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 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 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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