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[9 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]

The Principle Of Effectiveness
A former student text messaged me this morning that she heard I had cancer and wanted something from me professionally. I was glad to hear from her, but how much energy can I put into her or the world at this point?
The Principle of Effectiveness is to only put creative energy where there is a positive chance that what you intend happening will indeed happen for you, given the right circumstances.
Sometimes I read a little war news in Afghanistan and am appalled. This one reporter wrote about …

Ethics, Self-Help »

[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

Little Dialogue With A Phone Invader

The phone rings. Fortunately I am not writing at the moment.I lift the phone: hello
Hello and a bunch of Dutch comes over.
Are you an advertising executive, I ask.
Yes, I am, she says, switching to English.
Are you sure you have the right country?
No answer in the moment.
We are very poor here, I say. Could you please send us 100 euro? We need it very badly …
Ok, says she. I know, I know, and the conversation ends.

This is a new approach I haven’t used before. Partner …

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[19 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Existential Ethics – The Right To Life But What About The Right To Choose?
Issues: … abortion … right to life … ethics … Old Ethics … ethics and technological advances … the individual … the state … the group … ethical choices … laws … nature … accidents … killings …

Recently I was reminded by an old friend how I had helped out in the younger days when he and his wife wanted the phone number of a reliable abortion giver. This person was not a doctor but had …

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[13 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

How Do We Deal With Evil?
Issues – … doing evil … accepting evil … destroying … ethics … war … killing … facing evil in oneself … facing evil in others …
Most people on this earth seem to be avoiding evil as best they can. Man’s capacity to do evil is in inverse proportion to his willingness to deal with evil and not avoid it.

Evil is the deliberate and conscious act of destroying others, property and the capacity for a better life for all people.

Thus the rich do evil …

Ethics, health »

[8 Jun 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Strephon Suffering A Terrible Bout With The Unconscious
Issues – … evil … collective unconscious … sickness … overwhelm … love … choice to live … projections … responsibility … consciousness … ones own evil …

It’s like I’m going to die. The nausea comes up in an overwhelming way. I am doing normal, preparing Stefania’s work sandwiches, and the sweats start and I grow cold and it seems like I will have to heave and heave and heave my guts out.
But fortunately I don’t. I sit at the computer reading …

Dream Interpretation, Ethics, Membership »

[28 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Dream Of The Ritual Challah Jewish Heritage
Issues – Jewish roots … ancestors archetypes … Russia mother country … dream feeling life … grief expressed … Challah …
In the dream it was vivid enough that I started crying. I went to the Jewish bakery in my area and saw that some old ladies were buying the holiday Challah, a Jewish custom.
When it came my turn I ordered one also. They where in Challah shape, fulsome and filed with raisins and chipped almonds and other things. I told the older Jewish backer …

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[2 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

75th Birthday Testament Strephon Kaplan-Williams
This is written on my 75th birthday, early morning and 7:30 AM, Malden, The Netherlands.
Today marks the time point of living 75 years doing mostly good work in the world bringing in dreamwork more into the world and building on my dreamwork ancestors like Jung and other Jungians, and also building on all the discoveries I have made in working with training and dream groups since 1977 when I founded the Jungian-Senoi Dreamwork Institute in Berkeley, California.

My basic principle to live by that I had chosen …

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[23 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

Medical Ethics Procedures – Natasha Richardson
Keys: medical ethics … Natasha Richardson’s death … accident … medical neglect … procedures extreme sports … Liam Neeson marriage …
Who could not be moved by the news of Natasha Richardson’s death where it is reported as being almost six hours before she received medical treatment at a trauma center for her fall on the beginner ski slopes?
The preliminary medical treatment elsewhere was inadequate and delayed the time from her accident to receiving the right trauma treatment. Excuses were made for the delay, but no …