Rashin D'Angelo on July 18th, 2010

Time magazine calls it “the spreading stain”. Coast guards refer to the Gulf oil spill as the “insidious enemy”. Some see it as a regulatory failure on the part of the American government. I see it as a reality of our culture. After many years of denial, our collective inability to sit with our own […]

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Brenda Murrow on October 11th, 2009

Special Note: It has been six months since I posted a blog post, and I thank Rashin for keeping our blog up to date.  Rashin and I have decided to continue writing, but on our own sites from here on out.  She’ll be writing here at this site, and I’ll be writing at www.brendamurrow.com.  We’re […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on October 5th, 2009

Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a Love like that! —It lights the whole Sky. (Hafez) In the Persian culture, everything is encompassed by love, or eshgh, deriving from the Arabic ishq. Icons such as Rumi and Hafez represent the ever-present passion […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on July 2nd, 2009

Image via Wikipedia The issue of gun control and ownership continues to be a hot topic. One may even wonder if there is a national obsession, a sort of an addiction to guns and violence. There are many conflicting opinions on whether the availability of guns, contribute to the increasing rate of violence in our […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on June 5th, 2009

Image by *lynne* via Flickr Having gone through a recent divorce, the idea of marriage, or more the failure of mine, has been a constant on my mind. I have spent many days and sleepless nights overanalyzing my projections, relationship style, childhood drama, etc., etc.  After diagnosing myself with a few different personality disorders, I […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on May 12th, 2009

Over the last decade, with the growing popularity of social media platforms such as Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter, we have experienced a shift in human connection. The social need for real community, once fulfilled by tribes and villages, is now being partly replaced by online communities. Social networking sites have become the new institutions for […]

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Brenda Murrow on April 9th, 2009

Image via Wikipedia As Rashin mentioned, we recently interviewed Dr. Allen Bishop, who is one of our professors at Pacifica Graduate Institute, as well as a musician.  Further in the interview (from what is written in Rashin’s post last week), we discussed the archetypal qualities of music.  By using the term archetypal in this way, […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on March 20th, 2009

One of the distinct features of depth psychology, as compared to more behavioral approaches to therapy, is the time we (therapist and client) spend in the dark corners of the psyche. By that I mean looking at our shadows and undesirable characteristics within, so that we bring them to consciousness. Carl Jung referred to the […]

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Brenda Murrow on February 14th, 2009

I have recently started reading the book: Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, described as a “practical guide for enlightened living.”  In it, author Trungpa talks about breaking old habitual patterns.  He says that calling someone a toranoko- a Japanese term for tiger cub, used pejoratively is saying this “you mean that he is […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on February 2nd, 2009

Image by CeeKay’s Pix via Flickr Modern psychology is predominantly one of linear relationships and evidence-based approaches. We have grown suspicious of subjective experiences, however powerful, that cannot be quantifiable. We distrust the language of reverence, intuition, and mystical connection. Clients are provided treatment plans and medications and 8 sessions to feel better. In today’s […]

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