Exile & Myth in American Culture-On Politics, Grief & Ritual

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Bonnie Bright talks to Barry Spector about how America became a culture of exile, and the ever-greater need for mythology, archetypal thinking, ritual and grieving in the face of what Barry calls "The Myth of American Innocence." Barry’s book "Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth Of American Innocence” is the featured book for the Depth Psychology Alliance free online book club in the month of November. Learn more by clicking on the Book Club at www.depthinsights.com.

Barry writes about American history and politics from the perspectives of myth, indigenous traditions and archetypal psychology. In addition to Madness At The Gates Of The City, Barry maintains an active blog that takes an archetypal look at current events and culture and which, along with his essays, can be found at www.madnessatthegates.com. Barry and his wife Maya conduct an annual Day of the Dead grief ritual that will take place on November 3rd, 2012, near Berkeley, CA. Learn more at www.barryandmayaspector.com

 

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