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BLOGS & ESSAYS

Soul-making: Am I Worm, or a Butterfly?

A Soldier's Dharma: The Death of My Son in Afghanistan

 

Waiting for the Sun, Or Suffering from Alvy Singer Syndrome (A.S.S.)

Ego: Friend or Foe?

Why Does Shit Happen?: Addiction and Power Are Not The Ultimate Problems

ADDICTION, ASTRONOMY AND SOUL-MAKING: The Mysterious Nature of Dark Matter

SATAN AND EVIL IN THE HEBREW BIBLE AND SOME DEPTH PSYCHOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

The Modern Fascination with the Brain: The Religion of Cranialism and Politics of Neurocracy

Alcoholics Anonymous: Twelve Universal Steps to Spiritual Experience

Why Does Everyone Want to Write a Book?

Plato’s Cave & Video Games: Is Virtual Reality Kil…

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE FAIRNESS FALLACY: RE-VISITING THE CUCKOOS NEST

Soul-making Therapy vs. Traditional Therapy

What is Consciousness? or Why Are We Conscious?

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE THE WORD “GOD”, TRY "GODDING"

What is Soul-making Counseling?

YOUR CRAVINGS BRING PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL COMPLETION

Government Controlled Health Care and Mental Illness

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T “FEEL” GOD’S PRESENCE

The Normalcy and Necessity of self-Annihilation

Preparing for the End, and the Beginning

Freezing the Infinite in a System: C.S. Lewis's Critique of Anthroposophy

Science and Religion: Two Instruments for Seeing Reality

Progressive or Conservative?

Confessions: Toward a Personal Political Position

An Assessment of the Law of Attraction Oprah's Interview with Larry King

Soul-making and the Colorado Shooting: James Holmes as the Joker, Trickster, Savior

Interest is More Important Than Hope

Two Forms of Suicide: Physical and Psychological

The Relationship of New Age Spirituality to Depth Psychology

Occupy Wall Street and Soul-making

Occupy Wall Street and Puer Aeternus

Jesus Was Not Your Typical New Age Teacher

Does Life Operate By Chance or Purpose?

Can There Be Absolutes in an Age of Relativism?

Hillman’s Pathologizing and The Book of Genesis.

Living in Fear is a Bitch.

James Hillman’s View of Suffering and the Bible

Myth and Science, Two Ways to Two Truths

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE BEATLES

Is It Really a “War on Terror”?

THE SOLUTION IS IN THE DIS-EASE

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE CONFUSED AND JUDGMENTAL

The Myth of Mental Health: Our Need for Psycho-spiritual Isometrics

Mystical Narcissism: The Law of Attraction Meets the Law of Opposites

The Role of Humor in Soul-making

THE GREEN KNIGHT AS TRICKSTER: Soul is Made by Death and Sex

The Hymn to Demeter: The Roles of the Gods in Soul-making

The Cure: “Where the Birds Always Sing”

WAITING FOR THE SUN: SUFFERING FROM A.S.S.

Interest is More Important Than Hope

The Blessing of Anxiety

Are Muslims the Problem, or Politicians?

The Book of Job: Divine Madness

HOW ADVERTISING AND RELIGION ARE SIMILAR: DID THE VIRGIN BIRTH REALLY HAPPEN?

Religion, Politics and Modern Day Demon Possession

Politics and the Role of The Ego

Guest Blog: Teresa Lutrell On Losing a Child & Entering the Dark Night

What To Do When I Think I Am Not Good Enough

All Relationships Are for Making Unique Souls

Using Your Art, Talents and Soul-making

Soul-making in Pictures

June 22nd – December 22nd: My Two Birthdays

Hymn To Demeter: The Gods of the Underworld in Making Soul

Transcendence or Transformation: Eastern Philosophy Compared to Soul-making

INTEREST IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HOPE

From Inter-faith to Exit-faith

Tantric Sex and Soul Making

Peace Through Conflict

The Myth of ‘Free Will’: Prove me Wrong!

Yes, I Am Separated from God

BE AN INFORMED DOGMATIST: IDEAS, IDEALISM, IDEOLOGY

SWINE FLU, CHICKEN LITTLE AND THE END OF MY WORLD!

How is The Imaginal Realm Different from Human Imagination

God is One, and Two

Ten Hard Questions for Soul-making

Where Do Mistakes Come From?

PRACTICAL DUALISTS

THE LOSS OF SOUL IN AMERICA

The Terror and Joy of Finding God in the Dark

The Bible is a Book for Losers

Finding God While Losing Your Ass

Is Freedom of Debate the Central Tenet of American Democracy?

BRIEF AND SHOCKING STUDY OF SATAN IN THE BIBLE

Who, What, Why is Satan?

Soul-making as Evidence for Immortality

Mirror Christianity and the Bible

The Necessity of Subjective Suffering

Is it True That ‘Pain is Unavoidable, But Suffering is Optional?

PROVERBS FROM HERME'S DIARY 

Most Evangelicals Are Secular Rationalists

Soul-making as Spiritual Isometrics

Death is Not a Part of Life

Churches as Gymnasiums, Not Hospitals

The Necessity of Judgment and Confusion for Soul-making

Soul is Made by Love and Death: Guest Lecture

Ravished By God: Donne’s Poem With My Commentary

‘RAVISH ME OH LORD’: John Donne on Divine Force

WAR IN THREE PARTS: A Moment in Soul

Self Portrait by David Whyte

What is Insanity? Am I Sane?

Happy New Year! I Think I’ll Kill My ‘Self’

The Soul of Video Images: Why We Love Films

Poem: SMUDGE 

Soul-making and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

En-Humanment, Not Enlightenment

A Time to Be Impatient

SHOULD WE CRITIQUE RELIGIONS?

Not All Religions Are the Same

OBAMA OR McCAIN: Does God Have a Favorite?

So, How’s it Going?

Poem: OPENING RODINS HAND OF GOD

Poem: DREAMS

Poem: GROWING A SOUL

Poe: ALTAR OF SLEEP

Poem: Something New

Evaluation of Eckhardt Tolle’s A New Earth: Is There Such a Thing as a False Ego?

Soul-making and the Death of My Child

Poem: There is No Cellar, There is No Door

Something Only A Man Can Understand

Aphorisms

One Very Short Simplified Version of the Biblical Narrative

THE SELF MADE MAN DID NOT BEGIN WITH BARACK OBAMA

For Jason Bogar: Who Loved the Flag

The Necessity of Losing Your Head

Death, Loss, Humility and Soul-making

For Jason

Praying to an Empty Chair: Your Imagination Does Not Belong to You

Poem: CREDULITY

Poem: SHE AWAITS ME

Interviews from Beyond the Grave: Kurt Cobain and Norman Vincent Peale

From the Medieval Rack to Medical Prozac

Course of the Phoenix

Poem: Pillar of Creation

Poem: God is My Emerging Insanity

Talking to My Many Selves in Dreams: We All Have Multiple Personalities

IS THE MEDIA THE NEW CHURCH?

Imaginal Realm: A Sufi Perspective

Interviews from Beyond the Grave: Jesus and Jim Morrison

Prayer for My Damn Enemies?

Really Good Quotes That Apply and Brief Comment

The Ego Surrendered: Shiva Dancing on the Crushed Dwarf

SO WHAT, I’M INSANE

I FEEL GREAT, UNTIL I WAKE UP

Emerging Evangelical Christians: An Alternative to…

Accepting The Discords of God

How Does Positive Thinking View Emotional Anguish?

Poem: Growing Down To Grow Up