Tag Archives: psychology

To OCD or Not OCD, That is the Question

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder I’m willing to bet that a lot of people think they suffer from this condition. The signs are obvious to others, but usually undetected by the person caught in the ‘circle from hell’. The whole world has … Continue reading

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A Covenant with God?

Transmissible Body Fluids OK. This is going to get weird. I was reading a section of “Ego and Archetype” yesterday that discussed ‘The Blood of Christ’. It’s an interesting concept: Jesus’ shedding of his blood on Calvary was a ‘new … Continue reading

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The Man Who Had a Private Audience in the Queen’s Bedroom

Michael Fagan (August 8, 1948) You might think it a bit of a cheek for this individual to break into Buckingham Palace and visit Queen Elizabeth II first thing in the morning, just to have a ‘chat’. But he’d come … Continue reading

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Before Psychology, There Was Astrology

Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875 – June 6, 1961) Our mother was a great admirer of Carl Jung. His understanding of archetypes made sense to her. And the idea that astrology was psychology’s precursor makes sense to me The … Continue reading

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Did Daphne du Maurier Write “Rebecca” to Document Herself?

Rebecca (2020) I am not a fan of “Gothic” romances, or films. But this latest film version of the 1938 classic, written by Dame du Maurier, is (seemingly) quite faithful to the story line. After a whirlwind romance in Monte … Continue reading

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Be Honest Now: Could You Keep This Secret?

Inheritance (2020) Psychological thrillers all have one thing in common: they mess with your mind. So, you can imagine how I felt about this film, presently showing on Netflix. The subtext is telegraphed early on: it’s a chess game. Lauren … Continue reading

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*Scythe*: A Slasher Film to End All Slasher Films

Fascination (1979) Why are we so fascinated by evil, death and sex? It must be primeval. And with Hallowe’en fast approaching, this fascination will be triggered yet again. *Sigh* If you ask this question of a psychologist or psychiatrist, their … Continue reading

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This Hero had a Thousand Ideas

Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) This was the man who was inspired by Carl Jung and his archetypes. Our subconscious minds are influencing us strongly enough that we keep wanting to hear the exact same story, … Continue reading

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And We Thought: It’s Just a TV Show…

The Prisoner (1967-1968) I was a great fan of Patrick McGoohan. I’d watched him as John Drake in Danger Man (a British B&W TV show from ITV). When this new show came out, I watched it, too. But it was … Continue reading

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Initiation: Kundalini Rising?

The Way of Initiation The caduceus, also known as the Staff of Hermes, is an ancient Greek symbol. We invariably see it as representing medicine but that is a mistake: The caduceus is often incorrectly used as a symbol of … Continue reading

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