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October 15, 2019
 
Sharing Stuff that Matters
Anam Cara Insights from John O’Donohue
Greta Thunberg Speaks Truth to Power at the UN Climate Action Summit 
One of 13 Original Grandmothers - Beatrice Long on Papal Bulls
"Why Activists need Home” forthcoming in new online magazine Reinventing Home
At the Crossroad with Hecate - Videotape of my most recent lecture 
Comedian Randy Rainbow in “Donald Trump Cellblock Tango"
Dear Ones: 
This eNewsletter is a sharing of food for thought, something of a Pot Luck of various dishes, most contributed by friends via emails and links. Keeps well. Not to ingest at one sitting.
Before each eNewsletter, I select a quote to go under my logo. With this in mind, I picked up Anam Cara and on reading through my underlinings wanted to share more than one quote, here are a few of them: 
Anam is the Gaelic word for soul; cara is the word for friend. . . a person to whom you could reveal the hidden intimacies of your life. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. .. a friend of your soul.”
 
“The body is in the soul: this recognition confers a sacred and mystical dignity on the body.”. .(and/but)  “It is in and through your body that your soul becomes visible and real for you. You body is the home of your soul on earth.”
 
“The heart is the inner face of your life. The human journey drives to make this inner face beautiful. It is here that love gathers within you. Love is absolutely vital for  a human life. For love alone can awaken what is divine within you. . . When you learn to love and to let your self be loved, you come home to the hearth of your own spirit. You are warmed and sheltered."
“May the light of your soul guide you.  May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
 
(first lines from “A Blessing": by  John O’Donohue 
“Presence is the way a person’s individuality comes toward you. Presence is the soul texture of the person.”
 
“The Celtic mind had a wonderful respect for the mystery of the circle and the spiral.”
 
“Deep within, there is a gallery of different selves. Each one of these figures expresses a different part of your nature.”
Greta Thunberg Speaks Truth to Power at the UN Climate Action Summit
 
Greta Thunberg, the sixteen year old Swedish climate activist’s arrival after sailing for two weeks across the Atlantic was the lead story in The New Yorker Magazine “The Talk of the Town”. Thunberg is sometimes compared to Joan of Arc and sometimes to Pippi Longstocking.  In her emotionally charged four minute speech to world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit on 9/23/19 she quoted facts and reiterated “How dare you!?”  "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," and accused them of ignoring the science behind the climate crisis, saying: "We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth - how dare you!" An eloquent, passionate, truth-teller that did not mince her words. 
Click here for Greta Thunberg (Young Climate Activist) at the Climate Action Summit 2019 - Official Video 
One of 13 Original Grandmothers Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance
 on Papal Bulls
 
A copy of handwritten letter dated March 2009, an appeal to Pope Benedict XVI, from Grandmother Beatrice Long-Visitor Holy Dance, Oglala Lakota Nation regarding the three Papal Bulls which are the foundation of the “Doctrine of Conquest” or “Doctrine of Discovery” made me want to circulate the information in it, and possibly inspire further inquiry and advocacy. It had been sent from Grandmother Beatrice (now deceased) to Anele Heiges, O.P., who was then the president of the International Policy Institute, a UN NGO. Anele Heiges is a Dominican sister, and a supporter of the Millionth Circle and 5WCW at the UN, we have been in the activist-trenches together since I went to the CSW at the UN in 2002, she much longer. Grandmother Beatrice was one of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers assembled in 2004) all of whom I met shortly after they came together and from time to time thereafter met some of them at conferences, especially at Bioneers. The Council went to the Vatican in July 2008, prayed and did ceremony, and requested a meeting with the Pope, which was declined. In 2013, Pope Francis (named after Francis of Assisi) born in Argentina in 1936, became the first Pope from the Americas. I wonder if Pope Francis unlike Benedict XVI would be receptive. 
 
