Vampires and Undead

Vampires and Undead

Monsters of the Ego Monsters are important. They appear in art to represent us, humans, the dark sides of ourselves we don’t acknowledge, the ugly part in the mirror we neither wish to nor are able to see. This is the same as the Shadow and the Ego, the...
The Shadow

The Shadow

The Shadow The Shadow is a concept that explains something embedded deep within my own psyche and mind. Carl Jung first described the Shadow through his works with numerous patients, but even more through his work on himself in early life. Jung found that when he sat...
The Cross

The Cross

Symbols from the Sauna: The Cross In one of many conversations at the YMCA sauna or steam room, one Donald told me what the Cross means to him. Donald helped explain that there are two distinct symbols of the Cross. As one of the central images of Christianity and...
Spirits

Spirits

Spirits, Sweat Lodges, Workshops, and a Very Strange Party Guest The Spirit of the House A week after I went into the forest with the Man, a friendly soul named Cris, who helped stage the house, conducted a sage smudge by wafting smoldering sage with an Eagle’s...
The Ego

The Ego

My Ego, My Hero’s Journey My Journey has been an ongoing battle to defeat my Ego, my desire for self-importance or recognition, the desire to be selfish and not offer assistance to others, to ignore sound advice freely offered by others but which the Ego...