Looking at Art with Campbell and Jung
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?
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 Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance
The Drawing Lesson: I am greatly honoured to have The Trilogy of Remembrance [The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing] included in a list of fifteen other novels which contain mythic themes. The list is prepared by the Joseph Campbell Foundation and may be found right here. Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman and JRR […]
My Nikola Tesla Encounter in CyberSpace
Come and enjoy a little fantasy. Do you believe that fictional characters could exist outside the covers of a novel? If not, meet Alexander Wainwright who wants to take you time-travelling. Alexander Wainwright: This is the first time I’ve actually tried to find a person in CyberSpace. Truthfully, I really have no idea how […]
NIGHT CROSSING ~ A Meeting of Significance.
Night Crossing A story by Alexander Wainwright, landscape painter. #Novels #shortstories #painting #synchronicity Have you ever misjudged someone so utterly and completely that you question your own sanity and senses? You write someone off as a hostile curmudgeon when he or she is actually only painfully shy and in need of a kind word? […]