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The Disrobed Monk Who Provides Safe Haven to 85 Children – Joan Duncan Oliver

The writer was feeling in need of some loveliness and encouragement today, and went looking (thank you, Gina Belton and the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 on Facebook). There is a lot that is toxic in the world, a … Continue reading

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Madness and Beauty in the Heart of Darkness – Drake Spaeth

https://www.saybrook.edu/newexistentialists/posts/05-27-15 Click on the link for (sadly) the last of Drake Spaeth’s series of posts for Saybrook, this time with some thoughts arising on the recent death of John Nash, the brilliant mathematician whose life was the subject of Sylvia … Continue reading

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Lost, David Whyte & Beyond Meds

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/05/17/stand-still/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com, for a post including this astonishing poem by David Wagoner:- Lost ‘Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must … Continue reading

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An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness & How to Live with Presence – Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/06/alan-watts-wisdom-of-insecurity-1/ Useful article from Maria Popova at http://www.brainpickings.org on Alan Watts and ‘The Wisdom of Insecurity’. The writer especially liked Alan’s observations about awareness and thought:- ‘While you are watching this present experience, are you aware of someone watching it? … Continue reading

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The Rupture of the Mother Line & the Cost of Becoming Real – Bethany Webster

http://womboflight.com/2014/12/21/the-rupture-of-the-mother-line-and-the-cost-of-becoming-real/ Fascinating article by Bethany on the mother-daughter relationship, its deeper potential and meanings, and the wounds inflicted by our culture. She explores the feminine journey into realness and wholeness, with mother as initiator or wounded saboteur – and how … Continue reading

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Secret jewels of the darkness – Matt Licata

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/10/19/secret-jewels-of-the-darkness/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com for this lovely post on the therapeutic journey into wholeness (be that through talking therapy or any of the many, many other paths). Matt puts this in terms of moving from the … Continue reading

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Carl Jung: The Self

Interesting little clip on Jung and ideas of the Self. Here’s the text from You Tube:- ‘The Self in Jungian psychology is one of the Jungian archetypes, signifying the unification of consciousness and unconsciousness in a person, and representing the … Continue reading

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