Smashing Coconuts to Honor Lord Ganesh

There I was in front of a neatly stacked pyramid of coconuts.  Parts of them appeared to have been sprinkled with turmeric water and there were tiny yellow chrysanthemums tucked here and there.   Behind me was a small altar, carefully arranged with offerings of rice, lemons and bananas with incense burning and more coconuts awaiting Lord… Read More »

Reuniting With Your True or Lost Self

From time to time,  I will see in my therapy room people who have little notion of who they really are.  By that I mean they have never differentiated into their real selves, nor even started individuation. What is the real self, you might ask? In a nutshell, it is an integration of your very… Read More »

My Celebration Of Saint Mary Magdalene In Vezelay

Every year when July 22 comes around, besides being reminded that I have only one month left before my birthday in August,I always think about celebrating the feast day of Mary Magdalene.  I have done this several times at La Sainte Baume Saint Maximin, in the south of France, which remains one of my favourite… Read More »

Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Cité Universitaire is really a unique and fabulous residential campus, probably the only one of its kind in the world! At any given time, it houses over 12, 000 university students from 140  different nationalities in an immense lovely landscaped park  in southern Paris. What started in 1920 as a beautiful, conscientious and noble idea… Read More »