Creativity and Addiction: Notes on the Differences

There exists in almost everyone the call to create and the siren’s call to engage in addictive behaviors. I have listened to both; perhaps you have as well. The creative call is to descend into our pain, past and present, and turn lead into gold. The addict is simply pulled down into a dark abyss. […]

The Odyssey of Aging: From Hero to Elder

“…The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning… Whoever carries over into the afternoon the law of the morning… must pay for it with damage to his soul.” —Carl Jung What does my soul ask of me now that I […]