What’s the probability of something happening? Or of two things happening at once? Scientists offer up explanations for “meaningful coincidences.” Source: Strange coincidences: Are they fluke events or acts of God? – Los Angeles Times Opinion: The article tells of a man, Dr. Bernard Beitman, who begins to choke uncontrollably for no apparent reason. Beitman… Read More Strange coincidences: Are they fluke events or acts of God? – Los Angeles Times
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a former bookseller and antiquary born in Württemberg who became an influential writer and friend of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. Hesse’s literary work deals mostly with the psychology and spirituality of characters who influence each other’s perceptions and personal development. His novels Steppenwolf and Demian involve Jung’s idea of the… Read More Hermann Hesse – Mysticism for a few?
Isis was the central goddess of ancient Egypt, sister and wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Her cult spread throughout the ancient Greek and Roman world, where she was linked with many mystery cults popular at the time. In sculpture, she’s often seen suckling the infant Horus. From this, Isis is regularly and arguably… Read More The Goddess Isis – Inspiring and Mystifying
When we hear the word inflation most of us think of economics, especially today as the invasion of Ukraine and other factors are driving up inflation to unprecedented levels. However, there is a psychological meaning to the term inflation, developed by the Swiss psychiatrist, C. G. Jung. For Jung, psychological inflation denotes an unsavory condition… Read More Inflation – Beyond economics into psychology and religion
Ever since he was a child, the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung was an introspective person, always trying to make sense of his day and nighttime realities. So it’s not surprising that he coined the term “individuation” to represent a life-long process of self-realization. For Jung, the ultimate goal in life is not about repressing evil… Read More Carl Jung and the Individuation Process
This shot is a week or two old. I had just showered and wanted to chronicle what it looks like while I make dinner during the pandemic. The goggles are for eye protection because I boil a lot of st… Read the whole story at : Ocean Ripple – Just My Stuff
Relations between the world powers are at risk after the US president called his Russian counterpart a ‘killer’. Source: As US-Russia ties cool, Putin offers to call Biden | Russia News | Al Jazeera Opinion: Lesson One in Conflict Resolution: Do not insult your adversary because that almost always escalates hostilities. That is just a… Read More As US-Russia ties cool, Putin offers to call Biden | Russia News | Al Jazeera | Opinion
I woke up this morning not with a gun in my hand (TV people might get The Sopranos reference…) but rather, with a desire to transcribe yesterday’s podcast. I was thinking of how the scholar Mircea Eliade used to always list his “current studies” at the end of his books, telling readers what he into… Read More The pen is mightier than the sword… A transcript of yesteday’s podcast about Carl Jung, Michel Foucault and mature spirituality
Introduction: This is a short entry last revised at Think Free in 2011. I haven’t changed it too much since last time. Just a few stylistic tweaks. I think you’ll find the Afterword more engaging, written this morning. I find that revising old stuff is sort of like trying to put new wine in old… Read More Michael Jackson – Did you know that he and Trump were pals?
The pandemic has not sparked a shocking rise in UFO sightings, experts say. But the public is growing increasingly confused by ordinary objects. Source: Reports of rising UFO sightings are greatly exaggerated | Astronomy.com Opinion: Just so you know, the above picture depicts a fake UFO. For fun, I used the same or maybe a… Read More Reports of rising UFO sightings are greatly exaggerated | Astronomy.com | Opinion