Our Jungian Archetypes (I’m not sure if this is posting correctly!)

I am so appreciative of the work of Carl Jung (may he RIP). I wish everybody knew about it. He is a man who really came to understand synchronicities and archetypes. He explored them for a while from the point of near-madness, and produced for us his “Red Book” and the field of analytical psychiatry…

Pondering on being Jew-ish

Did you know that ~ 50% of world’s peoples read from right to left? There are at least 16 languages still spoken.  Most of these languages are semitic (meaning of the Semite’s- the word itself was created by the Germans, so I wouldn't deign to capitalize it; I don't want to give it more power,…

Lightness of Being

Sometimes ~ 5-10 times a day, mostly depending on how long it’s been since I went to see him, I’ll be busying myself with a little chore like folding laundry or tidying[1], doing ballet, or with a big project like building the cedar shed and potting bench I just finished- whatever, unless I’m actively engaged…

Synesthesia

Synesthesia – the crossing and merging of two senses, like color and sounds, is an interesting phenomenon. Some manifestations are more common or others[1]; these are essentially a breakdown of what would normally be subconscious processing. This isn’t that rare; some forms of synesthesia are in ~2% of the population. So far 54 different types…

Becoming Author of Your Life

Many ‘magicians’ I know, meaning those who want to author[1], rather than footnote their life, often do the “the Middle Pillar Exercise[2]” to strengthen their resolve. This helps reaffirm our connections with Spirit and Earth.  When you want to be a pillar in your ‘society’[3], then this is helpful to keep on the straight and…

Just for Fun

There are 2 things when a word or syllable is uttered.  There is what you say, And what I hear. In either case, entity is created. Vibrations move air molecules; dark matter's engaged. Words uttered out loud fall on two sets of ears – mine to whom directed, but also and always yours too! There are at least…

Brief personal statement

Now that the FDA has approved the vaccine for use with younger children, I hope those who do not choose vaccination will be either accommodated (wearing their personal protective gear) or ignored. Perhaps develop portable HEPA systems for kids in cubicles. Personally, I’m going to sit out my vaccination because 1) I have no intimate…

Million Dollar Baby

This morning I listened to a pediatrician and medical intensivist talk about the ethics of spending a couple of million dollars for one baby with a one-of-a kind (very rare) disease, in this case a neuromuscular disorder limiting normal breathing ability.  These babies might receive a series of doses, some intrathecally, (meaning they stick a…

Tea to soften

The intensity of the forbidden is building in my life, some days it feels like a tsunami of pressure – at least there was one in my dreams. So I offer the following, as a way to calm (my) ideas. My Introduction to a Tea Ceremony (of sorts). Once, I got some Tea Forte in…