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In Memoriam: Michael Jackson's 2004 Fiasco
- The Attack on Uniqueness, the Scapegoating of Feeling,
the Hatred of the Free and Successful by the Sellouts,
the Compromised, and the Zombie Corporate Slaves
- by Michael D. Adzema
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Muff's Brave Encounter with Metaloid Aliens Continues:
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Muff's Out Tonight; and All the Bedsheets Are Nervous
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Muff Displays Vicious Fight Tactics to Wow Recruiters
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1: LITERATURE REVIEW AND BACKGROUND
Two: The Case for the Legitimacy of Prenatal Spirituality(Added on January 9th, 2004)
Three: A Foray Into Cellular/ Transpersonal Consciousness(Added on January 10th, 2004)
2: FALLS FROM GRACE: A DEVOLUTIONAL MODEL OF
Four: Biology As Metaphor and Mythology(Added on January 11th, 2004)
Five: The First Fall From Grace: Sperm/Egg and Conception(Added on January 12th, 2004)
Six: The Second Fall From Grace: Birth(Added on January 13th, 2004)
Seven: The Third Fall From Grace: Primal Scene/ Oedipus(Added on January 14th, 2004)
Eight: The Fourth Fall From Grace: Puberty(Added on January 15th, 2004)
3: IMPLICATIONS FOR CHILD "DEVELOPMENT," SPIRITUALITY,
Nine: Can It Be Otherwise?(Added on January 17th, 2004)
Ten: Is a "Fully Functioning Ego" a Prerequisite to Higher Consciousness?(Added on January 18th, 2004)
Keeping It Real: Daily Antidotes to
Ongoing Efforts to “Dumb Down” the American Voter
with Misinformation, Diversions, False Issues, and Cynical Distortions.
Read what others are saying and thinking about this crucial national election.
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by Lloyd deMause
by Michael Derzak Adzema
by Michael Derzak Adzema
by Lloyd deMause
Chapter One: "Strange Days"
Chapter Two: "The Perinatal Unconscious"
Chapter Three: "Birthing into the Media"
Chapter Four: "The Scenery of Our Everyday Reality"
Chapter Five: "Perinatal and Global Situation Mirroring Each Other"
Chapter Six: "Getting Sick In Order To Be Well" -- Added January 7th, 1999
Chapter Seven: "Through Gaia's Eyes: Nature Balances HerSelf" -- Added January 12th, 1999
Chapter Eight: "Derailing the Cycles of War and Violence" -- Added January 13th, 1999
Chapter Nine: "The (Sometimes Messy) Scenery of Healing" -- Added January 14th, 1999
Chapter Ten: "Dreaming Out Loud: "Control" Versus "Surrender" Spiritualities --Added January 15th, 1999
Chapter Eleven: "Dreaming Out Loud: 'Nothing But Perinatal'" -- Added January 16th, 1999
Chapter Twelve: "Dreaming Out Loud: Peaceful Warriors and Silly Heroes" --Added January 16th, 1999
Chapter Thirteen: "Moving the World" -- Added January 17th, 1999
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Spring 2004 Editorial: "Spirit In Action"
Latest Additions to This Site:
Primal Spirit Magazine Spring 2004 Editorial: "Spirit In Action" (Editorial added April 6th, 2004) by Mickel Adzema
Bush Uses Gas Crunch to Push Apocalyptic "Energy" Bill (MusePaper added April 5th, 2004) by Mickel Adzema
Drilling For Dollars: Bush- Cheney and the Apocalyptic "Energy" Bill (Notice added April 2nd, 2004) by John Kerry and Democrats for John Kerry for President
Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Why I Forgave My Assailant (article added March 24th, 2004) by NYPD Detective, Steven McDonald
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In Primal Spirit Forum (Letter added March 22nd, 2004)
Reunion With the Positive (Self), Part Two: The Therapist's Role - Unconditional Acceptance Versus Enabling - And "Real" Love As Essential in Therapy and Spirituality (added March 13th, 2004) by Michael Derzak Adzema
by Mickel Adzema. (added March 8th, 2004)
Editorial: Concerning "The Primal Process" (added March 1st, 2004) by Mickel Adzema.
