Rashin D'Angelo on October 5th, 2013

Addiction is really an exaggerated form of something in all of us that has gone awry.The key is not to shame and judge, but to inspire and heal. Yet for those of us who struggle with addictive behaviors, what we do find is often a life filled with guilt, shame and secrecy. Addictions are at […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on July 28th, 2011

The hardest part about depression is that you feel everything. every breath, every move, every thought…it is almost as if you are being controlled by another force, much stronger than you. You think about death, and plan the end. But even that feels like too much work. You think about life, and positive thinking, and […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on April 21st, 2010

Image via Wikipedia I have experienced a lifetime of inner duality, a split between my own mind and body; an ego-centric attitude towards life, mediated by a self in need of creative expression, a thinking function dominating an embodied sensibility. The loneliness, gut wrenching need for intimate connection, yet a fear of closeness and being truly […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on April 11th, 2010

I started this blog over a year ago with the intention of bringing awareness to depth psychology, and making it more accessible for those unfamiliar with the field. In all the articles, I’ve attempted to bring a deeper understanding to current trends, psychological symptoms, and human suffering. Over the past 6 months, I haven’t been […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on March 7th, 2010

Image by jurvetson via Flickr As I sit at my desk, looking out the window on this foggy Sunday morning in my home, I realize the sense of disconnect from all that surrounds me. I no longer feel that I belong in this space. That which I have struggled to hold on to feels insignificant. […]

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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 September 26th, 2009

Image by i_gallagher via Flickr Lately it seems that most of my conversations involve the idea of change, as if we are all transitioning into the next phase of our lives. I often feel like Hermes the Greek messenger god and guide for lost souls, traveling between two worlds, holding the tension of opposites. I […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on August 20th, 2009

Image by Darks Adria via Flickr Reason and logic have become the gods of modernity. Scientific rationality, quantifiable measurement, means to explain, predict and control; have all moved the field of psychology towards a monotheistic view of humanity. Instead of a metaphoric sensibility, the human sciences use the literalism of subject-object split as an abstraction […]

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Rashin D'Angelo on August 5th, 2009

How does one define “soul”? Depth psychology makes the study of “soul” an important element of distinction from traditional orientations. James Hillman refers to soul as “the imaginative possibility in our natures, the experiencing through reflective speculation, dream, image, and fantasy”. For me, this evokes the idea that soul is a way of being, an […]

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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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