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ashen-venema's picture
Jun.21.2013
Before I went to bed last night I asked for a dream, as I do when I want guidance from my unconscious. After all, the greater part of our psyche is out of sight, submerged, with only the top in view, which is why Freud used the image of an iceberg to depict the psyche, the submerged part having...
kim-packard's picture
Apr.22.2013
I was asked a rhetorical question recently while visiting a photography exhibit how I would like to be represented in a portrait, which got me thinking as I envisioned Pinkie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinkie_%28Lawrence_painting%29  by Thomas Lawrence and The Blue Boy http://en.wikipedia.org/...
ashen-venema's picture
Feb.19.2013
     Less than 80 years ago, across the world, only about 200 televisions sets were in use. Today, a simulated reality confronts us with our collective mind. A click away, we sample the zeitgeist and witness some disturbing trends, like the continuous robbery of world resources. How...
kim-packard's picture
Feb.04.2013
I never was one for Freud (who seems to have interpreted almost everything in terms of libido and the death drive) but Jung doesn't have a profound attraction for me either, maybe because they're both into dream analysis and I don't believe that symbols are universal. I somehow doubt that the...
ashen-venema's picture
Jan.12.2013
  Literature thrives on flawed characters. With the sinister Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, for example, Emily Bronte tapped into the shadowy aspect of masculinity. C G Jung calls the latent masculine within women the Animus. Both in its light and dark aspects, this archetypal...
monty-heying's picture
Dec.29.2012
Although Ernest Hemingway's early short stories are more florid, his style became almost journalistic, with writing that draws you into the current of the story before you realize it. He was a master of understatement; hyperbole was not Hem. His best prose is light and airy, almost dreamlike. His...
bob-mustin's picture
May.24.2012
I've just finished writing a scene for my medieval historical novel - a scene I'd been dreading. It has to do with a famed debate between two philosopher/thinkers, and nothing much had been written about the debate in history's annals. image via pen.org   This has come up before -...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Mar.14.2011
So, history is moving with a type of terminal velocity right now and I've got a few personal thoughts that I think I'd like to share. Something gruesome is happening and somehow we need to accept, appreciate and consider the impending beauty. Lately when I watch the news or read the paper I find my...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Feb.04.2011
From that little bunny that pops out of the magician’s hat? From dragons who’ve run out of knights to fight? From bookies who moonlight as creative content dispensers? Ya think?? One of the most common sources claimed for the brilliant ideas writers sometimes display is the fabled Muse. I’ll come...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Jan.11.2011
I started a new project, finally, months ago while in Austin, Texas. The idea had been rattling next to me asking for my attention for quite some time but synthesis can be hard for me. I was at a loss for two years as to what was next. Where would I focus my attention? When I feel that way every...