Grandmother Long wrote: “Unfortunately, relationships between nation-states and tribal peoples in the Americas, Africa, and Oceania rests on the the doctrines that can be traced directly to three papal bulls: Dum Diversas (June 18, 1452). Romanus Pontifex, January 8, 1455. and Inter Castera, May 4, 1493. These papal bulls gave dominion to Europeans over lands that our tribal nations have occupied for thousands of years, and the outright  theft of entire continents from our indigenous people worldwide. It has been over 500 years since these papal bulls were written, yet they remain the spiritual, legal, and moral foundation for exercising jurisdiction over tribal people by nation states today." Grandmother Long asked Pope Benedict “to remove these Papal Bulls. An act like this would create a global healing of all the injustices suffered by indigenous people . . .and could also bring healing to those who committed these injustices.” (there is a mystical sense of healing all generations, past as well as present and future). 
 
My article "Why Activists Need Home" appears in the November issue of a new online magazine called REINVENTING HOME: Culture, Creativity, Character.
 
Here I talk about the Artemis archetype and the new wave of feminism inspired by this Greek Goddess who was both an advocate for women, and a fierce protector the vulnerable and the young.   As goddess of the moon, Artemis also knew about nature's cycles of waxing and waning -- and our own need to balance action in the world with time for reflection and introspection. This process is nurtured in privacy of our homes (Click Here and sign in to receive the November issue of this new online magazine). This beautifully done magazine was created by Valerie Andrews, a longtime friend  and a member of my women’s circle. 
At the Crossroad with Hecate - Videotape of my most recent lecture
 
I spoke about Hecate in the Eugene Public Library to a wonderful audience of about 400 people on 9/27/19. Description: "When major shifts happen in relationships, work, status, or health,  we are in transition, no longer who we used to be in some significant way. This is when we can be at a major crossroads with Hecate, ancient Goddess of the Crossroads, archetype of the wise woman.” Thanks Todd Boyle—for filming it so i can share it, and to Carol Goodman and the board of the Eugene Friends of Jung who invited me to Eugene, where I gave a workshop on Activism, Individuation, and the Self. 
Comedian Randy Rainbow  in Donald Trump Cellbox Tango
 
This is a change from the usual content of my eNewsletter: it is comedy, music, political satire, a hoot if you aren’t a Trump fan and funny even if you are!  I hadn’t heard of Randy Rainbow (though from his youtube numbers, lots and lots of people have). I was introduced to Randy Rainbow by Barbara Hort, an Oregon friend who is a Jungian psychologist, and decided to share it with all of you. Get up from your seat and move! Click Here
Jungian Typology and Archetypes: Overlapping perspectives from a Jungian analyst.
 
My challenge was to describe in a conversational talk how Jung’s  Psychological Types (Extraversion-Introversion, Thinking-Feeling, Intuition-Sensation) helps us understand ourselves and others and that the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious can be personified (as I have done in Goddesses in Everywoman and Gods in Everyman) and described as psychological types. These two concepts are the titles of two thick volumes in C.G. Jung’s Collected Works. 
 
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Schedule 2019 - 2020
 
October 18-20, 2019,  San Rafael, CA
Bioneers 20th Annual Conference Marin Center
​Panel: Global Networks of Women: How "She-Power is Connecting Across
Nations to Leverage Learning and Change
DETAILS: Saturday, October 19  2:45-4:15 pm
 
February 14-16, 2020 – Seattle, WA
Women of Wisdom
Theme: Radiate Loving Harmony, United Our World
Keynote Saturday Evening 8-9:30 pm   
Workshop Sunday Morning 9:30am–12:30pm
Held at UW Tower, Seattle, WA
 
June 20-27, 2020 – Helena, Montana
Feathered Pipe Ranch Retreat
Jean Shinoda Bolen & Monika Wikman
Women’s Wisdom: Summer Solstice Women’s Retreat
 
September 25-25, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Jung Society of Utah
Lecture & Workshop
 
December 9-13, 2020 – Anaheim, CA
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation
The Evolution of Psychotherapy
Anaheim Convention Center
With love, hope, perseverance, trust, and gratitude, 


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