Honoring Aphrodite

Where ever Aphrodite is honored, there is room for laughter and games, for sweetness and for peace. P 33 Athena, Zeus or Apollo may teach us how to concentrate energy for combat, competition, or specialization. But Aphrodite will teach the flowering of energy. P15 Aphrodite’s gift of beauty surpasses that which simply pleases the eye; it…

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Taste for Chaos: The Art of Literary Improvisation (quotes)

Fertel, R. (2015). Taste for Chaos: The Art of Literary Improvisation. Spring Journal Books. Note: Speech to text dictation see book for accuracy Part I Methodological Groundwork Both gestures – thoughtful and thoughtless – authorized and validate: value my idea because I work part in creating it; or, tell you my idea precisely because I haven’t…

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The French impressionist collaborative circle – quotes (chapter 2)

Note: speech to text dictation see book for accuracy. Farrell, M. P. (2003). Collaborative Circles: Friendship Dynamics and Creative Work. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Chapter 2, The life course of a collaborative circle: the French impressionist When the young impressionists arrived in Paris in the early 1860s, they were confronted with three major cultural…

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Group Genius (quotes)

Sawyer, K. (2008). Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration. Basic Books. (Text to speech dictating/ refer to actual text for accuracy) Part one: the collaborative team The power of collaboration The loan genius is a myth; instead, it’s group genius that generates breakthrough innovation. Collaboration derives creativity because innovation always emerges from a series…

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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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Quotes from, ‘The Symbolic Life’

Photo: Symbolic alchemical watercolour drawings. This file comes from Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom. Jung, C. G. (1977). The Symbolic Life: Miscellaneous Writings. (G. Adler & R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. Quotes on Symbolic Life You find the least…

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Quotes from, ‘Two Essays on Analytical Psychology’

sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836 – 1912), Unconscious Rivals, 1893. Photo Credit: Bequest of Jessie and Robert bromhead, 1935 Quotes from: Jung, C. G. (1972). Two Essays on Analytical Psychology. (G. Adler & R. F. C. Hull, Trans.) (0002- edition). New York: Princeton University Press. Effects of the unconscious upon consciousness Repression is a process that begins in…

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Quotes from, Legend of a Suicide, by David Vann

“Watching the dark shadow moving before him, it seemed as if this were what he had felt for a long time, that his father was something insubstantial before him and that if he were to look away for an instant or forget or not follow fast enough and will him to be there, he might…

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Quotes from, The Portable Jung

Jung, C. G. (1976). The Portable Jung. (R. F. C. Hull, Trans., J. Campbell, Ed.). New York: Penguin Books. Chapter 2: The structure of the Psyche My point of view is naturally a psychological one, and moreover that of a practicing psychologist whose task it is to find the quickest road through the chaotic muddle…

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Quotes from Man and His Symbols (parts 1 and 3)

Part 1 – Approaching the unconscious – Carl G. Jung The sign is always less than the concept it represents, while the symbol always stands for something more than its obvious and immediate meaning. p.41 There are many symbols, however (among them the most important), that are not individual but collective in their nature and…

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