New book by Philip Kenney

The Writer's Crucible Meditations on Emotion, Being and Creativity

Phil Kenney

Philip Kenney is a practicing psychotherapist in Portland, Oregon. He did his post-graduate work in British Object Relations at the Washington D.C. School of Psychiatry and has taught Self Psychology as part of his private practice. A long time meditator and poet, Mr. Kenney is the author of the novel, Radiance, and a collection of poetry, Where Roses Bloom. He strives to bring together the worlds of psychology, creativity and spirituality in his work and is the author of a new book on those subjects entitled, The Writer's Crucible: Meditations on Emotion, Being and Creativity.

Archive for February, 2013

February 14, 2013

Making Peace

When I was a boy growing up in Ohio, my friends and I spent most days in the wooded gorge behind our houses playing war. We didn’t have sophisticated toy guns like today’s kids. In fact, most of us used our baseball bats for pretend rifles as we scaled the slopes of the gorge killing … + read more

February 13, 2013

Thoughts on Violence 2

In the years following the Second World War, years of intoxication and liberation, Albert Camus spoke to his French countryman with thoughtfulness and sobriety. What he said was beautifully captured in a New Yorker article written by Adam Gopnik in April of 2012. Camus was well aware of the debate raging between communists and right … + read more

February 12, 2013

Thoughts on Violence

I call it cruel and maybe the root of all cruelty to know what occurs but not recognize the fact. William Stafford A few years back, I took my oldest son, Joey, to his first professional basketball game. Joey was about ten at the time and really eager to see his hometown Portland Trail Blazers, … + read more

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