Beware the Ides of March…

“Caesar’s assassination [on the Ides of March] was a central event in marking the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.” ~ThoughtCo His assassination on March 15th started a series of bloody civil wars that led to the end of the Roman Republic, and the formation of the Roman Empire. Chancellor Palpatine: “The republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire… (applause) …for a safe and secure society!” Senator Amidala: “So […] Read more »

The Non-Aggression and Self-Defense Principles

The feminine principle is best described metaphorically as the non-aggression principle, while the masculine principle is best described metaphorically as the self-defense principle. An out of balance feminine principle is therefore dominant and coercive in nature, and is played out as either aggression, passivity, or passive aggression, while an out of balance masculine is therefore spineless and submissive, and is the proverbial doormat. A healthy feminine principle does not use […] Read more »

Carl Jung, the Shadow, and the Dangers of Psychological Projection

“The sad truth is that man’s real life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites—day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and evil. We are not even sure that one will prevail over the other, that good will overcome evil, or joy defeat pain. Life is a battleground. It always has been, and always will be.” (Carl Jung, Approaching the Unconscious) “Of the many metaphors used to […] Read more »