Shadow Work Minotaur and Theseus

In the ancient myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, Theseus takes up the challenge to slay a horrible beast. In the shadows of the labyrinth Theseus metaphorically goes through what we would call doing his shadow work. The myth of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur, and Theseus has parallels with the experience of spiritual awakening,...

Releasing Armoring

Ages of evolution have refined our “fight or flight” reactivity to reflect modern society’s fears and battles which are for the most part intellectual and emotional. Confrontations in today’s civilized world are less life or death—the danger we face isn’t from a saber-toothed tiger attack—it’s from a war of attrition on our emotional health...

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Understanding Domestic Child Abuse

In light of recent events involving NFL players and domestic abuse—specifically the one reported case of child abuse (where bruises to the back and buttocks and blood on the scrotum were observed by a physician) it’s important to consider the efficacy of corporal punishment and its effect on the children being “punished” or disciplined....

The Void Constant Feature of Consciousness

The Void “Śūnyatā” (Sanskrit noun from the adj. śūnya: “zero, nothing”) is usually translated as “emptiness“. It is the noun form of the adjective “śūnya” (Sanskrit) which means “empty” or “void”, hence “empti”-“ness” (-tā). It’s difficult for the reasoning mind to comprehend no-thing, or emptiness. The mind always wants to fill emptiness with something....

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