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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 […]

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 […]

WELCOME ~ Art, Literature and The Examined Life


Art, literature, the examined life, artists, writers, novelists, philosophy, Socrates, Rodin, time travel, sculpture, what is art, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Osgoode Trilogy, Alexander Wainwright

 #art #literature #examined life Art, Literature and the Examined Life Welcome to… The MARY E. MARTIN TRILOGIES BLOG —the place for thought provoking ideas and lively discussion about art, literature and the examined life. Hope you’ll subscribe to this blog. Just fill in the form to your right. Why? If you love…         […]

THE DRAWING LESSON ~ PROLOGUE


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The Drawing Lesson, the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance ~Prologue A figure, drenched in the rain, stamped his feet and banged impatiently on the door of my gallery, Helmsworth and Son. When I unlocked it, Britain’s finest landscape artist, Alexander Wainwright, stormed in and towered over me.   I asked as mildly as I […]