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Looking at Art with Campbell and Jung


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A psychiatrist and mythologist walked into an art gallery together. They are the wise sherpas pointing out new ways of “seeing” the brushstrokes as soul stirring messages. Why do I turn to Dr. Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and Joseph Campbell, the mythologist, when I’m looking at art? In addition to his lifelong clinical practice, Jung […]

Inspiration~Mystic or Psychotic?


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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 […]

DEATH IN VENICE


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#ThomasMann #DeathinVenice #literature #mythicthemes #art #JosephCampbellFoundation   HAVE YOU EVER DISCOVERED an entirely unknown part of yourself? Something so surprising that you are shocked beyond belief? And what if it is an irrational passionate longing of which you can tell no one? If so, you have experienced the essence of Death in Venice by Thomas […]

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 […]

SPIRITUALITY ~ in the ARTS


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We hear lots of talk about spirituality but what is it—really? Probably everyone has some definition—so here is mine just for me. Of course, it’s yours if you like it. Spirituality is that search for something I can rarely see. But somehow I’m convinced that a hint of something meaningful lies beneath, beyond or behind […]