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"The ease with which Russia can be blamed for anything . . . is troubling"

by Charles Goyette via Lew Rockwell

I saw a fellow I know knock over a cup of coffee at Starbucks this morning. Although he was clearly embarrassed, he might have been somewhat relieved when I explained that he could just blame in on Russia. 300 more words

Lew Rockwell

The psychology of mythology: or, why the Otherworld is just as real as this one

I’ve spent a lot of years studying the psychology of myth. For me, in a slightly oversimplified nutshell, it all come down to this: Freud’s theories on anything – inevitably, interminably, explaining everything in sexual terms – rarely interest me much at all; Jung is marvelous but often a little too human-centred for my tastes; James Hillman takes psychology and mythology back out of our heads and into the world again, and so is always to be revered. 1,711 more words


Three Simple Reasons Why Racism is Incredibly Stupid

I cannot remember a time during my 40 years of life in which racial hostilities in America have burned as hot as they do now. 1,020 more words


During moments of awareness in which a translation into language has not yet happened, I recognize perhaps a truer, more immediate experience of my animal nature. 1,085 more words

James Hillman

The Story You Came to Tell

Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1982, grew up the daughter of sharecroppers. 155 more words


Archai Journal Panel: Issue 5

At the panel event celebrating the publication of Issue 5 of the Archai journal, each of the issue’s contributing authors spoke, introducing their articles and discussing the discipline of archetypal cosmology. 23 more words


The re-enchantment of psychology: or, why we are not imagining myth, but myth is imagining us

My psychology studies didn’t begin well. In the first lecture I ever attended, a sardonic disbeliever-in-everything thoroughly and mockingly debunked the idea of hypnosis, demonstrating how to fake the Human Plank Feat to a lecture theatre full of mesmerized (sorry) students who were already beginning to wonder what on earth they’d let themselves in for. 1,054 more words