My Collection of Tarot and Other Spiritual Card Decks

A deck of cards can be as utilitarian as flash cards for memorizing facts or it can be a full-on transformative spiritual experience. My interest in tarot cards started in high school when Michelle gifted me a set written in Italian. I still have the deck. The collection has expanded to about 25, and that…

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real vs imaginary

I like to draw and to paint and that means I look to see real and also imaginary things. The journey in my relationship to this aspect, how I feel about art, in my life has changed over the years. Classes at Pacifica are adding new concepts and ways of thinking that expand, enliven and add…

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My Creative Relationship with Dark Energy

I invited dark energy to come and visit me so I could see if we could have a relationship. Nine 15-second digital collages were the product of our meeting. It took persistence on my part to get something satisfying out of the exchange, because at first our dialog seemed one-sided. Because of my recent connection…

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Learning about creative energy from Lilith

Thoughts on The Book of Lilith and creativity To become a whole and fully empowered individual it’s necessary to be aware of what you live your life for. It’s about living in balance with both your light side (what you know) and your dark side (what you don’t know). This concept of light energy and dark energy (the…

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C.G. Jung on Modern Art

Discuss the descent into the underworld motif and its relationship with the creative impulse. – Week 3 of the Expressive Power of Archetypes I remember vividly visiting the Bocca della Verità (the mouth of truth) in Rome when I was a teenager. I waited in a s short line and then stood in front of…

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The Expressive Power of Archetypes

I have just started a new class at Pacifica Graduate Institute, The Expressive Power of Archetypes, with Jim Kline, Ph.D. From the course description: This course begins with an overview of archetypal theory, and then turns toward an examination of art and cultural artifacts which express archetypal themes. Particular emphasis is placed on the archetypes of the Artist…

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