Saturday, March 03, 2007

My Heroes and Heroine






































This is my Hero swap parcel I put together for my partner.

I have never scrapped booked before and when I joined the swap it was the idea of thinking about who my heroes are.

My husband thinks my stuff looks like a school project and that I need to go on a course.

Well I hope my partner will enjoy it.

Brief Biography*

Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist, and founder of analytical psychology. Jung met Sigmund Frued in 1907, and became the first president of the International Psychoanalytic Association when it was formed. He broke with Freud in 1912, when Jung published his revolutionary Psychology of the Unconscious, which postulated two dimensions of the unconscious -- the personal (repressed or forgotten content of an individual's mental and material life), and what he termed the collective unconscious (those acts and mental patterns shared either by members of a culture or universally by all human beings). Under certain conditions these manifest themselves as archetypes -- images, patterns, and symbols that are often seen in dreams or fantasies and that appear as themes in mythology, religion, and fairy tales. In Psychological Types (1921) Jung elucidated extroversion and introversion. He held the most significant task for any person to be the achievement of harmony between the conscious and the unconscious. The definitive edition of his collected works in English translation was published between 1951 and 1979. *This article from Encyclopeia.com

"Leslie Kenton...
is one expert who can genuinely be described as pioneering and visionary
"

[TIME OUT, LONDON]

Leslie has always insisted that real health comes from within and that the only true ‘guru’ is the individual human soul.

Award winning writer, novelist, broadcaster, lecturer, social activist and shamanic practitioner, Leslie, daughter of jazz musician Stan Kenton, is well known for her work in journalism and television world-wide. A living example of health and vitality, Leslie has been described as ‘the most original voice in health and beauty’ and ‘the guru of health and fitness’.


Leo F. Buscaglia (1924 -1998)

Buscaglia was teaching in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California in the late 1960s when one of his students committed suicide. She had been one of the sets of "kind eyeballs" he always looked for in the large auditorium, because her responses showed him that at least one student was hearing what he said, so the news that she killed herself had a great impact on him. ["What are we doing stuffing facts into people and forgetting that they are human beings?"] This incident led him to form a non-credit class titled Love 1A. There were no grades. (How could you potentially fail someone in this class? That wouldn't be very loving!) The class led to lectures and a manuscript loosely based on what was shared in those weekly classes. The book found a publisher - and an author surprised to find that the simple title LOVE had never previously been claimed, allowing him to say "I have the copyright on LOVE!" Buscaglia said he never taught this class, only facilitated it, adding that he learned as much as anyone. Someone from a Public Broadcasting System affiliate heard one of his talks and arranged to tape a later presentation, eventually showing it during a pledge drive. The response was so strong that it was presented to the national office for consideration. There was great resistance, because a professor simply standing at a podium lecturing was considered old-fashioned, something from the old days of "educational television." Still, the message and delivery were so compelling that they gave it a try, and Leo Buscaglia's warm presentations touched viewers' hearts through the cool medium of television nearly as effectively as they did in person. He has been called the "granddaddy of motivational speakers" on television. His simple message delivered in a dynamic style made him a popular guest on television talk shows, as well as on the lecture circuit. At one time five of his books were on The New York Times Best Sellers List simultaneously.

"Life is our greatest possession and love its greatest affirmation."

Information from the following sites:
http://www.studiocleo.com/librarie/jung/jungpage.html
http://www.lesliekenton.com/home.htm
http://www.buscaglia.com/default.htm
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