Rashin D'Angelo on September 17th, 2010

..an earthquake of the soul. The ultimate goal of humanity, what binds together the fabric of our existence. Love is an invitation to experience the numinous…the deep soul knowing…a direct experience of god.

Love is provocative, a paradox evoking all of our shadows. The poet Rilke, reminds us that love is a high achievement:

“For [...]

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Rashin D'Angelo on May 1st, 2009

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As part of my training for the past year, I have been using play therapy as a modality in working with traumatized young children. Play is to children as talk is to adults; the natural way they communicate and resolve difficulties. The Association for Play Therapy (ATP) has defined play [...]

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Brenda Murrow on April 24th, 2009

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Where does that inner wellspring of creativity live and how can one touch it?  In continuing on with our interview of Dr. Allen Bishop, I’d like to discuss his views of how music can become a way for getting in touch with one’s internal essence, or beauty.
Dr. Bishop [...]

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Brenda Murrow on April 9th, 2009

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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, we’re [...]

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Rashin D'Angelo on March 31st, 2009

The transcendent function is the psyche’s way to bring the consciousness and the unconscious into a dialogue with each other towards individuation and psychological growth. Carl Jung believed that we each have this function, which yearns to evolve and transcend. This is an archetypal process, which mediates opposites and enables the transition from one attitude [...]

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