"Power and Complexity: Finding Personal Power and At-Home-Ness in the World in the Midst of Technological Alienation, Consumerism, and Specialization" (article added February 28th, 2004) by Mickel Adzema.
"Gurus, Sacrificial Lambs, Shamans, and Scapegoats: Is There a Collective Pool of Pain?" (article added February 27th, 2004) by Mickel Adzema.
"Organic Parenting" (article added February 25th, 2004) by Geraldine and Gaetano Lyn-Piluso.
"The UFO Abduction Phenomenon's Challenge to Consensus Reality" (article added February 24th, 2004) by John E. Mack, M.D.
"The Seven Stages of Primal Therapy" (article added February 6th, 2004) by Stephen K. Witty and Stephen K. Khamsi
The Michael Jackson Fiasco . . . "It's the Attack on Uniqueness, Stupid!" (MusePaper added January 29th, 2004) by Mickel Adzema
"The Only Important Education" (article added January 28th, 2004) by Johan Christoph Arnold
"A Gift, Daily" (quote, added 1/26/04)
Howard Dean's "Primal Scream" Part One: The Republican Media, Repression, and the Appeal of Stony-Hearted Presidents (MusePaper added January 25th, 2004) by Mickel Adzema
Howard Dean's "Primal Scream" Part Two: The Scapegoating of Feeling, 2004 Culture Clash, Real Versus Sham News, and "Let's Not Get Fooled Again!" (MusePaper added January 26th, 2004) by Mickel Adzema
"Nature As Alive: Morphic Resonance and Collective Memory" (article added January 21st, 2004) by Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.d.
Advertising in Primal Spirit - How to (Added January 20th, 2004)
Falls from Grace: Spiritual and Philosophical Perspectives of Prenatal and Primal Experience (on-line book, completely uploaded as of January 20th, 2004) by Mickel Adzema
"Biologically Constituted Realities " (article added January 5th, 2004) by Mickel Adzema
"Birthing . . . . Forgetting " (short story added January 4th, 2004) by Michael Derzak Adzema
"Reunion With the Positive (Self), Part 1: The Other Half of the 'Cure' " (article added January 3rd, 2004) and
"A Primal Perspective on Spirituality " (article added January 1st, 2004)
both by Mickel Adzema
By Stanislav Grof, M.D.
Seven Stages of Primal Therapy"
By Stephen K. Witty, Ph.d & Stephen K. Khamsi, Ph.d.
"Sathya Sai Baba, Avatar" By Mary Lynn Adzema, A.B.D.
"Tears For Trauma: Birth Trauma, Crying, and Child Abuse" By Aletha Solter, Ph.D.
Move Over, World War Two Generation, The Sixties Generation Has Arrived! An Essay Review of the Movie, "Pleasantville" By Mickel Adzema, M.A.
History of Childhood As The History of Child Abuse"
By Lloyd deMause
"Reunion With the Positive (Self), Part 1: The Other Half of the 'Cure'" By Michael Derzak Adzema, M.A.
"Primal Process and Higher Personality" By Barbara R. Findeisen, MFCC
"Drugs, Consciousnesses, and Generational Cultures" By Mickel Adzema, M.A.
"Ending Circumcision: Where Sex and Violence First Meet" By Jeannine Parvati Baker
"Why Fear When I Am Here?" (Part 2 in the Sai Baba Series) By Mary Lynn Adzema
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Check it Out: Apocalypse, Or New Age? The Emerging Perinatal Unconscious
We have noticed two things in the New Age/ progressive movement: First, there is an absolute void when it comes to a forum where information and resources having to do with the cathartic, deep experiential, deep feeling, "shadow" work, birth related, spiritual emergency, shamanistic, radically political, radically spiritual side of the New Age movement can be shared and can cross-fertilize. This part of the consciousness-transformation movement is the one Jung addressed when he wrote, "One does not become enlightened by imaging figures of light, but by making the Darkness conscious." This part of the New Age movement is often the one that people come to when talking doesn’t work, when affirmations don’t work, when "positive thinking" and "creating one’s reality through thinking it" have played themselves out and one is still left ever lured into negative situations, and so on.
