Category Archives: Fundamentalism/Literalism

Lez Get “Real” (“Psychologizing or Seeing-through‘”)

“The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stands this afternoon on the corner of Forty-second Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change.”[1] The above quote from mythologist Joseph Campbell’s The … Continue reading

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Reverence for Life (“Ethical Fundamentalism”)

Last week’s post attempted to place us inside the Chauvet caves in France so that we might once again stand awestruck, surrounded on all sides by thirty thousand year-old cave paintings and the ultimate mystery they represent.  The way of the animal … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding (“Coniunctio & Wholeness”)

One of the central concepts in analytical psychology is that of the coniunctio, a Latin term meaning conjunction or union. In essence the idea is this: instead of striving to achieve some elevated form of perfection, i.e. in our personality, … Continue reading

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