And the story goes...A Lord returns home to his castle. His faithful wolfhound greets him with tail-wagging capering. The Lord notices blood slathered all over the dogs muzzle but the dog doesn't seem to mind or notice; he is acting completely normal. The Lord finds this strange and so hurries into his castle. He is … Continue reading Brownie bites: don’t kill the wrong thing
If the ancients were right that darkness contains intelligence and nourishment and even information, then the person who has eaten some of his or her shadow is more energetic as well as more intelligent. -- Bly The Ego, being highly selective in how it processes information, tends to either deny or defend. Hence, 'you are … Continue reading Brownie Bites: “The Shadow [archetype] knows…if we would but listen”
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