Psychology

Bots and Familiars: An Interview with Heather D. Freeman

Back in the day, people feared that grandmama might fall victim to a familiar masquerading as a cat or fly. Now, we fear that grandma will fall prey to fake news or a scam spread by a bot. Familiar Shapes, a documentary in production by Heather D. Freeman, explores surprising similarities between bots and familiars.

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What Would C.G. Jung Say about Donald Trump

I can’t help but to ask Jung’s opinion about the fact that someone as clearly pathological as Donald Trump has become president. As if anticipating my question, Jung says, “As soon as people get together in masses and submerge the individual, the shadow is mobilized, and as history shows, may even be personified and incarnated.”

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The Maker Mindset

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes the creative state of mind in which we “want to pursue whatever (we) are doing for its own sake” as “flow.” Engaging in this process develops the maker mindset.

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The Components of Council

There are three simple things that make council special as a way of meeting together, making decisions, solving problems, dealing with conflicts, and building community: Sitting in a circle, beginning and ending with a ceremony, using a talking stick, circle.

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