October 27, 2020 Pearson Blog: A Conspiracy Theory Vaccine? Making Sense of a Chaotic World

By Carol S. Pearson Part One: The Appeal of Conspiracy Thinking I’m intrigued by how many conspiracy theories are gaining traction today, and wondering how so many fellow citizens of my country can believe them. I see news interviews with people who believe such outrageous things, but in every other way they look and act […]

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August 12, 2020: Zajchowski Blog: The Lover’s Call to Life

By Stephanie Zajchowski, Ph.D. The morning news reads like a dystopian novel. After five years of studying apocalyptic writing, I imagined I would be able to achieve an academic distance from a global pandemic in order to observe as new patterns emerge. The reality has been quite the opposite. I spend most mornings consumed by case […]

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May 27, 2020 Pearson Blog: The Power of Story in a Time of Crisis and Potential Social Renewal

By Carol S. Pearson …this is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief […]

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March 24, 2020 Pearson Blog: Do What You Love and Make a Difference—But How?

by Carol S. Pearson This is the second of two blogs that address the coronavirus pandemic. I’m going out very little during the coronavirus pandemic, while also taking time to stay connected—at a distance—with family, friends, and colleagues. It is so important in these times that people are not isolated. Simultaneously, I am working to […]

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March 24, 2020 Pearson Blog: Beyond Disinfectant, Cleaning Wipes, and Toilet Paper: Our Pandemic Challenge

by Carol S. Pearson This is the first of two blogs that address the coronavirus pandemic. All I have is a voiceTo undo the folded lie,The romantic lie in the brainOf the sensual man-in-the-streetAnd the lie of AuthorityWhose buildings grope the sky:There is no such thing as the StateAnd no one exists alone;Hunger allows no […]

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March 18, 2020 Lovejoy Blog: Frozen II: Disney’s Response to Social Isolation in the Time of Coronavirus

By Rebekah Lovejoy  Disney has just released Frozen II on Disney+, surprisingly early. I am watching it for the first time. Sitting here witnessing Elsa climb up the stairway of ice from the raging sea, I feel as though I am watching an ascension, the reverse movements of Inanna’s descent. How long have we waited for a […]

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February 6, 2020 Pearson Blog: A Nation at War with Itself

By Carol S. Pearson The verdict is in: The President of the United States of America has abused his power, bullied another nation to provide him with personal political benefit, and covered this up in unprecedented ways. The Mueller investigation also identified many crimes he was party to as a candidate as well as numerous […]

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January 20, 2020 Lippin Blog: Contemplating the Intersection of Aging and Dying

By Laurie B. Lippin My Personal Journey, Through the Lenses of Personality Type and Archetypes Perhaps it was the writing of this topic, the openness and introspection it was requiring of me, that put me in touch with themes I was living but had not quite recognized as part of my ongoing story. Living synchronistically […]

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December 4, 2019 Slominski Blog: The Rise of Regency

By Andrea M. Slominski The 2016 presidential election released and supported a torrent of suppressed hatred and fear. Within this attempted “othering” of anyone who is not a white American male of European descent is the rise of publicly expressed misogyny. Driven by far-right political ideas, U.S. culture is once again attacking the fundamental human […]

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October 31, 2019 Koehler Blog: Roger’s Labors: The Resonance of Psyche and Eros in Outlander

By Dori Koehler If it’s true that myths and archetypes are alive and well and, as Barbra Streisand once said in The Mirror Has Two Faces,“living in my apartment,” then it’s also true that the material that constellates them is found in our stories, most notably the stories that hook the soul of a culture and […]

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