Because the Earth Has a Lot to Tell Us

With countries throughout the world grappling with the enormous problems and terrible implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Marco has decided to make this fascinating and stunningly beautiful documentary available for free through Passover (April 9) and Easter (April 12), and I am honored to share it with you.

Cult of Personality Vs. Kali: Who Will Win?

The old ego’s belief in its superiority created, and still supports, patriarchal cultures with their hierarchies of authority. In extreme cases, hierarchies can create a cult of personality surrounding an inflated ego which fought its way to the top believing its powerful position would immunize it from the suffering and failure of those below.

Sex, Suffering, Shadow, and Alchemical Transformation

My studies in Jungian psychology have taught me that the most powerful and painful awakenings of the kind my friend and I have endured are natural phenomena that accompany our emerging awareness of repressed instincts.

Your Choice

It’s the eve of the election. This dream arrived the night before last. #4984: The Little Boy Doesn’t Want to Learn I’m in a new place – it feels like a room in a children’s school — with a few other very likable men and women. We are making packets of information for the children. […]

Musings From My Cave

The book is coming along—slowly, often joyfully, sometimes painfully. This is hard work, yet it really is the only kind of work I’m good for.

12 Symptoms of Your Psyche's Immaturity

In the cosmic view of humanity’s history, our species is still in adolescence. Our collective egos are still fragile. Conventional wisdom encourages us to despise our flawed unworthiness and beg our gods to fix us instead of helping us understand and love ourselves.

Three Billboards: The Myth and the Message

Dark, quirky, clever, and controversial, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been nominated for seven academy awards this year. Like “The Shape of Water,” nominated for a whopping 13, its protagonist is a powerless, justice-seeking female up against an unsympathetic patriarchal system.

The Shape of Water: The Shape of Change?

Fortunately, there are prophets among us to show us the way. They are the courageous and gifted artists who create books and films depicting ordinary people who evolve into heroic individuals. The Star Wars series, Avatar, Arrival, and The Shape of Water are examples.

Avatar and Cultural Transformation

This lush film eloquently depicts the transformation occurring in humanity’s heroic journey into wholeness and consciousness. It does so by contrasting an ego that succeeds by opening to otherness and change with one that fails because it refuses to grow.

Terry Pratchett on Life, Death and the Hero's Journey

Sir Terry Pratchett, a writer who sold over 85 million books around the world, finally “let go” last Thursday, March 12, 2015. Despite his diagnosis of a rare form of Alzheimer’s eight years ago, he continued to write. According to one article, last summer he completed his 41st novel in the Discworld series in which he collaborated with friend and fellow author, Neil Gaiman.