The Human Soul: Lost in Transition, at the Dawn of a New Era

Posted by Nikole Hollenitsch on Nov 3, 2015 3:18:15 PM

A guest post by Dr. Erel Shalit, Ph.D.

Ever since I began practicing, now more than forty years ago, I have been drawn into the unique features of the intimate encounter in the sealed analytical vessel.

Simultaneously, however, I have always felt the need to look out, observe and partake in the currents and happenings in society, and the interaction between the individual and the world. Regarding the intense and conflicted Israeli society in which I live, wavering between periods of euphoria and despair, between constant strife and eternal images of wholeness, this has been the subject of a couple of my books.

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Posted in: Pacifica Events, Technology

Pacifica Graduate Institute Self-Expression and Personality in Writing in Longhand

Posted by Nikole Hollenitsch on Oct 14, 2015 4:22:00 PM

What does the new BIC Fight for Your Write campaign/pledge and Dennis Patrick Slattery have in common? While BIC may be thinking of their famed products, studies have shown that "taking notes by hand requires different types of cognitive processing than taking notes on a laptop, and these different processes have consequences for learning."1

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Posted in: C.G. Jung, Technology

Are Immediate Response Technologies Psychologically Damaging?

Posted by Nikole Hollenitsch on Apr 22, 2015 5:27:00 PM

There are all these tweets, but no one stops to listen to the birds song. -Mark Kelly, Pacifica's Lead Reference Services Librarian

I feel guilty sometimes working in the social media space of marketing. I wonder if I am I just flooding the internet with more babble, creating 'noise'. Am I a modern day Hermes only producing "instant forms of secular messages rather than spiritual or mythic messages"? And the truth is sometimes I myself want to unplug from my own social media accounts because it's overwhelming.


The immediate response technologies that we have today are amazing though. 

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Posted in: The Psyche, Technology