In The Spotlight
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular." ~Carl Jung, CW 13: Alchemical Studies, par 335.
“In Chess the small one can become the big one.”
The US presidential debacle is rolling out like hyped up reality TV. Scandals of Trump’s graphic sex talks and Hillary’s leaked Goldman Sachs speeches add to the sensation. The captains of this managed democracy are pulling high ratings on their show, successfully distracting people from real issues. Multinational corporations behind the scene have now captured not only economic, but also political power. Through gutting regulation and guiding government policies, unbridled greed has made fraud a normal course of business and plunder a way of life.
My head is spinning and my heart is lurching as the days count down to the election. I suspect that anyone who isn’t feeling buffeted and more than a little conflicted simply isn’t paying attention to everything that has been coming to light on both sides. This is tough and gray stuff.
In this interview made in 1999 Bill Moyers discusses with George Lucas how Joseph Campbell and his concept of the Monomyth also known as the Hero's Journey and other concepts from Mythology and Religion shaped the Star Wars saga
Carl Jung Depth Psychology
Reading Group - Session 6 Part 1 - August 22, 2016