In past shows the topic of men and archetypes has been discussed and recently in an interview with Dr. Paul Dobranski, author King, Warrior, Magician, and Lover in the Opposite Sex: How to Instantly Recognize Your One True Life Partner. After that show, a couple listeners sent a message requesting to have discussions about the feminine archetypes. It’s fortunate that Dr. Carmen Boulter’s book Angels and Archetypes: An Evolutionary Map of Feminine Consciousness has just come back into print. This 1997 publication examines an original system and framework for understanding the mythology of the 22 goddesses and the relevance to modern women. For the past 5000 years, the culture has supported the masculine archetype, and thing are not exactly going in the right direction. Greed is rampant, conspicuous theft, deliberate poisoning in plain sight of the air, food and water. Orwellian nightmares of voting for the labeling of poisoned food.
We talk with Dr Carmen Boulter about the importance of understanding the feminine archetype that exists in psychological structures not only within women but also within men. Professor Eric Larsen’s Fifth and Final Essay, a must read. I think that the fault that the great propaganda machine is still working is our fault. I think that the fault lies with you, me, with us. It lies with us thanks to our impotence-thinking and our impotence- writing, where sounding good passes itself off as doing good. The fault lies with us thanks to our intellectual laziness and to our obscenely bad educations. It lies with us because—Searle was right—we are so logic-challenged that we behave like children and think we’re wizards. It lies with us because we’re really, really bad at science: We don’t understand it, don’t know what it is, don’t know how it works. The fault lies with us because we’re unsophisticated, unobservant, illogical, and unscientific enough to have been played for suckers—first by one side, then by another side, then by a third—for more than a decade, quarreling and fussing among ourselves while our wealth is stolen, our nation dismantled, and our culture turned ever more surely to swill.
On another topic, as you may know, unfortunately WBAI is still not functioning at full capacity. The phones are still down. From the The National Federation of Broadcasters: Help for WFMU and WBAI. Two NFCB member stations suffered severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, and they could use help from the rest of our community. WFMU and WBAI were both hard hit and insurance will cover little or none of the damage. We have been unable to get a blanket waiver from the FCC so that you could fundraise on your air for them, but there are ways you can help them.
1. Request a waiver from the FCC so that you can devote an hour or a day to fundraising. The instructions are on this page: transition.fcc.gov/mb/audio/. Scroll down down down until you get to Headlines and then open the first document:
Media Bureau Announces Procedures for Obtaining Commission Approval for NCE Station Fundraising to Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts. Follow the instructions and be very specific.
2. Put a link on your website for each station and suggest that your listeners visit the site to find out how they can help. (You are not violating FCC regulations as long as you are not interrupting your regular programming to fundraise for another nonprofit. An occasional announcement about community radio stations needing help and a reference to your website is not an interruption). WFMU’s site is /www.wfmu.org/marathon WBAI’s is www.wbai.org