Every myth represents a treasure-house of wisdom regarding the world and our personality. And, the way to these treasures is difficult and tangled. All too often when it seems like the mythic map is clear, we suddenly discover that there is a whole new level of the myth before us. Myths are meant to take us beyond ourselves, beyond the ways we have looked at life and particularly at our difficulties and struggles.
Power, Reality, the Feminine, and ProjectionsBud and Massimilla Harris
From Paralysis to Full Vitality: The Myth of MedusaBud and Massimilla Harris
The myth of Medusa is an extraordinary mythic story from our collective past. What it can tell us today is as sacred as any religious parable. This myth is a symbolic story of how the patriarchy has abused and banished the feminine, how it can be redeemed, and the tremendous healing and instinctual power that can be freed in this process.
Turning PointsBud and Massimilla Harris
As we are touched by the feminine and are able to step outside of our traps of rationality, efficiency, and “things that have to be done,” we become more open to our innate wisdom. An awareness of our innate wisdom helps us understand the language of love, the mystical, art and poetry—the language of symbolism, metaphor, meaning, eternity, and, most of all, the real language of stories.
Where Love BeginsBud and Massimilla Harris
Facing the Death Mother: Remembrance of Things LostBud and Massimilla Harris
The Death Mother Archetype and Lost FemininityBud and Massimilla Harris
Many of my female analysands painfully confess that they no longer have an idea of what it is to be feminine. Over twenty-five years ago, the Jungian analyst June Singer, in an article titled “The Sadness of the Successful Woman,” said that she believed that such women are suffering from a particular form of depression: They are mourning for their lost femininity.
Welcome to Reflections from the Heart of the FeminineBud and Massimilla Harris
We want to invite you (men and women) into the adventure of restoring and revitalizing the eternal feminine into our lives and culture. To help you along we will be publishing a new blog series based on an expanded and updated version of the Study Guide for Into the Heart of the Feminine. This study guide series can be done in a discussion group setting, or individually through journaling.
The Journey into WholenessBud and Massimilla Harris
Dear Readers, Over the years of my writing career this book has been one of my favorites. In fact I’ve read it over many times and even though I wrote it, it still generates new ideas, new understandings and I …
Hope for the New Year Depends Upon Our Own ResolutionBud and Massimilla Harris
At midnight on New Year’s Eve I noticed there were far less fireworks celebrating the arrival of the new year than in the past. On New Year’s Day, a day I like to spend in reflection, I realized that I …