While each of these have their place and can be helpful at times, it is a powerful seduction to "think" or delude oneself into superficial change when it is deeper, more difficult, more experiential change that is necessary. Consequently people wed themselves to denial, and the vast majority of New Age prescriptions can be used that way. People often come to the "deeper wave of the New Age" only as a last resort.
Along with this denial of our darker and painful side goes the rejection of the knowledge that comes from it — the facts we would wish not to know. Witness: The rejection of deMause’s psychohistory and its discovery that the history of childhood is a history of child abuse, and that it is incest that has been universal, not the incest taboo (see "The History of Childhood As the History of Child Abuse" ). The rejection of the evidence for birth trauma and the lifelong negative effects of the Western techno-pharmacological birth. The similar rejection of the evidence of the lifelong negative effects of circumcision and the unconscious role it plays in the creation of killers for the patristic war machine (see Jeannine Parvati Baker’s article, " Ending Circumcision: Where Sex and Violence First Meet "). The rejection of the integration of the body and of Nature as important on the spiritual path. And the continued widespread rejection of feeling and passion, even in New Age groups, who often envision the new consciousness, the new man/woman as akin to the emotionless, robot-like, and deeply repressed or unspontaneous — like a Spock or a Data.
To the contrary, this deeper wave of the New Age, this primal spirit is the child noticing and expressing that the Emperor has no clothes when it turns out he is naked. And finally — believe it or not — because it takes serious things so seriously (at times), it is also able to "lighten up" in giddy absurdity and silliness the rest of the time. (Hence, the name SSILLY God*.) Considering all this — especially the passion and silliness — this component of the New Age movement might be called (with deep respect and sympathetic silliness) the Abbie Hoffman wave of the New Age. Certainly we are those who would rather be the Yippies than the yuppies of the New Age.
The other thing we noticed about the New Age movement was its tendency to group into factions, like religions. There are separate publications for holotropic breathworkers, past-lives and regression therapists, primalers, psychohistorians, rebirthers, humanistic psychologists, pre- and perinatal psychologists, shamanism, yoga enthusiasts, transpersonalists, new consciousness and new physics advocates, feminists, pagans and wiccans, midwifes, and so on. And despite the fact that all are to some extent aligned in that they seek to throw out an old and now dangerous worldview and bring in a new consciousness conducive to harmony with Nature and others, there is very little overlap in these publications.
In addition, we noticed each faction promoting their own and denigrating closely aligned groups. So we’d hear breathworkers scoffing at primalers, primalers putting down past-lives therapists, psychohistorians repudiating the transpersonal or spiritual, everybody putting down channellers and UFO theorists, and on and on and on! This is hardly the way for a new-paradigm movement to act! We need to stop thinking in terms of "us versus them" and instead think in terms of alliances, win-win networking, and "we’re all in this together" ways. This new-paradigm movement -- all factions of it -- needs to learn how to walk its talk: It simply is not enough to talk about "interconnectedness," "unity," "one consciousness," and "win-win," -- to mention just a few -- while one is greedily elbowing one's way into prominence and position.
To both of us — who’ve been involved in political movements, with Mickel actually having had a successful albeit short career as a political activist — this tendency in the consciousness-transformation movement to factionalize strikes us as crass commercialism, sometimes as greed, sometimes as evidence of denial and projection, and always as evidence of old-paradigm, old-age, patriarchal "wolves" dressing up in new-paradigm/ New Age sheep’s clothing. Sometimes we feel the New Age movement should "unionize"! . . . if it expects to have any real effect on the larger world.
So seeing these things that add up to a void in the New Age movement — the utter lack of a place where deeply serious cathartic (and yet silly) elements of consciousness-change can cross-fertilize with closely aligned modalities, information, resources, and viewpoints — led to the birth of the publication, Primal Spirit Magazine, and to this more comprehensive website, Primal Spirit, of the same intent. At first we thought of this venture as a kind of Whole Life Catalog of the Deeper Wave, with articles; it is already becoming more than that. We hope you enjoy this site and that it enriches you; and we invite your participation in it.
Live long and lighten up,
Mickel & Mary Lynn Adzema
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