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A yellow Mini Cooper is becoming another of my personal markers, like the friendly black dog or the red-tailed hawk. There is an oneiric logic to some of its appearances, on the roads of more than one world. It makes […]

When we experience synchronicity, we often have the sense that powers beyond our ordinary perception have come into play. Coincidence is when the universe gets personal. Heraclitus said (in paraphrase) that the deepest logic of our lives is a child […]

The passions of the soul work magic. This observation, attributed to the great Dominican scholar and magus Albertus Magnus (and loved by Jung) is eminently practical guidance for living your juiciest and most creative life. There are two conditions for working […]

The sun rises from behind the mountains, and golden light bursts over the lake. Though the analogy is too pedestrian for the glory of this moment, it seems to me that an immense light bulb has come on, impossible to […]

As the New York Times reports in a fascinating long article today, “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson has created a private empire for himself in his native New Zealand. The government treats him like royalty and is marketing […]

The book in which Freud gave the most complete account of the phenomenon known (after him) as the Freudian slip was first published in 1901 as The Psychopathology of Everyday Life. It’s  a collection of essays that was probably better-known and more […]

The sun rises from behind the mountains, and golden light bursts over the lake. Though the analogy is too pedestrian for the glory of this moment, it seems to me that an immense light bulb has come on, impossible to […]

It’s been said that coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. One of my rules for navigating by synchronicity is: look for the hidden hand. While Jung described synchronicity as “an acausal connecting principle”, we often feel that there is […]

Nothing happens in which you are not entangled in a secret manner, for everything has ordered itself around you and plays your innermost. Nothing in you is hidden to things…The stars whisper your deepest mysteries to you, and the soft […]

Walking a gritty block just south of the Loop in downtown Chicago, I received a message from the world in the sign of Pauly’s Pizzeria: LIFE IS A SLICE. That’s a great advertising slogan for a pizza restaurant. It also […]

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