Dream Work II: Strategies for Working with Dreams

By on Feb 12, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

In my last posting I shared some thoughts about the theoretical background of dream work. The focus there was on meaning of dreams and their place in human consciousness. In this posting I will speak of the practical matters and techniques involved in dream work. PREPARATION: 1. The first step is to set the intention to remember dreams. Each night as you are falling...

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Dream Work As Part of the Spiritual Path

By on Jan 16, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

Working with dreams has been a vital part of my spiritual practice throughout most of my adult life. In this posting I will speak in a theoretical way about dreams and their purpose. The next post will discuss strategies for working with dreams and their meanings so that dreams can be incorporated into a spiritual practice. The modern understanding of dreams began...

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Ending Harassment

By on Dec 31, 2017 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

In this posting I will again focus on #metoo which is continuing to force a confrontation with the plague of sexual harassment and assault. The Divine Feminine continues to rise up to meet this evil. I believe it is the central spiritual issue of our time. Spiritual people need to be wise as serpents, gentle as doves and absolutely, utterly relentless about this. I...

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#MeToo: A Sacred Masculine Lens

By on Nov 24, 2017 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

Once again the Divine Feminine is moving to intervene in our cultural crisis. Right after the inauguration she roared by marching in the street of many communities. Now she roars with a flood of reports of sexual abuse, harassment, assault and mistreatment. Once again she takes the lead calling all of us to face our individual, national and cultural shadow....

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The Bright Shadow

By on Oct 25, 2017 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

When the shadow is spoken of it is usually seen as the dark side of who we are. It consists of the aspects of ourselves that we find distasteful and unacceptable. We reject those aspects, repress them and often project them onto others. Carl Jung said that the shadow is “the person you’d rather not be.” It is composed of elements not valued by self, family and...

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On kneeling for the anthem

By on Sep 29, 2017 in Pathways, Posts | 2 comments

Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself. Senator John McCain I am an immigrant to our country. I came here from Canada with my parents in 1950 when I was three years old. One of my most vivid childhood memories is from 1957 on the day my parents became citizens. I avidly studied the material they were required to learn with...

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Spiritual Themes in TV’s “Big Bang Theory”

By on Sep 17, 2017 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

I love finding Spirit in the midst of ordinary life. The Divine reveals itself at the dinner table, walking in nature, doing the dishes, in conversation with a friend and for the purposes of this posting on an often hysterically funny television program. The Divine is spread throughout every episode of The Big Bang Theory. Mythic and spiritual themes are captured in...

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On Reactivity

By on Aug 23, 2017 in Pathways, Posts | 1 comment

A great deal of emphasis in spiritual development is focused on being less reactive. This is a crucial spiritual achievement around which swirls a lot of misunderstanding, mythology and even puritanical demands for immediate achievement. In this posting I will make several comments about the awareness that underlies decreasing reactivity and then discuss two...

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A Great Read

By on Aug 7, 2017 in Pathways, Posts | 2 comments

I know I have read a great book when I feel sad as I finish it. I finished Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by JD Vance and I wanted two hundred more pages. This is one of the most soulful books I have read in years. It chronicles the author’s life from early childhood in Kentucky to adolescence in the Appalachian region of Ohio to...

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Pathways to the Soul

By on Jul 25, 2017 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

I have labeled my practice, website and blog “Pathways to the soul” because to me it is all path. Everything we do is part of a spiritual path. Secondly, the work I do is about accessing the Soul. The real purpose of depth psychotherapy is to free the personality so that it facilitates living from one’s Soul. Acknowledged or not every step is a part of the path....

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