Raping jellyfish

[Re-posted] Not long ago I took a journey into the underworld of the unconscious. There I met a shadowy aspect of my psyche: the Raping Jellyfish. "Raping Jellyfish!? What part of me warrants that kind of name?," I asked myself after randomly drawing the somewhat disturbing words from two bowls set in front of me. …

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Christ and Narcissus

July 13, 2018 (Tallahassee): Yesterday I watched YouTube videos about emotional abuse and realized how abused I've been and how abusive I've been. Truly, messed up people mess up people. The topic of narcissism especially hit home: a narcissistic person is someone who mortally craves - and develops sophisticated means of acquiring - the approval, …

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Mind-job

Fundamentalist Christianity exhibits certain psychological dynamics that in other arenas of life are considered dysfunctional or even pathological. Successful evangelism entails convincing someone that a) there is something innately and inescapably wrong with them and b) that there is a single way to make right this essential wrongness. It's a matter of creating the problem …

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