Rebekah's Blog

The Myth of “Woodstock”

  Recently a MEME went around the web, supposedly depicting the gathering in North Dakota, of the protestors blocking the Dakota Pipeline. It turned out to be a Getty image of the 1969 Woodstock concert. Woodstock is the idealized form of what people hope is happening in all new gatherings, from Burning Man to the […]

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Guest Blogging About Demeter

  Recently I was given the great opportunity to guest blog for Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D. on her site Archetypal Narrative Intelligence. Carol writes that her site is, “created to help heroes and heroines like you use the power of story to transform your life and your world.” I am most grateful to be a small part […]

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A Personal Critique of the Film Trumbo (2015)

The film Trumbo (2015) transforms the history of the Hollywood Blacklist into an American underdog tale of one maverick hero against the system, at the expense of the truth. The film very well made, with good actors, twists the story to benefit an agenda that does not want to look at the truth of the […]

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Freudian Psychology: Dirt, Desire, and Blame in Eden

For years I have been troubled by societies negative perception of Eve. Looking at three primary elements in this myth — dirt, desire, and blame — with a Freudian lens, I am able to find a connection between the fantasy of returning to Eden that has always seemed so incongruous to consciousness, and the demonization […]

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Story Telling: Adam and Eve

There is confusion as to how it began. Some say that God created the two at once in his/her own image. Some say that he blew into dirt and it was his breath that fashioned a man. Then, wishing to create later debates about the nature of gender and hierarchy, took the rib of the […]

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