In taking a closer look at myths, symbols and human experience across all human cultures one might notice identical patterns, similar narrative themes, as well as comparable symbols and experiences returning time after time. The term used to describe universal tropes of human patterning across time is, of course, archetype. An archetype binds the experience […]
In the early morning, when our land wins back its turn to bathe, there is as yet only the clutter of possibility. Thrown into this clean light we weep for appetites, for desires, so far in excess of an unknown self. In the rising morning, where there is play and knocks and hope, knocks give […]
Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
Semiotics originates mainly in the work of two people, Ferdinand de Saussure, and Charles Peirce. Their ideas are quite closely related, but exhibit some differences. [ … ] Saussure showed that language is made up of signs (like words) which communicate meanings, and he expected that all kinds of other things which communicate meanings could […]
This essay links authority and transference in a couple of ways: first there is the relation between psychoanalytic authorities and the methodological application of transference; second, there is the relation between psychoanalytic discourse and power differentials between therapist and client, and discourse to subject of discourse. For introduction purposes the following concepts will require definition: […]
Five main questions surfaced for me as I closely read the thoughtful and considered paper on transformative reversal and its brim-full of literary examples of a methodological application, transformative reversal.
In English versions of the work of Nietzsche, “Übermensch” is often translated as “Superman” or “Overman”. The term “Superman” has many simplistic connotatives as a result of the comic book hero in popular culture, so for most scholars today, “Overman” is the more suitable term. “Overman” refers to Nietzsche’s conception of a person who has […]
1. You already hold the answer to life’s questions. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” “When I let go of what […]
Always resist any descent into depersonalisation or the automation of your informed choices. Do so by embracing your inner hero, dare to exert your splendid humanity never more than in the face of structures of depersonalisation or inhumane machinations.
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like. Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them […]