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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January 27, 2016 Pearson Blog: Triggering Happiness Hormones In A Society in Turmoil

By Carol S. Pearson Ever feel lost, despairing, angry, and searching for answers? I have, and found some answers through learning how to trigger my body’s joy hormones.   Dopamine rewards accomplishment: Having goals, a purpose, and actively achieving desired outcomes. Oxytocin rewards caring and belonging: Feeling connected to and supported by others; giving and […]

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January 19, 2016 Hale Blog: Creating a Better Future: Transforming Traumas Together Through Myth and Story

By Cynthia Anne Hale, Ph.D. How can we support each other and work with hope for the future when all around us human life is being violated? Daily we hear the news of brutality around the world and in our own communities—killing, rape, kidnapping, and torture are some of the worst I know of, and […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Persephone Rises, Perhaps in You and Me

By Carol S. Pearson The situation is bleak. The dark side has taken over again, the proof of which is how regimented and violent its soldiers are, and the light is being held only by a rebel band, guarded by a republic. The two great masculine heroes—Luke Skywalker and Han Solo—have lost faith in their […]

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La Casa de Maria

I am leading a weekend workshop on the Sacred Feminine at the beautiful La Casa de Maria in Montecito, California. For society to achieve optimal balance, and for each of us to have access to our full human qualities, feminine contributions need to be valued as much as are masculine ones. If you would like […]

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January 7 Pearson Blog: Archetypal and Narrative Intelligence Tools for 2016

By Carol S. Pearson Most people have no idea that the stories inside our heads determine much of what we notice in the world or how we string our observations together to make meanings of them. This suggests that stories that are invisible to us define a good deal of what we experience, so we […]

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December 12 Pearson Blog: Returning Magic to Christmas

By Carol S. Pearson Christmas is a time when many of us show our love for friends and families through presents and lovely occasions with decorations and the foods and precious traditions, old or new, from our families or friendship groups. I know that part of what I loved as a child was not so […]

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