2 April 2023 :: In The Beginning, There Was a Story
1 April 2023 :: In The Beginning, There Were Twins
Lineage: The Idea of the Ideal, Part IIa: A Digression into Etymology
Another digression, this time into the realm of etymology. Which is, of course, the study of history. Which is the study of Dreaming. Oh, and caves.
Lineage: The Idea of the Ideal, Part II: The Lens of the Personal
A digression into personal lineage, woven with chosen lineage: a story about my father.
Lineage: Jung and the Idea of the Ideal, Part I
The underlying violence of the idea of the ideal from Plato to Jung’s theories of the collective unconscious and archetypes.
The Importance of Lineage – Naming Racism/Racial Bias in My Chosen Lineage of Dreaming
The imperative of exploring our lineages [including chosen]. Let’s start with Jung.
That Kind of “Thinking” – Racist, Violent, In My Own Head
Where to fight race brutality – right here in my own body, right here in the field of dreaming.
Dispatches: Wielding Power
The other pandemic that attacks the breath – racism and police brutality. How power is/can be wielded and how to change the dynamics of power.
Dispatches: From the Pandemic – Where We Are Supposed To Be
Even if we can’t be where we were meant to be (I’m supposed to be in Oregon tonight), there is still a place to be.
Dispatches: From the Pandemic – Have All of It
When there is a communal traumatic experience, like this pandemic, often all we can do is to get through.
Dispatches: From the Pandemic – Starting with the Basics
How dreams can help us as we are all asked hold all that the pandemic is handing us – which is so much.
Locating “Meaning” in Dreams
Why we won’t really find what a dream “means” in a dream dictionary because it is not really the image in the dream that the dream is interested in.
The Possibility of the Liminal, Part III
At the root of “liminal” is the place of threshold. Dreams are thresholds – and raise questions about what we believe are our limits.
The Liminality of Dreaming, Part II
In the liminal, two elements – human and archetypal – create a lush ecosystem of the dream landscape particular to each dreamer.
The Liminal Space of Dreaming, Part I
A liminal zone is a place where two ecosystems meet and an entirely new ecosystem is created. Dreams, of course, are liminal zones.
Bears and Silence – Breaking Silence
I have been considering silence. The kind of silence that carries refusal of speaking, action, presence. That carries the violence of absence.
Participating in the Dance – Dreams and Writing
Writing, poetry and dreams – all three slay me, thrill me, scare me, gasp me and take off the top of my head. They all also utterly change me.
Wishing to Be Blinded
I am a U2 fan. It is true. Mostly unabashedly. I love them, in part, because they teach me to speak, to sing, to leap into living life from a place of passion.
Not a Tame Lion
Dream: I arrive at a lush field after a long journey. An enormous lion, luxoriously, is being combed by two girls. My father is on the other side of the field.