Throwing Light on the Shadow – Carl Jung’s Answer to Evil

The incident of August 13 involving CNN anchor Cris Cuomo inspired me to revisit this piece, originally posted 10/25/2011. What Is The Shadow? If you saw the film A Dangerous Method, you will know Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) as the Swiss psychiatrist and former disciple of Freud who tried to bridge the gap between psychology and… Read More Throwing Light on the Shadow – Carl Jung’s Answer to Evil

Mystics – The good, the bad and the ugly

The word ‘mystic’ in a positive sense refers to one who believes in and experiences mysticism. In a pejorative sense, the word is used as a caricature—e.g. wooly-headed mystic. This negative usage partly arises from a cultural bias which tends to valorize things and experiences obtained through the conventional senses. I say “partly” because it… Read More Mystics – The good, the bad and the ugly

Introducing JCN 0017 – Dedicated to stickin’ it to the bad seeds among us

For the past few years I’ve had this sci-fi rap jingle going through my head, “Are You An Evil Mystic, Mister?” I’ve tried different ways of producing it but was never happy with the outcome. Then I discovered JCN 0017 (“Jay-son-seven-teen”). Jayson is like the flip side to 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000. HAL lied,… Read More Introducing JCN 0017 – Dedicated to stickin’ it to the bad seeds among us