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Addressing Fractionation: Principles for Arbitrating the “Common Good”

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. Introduction 1. Fractionation There is an urgent need for healing the divisive separation of people, societies, and nations. A continuation of the present intentional and unintentional “fractionation” forebodes a tragic future. Humans and the institutions they have created for collective living, now threaten life and lives as they assert selective group […]

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World Order and Disorder: The “Games” and “Gambles” of Life and Lives

Anthony J. Marsella Ph.D. [themify_quote]More than Nations . . .[/themify_quote] Contrary to the widespread myth, nations are not the sole source of massive international political, economic, and social international events, forces, and changes. It is true the story of history is often told with nations as the grand hand behind unfolding events. Reality, however, is […]

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“Total War:” Weaponizing and Exporting USA Popular Culture

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. [themify_quote]Coda: It is WRONG — morally, ethically, legally — for any nation or people to pursue political, economic, and/or cultural interests, security and safety by openly or insidiously imposing upon any other nation or people, a form of political, economic, culture (e.g., values, religion, language), and/or military invasion, occupation, and control that serves […]

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In Pursuit of Peace: The Cosmic Nature of Our Inner and Outer Journey

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. Marsella, A.J. (2011), The Journal of Oriental Studies, 21, 148-163 Abstract “Fission” and “fusion” are the most basic principles used to explain the creation and evolution of our universe. From that moment—13.7 billion years ago—when all existing matter, particles, and energy exploded across time and space, “fission” and “fusion” have remained […]

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In Pursuit of Peace: The Cosmic Nature of Our Inner and Outer Journey

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. Marsella, A.J. (2011), The Journal of Oriental Studies, 21, 148-163 Abstract “Fission” and “fusion” are the most basic principles used to explain the creation and evolution of our universe. From that moment—13.7 billion years ago—when all existing matter, particles, and energy exploded across time and space, “fission” and “fusion” have remained […]

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“Becoming Mars”: Destruction of Life on Earth

Dr Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. [themify_quote]Reflections of Robert J. Burrowes’ Essay: “Life on Earth is Dying”[/themify_quote] Robert J. Burrowes’ article, “Life on Earth is Dying’” (Transcend Media Service, Dec 12, 2016) is one of the most important articles of our times. Burrowes writes with informed conviction of the disastrous consequences of humankind’s presence and actions […]

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“Becoming Mars”: Destruction of Life on Earth

Dr Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. [themify_quote]Reflections of Robert J. Burrowes’ Essay: “Life on Earth is Dying”[/themify_quote] Robert J. Burrowes’ article, “Life on Earth is Dying’” (Transcend Media Service, Dec 12, 2016) is one of the most important articles of our times. Burrowes writes with informed conviction of the disastrous consequences of humankind’s presence and actions […]

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Conscience and Consciousness

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. “Call to Conscience” The “Call to Conscience,” advocated by Professor Michael D’Andrea, and now widely accepted by members of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) as a requirement for counselor training, is a noble call, sanctified and consecrated by the sacrifices of peacemakers. With uncommon courage and conviction, notable peacemakers, including Martin […]

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Popular American (USA) Culture: A Dysfunctional and Destructive Life Context

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. We are — amidst pauses and respites for comfort from pizza, beer, shopping, TV football games, and “unreality” shows — caught in a bewildering and conflicted response to the world about us. We are aware something is wrong — unfamiliar, strange, frightening – but we cannot seem to grasp its sources. […]

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The United States of America: A “Culture of Violence”

Anthony Marsella, Ph.D. November 9, 2012 Charting a “Culture of Violence:” Causes and Consequences As the immediate emotions of the presidential elections pass — the euphoria and elation of the winners, the grief, despair, anger of the losers — the harsh realities of daily life once again emerge. Among these is the widespread violence that […]