Friday, September 03, 2010

All About the Archetypes

Can You Spot Them?

Persephone? Demeter? Hecate? Hades? Neptune?

Some things that you don't think you're going to enjoy, you enjoy. That's what makes it all interesting


Teacats said...

Actually it is all about yet another film of teenage angst and misery -- a la Disney shows.

I still recommend the movies "Mistress of Spices" and "The Last Legion" ....

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Anonymous said...

When I was in grad school, my mates and I did a few dream groups together and it was fascinating how this added dimension, outside of our curriculum, infused everything from that point on. I remember one of those uber-mundane experiences/ conversations we had while walking across a parking lot, on our way to class. We were bandying about the idea of "modern archetypes" and what exactly that meant, apart from traditional ones.

The theme of modern archetypes is a current thread in the weaving loom, along with such textural fibers as holographs, fractals, multiverse(s), space-time continuum as a wrap-around loop, and this brilliant post (especially the last para):

For me, spotting the old archetypes helps as a starting point, yet continues as a question about how they have reconfigured themselves, and will continue to do so, within a loop of ever-streaming ever-recombining energies. Reclaiming, in this instance, is about recognizing that the "panel" of traditional archetypes are just *one* (of many possible) stop-action photos along the way - which appears to separate out particular embodiment of dynamics in a particular way. Alacrity means being able to move your visual expectations from there. Then suddenly, notions like fate and lots are replaced by choice. In which case, the space-time loop just got a whole lot more interesting.

I always wonder what their new names would be.
What would they call themselves?

Analae said...

Agreed. I liked Greta. And @Teacats - Mistress of Spices is phenomenal!