I remember seeing a story in the news some time in the recent past where a couple was trying to get into a restaurant in New York and were not allowed in because they would not, or could not, produce a proof of vaccination card. The couple became enraged and started quite a scene in … Continue reading Why is it so hard to face the reality of the pandemic?
Overcoming the Monster: Facing the Endgame of COVID-19.
We all know this story. The hero faces the monster and seems to have defeated it only to discover that the monster has not really been encountered in its full form. The hero is then forced to face the monster in the monster’s lair. Only when we reach the point where it seems the hero … Continue reading Overcoming the Monster: Facing the Endgame of COVID-19.
Halloween and being scared
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.–Edgar Allan Poe You get your popcorn, soda and maybe even a box of Milk Duds. Settling into your seat just as the lights go down you hear the soft whir as the projector comes … Continue reading Halloween and being scared
Psychoanalysis and the Jedi: The Oedipal Menace
Give me a life wherever there is an opportunity to live, and better life than was my father's.― Sophocles, Oedipus Rex "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate and hate leads to suffering". A quote from Yoda as he teaches the young Luke Skywalker the ways of the Jedi. The entire Star Wars franchise … Continue reading Psychoanalysis and the Jedi: The Oedipal Menace
Psychoanalysis and the Jedi: The Unconscious Awakens
The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to the knowledge of the unconscious in mental life. – Sigmund Freud Accepting that we have an unconscious life is one thing, but gaining access to it is something entirely different. Just like in the Star Wars movies, where characters have to accept the concept of the … Continue reading Psychoanalysis and the Jedi: The Unconscious Awakens