Culture and Psyche

The Medicine Wheel as a Symbol of Native American Psychology

Timothy Thomason explores how balance and harmony appear in Native American ideas about psychological health in this essay.


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A Tailor in the Cyclops' Cave?

Psychotherapist Steve Silverton offers a passionate defense of the improvisatory freedom of therapeutic professionals -- and consequently the freedom of those seeking care -- against the increasing pressure on those practicing beyond the currently validated therapeutic modalities. 

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It's a Wonderful Life

In juxtaposing Frank Capra’s sensitive vision of human nature in It’s a Wonderful Life with the realities of the year 2000, Don Williams demonstrates that the rise of mass-mindedness and the emergence of scientific rationalism submerge the individual and reduce his agency and humanity to a set of abstract numbers and predetermined, formulaic norms.

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Reflections on Duchamp, Quantum Physics, and Mysterium Coniunctionis

In this brief essay, psychiatrist Massimo Lanzaro explores the alchemical possibilities contained in Marcel Duchamp's masterwork The Large Glass.

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The Sonoma Valley Historical Society

John Fraim celebrates the collecting and writing of personal histories in this brief essay.

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