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James Garbarino on the connection between adult violence & childhood trauma

Here’s a brief excerpt to give you the flavour. James Garbarino is a psychologist, a writer, and a professor at Loyola University in Chicago, who has spent years working with men convicted of violent crimes. His (experiential and evidenced) perspective … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King on Urban Riots & Oppression

https://www.facebook.com/groups/108667668615/permalink/10152840219938616/ This quotation remains profoundly timely and relevant. Although the writer has an issue with the language of sin and guilt, she nonetheless resonates with the Victor Hugo quotation:- ‘If a soul is left in the darkness, sins will be … Continue reading

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The human trauma and transformation – Monica Cassani

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/04/04/the-human-trauma/ This is utterly gorgeous (whether you are of the Christian or another faith, or none), and follows on from last night’s Thomas Merton post, on this Easter weekend. James Finley, talking about Thomas Merton, Path to the Palace of … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Darkness

‘It is in the darkness, when there is nothing left in us that can please or comfort our minds, when we seem to be useless and worthy of all contempt, when we seem to have failed, when we seem to … Continue reading

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Heidegger on Being a Poet in a Destitute Time

“To be a poet in a destitute time means: to attend, singing, to the trace of the fugitive gods. This is why the poet in the time of the world’s night utters the holy.” Martin Heidegger Palace Gate Counselling Service, … Continue reading

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Simone Weil on Good & Evil

“Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.” Simone Weil In Gravity and Grace, 1997, page 120. Tr. Arthur Wills, University of Nebraska Press. … Continue reading

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James Hillman on Evil Thanks, Brent Potter and the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 – interesting quotation:- ‘So the question of evil, like the question of ugliness, refers primarily to the anesthetized heart, the heart that has no reaction … Continue reading

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