This is the fifth in a series of articles that explores the philosophic and spiritual concepts of the Classic Maya. What did these intelligent people believe about themselves, life and the gods, and how did those ideas influence the way they lived? This article will explore my favorite place, Isla Mujeras, The Island of Women, … Continue reading Travels in the Mayan Yucatan
Part One Once there was a tiny snake. The reason to make this point from the outset is that its size plays such a very important part in the story I am about to tell you. So, once there was a tiny snake whose name was Tyrone, and he was yellow and blue. That is, … Continue reading The World of Appearance & Dis-appearance
This is the third in a series of articles that explores the philosophic and spiritual concepts of the Classic Maya. The Puuc Region: Uxmal At the Mayan site of Uxmal the top of a mammoth pyramid rose above the surrounding jungle like an apparition; magnificent, eerie, and captivating to the imagination. A gentle rain in the … Continue reading Travels in the Mayan Yucatan
There are so any times, and so many reasons, we need help from a source greater than ourselves. As 12 step programs say, we need to understand what is in our control and what is not. However, when it is not, that's when I make the call. Jungian Psychology names that force: the anima or … Continue reading Connect With Your Creative Muse; for fun, for help with a problem, even for Directions.
Many years ago, when I'd been working as a therapist for several years, I came upon an ancient Greek tradition where people suffering from an illness (whether physical or mental) went to healing caves for a cure. At the site there were caves where the patient slept and then healers aided their patients in interpreting … Continue reading How Stories Can Facilitate Psychological Health
The first truths are taught to us by our mothers. They are the truths that support all others; the people I see, the earth at my feet, the plants and trees around me, the sky above, are neutral until given meaning, and the original meaning comes from her. Our mother gives us access to the … Continue reading Mothers Milk is Mother’s World.
There has been a monumental change in human evolution. A new balance has emerged over the past decade which sees father's more and more involved in the raising of their children from infancy. With this newly found balance, children born today have a greater chance of psychological health than ever before. As has been … Continue reading What parents need to know about growing a healthy child.
One reason is that we are each a living story and the meaning of our life is based upon that story. As children just forming a sense of self and the world, stories are extremely important. At that time the psyche is still connected to the unconscious; the place from which all stories originate, and … Continue reading 4 Reasons People Love Stories.