myth

The Rising Phoenix: Ascent and Childhood Delight

Inspirational Quote It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes. Anne Baxter A Depth Psychology Perspective Synchronicity is a psychological perspective on two independent events functioning as a whole to elicit the movement of one towards its natural aim. It …

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To Be a Good Father: The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus

How can we as fathers successfully channel our children’s natural source of energy towards productive means? I believe that is the vocation any parent worth their weight will undertake to ask, as we strive to create for the next generation a world myth more suited for the nuances of life we now see unfolding before …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 3

Inspirational Quote My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland A Depth Psychology Perspective Little did I know that the symbolism present in the Myth of Daedalus would lead me to such a journey exploring fatherhood’s mythical underpinnings. I wanted to start with …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation

Inspiration Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father’s expectations or make up for their father’s mistakes… Barack Obama A Depth Psychology Perspective I don’t normally dialogue in politics. Especially the lived form of this most dividing of subjects. My grandfather taught that one should assume responsibility for one’s …

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Emotional Ascent: Daedalus and the Labyrinth of Thought

Inspiration Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Norman Vincent Peale Food for Thought In today’s podcast, I begin a psychoanalytic exploration of the Myth of Daedalus, who in his brilliance, built a labyrinth so twisted for his king, not even he could find a way out of its …

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The Ascent of Spring

Inspiration No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland Food For Thought Spring is here. On the drive to work this morning, I saw the almond and cherry trees’ beauty blossom, the birds chirped, and I was reminded that the beauty of spring is finally here. What beauty there is in the …

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Myth as Technology and Dream!

Inspiration Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Arthur M. Schlesinger Food For Thought Modern myths abound. Who do your children idolize? Police Officers, Firemen, Doctors, Sports Stars, YouTubers, or Professional Video Gamers. The ideals behind myth form the foundation of our psychological development. These ideals are also …

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Public Myths, Private Dreams

Inspiration Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell Food For Thought In today’s podcast, I explore the depths of symbolism behind our private dreaming and the collective myths to …

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Practical Applications of the Mythical Father (The Northwind and the Sun)

Food For Thought Myth remains only stories until we implement avenues by which it can affect our life. The nature of the archetypes call upon the inner workings of our soul to exhibit the polarities of the wicked, the holy, the right, the just, the bad, ugly, and even the good. Notice, just as night …

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The Myth Within

Inspiration Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Arthur M. Schlesinger Food for Thought Myth plays an integral role in the soul’s calling. It moves us in ways that science, technology, nor computers can ever understand. In essence, the creative function behind the storylines that create our life …

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Dreaming… To Unlock Doors of Inner Potential

Inspiration Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. Joseph Campbell The Philosopher’s Corner Those who know or have worked with me in the past know that one of my go to philosophers was the 20th century Mythologist Joseph …

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