November 13, 2017 Sells Blog: Sabina Spielrein: The Woman and the Myth

By Angela Sells i am accused of tending to the past as if I made it, as if I sculpted it with my own hands, I did not. this past was waiting for me when I came, a monstrous unnamed baby, and I with my mother’s itch took it to breast and named it History. […]

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October 30, 2017 Koehler Blog: Mythologizing Mickey Mouse, or How I Came to Interpret Disneyland as a Temple

By Dori Koehler All Disneyland really is, you see, is a projection outward of the phenomenology of the imagination. And, if they can’t go into their own imaginations, they might just as well go into Walt Disney’s and he’ll help them. And that’s what religions have done all the time. —Joseph Campbell, Pathways to Bliss, […]

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September 11, 2017 Melander Blog: See-Through Isn’t Just For Lingerie: How To See Into Essence

By Leigh Melander “I see, said the blind man, and he picked up his hammer and saw.” For most of us, vision drives our experience of the world. When we are awake, we see. Even our blinking doesn’t interfere with our seeing; most of the time we are unaware of the movement of our eyelids. […]

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July 31, 2017 Shore Blog: Meet the Japanese Wonder Woman

By Leslie Shore Just as most of the world was reeling from political dark horse and novice Donald Trump’s shocking upset victory to become the 45th President of the United States, a soft but firm voice re-emerged from the international shadows. That voice is Japanese Master Animator Hayao Miyazaki, who announced in November 2016 that […]

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April 24, 2017 Lovejoy Blog: Maui the Heroic Monster

By Rebekah Lovejoy The Disney animated film Moana is a timely illustration of the impact the heroic personality currently has within our culture. On first glimpse, Moana is the story of an innocent young girl who becomes the grounded leader of her tribe. It could be seen as Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. However, within it […]

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March 29, 2017 Boardman Blog: Persephone Rising, Artemis’s Indomitable Spirit, and the Power of Hidden Figures: Reflections on Cycles of Visibility

by Beth Boardman ~ Gratitude: Bolen, Jean Shinoda. Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. San Francisco: Conari, 2014 Pearson, Carol S. Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within. New York: HarperElixir, 2015 Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures. New York: Wm. Morrow-HarperCollins, 2016 ~ Heart-rise: The Persephone Path On the cusp of spring, after months of invisible […]

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February 6, 2017 Hare Blog SAILING THE CAREGIVING SEAS: How Archetypes Help Chart the Course

By Lyndall Hare We daughters and sons of elders sometimes find ourselves navigating rough, and even treacherous, seas. We might even experience a bit of seasickness when tacking from “family mediator” to “financial advisor.” And with the ever-changing winds, we might unexpectedly find ourselves sailing in the direction of “case manager” and “health advocate” one […]

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January 23, 2017 Koehler Blog The Audacity of Love: Lessons I Learned from an Obama Presidency

By Dori Koehler I’ve never been an especially political person. In fact, I’ve never felt particularly at home in the community around me. My mind is often engaged in the foreign past – Regency era England with Jane Austen, Victorian England with the Bronte sisters, the Modernist period with W.B. Yeats, or in the ancient […]

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January 2, 2017 Bower Blog: THE OTHER JOURNEY

By Jody Gentian Bower Many have written about the “descent” story in which a woman (sometimes a goddess ) is forced to journey underground to a dark and dangerous place. The archetypal images for this story can be found in the mythical descent journeys of the Greek goddess Persephone and the Sumerian goddess Inanna, as […]

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November 14, 2016 Atlee Blog: How Saturday Night Live (Briefly) Restored the Innocent Archetype

By Cindy Atlee Depending on which side of the outcome you were on, last week’s election may have produced a lot of tears. That happened for me on the Saturday night before the vote, in a very unexpected way and certainly via an unexpected source. Saturday Night Live reduced me to tears. Yes, that Saturday […]

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