Category Archives: Archetypes

Another Kind of Echo

So many kinds of echoes in the world. It’s no wonder the story of Echo and Narcissus has lasted so long.  We humans have more than one archetypal resonance with that word.  I can almost hear it echoing through my … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Echo

So the challenge for Tuesday, December 10, thrown down by Merril D. Smith is to write  about echoes for our lesson on Poetics at the virtual pub for poets I like to frequent.  As it happens, I’ve written a couple … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo # 23 Cartomancy

I pulled the High priestess from my Ryder Waite tarot deck.  It’s the deck I learned to tell the cards with and its still my favorite because it incorporates so many plain, simple and universal symbols.  However, I have a … Continue reading

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Poem for the New Year

New Year’s Eve   Clay is fired to make a pot. The pot’s use comes from emptiness. ~ Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu   Already, dawn breaks earlier. Day lengthens, quickening to light as sun pulls in her tether … Continue reading

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Another Word on Nonsense…

“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” ~e.e. cummings Archetypically, nonsense can be thought of as one of the Trickster’s devices. The Trickster, as you may know, manifests mythically in dozens of cultures around the world. In Jungian terms the trickster … Continue reading

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“Tammy” – No Rotten Tomatoes Here!

I love Melissa McCarthy. She rescued Brides from banality, made me laugh out loud in Identity Theft and cheer (again aloud) in Heat. I think she’s the best comedian to come down the pike in a long time.   Her comedic … Continue reading

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“The path goes ever on and on…”

I’ve recently become a SoulCollage® facilitator, which means I can teach Seena Frost’s  process for creating a personal deck of cards – each representing a different part of one’s personality. Each card focuses on an aspect of one’s life – … Continue reading

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Mud

If you’ve ever visited my website, you know I have an affinity for mud – primal ooze, earth mixed with water, prima materia, the basic stuff from which we spring.  So I could hardly pass up a movie called Mud! … Continue reading

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My Totem Animal

Author’s Note: Lately, my art partner Michelle Anglin and I have been exploring Native American trickster stories in our art blog Two Twitch A Tale. At the same time I am re-reading Lewis Hyde’s amazing book, Trickster Makes This World … Continue reading

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Magdalene as Sophia

“she[Wisdom] is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness.” Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 Among her other attributes Mary Magdalene is often pictured with a book.  It’s one of the … Continue reading

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