Masters Presentation: Floating, Falling, Balancing, Flying and Landing

I completed my final 20 min presentation with 3 other amazing women who spent the last two years in the program of Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Here is an audio recording of my presentation and slides as well as a few photos from the weekend and my notes. Copy…

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Quotes from; The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature

Photo Credit JUNG, C. G. (1967). Spirit of Man in Art and Literature. London: ROUTLEDGE. On the relation of analytical psychology to poetry Only that aspect of art which consists in the process of artistic creation can be a subject for psychological study, but not that which constitutes it’s essential nature. The question of what…

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Quotes about the Muse (Artist and Muse)

Photo Credit Forster, J. (2007). Muses: Revealing the Nature of Inspiration. Harpenden, Herts: Oldcastle Books. Inspiration can motivate people to carry out feats of imaginative brilliance, to invent entirely new ways of perceiving the world and to create breathtaking works of art, literature or music. And, in the realm of inspiration, one thing is certain –…

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Quotes from, The Rebirth of the Hero: Mythology as a Guide to Spiritual Transformation

Photo Credit The modern world is facing unique challenges as technology and science reconfigure the structure of culture all over the globe. I think that new communication technologies allow a person to create and connect with niche communities in a way that was not possible before. These new communities, thanks to technologies, are breaking apart…

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Quotes from Memories, Dreams, and Reflections – C. G. Jung

Photo Credit Jung is bottom right corner of photo. I would describe Jung’s Number 1 personality as the ego and Number 2 as the unconscious. Together these two represent the whole psyche and both personalities make up one’s total brain being – each part observing and informing the other. Personality Number 1 is different from Number…

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Quotes on Complexes, focus on the artist and positive mother

Assiniboin mother and child – Photo Credit Ideally we see our parents as human beings – with all the same issues as every other person on earth. In this article I look at how a positive mother complex is reflected in the life of author Robert E. Howard in the film about his life called, The Whole Wide World. Followed by…

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Possessed? Quotes from Marie-Louise von Franz on Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales

Discuss the association between the shadow, evil, and creative inspiration. – HMC 140 According to Marie-Louis von Franz, Jung said that everything in the unconscious is the shadow (Franz, 1995). Shadow is a mythical term for the unconscious. Our creative impulse or inspiration comes from the unconscious or shadow. The unconscious holds both good and…

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Attn. Artists friends, Re: RAWartists across America

Next month I’ll be participating with a new arts non profit, by showing work in Ventura, rawartists.org. I have a couple other friends who have joined. Support the show and buy a ticket, please This event is 5th on my list of collaborative community art events this year… (lucidity, Jewish Festival, Women’s International Festival, Santa…

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Stage 2 in painting, “Two birds in a bush”

I’ve been back in the studio and working on my painting. The inspiration for this painting came from a drawing I did while on vacation. It reminded me of the saying, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” The meaning of is, It’s better to have a small real advantage than…

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Is social media utopian anarchy and has it taken root?

I heard this quote from Emma Goldman and it made me think about social media and it’s relationship to human nature. This is the quote snippet that I noticed: “Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind … Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for…

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