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Inspiration~Mystic or Psychotic?


Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, mysticism, mystic, psychology, psychotic, electroshock therapy, mental hospitals, creativity, inspiration, novels, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Osgoode Trilogy, Art, literature.

Who hasn’t found inspiration in the writings of Joseph Campbell, the great mythologist or Carl Jung, the wise and worldly psychiatrist? Certainly I’ve spent a lifetime pondering their thoughts. Both Campbell and Jung have written about possible connections between psychosis/schizophrenia and mysticism. And so, I found that suddenly this train of thought popped up in […]

THE PATRON AND THE MUSE


muse, patron, art, Tchaikovsky, music, William Blake, poetry, painting. The Trilogy of Remembrance, Joseph Campbell Foundation, visionary artist, visions.

#muse #patron #art, #Tchaikovsky #music, #William Blake, #poetry, #painting. Where is my patron? Where goes my muse? How many times has an artist cried out, “If only I had a patron, I would not have to starve, but could dedicate my life to my art with some degree of comfort.”  So goes the litany of […]

Photography ~ To Capture a Moment in Time


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#photography #art #BerniceAbbott #DorotheaLange #JacquesHenriLartigue #TrilogyofRemembrance #time #philosophy What is it about photography that gets people talking about TIME? We ask ~ Is there a past, present and future? Are they all really one? Does time even exist or is it just a figment of our imagination? A convenient way of thinking about and measuring […]

DEATH IN VENICE


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#ThomasMann #DeathinVenice #literature #mythicthemes #art #JosephCampbellFoundation Do you know the great novella by Thomas Mann, Death in Venice? If you haven’t read it, you may well have seen the movie. When I was in Venice almost fifteen years ago, I was haunted by that story as I wandered through the narrow, twisting calles. I spent […]

Chagall ~ Art as a Joyous Fantasy


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Chagall ~ Gallery Hopping     Off to see the paintings of MARC CHAGALL. His life seems a joyous fantasy expressed in his paintings and stained glass. Chagall said—that he lived and created with one foot dipped in the waters of the subconscious and the other on terra firma in this reality. With such talk […]

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