October 23, 2018 Koehler Blog: Eleusis in Scotland? Persephone Rises in Outlander

By Dori S. Koehler People disappear all the time. Young girls run away from home. Children stray from their parents and are never seen again… Most are found eventually. Disappearances, after all, have explanations… usually….[i] It’s fashionable in this contemporary moment of #MeToo to dismiss the myth of Demeter and Persephone. It is, after all, […]

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Persephone Rising: A Transformational Feminine Energy Now Emerging in Women and Men

By Carol S. Pearson Are Public Events Evoking Anxiety in You or Those You Know? The recently released paperback edition of my book Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within includes a new preface that demonstrates how this story and its main characters—Persephone, Demeter, Zeus, and Dionysus—parallel key contemporary public figures, political parties, and movements. As we view […]

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August 27, 2018 Culpepper Blog: War, Loss, and a Self-Directed Life: An Archetypal Study

By Katherine Culpepper In an earlier post on this site, “Projective Drawing and the PMAI: Helping Autistic Students Gain Greater Self-Knowledge”(January 23, 2018), I introduced a method of combining the House-Tree-Person drawing with the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicatoras a way to assess and develop the five social-emotional core competencies with students. Readers of this blog are […]

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September 4, 2018 Mark and Pearson Blog Learning from Brands in Crisis: How to Remain Our Best Selves in Challenging Times

By Margaret Mark and Carol S. Pearson[i] Many of us in our lives face a crucible or severe test at some point, but for the most part, it is thankfully not played out upon a public stage. Not so for companies and brands. Often, due to circumstances they either invite by their own actions or […]

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July 19, 2018 Smink Blog: Caregivers Experience Compassion Fatigue Because They Care

By Edward M. Smink Ph.D I am fascinated that compassion fatigue occurs because caregivers care – not an abnormality, which most in our culture may argue, but something very normal in the life of a caregiver. This was important to me for two reasons. The first was to understand more fully my own experience of […]

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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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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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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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