A self-experiment

The overall theme of the book is how Jung regains his soul and overcomes the contemporary malaise of spiritual alienation. (Jung, 2012, Location 892-893). In 1913, Carl Jung began, what he called, a self-experiment that lasted for 17 years (Jung, 2012). The commitment to his experiment, it terms of the time alone, is an extraordinary…

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American Soul, Myth, Active Imagination, and Amplification to understand Political issues

I recently finished reading, American Soul: A Cultural Narrative. It was not easy to read but offered an important and unique way of looking at large scale traumatic events. The author, Ronald Schenk, states in the intro, “American soul is a book based on psychology, and as the psyche is in an indefinable concept in itself, it reflects…

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The Necessity of Theatre by P. Woodruff

In his book, The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched, Woodruff defines theatre in the broadest possible terms. He states that theatre is the art of making human action worth watching. True theatre in not something you are happy to see on TV – but an event where YOU JUST HAVE TO BE THERE. Theatre has…

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