Monday, October 25, 2021

Monday Music: New Morning (Bob Dylan)

Celebrate a new morning with Bob Dylan's song that has been remastered with horns added. The horns give the song a more expansive sound. Who doesn't need a new morning and a new day from time to time?



Saturday, October 23, 2021

Saturday Haiku: "Brotherhood"

two travelers
in one boat will find
room for hope



Image: "Brotherhood"
Artist: Tony Bennett (Antony Benedetto)*

*The legendary Tony Bennett recently announced his retirement from performing at the age of 95. Famous for his singing career, he has also had a passion for painting. In celebration of his career that has spanned eight decades, I am doing a series of haiku inspired by Mr. Bennett's artwork (when he paints, he uses his given name, Antony Benedetto).


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Halloween: A Jungian Perspective

"Jung believed that we could integrate the shadow using dreams, creativity or active imagination (Stutz & Michels, 2012). What more active form of imagination could be found than Halloween? We examine, create and adorn ourselves in our Shadow Selves, and for one night alone we live free, are praised or feared, and as children, rewarded with candy." (from Shadowdancing: Jung's Halloween, by Keith Karabin)

Yesterday, I shared a blog post from a priest explaining how Halloween need not be dressed up in such innocuous terms as "Fall Festival". Indeed, taken within the context of the liturgical cycle, the holiday can be celebrated without fear of sanctioning evil forces.

Today, continuing with the subject of Halloween, I am sharing another blog post, this one by Keith Karabin. He explains from a counselor's perspective how Halloween can help us get in touch with our own shadow side in a healthy way. You can read his post, "Shadowdancing: Jung's Halloween" here.


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