“Mencius and My Mother’s Love” I will believe, with Mencius,
that my inherent nature is to love,
as it is the inherent nature of water
for it to flow downstream. Read More »
“Helping the Children of Mothers with Schizophrenia” I remember back in 1960 attending a lecture by a visiting psychiatric dignitary, I believe it was E.J. Anthony. His subject was the children of schizophrenic mothers. Read More »
“Would That We Were All Philomators!” There were seven Cleopatras, the last one – the one of our fantasies – was Cleopatra VII, the last queen of Egypt. The name is Macedonian meaning “Famous in her Father.” Read More »
“The Goddess in the Home” If we really believed our mothers deeply loved us – if we Knew their Souls – there would be little need to venture beyond her to the Unknown, no need to seek a goddess out There. For she would be as a goddess in the home. Read More »
“A Life of Cantillation” Wouldn’t it be wonderful
– even if a miracle
beyond your present belief –
to Feel totally loved
– Beloved –
by your mother? Read More »
“Thoughts Inspired by John Donne” "I am a little world made cunningly
Of elements and an angelic sprite."
- John Donne, "Holy Sonnets"
The “angelic sprite”
our Soul, our Jen,
our Matrophilia. Read More »
“The Japanese Mother and the Law of Harmonious Flow” Richard Storry writes of the “devoted attention given, throughout its waking hours, to the Japanese child by the mother,” noting that “the conscious and unconscious Japanese memory of childhood in Arcadia depends surely on the constant proximity, concern, and availability of the mother.” Read More »
“Stagefright and the Mother’s Song” So-called stagefright
is audience fear.
And, basically, the audience
is always your mother.
So it is to them as her
that you sing. Read More »
Video: How Matrophilial Is It? All that matters in a work of art, if it is really to help us, is how how matrophilial it is: how much does it bring us closer to our mother's love? Read More »
“This Rock” This rock has come from the magma which gave it birth into our earthly world. Read More »