Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and the Envying

Excerp from Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied amd the Envying By Ann Ulanov Envy is an emotion we all know about, scholars, psychoanalysts, and theologians included, but we rarely talk about it, and very little is written about it. The reason for this silence is the painful, searing effects of envy. It burns into us … Continue reading  Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and the Envying

The agony of integration and the blessings of finitude – facing ‘extinction points’ and moments of madness

By Ann Ulanov, This paper explores the inevitable pain that integration requires in our individuation process. The unspeakable agony we defended against in order to survive we now experience consciously, including moments of going out of existence at the core of our madness. Clinical examples are given of these ‘extinction points’ and the abject helplessness … Continue reading The agony of integration and the blessings of finitude – facing ‘extinction points’ and moments of madness

The Clown: An Archetypal Self-Journey

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The clown is a historical character with transcultural and transpersonal significance. The clown’s costume, make-up, and antics can be viewed as expressions from a deep archetypal space. As an archetype, the Clown, as an expression of the Trickster, carries and expresses bipolar energies of silliness/seriousness, play/work, hidden/known, creating/destroying, and order/disorder. Culturally and personally the clown serves many functions. One of his functions is as a carrier of the transcendent function facilitating an Ego-Self axis.
key words active imagination, archetype, Clown, Ego-Self axis, the Fool, Freud, humor, Jester, C. G. Jung, King Lear, laughter, play, Self, Shakespeare, tarot, transcendent function, Trickster

History of Consciousness: The Incarnation and Emergence of The Divine Feminine.

Excerpt rom Marion Woodman & Elinor Dickson, Dancing in The Flames: The Dark Goddess in The Transformation of Consciousness FROM GREAT MOTHER TO GODDESS ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO I was sitting in my sun room reading the morning paper. A sense of excitement grew as I read an article on the dedication of a temple … Continue reading History of Consciousness: The Incarnation and Emergence of The Divine Feminine.

Ancient Shamanism: Looking at Illness as Initiation.

Every dark thing one falls into can be called an initia­tion.Marie Louise Von Franz, Psychotherapy I have felt compelled to share information on an ancient practice known as shamanism, because I recognize the symptoms of this calling in our collective society. As a society, we are dealing with a pandemic that we cannot cure with … Continue reading Ancient Shamanism: Looking at Illness as Initiation.

Video of Reading with Animal Intuitive Megan Sisk along with Jenni McCullum and Paityn Masters

I wanted to share an update about our magic cat. We lost our soul cat when our house exploded in January. This was a loss that hit us extremely hard and in so many different ways. It took about a month for me to catch my breath enough to be able to say anything about … Continue reading Video of Reading with Animal Intuitive Megan Sisk along with Jenni McCullum and Paityn Masters

God needs Man in order to become conscious of himself.

Man’s whole history consists from the very beginning in a conflict between his feeling of inferiority and his arrogance. The dawning of consciousness begins with the awareness of the opposites Since we hate what we fear, we must wrestle with our rage and arrive at a conciliatory attitude and make propitiation. Otherwise, we are obliged … Continue reading God needs Man in order to become conscious of himself.