Deconstruction of Persona

A Story of the Deconstructed Persona We will, in this life, be presented with the precise experiences we require for our own transformation, a destruction of the persona, and will be led into these experiences with blurred vision because creation will present what is necessary and it is often the most trying events of our earthly life. Should we learn from and overcome these experiences, we will be transformed into a new creature.  If we fail, we fall into a psychosis from which we may or may not return. I tell you this for having lived through the walk into Dante’s inferno when I blindly stepped into a relationship with a psychotic narcissist. This chapter of my life deconstructed everything I knew about the world and humanity. His talons shredded my being, ripped through my bowels, drained me of blood and left me to the elements in a dark cavern. Each time I would reach

Press Release

THE STONES SPEAK BY NORMA BREAKEY-KLASSEN IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON IT IS A CAPTIVATING READ BY AN INSPIRING CANADIAN AUTHOR & SOCIAL WORKER THAT HAS RECEIVED A PHENOMENAL RESPONSE FROM READERS WORLDWIDE Red Deer, AB, Canada - June 29, 2017: Rising Canadian author and social worker, Norma Breakey-Klassen has released her new book titled ‘The Stones Speak’. The book is now available in stock on Amazon with worldwide shipping and it’s available in the paperback and Kindle editions. Categorized by Amazon under literature and genre fiction, the book addresses disappearing benevolence and compassion in the populace, both in a serious and whimsical manner. “This book is especially for all those who enjoy subjects such as mythology, spiritual seekers and alternative religion.” Said Norma Breakey-Klassen while talking about her new book. “This novel is my literary contribution about the condition of our world and prompting of myth as a teacher as the stones cry out

Common Sense

Common Sense: Is what we refer to as ‘common sense’ those things we deem natural, logical or obvious? How often have any one of us said “what ever happened to common sense?” “Have they no common sense?” “Just use common sense,” and any such phrases? The Oxford Concise Dictionary defines common sense as: “sound, practical sense, esp. in everyday matters.” And how do we determine what is sound or practical except via our own life experience. Does it then come to reason common sense is much varied according to each individual? What is obvious to one person is obscured or contrary to another. Many years ago I would lament with an exceptionally skilled therapist about the lack of common sense in the world. She would laugh and remind me again and again that what common sense was to me was different than it was for others. I had endured endless abuse throughout my life,

Hope

Hope: Are you breathing at this moment? Wonderful! You are alive and if we are alive, we have hope, that flickering flame wanting to be found. It beckons from the most unsuspecting places. One needs only to be awake and receptive. Sometimes, The Stones Speak. Can you dream? You have hope. Can you imagine? You have hope Can you love? You have hope

Commentary (The Stones Speak)

Commentary on The Stones Speak. Several stories of Hawaiian myth regarding Kappo and Pele exist. In this book I have taken the liberty to expound on the data thereby, without a lot of alteration, bring them into modern society. I have also taken liberty with Greek myth which I trust the reader will find amusing. There exist a few stories of golems, first, Adam in Genesis was created from mud or clay, secondly, Pandora was similarly created, thirdly, there is the story of a Jewish Rabbi, Judah Loew ben Bezalel who created a golem and was later made to destroy it and lastly, Frankenstein. Again, I have taken liberty to re-create a new golem via the wisdom of a Rabbi for the purpose of this story. This author makes no claim to have a grasp on Judaism and only hope I have done my character justice. My primary character, Kiana, periodically records notes of

Fire

Are we living in a time of regression or progression? Perhaps both at once? On the surface it appears a time of regression as we witness grandiose exhibitionism from those elected to lead. A concerted effort at creating greater chasms between class, gender, religion, wealth and power is the screaming agenda on the world plate. And how do patriarchal dogmatic ideals create such chasms? Through discriminatory policy, verbal ejaculation of nonsense, redefining truth, fuelling embers of discontent, threats, abuse of that which is the warrior, the server of mankind and corruption possible through the power of wealth. This sounds indisputably like regression. The fire is refuelled, hot, the flames licking at everyone. The fire contains both destruction and utility. What if, perhaps this is progression? Anyone with a keen sense of the human psyche is aware of peril of madness. Yes, the psyche’s thin thread is frayed and by all appearances is breaking at this

Calm Before Storm

When the stars are right We’re in for a flight, So lose your urgency, This is not an emergency. Play cat and mouse Till the mother doest' rouse. She quakes on a stage, In tuned to her rage. Dance in the moonlight, Till the stars request our flight.

T.S.Eliot “East Coker”

In order to arrive at what you do not know You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance. In order to possess what you do not possess You must go by way of dispossession. In order to arrive at what you are not You must go through the way in which you are not. And what you do not know is the only thing you know And what you own is what you do not own And where you are is where you are not. ---T.S. Eliot

Cyclops: Return to Community

CYCLOPS The one-eyed giant keeps rearing his head, well really, his eye, and peering at me through blazing fire as he is anticipating winning the gold medal in the Olympics of world domination. The eye speaks to ego, ego centrism, societal/cultural centrism, through ethnic centrism but not soul centrism, not to community. I hear the people scream “Me, Me” amid sadness, madness, all the while subscribing to the latest youthful skin cream, diet, clothing and exercise fad. Narcissism has reached exponential proportions in contemporary society. Along with narcissism, rates of mental illness and drug use are out of control. How shall we blind the one eyed cyclops? He has reached volcanic eruption as he spews out molten lava causing others to flee in fear, laughing cynically at the sight. Not all are so bold in yelling “Me” as is the cyclops however, many yell “Me” in the misery of darkness while swallowing hands full of

Be Not Afraid: Social Work Conference

Be Not Afraid: Social Work Conference Summary Orlando Pulse and the LGBTQ community weighs heavy on hearts on minds and opens the platform for a 2 days of discussion on the major atrocities of our time. Tensions and anguish of hiding behind a false mask knowing those one loves deepest may cast one asea. Lurking all about are those afraid of their own shadow so much so they scout for an innocent victim upon which to cast the monster. Do they even consider love as an option? Human trafficking, destroyed lives by opportunists with unresolved trauma. An act of deceit, abuse, manipulation, calculated manoeuvers to fill their bank accounts with the anticipation of a better life while destroying the lives of many fellow persons. Where is love? Missing women and children whose souls are remembered by loved ones always in a precarious state of the unknown. Why are they not worth an investigation? Are persons