Remembrance Day, Nineteen Seventeen
A century has passed since the events in this story took place in a little town—Belleville, Ontario. It’s the way I like to remember wars—all wars on Remembrance Day. My father told us this story many times about his own father. It’s the best “anti-war” story I’ve ever heard. With great respect to all those […]
Are you with Picasso?
When the great artist, Picasso, creator of Guernica, first visited the caves at Lascaux in France to see the paintings of our ancestors, he said, “We have learned nothing in thirty thousand years.” What did he mean? Of course, he was astounded by the brilliant artistry, but he was also struck by humankind’s lack […]
THE WONDROUS APOTHECARY
Something new! A Tale of art, passion and liberation. I have a beginning, middle and end of this my seventh novel, but much editing lies ahead. A publication date isn’t set yet. What I really like about posting a chapter on my blog is that I get to dress it up with images. Please keep […]
Looking at Art with Campbell and Jung
A psychiatrist and mythologist walked into an art gallery together. They are the wise sherpas pointing out new ways of “seeing” the brushstrokes as soul stirring messages. Why do I turn to Dr. Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and Joseph Campbell, the mythologist, when I’m looking at art? In addition to his lifelong clinical practice, Jung […]
Inspiration~Mystic or Psychotic?
Who hasn’t found inspiration in the writings of Joseph Campbell, the great mythologist or Carl Jung, the wise and worldly psychiatrist? Certainly I’ve spent a lifetime pondering their thoughts. Both Campbell and Jung have written about possible connections between psychosis/schizophrenia and mysticism. And so, I found that suddenly this train of thought popped up in […]