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The Dreams of a Dying Woman: Part 3

Lila (not her actual name) is a woman in her early 70s who had a number of dreams that hinted at her coming death by cancer. At the time of the dreams discussed in this series, she did not know that she had cancer. The dreams that follow occurred... Read More »

The Dreams of a Dying Woman: Part 1

Dreams can be difficult to interpret. This is not just because they speak a language of images and symbols, but also because it’s not always obvious what aspect of your life they are referring to. While most dreams offer insight into your current attitudes, relationships and life situation, some... Read More »

Of Healing, Wholeness and Cures

When you are dealing with symptoms, especially annoying and irritating ones, you may want to be cured. You want the symptoms, illness or injury to go away. If you are cured of an infection, the infection is gone. If you are cured of insomnia, you no longer have trouble... Read More »

The Importance of Taking Your Spiritual Life Seriously

The night before his first psychotherapy session to address marriage and spirituality issues, a man dreamed: I am on a sailboat with some other people. We are on the ocean or a very large lake and it has become stormy. The mast on the boat breaks. The next thing... Read More »

“Arrival” and the Unconscious

In the movie “Arrival,” 12 spacecrafts are positioned by an alien race over different countries of the world. The reason for their presence is a mystery. However, every 18 hours they allow a human research/diplomacy team to enter each craft and interact with the alien beings. The aliens communicate... Read More »

The Lonely Alchemist

Alchemy was the “science” of trying to turn base metals, such as lead, into gold. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung studied alchemy in great depth because he saw in it a symbolic representation of the psychological process of individuation. The writing and drawings of the alchemists reflected universal steps in... Read More »

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Addressing the Problem of Evil, Part 5

When you have been hurt or taken advantage of, when evil has gotten one over on you, there is a natural tendency to want to hurt back, to even the score. When you feel life hasn’t meted out a proper punishment, your ego may take it upon itself to... Read More »

Addressing the Problem of Evil: Part 4

In the second article of this series (Healthy Beginnings Magazine, October issue) I described evil as a force that “corrodes and eats away at the human spirit,” that “delays or derails the natural unfolding of your deepest potential” and pursues “the destruction of goodness in all its forms such... Read More »

Addressing the Problem of Evil: The Shadow

The previous articles in this series discussed the
importance of giving some account to the reality of
evil. If we do not grapple with this reality, we merely
increase the likelihood of becoming evil’s victim,
instrument, or both. But wrestling with the reality of
evil is no easy task. One reason for this, quite... Read More »