Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Halloween Reality

Halloween Reality

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!’” – Dexter Kozen, American theoretical computer scientist and songwriter   You dare to return after the article on Halloween Fantasy?! You must be courageous, intrepid reader, or one of the many who actually enjoy being frightened, as revealed in [Continue]

Halloween Fantasy

Halloween Fantasy

“This night belongs neither to one year or the other and is, as it were, free from temporal restraint. It seems that the whole supernatural force is attracted by the seam thus left at the point where the two years join, and gathers to invade the world of men.” – Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Celtic scholar The [Continue]

Shadowdancing: Jung’s Halloween

Shadowdancing: Jung’s Halloween

“To confront a person with his Shadow is to show him his own light…anyone who perceives his Shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle.” – Dr. Carl Jung, Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology The air is crisp, the leaves are in bright finale, and the [Continue]

Horrible Life Lessons One: Heroes of Film

Horrible Life Lessons One: Heroes of Film

The air is crisping, the leaves are brightening, and the air of every grocery store, sundry-mart or drugstore has been sweetened by piles of Halloween candies. It is harvest time, and the lessons of Horror are ripe and ready to be plucked by the unwary. This month we take a look at the life lessons [Continue]

Wholesome Horror

Wholesome Horror

Horror as a genre, is like the carnival geek; it evokes ridicule, misunderstanding and has had a history of being looked down upon by the masses. But to some, like me, it’s way cool. In recent years, shows like The Walking Dead have brought the horrific from the shadows and at least onto cable. Entire [Continue]

Keith Karabin: Uncut. Uncensored. Unmasked.

Keith Karabin: Uncut. Uncensored. Unmasked.

I was recently honored to be spotlighted in a graduate school project by an anonymous future colleague. Aside from being humbled by her regard, I was actually inspired by her questions. As you will read, they were thoughtful and insightful and prompted me to prattle on about myself as a therapist. I thought you would [Continue]

For Love of Fear

For Love of Fear

“Humans are the only creatures that actively seek out fearful experiences. We take roller coaster rides. We skydive. We go to scary movies. We even pay money to do these things.” – Dirk Eitzen The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image Like most married Americans, I watch television with my wife. We usually [Continue]

Psychotherapy Horror Stories

Psychotherapy Horror Stories

It’s October and I’ve got Horror on my mind. Horror, as a genre, can be one of the most diverse and controversial storytelling styles for the simple fact that it is a pusher; a boundary pusher, a moré pusher, a comfort zone pusher. Horror exists on the other side of where we live. It’s part [Continue]

I Have a Halloweener

I Have a Halloweener

I love Halloween. Surprised? Why? Because it says on the homepage that I’m a Christian? Shouldn’t I shut my doors, turn off the lights, and curse the heathens in the darkness? Isn’t that what Christians do on Halloween? Maybe some do. Not this guy. Why? Because Halloween is as much about worshiping Satan as any [Continue]

A Final October Treat

A Final October Treat

October began with an attempt at writing Horror. I genre I love, and had little experience with. I end October the same way. This Halloween treat is my flavor of Noir, thanks to one Channel Noir; a blog that I love to lurk. I was reminded of this Noir Flash Fiction contest by way of Are You [Continue]

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