when we went to school together in the late sixties.  One psychology professor, [...]

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Men With a Mother Complex

July 24, 2012

  There are quite a few men who never grow up and get stuck in adolescence. In research I did many moons ago, I found these ‘eternal adolescents’ usually had fathers who were either partially or totally absent. Others had fathers who were weak or passive, which left the upbringing totally to the mothers. Over [...]

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