This episode was published on July 2, 2023. A transcript may follow.
In a wide-ranging discussion Dr. Becker and I discuss topics including his involvement with noted psychologist James Hillman, the psychology of current trends in society and politics, the prospect of an apocalypse or societal collapse, and how to cope with the epic environmental crisis confronting humanity.
Dr. Scott Becker, Psychologist (please also see Dr. Becker’s bibliography for this episode below).
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Facing Monsters: An Archetypal Perspective on Climate Change, Globalization, and Digital Technology
Scott H. Becker, PhD
*mentioned in the podcast
Scott Becker, “The Matrix and the Minotaur,” in City and Soul, Conversations with James Hillman, published by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Nicholas G. Carr, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
Nicholas G. Carr, The Glass Cage: How Our Computers are Changing Us
Richard King, Here Be Monsters: Is Technology Reducing Our Humanity?
Robert Romanyshyn, Technology as Symptom and Dream
Robert D. Romanyshyn, Victor Frankenstein, the Monster, and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies
*Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Sherry Turkle, The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir
Sherry Turkle, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Ecology and Climate Change:
Amy Brady and Tajja Isen, Editors, The World as We Knew It: Dispatches From a Changing Climate
Jack Hunter, Ecology and Spirituality: A Brief Introduction
Jeffrey T. Kiehl, Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future
Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy
*Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
James Bridle, Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence
Shelli Renee Joye, Sub-Quantum Consciousness: A Geometry of Consciousness Based Upon the Work of Karl Pribram, David Bohm, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Ralph Metzner, Ecology of Consciousness: The Alchemy of Personal, Collective, and Planetary Transformation
*James Hillman, Re-Visioning Psychology
James Hillman, The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World
James Hillman, “…And Huge is Ugly,” in Mythic Figures, Volume 6 of the Unform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman
*Scott Becker, “Aegis: In Defense of Archetypal Psychology,” in Inhuman Relations, Volume 7 of the Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman
*Michael Ortiz Hill, Dreaming the End of the Word: Apocalypse as a Rite of Passage
*Dick Russell, psychological commentary by Scott Becker, The Life and Ideas of James Hillman, Volume 1, The Making of a Psychologist
Dick Russell, The Life and Ideas of James Hillman, Volume 2, Re-Visioning Psychology
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