May 2 Pearson Blog: Success Rules in Flux: Evidence from a Confounding Political Year

By Carol S. Pearson I’m visiting with friends and one of them asks, “What is going on? Is this America? On one side, we have a candidate for president of the United States whose fans love him for saying racist and misogynistic things, for wanting to round up a minority religious group, and who says […]

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April 18, 2016 Adson Blog: ARCHETYPES IN EVERYDAY LIFE

By Patricia R. Adson, PPC, Ph.D. As a long-time student and colleague of Carol S. Pearson, it has been my mission (and my great joy) to further the application of her hero’s journey twelve archetype model to the fields of psychotherapy and coaching. To that end, I have written two books based on my experience […]

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April 11, 2016 Koehler Blog: The Alchemy of Claire and Jamie: The Sacred Marriage in Outlander’s “The Reckoning.”

By Dori Koehler Approximately ten years ago now, Bruce and I were sitting at dinner with our friends/neighbors and their friends from Australia. Our neighbors are way too much fun. Though they have lived in Santa Barbara for at least forty years, Kathleen was born in Australia and Eric was born in Scotland, which means […]

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April 4, 2016 Pearson Blog: Awakening Spring Within

By Carol S. Pearson “The calendar can’t tell you when the first day of spring is—your heart does,” says Alexandra Stoddard.[1] Of course, externally, spring is a natural event starting at the Vernal Equinox and ending at the Summer Solstice. As a season, it is marked by warmer weather, a period that from very ancient […]

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March 3, 2016 Pearson Blog: Narrative Strategies for Thinking Different and Better

By Carol S. Pearson I’ve been reading the gospels and thinking about Jesus’s teaching to “judge not that you be not judged” in the context of depth psychological teachings about withdrawing the projections that make us see others in the light of our own stories, rather than as they are. Many have warned of the […]

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Review: Dennis P. Slattery, Ph.D.

I’m humbled by this rich review of Persephone Rising: Awakening The Heroine Within recently written by my colleague and fellow mythology enthusiast Dennis P. Slattery, Ph.D.The review was published in the most recent issue of Depth Insights, a scholarly e-zine on archetypal studies that I offer here with  great thanks to Bonnie Bright and the Depth […]

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Review: Ginette Paris, Ph.D.

This thoughtful review of my latest book, Persephone Rising: Awakening The Heroine Within was offered by my colleague, and fellow mythology enthusiast Ginette Paris, Ph.D. She has done extensive research on the goddesses of ancient Greece, connecting archeo-historical research with myth and archetypal analysis. To that end, she is the author of Pagan Meditations: Aphrodite, Hestia, and Artemis. To read […]

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February 2 Pearson Blog: Thriving, Cognitive Complexity, Bee Wisdom—and You

By Carol S. Pearson To thrive in today’s world, it is critical to be able to track emerging cultural stories that empower rather than limit you. One change I’ve noticed is the shift in the environmental and evolutionary sciences from a focus on “survival of the fittest” stories to narratives about ecological systems—a change that […]

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“Dinner and Depth” Webinar with Depth Psychology Alliance

I was thrilled to do a free “Dinner and Depth” Webinar with Depth Psychology Alliance founder Bonnie Bright on February 2, 2016. Together, we explore why stories from the ancient Greeks have impacted us so strongly in contemporary life and how the field of neuroscience teaches about what we perceive as reality. I discuss how […]

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January Newsletter 2016

Dear Friend: Now that the rush of the holidays is behind us and we all have had time to shift our attention to opportunities in the new year, I thought it would be a good time to let you know about some exciting events coming up over the next few months, including several in which […]

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