Travels in the Mayan Yucatan

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

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The World of Appearance & Dis-appearance

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

Travels in the Mayan Yucatan

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

Travels in the Mayan Yucatan

On the Trail of Mayan Secrets The Puuc Region: Kabah & Sayil This is the second 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? In … Continue reading Travels in the Mayan Yucatan

Everyday Gratitude

The Attack of the Turkeys.  I'm not kidding.   Tennessee Valley is one of my favorite places to walk; a two mile valley that runs east/west to the beach just north of San Francisco.   There's a side path that goes through a horse pasture to an overgrown pond where I like to go looking … Continue reading Everyday Gratitude

Connect With Your Creative Muse; for fun, for help with a problem, even for Directions.

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.

How Stories Can Facilitate Psychological Health

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