Category: Psychology

  • Shakespeare 108

    Shakespeare 108

    Also with this, Shakespeare reminds us that is not fate, but we ourselves, who create both our troubles and our happiness.

  • Shakespeare 107

    Shakespeare 107

    Sometimes just identifying what it is that is really bothering you may be all that’s necessary to open your eyes to a viable way of escape. 

  • Shakespeare 106

    Shakespeare 106

    And so it is through the same contrivance used in Measure for Measure, that it’s Helena, Bertram’s lawful wife, who shares his bed and obtains his ring.

  • Shakespeare 104

    Shakespeare 104

    In the ensuing happy scene, past wrongs are forgiven and peace and hope reign for the future.

  • Shakespeare 103

    Shakespeare 103

    But remember, this play is considered a tragedy for good reason.

  • Shakespeare 102

    Shakespeare 102

    It takes extraordinary courage to let go of pain suffered as the result of (perceived) past injustices.

  • Shakespeare 101

    Shakespeare 101

    The awful truth is that the two daughters who had once easily flattered him, have now viciously turned against him and unable to bear this reality, Lear slowly goes mad. 

  • Wyrd is Weird (or is it?)

    Wyrd is Weird (or is it?)

    The word ‘wyrd’ is an Anglo-Saxon term which literally means ‘that which has turned’ or ‘that which has become’.

  • Jupiter Rising?

    Jupiter Rising?

    Why do you figure that the phrase ‘Annuit Coeptis’ hovering over the pyramid on the US dollar bill is taken from a line from Virgil’s Aeneid, ‘Jupiter, favour us in our undertaking’?

  • A Tale of Two Heroines & The Acorn Theory

    A Tale of Two Heroines & The Acorn Theory

    Hillman reminds us although mainstream Western society would have us believe otherwise, life was never meant to be an ego-fuelled race to the finish-line.