Brownie Bites: The writer’s persona: get your chutzbah on!

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!

Brownie Bites:Working with the Persona

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

Brownie Bites: Understanding Jung’s Theory of the Psyche

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

Brownie Bites: It’s Just a Fairy Tale!

  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!

Brownie Bites: A Practicality of Becoming a Buddha

"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

Brownie Bites: Archetypes 101

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