Monthly Archives: January 2017

Robert MacFarlane on our estrangement from the dark

“Our disenchantment of the night through artificial lighting may appear, if it is noticed at all, as a regrettable but eventually trivial side effect of contemporary life. That winter hour, though, up on the summit ridge with the stars falling … Continue reading

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All I ever was and had to be was sad – Talya Eidelman via Monica Cassani

All I ever was and had to be was sad Click on the above link to visit Monica Cassani’s site http://www.beyondmeds.com – a hugely valuable resource for anyone interested in well-being, healing from iatrogenic illness caused by psychiatric drugs, and moving … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman on what we can learn from other creatures

“I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain’d, I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition, They do not lie awake in the … Continue reading

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Joseph Campbell on Individuating

“To become — in Jung’s terms — individuated, to live as a released individual, one has to know how and when to put on and to put off the masks of one’s various life roles. ‘When in Rome, do as … Continue reading

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Carl Jung on Madness (from the Red Book)

“Be silent and listen: have you recognized your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognize your madness and welcome it in a friendly … Continue reading

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Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works – CJ Hopkins

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/13/why-ridiculous-official-propaganda-still-works/ Click on the above link for this interesting article on http://www.counterpunch.org Hat tip to Charles Eisenstein for showing us this. We are going to go with the same excerpt Charles chose:- ‘The point is to draw a Maginot line, … Continue reading

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You Darkness – Rainer Maria Rilke translated by David Whyte

You darkness from which I come, I love you more than all the fires that fence out the world, for the fire makes a circle for everyone so that no one sees you anymore. But darkness holds it all: the … Continue reading

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