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The Two Greatest Myths That Keep Away Intimacy

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Arjuna Ardagh

In teaching the Deeper Love seminars over the last twelve years, we have had the opportunity to work with countless single people who were looking to ...

A Handful of Chisels: On Stones & Poetry by Claire Potter

Poetry Foundation | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

By Claire Potter Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry's current issue. Claire Potter's poem "The Art of Sideways" appears ...

Will Donald Trump Defy Mythology?

Frederic Colier | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Frederic Colier

Donald Trump sets a high mark here. He never talks about his mother, never mentions her in his speeches. In fact, Mrs. Trump senior seems shrouded in secrecy.

The Purpose of Wonder

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

It's amazing to learn that the physical body is primed for awe on a cellular level. Did you know that every morning when you open your eyes, the previ...

A Night's Ascension Into Enchantment

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization, and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the...

Society is Unconscious

George Elerick | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
George Elerick

The idea behind deconstruction is to deconstruct the workings of strong nation-states with powerful immigration policies, to deconstruct the rhetoric ...

Should Darth Vader Sit at Hercules' Table?

Alexandre Stipanovich | Posted 01.26.2016 | Science
Alexandre Stipanovich

Each civilization need to create their own myths and doing so they set a new stage of ghosts, heroes, and forms that are more in tune with the contemporary. This also fulfill their need to shape the future, and express their idea of modernity.

In The Grip Of Powerful Illusions

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The deadlock in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appears to be illogical and unsettling as a majority of Israelis and Palestinians realize that coexistence, whether under conditions of enmity or friendship, is a fact that neither side can change short of a catastrophe.

Moving Masses

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

We are quite psycho with all our savagery to each other and to the Earth, but we must mobilize our cognitive, emotional, and executive functioning to figure this thing out rationally.

Need Help Working Through A Personal Crisis? Just Pretend You're Freud

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.21.2015 | Science

If you're in the midst of a personal crisis and trying to figure out the best solution, here's a trick that just might help you find the answer: Prete...

Chantix Dreams

Francis Levy | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Chantix is a drug that is advertised on television to help people stop smoking. However, in addition to suicidal thoughts, one of the commercials warns "common side effects include... unusual dreams." Caveat Emptor! One wonders what these dreams might be and more importantly what they mean.

Been Told Physical Symptoms Are 'All in Your Head'? Think Again

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

Based on this research, I am not sure that any illness should be considered "psychosomatic" or "all in one's mind." Illness exists in the mind, body and brain. And all illness should be taken seriously.

Was Hamlet Suffering From False Memory Syndrome?

Francis Levy | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Ernest Jones wrote a book called Hamlet and Oedipus where he argued that Hamlet's ambivalence about avenging his father results from his own incestuous wishes.

Work and Love: A Psychotic's Recipe for Recovery

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Schizophrenics like to work. And fall in love too. This may seem surprising to some people, but Freud had it right a century or so ago when he said ...

Notes From a Dive Bar XIII

Alan Black | Posted 06.25.2016 | Fifty
Alan Black

He talks like he's some kind of analyst in the Sigmund Freud vein, lie down and let me look inside your underwear. For that's the drive for everything, he claims, talking to his pal fondling the mouth on a bottle of Corona.

'Death by Hitchcock': A Conversation With Elissa Grodin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.15.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Elissa Grodin's father, Stan Durwood, was the founder of AMC Entertainment and invented the multiplex and megaplex movie theater concept. Elissa studied film at Dartmouth College, and painting at the New York School of Visual Arts.

The Secret To Never Being Frustrated Again

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

We all get frustrated. The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening. And sometimes ...

How to Get From Here to There: Part I, Entrepreneurship and Maslow's Hierarchy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

Understanding what motivates people's decisions and how people can find success is one of the keys to building a successful community.

The Limits of Introspection

David Sze | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Psychological research tells us that introspection is often a highly inaccurate source of self-knowledge. An over-reliance on introspection trips one up -- decreasing performance, reducing decision quality and even undermining self-insight.

Unearthed Letter From Freud Reveals His Thoughts On Gay People

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In 1935, Sigmund Freud penned a response to a mother who had asked him for help with her gay son. Despite the broader perceptions of homosexuality at ...

Freud On How To Forget The Past

Posted 02.17.2015 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Freud: Great Thinkers on Modern Life, a new series published by The School of Life. In this particular chapter, autho...

Why We Know So Little About Moses and Jesus

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.05.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

The dearth of information about the formative influences on towering biblical figures such as Moses and Jesus has invited some skeptics to question whether they actually existed.

New Year's Resolutions: The Sound of You, Here and Now

Steve Wasserman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Arts
Steve Wasserman

Since Babylonian times, we've been paying our respects to Janus, the two-headed, past-perusing, future-swivelling god of doorways and bridges, borders and movement, time and transitions, receptivity, transformation, and change.

Our Shamefully Sanctioned Sadism

Justin Frank | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

By page four of the torture report we have a clear example of the powerful effects sanctioned sadism had on how the CIA's handled detainees.

Beyond Therapy?

Francis Levy | Posted 02.02.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a recent Times piece "Therapist and Patient Share a Theater of Hurt," (NYT, 11/5/14), Robert J. Landy, director of N.Y.U.'s drama therapy program m...