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2001 Spring

A Practice in Stone

"For while the human being is as different as possible from a stone, yet man's innermost center is in a strange and special way akin to it (perhaps because the stone symbolizes mere existence at the farthest remove from the emotions, feelings, fantasies, and discursive thinking of the ego-consciousness). In this sense the stone symbolizes what is perhaps the simplest and deepest experience — the experience of something eternal that man can have in those moments when he feels immortal and unalterable." — Jungian analyst Marie Louise von Franz in Man and His Symbols

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2001 Spring

Like a Rock

Psychologist Carl Jung believed that, in times of need, symbols emerge from a great archetypal well called the collective unconscious – symbols that define us at our core and transcend our lives.

Here a woman grapples physically with her own symbols — rock and stone — and finds unexpected healing. Maybe even an answer to Robert Frost’s grand challenge in his poem “Mending Wall”: “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know/What I was walling in or walling out.”

2001 Spring

A Hierarchy of Consciousness

Decades of research worldwide suggest that cultures evolve in stages, a hierarchy like nesting Russian dolls elegantly described in the eight colors of Spiral Dynamics — and tested against apartheid. Surprisingly; the most dangerous stage may not be toward the bottom where people fight for survival, feudal power, and market share. Instead, it may be where we are…

2001 Winter

My Right Foot

An acclaimed novelist, friend of Andrew Weil's "since the days when he couldn't afford to fix his washing machine,” and former co-executive producer of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, recounts an odyssey worthy of Achilles to fix her own right heel maybe even her soul. Did she get well because she heard the right message or found the right drug or the right healer? Or was it time itself?

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