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Stagnated and uncompleted Cycles/Transitions

Unattended tensions broulliages, and painful or unbearable losses in Western families (e.g. children or one parent deceased) frequently result in stagnated or uncompleted transitions (life transitions). Virtuous cycles in social systems may turn into ‘vicious cycles’. What is not good

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Domestic Harmony & Violence, Family & Community Continuity, Rituals of Passage and Affliction


We, westerners, are collectively suffering from ‘anorexia natura’. …to express ‘eternal love’ to your ‘just met love of your life’ seemsm preposterous. To find the ideal partner, to search for your soulmate, to surf the net for years for the

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Complementary female-male worlds, Domestic Harmony & Violence, Gender Complementarity

Young Men’s Deviance as Feedback to System Error

Until recently I struggled with some missing link in my three decades of clinical fieldwork research among and lecturing/writing about young men in trouble. Their disordering communication patterns (deviancy) had some important meaning. It signaled something vital for the context

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Domestic Harmony & Violence, Epistemology, Family & Community Continuity, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems

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