WHY DO NARCISSISTS ABUSE THOSE THEY LOVE?

by Soren Dreier One of the most difficult things to understand in life is how someone who professes to love you can then go on to abuse you.  Many people feel traumatized and confused after a romantic relationship with an abusive Narcissistic partner ends. They wonder: “We were so in love, yet he went from telling me that I was the love of his life to treating me like garbage. He cheated on me.  He devalued me.  He embarrassed me in front of our friends.  How can I trust anyone again, if I so badly misjudged this person?” If you have … Continue reading WHY DO NARCISSISTS ABUSE THOSE THEY LOVE?

Where Did All the Superyachts Go?

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY THE DAILY BEAST French tax regulations mean yachting money is draining away from Monaco and the South of France, and washing up in other European countries like Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. by TOM SYKES That is the question that locals and business owners in the south of France are asking this summer. And the answer appears to be: Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Spain. Casting an eye across the limpid surface of the Mediterranean this August from the beaches of Monaco, St. Tropez, or Antibes in the south of France, there is a noticeable dearth of the massive, multimillion-dollar yachts which are usually such … Continue reading Where Did All the Superyachts Go?

When exorcists need help, they call him

  The 1973 film “The Exorcist” shaped how many see demonic possession. By John Blake, CNN (CNN)A small group of nuns and priests met the woman in the chapel of a house one June evening. Though it was warm outside, a palpable chill settled over the room. As the priests began to pray, the woman slipped into a trance — and then snapped to life. She spoke in multiple voices: One was deep, guttural and masculine; another was high-pitched; a third spouted only Latin. When someone secretly sprinkled ordinary water on her, she didn’t react. But when holy water was used, … Continue reading When exorcists need help, they call him

Sam Shepard in Love, on Love

“There can be a real meeting between two people at the point where they always felt marooned. Right at the edge.” BY MARIA POPOVA Of the varied threads of connection that can stretch between two people — threads of innumerable thicknesses, textures, and hues, so difficult to classifyand in such constant evolution — which do we get to call “love”? Perhaps love can never be defined in the singular, for it is utterly singular to each person in each relationship at each moment in time — we each love different loves, constantly navigating and negotiating the infinite continuum of meaning with which this … Continue reading Sam Shepard in Love, on Love

CROW’S GOD: EGO DISSOLUTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE SELF

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer Waking Times “To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.” ~Jorge Luis Borges “Trickster god is god’s God,” Crow says, peering from behind The Branches of Lost Time. These branches are a metaphor for our misremembered synapses. They symbolize our having lost touch with both our own nature and with wild Nature, our forgotten link between cosmos and psyche, our misunderstanding of how we-the-microcosm makes up a vital aspect of We-the-macrocosm. Crow is here to remind us. But Crow’s medicine is harsh. It is ruthless: a tearing apart, a torn … Continue reading CROW’S GOD: EGO DISSOLUTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE SELF