The Other Half

BY NOW, it’s pretty obvious that I am a big fan of Carl Jung. In an earlier post, I spoke about the Shadow, the collective name for those parts of our psyche that become consigned to the unconscious for reasons of conditioning or trauma, to name but a few. Fortunately, through the self-healing process ofContinue reading “The Other Half”

See-saw

WITH all this talk of a new vaccine, i can’t help but feel a little disappointed that things will eventually ‘get back to normal’. So, what, we’ll just act like nothing happened and swing back into a state of excess to make up for lost time, making us sitting ducks for the next pandemic. Wash.Continue reading “See-saw”

Lives

8 October 2008 I WAS gutted when the time came to rehome my beloved Muttley. The last moment I set eyes on him was at the kennels. I had arranged for a pet courier to transport him from there to a rescue centre just outside Manchester and, to spare me the agony, the manager hadContinue reading “Lives”

The Cathar Prophecy

THE CATHARS were a medieval religious community who practised a variation on Christianity in the 12th to 14th centuries, gaining prominence in Europe, particularly parts of Italy and the South of France. They believed in reincarnation, refused to eat meat or other animal products, regarded men and women as equals and had no doctrinal objectionContinue reading “The Cathar Prophecy”

Questing and the Ego

FOR WEEKS it has been my intention to pull together all my Carl Jung notes on the ego into a semi-erudite article, to follow on from my earlier attempts on the Shadow and the Heros’s Journey. However, my overthinking quota is up for this week, so I’ll stick instead to my own observations. The egoContinue reading “Questing and the Ego”

Reality check October 2020

I KNOW, I know, to all appearances I’ve well and truly lost the plot. Maybe so, but I sleep at night … While on paper my prospects are looking increasingly bleak (whose aren’t these days?), I am more at peace with myself than I have ever been in my entire life. That’s because, for betterContinue reading “Reality check October 2020”

Open letter to Gerry Butler

Dear Gerry Twenty-five years almost to the day since your mythic departure from Scotland. Twenty-five years since we parted company and my life was turned on its head in ways even you could not possibly imagine. You helped make me the person I am today, so for that you have my heartfelt gratitude. Thing is,Continue reading “Open letter to Gerry Butler”

THE LOST SECRET (first two chapters)

For reasons that I won’t go into here (full story here), I have decided to scrap any attempt to sell my ‘mini-book’ on Amazon. Why it’s only two chapters and only on Kindle needs too much explanation. Instead, it is available here via the link below. This may be temporary, it may be permanent, IContinue reading “THE LOST SECRET (first two chapters)”

THE LOST SECRET – 8-16 October 2012

EVEN before I switched the TV back on to find respite from my reeling mind, I knew that I was about to be confronted with a Gerard Butler movie. Which one was it going to be? Ah, The Ugly Truth. Now there‚Äôs a surprise. * * * * * * IN AND out of aContinue reading “THE LOST SECRET – 8-16 October 2012”

The Lost Secret – book trailer

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON   VIEWED as a case study in archetypal psychology, this brave and frank memoir explores the role of consciousness in shaping our destinies, backing up Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell’s insights into the very essence of the human psyche. As a piece of storytelling alone, THE LOST SECRET is a spectacular modernContinue reading “The Lost Secret – book trailer”