From your father you get your role in the social world...if he's not there [physically or emotionally] its almost impossible to relate effectively from where you are in your family to the outside world. (Campbell as qtd in Osbon 56) Because of the family I was born into, I developed a weak and flawed persona. … Continue reading Brownie Bites: The writer’s persona: get your chutzbah on!
Fundamentally the Persona is nothing real: it is a compromise between individual and society as to what a [person] should appear to be. (Jung as qtd in Frager and Fadiman, 76) The Persona, according to Jung, is the outermost expression of our consciousness and personality. Persona means "mask". It is what and how we present … Continue reading Brownie Bites:Working with the Persona
Jung writes: ‘By psyche I understand the totality of all psychic processes, conscious as well as unconscious’, (CW6 para 797) so we use the term ‘psyche’ rather than ‘mind’, since mind is used in common parlance to refer to the aspects of mental functioning which are conscious. Jung maintained that the psyche is a self-regulating … Continue reading Brownie Bites: Understanding Jung’s Theory of the Psyche
If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, … Continue reading Brownie Bites: Follow your Bliss
Disney's adaptation of the literary fairy tale for the screen led to a number of changes in the institution of the genre. Technique now takes precedence over the story, and the story is used to celebrate the technician and his means (Zipes 94). If you were to ask an average bunch of people - … Continue reading Brownie Bites: It’s Just a Fairy Tale!
"If you follow your bliss, you will always have your bliss, money or not. If you follow money, you may lose it, and you will have nothing." Joseph Campbell When I was a kid, and had fully learned how to read, books became my candy: my secret, guilty pleasure. At school, instead of attending math … Continue reading Brownie Bites: A Practicality of Becoming a Buddha
Archetypes. The word is gratuitously used and abused just as badly as archetypes themselves. Most of us associate archetypes with characters: the hero, the villain. the wicked witch, the wizard and so on. But this is often confused with other terms like stereotype or trope. For us writers, whether we work with fantastical or more … Continue reading Brownie Bites: Archetypes 101