Posted 20 days ago

Collective Values In the Cadillac-Ford Ad War
Len Cruz

Recent advertisements by Cadillac and Ford caught my attention partly because when advertisers begin waging ad wars like these, there are reasons to…

Bud Harris
Dying into Life
Posted 130 days ago

By Bud Harris Ph.D. and Massimilla Harris Ph.D.

“Does our essence live on after death?” was a compelling question asked during the Asheville Jung Center’s webinar on “Re-visioning the Dead, Alive…

Dying into Life
Confessions of a Reluctant Jungian
Confessions of a Reluctant Jungian
Posted 153 days ago

Further Reflections on "Rilke: Poetry and Alchemy
Len Cruz
If I Ain’t Jungian
(Adapted by Len Cruz with permission from If I Ain’t African by Glenis Redmond.  Her poem is printed below.)
If I ain’t…

Confessions of a Reluctant Jungian
The Entangled State of God and Humanity
The Entangled State of God and Humanity
Posted 261 days ago

Peter B. Todd
(Author: The Individuation of God) 

Click Here to Watch a Video interview with Peter Todd

(Click Here for the Full 45 Minute Video)

Contributions from archetypal depth psychology, quantum physics…

The Entangled State of God and Humanity
Of Broken Vessels, Art, and Repair
Of Broken Vessels, Art, and Repair
Posted 269 days ago

Of Broken Vessels, Art, and Repair

Len Cruz, MD, ME

“The more I am spent, ill, a broken pitcher, by so much more am I an artist.”      - Vincent van Gogh

On Saturday…

Of Broken Vessels, Art, and Repair

A Dangerous Method

A  Dangerous Method, a film by David Cronenberg based on the script by Christopher Hampton is exciting from its very first scene in which Keira Knightley portrays the disturbed young Sabina Spielrein.  Then over time as her healing begins and the secrets of her sexual perversions are brought to the light of consciousness, she begins…

Martha Marcy May Marlene: Movie Analysis by Daniel Ross


A close friend of mine, a psychotherapist, told me when she walked out of the theater after seeing this film she struggled getting her footing.  I too found the film to be unexpectedly disturbing like when you wake up in the middle of the night after hearing a sound and you begin quietly searching the…

In Memoriam: James Hillman

One way we might pay our respects to James Hillman is to redouble our efforts to grow down as we honor the unique journey of awakening and individuation that belongs to each.

The Christchurch Earthquakes: A Jungian Analyst’s Devastating Journey

SELF CARE IN THE MIDST OF INNER & OUTER FAULT-LINES Reflections on the impact and significance of the Christchurch earthquakes An address to the Christchurch Branch of the New Zealand Assn of Counsellors by Joy Ryan-Bloore, Jungian Analyst _______________________________________________________________________________   Abstract Since 4 September 2010, we, the people of Christchurch have been subjected to ongoing,…

The Better Angels of Our Nature

The Better Angels of Our Nature were called forth in the Energy! The Ecology of the Psyche and the World

Ecopsychology: Revisioning Ourselves and the World

The upcoming seminar on Ecopsychology is timely. Ecopsychology is a nascent field that seeks to restore our connection to the world. It raises questions about the boundaries and focus psychology should have.

“Stone” – A Film Analysis

The movie “Stone” directed by John Curran, dropped like one from the theater marquees before you anyone knew it and so when I ask anyone of they have seen the film, the answer is “Oh yea! What happened to that one? I saw the trailer and that was it.”  So “Stone” will be remembered for…

Putting Aside Childish Things: Enantiodromia From Ancient Israel to the 2012 Presidential Election

Some of Barak Obama’s original supporters have grown disenchanted. The depth of disappointment moved inversely with the collective appetite to make him a king and savior savior during the 2008 election cycle. Our collective hopes for deliverance are now exposing the enantiodromia present in political fervor.

Thoughts from the Black Swan Seminar…

The seminar on Friday (still available for viewing) was an extraordinary opportunity for several people to come together, both on line and in person in Asheville.   There was so much to discuss with the Black Swan. It felt like the more we uncovered the more expansive the material became.  I was struck by the energy…

The Alchemy of the Black Swan: Nina’s Magnum Opus

Len’s posting last week about the film the Black Swan addresses not only an aspect of the protagonist’s nature, the pursuit of perfection, but it also reflect’s our society’s addiction to perfection. We not only want perfection, we want a shortcut to get there. Over the last few months postings on this blog regarding the…