June 18, 2018 Koehler Blog: ON THE MEMORY OF ANTHONY BOURDAIN

By Dori Koehler Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. —William Butler Yeats[1]            As I complete this blog, it’s been a […]

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June 15, 2018 Pearson Blog: Need to Lighten Up? Activate Your Jester Archetype

By Carol S. Pearson When life feels like a drag and events are depressing, it is a good time to lighten up. For that, we can call on the Jester. You may know this archetype best in the comedian, the entertainer, the party planner, the cruise director, the satirist, the practical joker, or the friends […]

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New Article: Journal of Genius and Eminence

The Journal of Genius and Eminence (JGE) is a scholarly, peer-reviewed periodical focused on the most exceptional human talents, the influences on and results of those talents, and contexts in which they develop and flourish. It debuted in 2016, and has since been published biannually. Click Here to Read the Journal This issue is the Joseph Campbell Edition! […]

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April 23, 2018 Pearson Blog: Are You a Warrior? And If So, What Kind?

By Carol S. Pearson Warriors generally are associated with two kinds of courage: (1) the ability to fight to protect themselves and (2) setting goals and developing the strength and skills to accomplish them. If we do not have enough access to the Warrior archetype, we may let other people push us around, lack direction, […]

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Seeing Red Certificate Course Module II: Demeter and Persephone

It’s HERE! This online course hosted by The Assisi Institute is designed to foster a community of soul and scholarship. I am thrilled to be in community with these talented scholars. I am especially thankful to Loralee Scott-Conforti for the opportunity to discuss this topic. Please be aware that there are some difficulties with sound, including a […]

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March 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friend: As I write this on the first full day of spring – and my birthday! – six inches of snow has fallen, and the view from my office window is just lovely. And, I know that Persephone is rising, as the crocuses that already had popped their heads up will survive, and Persephone’s […]

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February 26th, 2018 Pearson Blog: Archetypal Remedies for #MeToo and #TimesUp: How Not to Be Part of the Problem

By Carol S. Pearson  Gender roles are in flux in a good way, so that we all have access to archetypes related to human attributes that have been divided up by traditional sex roles. Psychologists believed for much of the 20th century that mental health required fidelity to traditional sex roles, which often, when viewed […]

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February 9, 2018 Pearson Blog: Ghosts, Zombies, Vampires, and the Apocalypse: What Are They Warning Us About?

By Carol S. Pearson The most profitable film genre in America today offers horror, as does television: These include narratives about the apocalypse, ghosts, zombies, and vampires. Why do we like them, and what are they telling us? Given nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and climate change, it is no surprise that people are drawn to movies […]

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January 29th, 2018 Raffa Blog: The Shape of Water: The Shape of Change?

By Jean Raffa Filmgoers may have laughingly dismissed Godzilla, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon in the 1950s, but nobody laughs at the real-life monsters we see on television every day in the form of terrorists, genocidal dictators, and political leaders who incite divisiveness and spout nuclear threats. We […]

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January 23, 2018 Culpepper Blog: Projective Drawing and the PMAI®: Helping Autistic Students Gain Greater Self-Knowledge

By Katherine Culpepper I am a marriage and family counselor, a school counselor in an inner city high school, and a counselor in a relatively new program (four years) designed for students on the autism spectrum who seek vocational training after they graduate from high school. (This is a school department initiative to help these […]

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