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John Welwood

John Welwood is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author of Journey of the Heart: Intimate Relationship and the Path of Love. His latest book, Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life as Spiritual Path, will be published by Shambhala in the fall. He lives in San Francisco.

— From April 1992
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Reopening The Wound

Reflections On Oliver Stone’s JFK

I’ve never been as strongly affected by a movie as I was by Oliver Stone’s JFK. Although Stone takes artistic liberties in weaving together the disturbing facts surrounding Kennedy’s assassination and its subsequent investigation, I found his central thesis — that Kennedy’s death was part of a well-orchestrated plot reaching into the highest levels of our government — not only plausible, but compelling.

April 1992
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Depression As A Loss Of Heart

Our materialistic culture breeds depression by promoting distorted and unattainable goals for human life. And our commonly held psychological theories make it hard for people to make direct contact with depression as a living experience, by framing it as an objective “mental disorder” to be quickly eliminated.

June 1988
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