I’m working through the intro of my scholarly paper on myth for my 1st quarter at Pacifica. It needs to be 300 words and include:
- A hook. Why does someone what to read this paper? Something distinctive and unique.
- Ontology: The branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being. The reality starting point – the reality of the creative psyche as defined in depth psychology. Art – being the product of the conscience and unconscious mind has a reality and can generate knowledge
- Epistemology: the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope.The meaning making potential of the archetypal unconscious we can see patterns and make meaning.
- Methodology: a system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity. Depth psychology methods of active imaginations etc.
My first draft of the 300 word intro…
My film is a new vehicle for the Goddess to evoke, inspire, and empower in a growing digital environment. It’s a story of my journey and creative conversations with the Goddess. The process of making a film about the Inanna myth allowed me to embody and strengthen the psychological reality of the goddess archetype with in my own psyche. The film started with illustrations of the Inanna myth from several active imagination methods. I used amplification and personal associations with the star symbol to add variety to the images. I deepened my research of Inanna by drawing the 80’s cartoon adaption, Jem and the Holograms. I made a digital print, my own version, of the cartoon characters; Jem, Synergy, and Jerrica. This print was put on display and purchased within a few hours by a young female astrophysicist. Our immediate connection through the character of Jem, and the exchange of the artwork, was magical. The brief interaction led me to the realization that embodying the Goddess is a powerful tool for women working in traditionally male dominated industries. Looking through my past art, with a newly expanded psyche, I realized the Goddess had been emerging for some time in my drawings and paintings. I discovered themes in my art of the Goddess floating, flying, and falling on earth, water, and sky. The unique collection of Goddess images, in the film, range from past to present and from abstract to representational. I add and subtract layers upon layers of goddess imagery in rhythmic patterns, like different faces of a rotating diamond, so that the multiplicity of the Goddess can be seen. My film bridges thousands of years of technological advances in communication, since the story of Inanna, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, was first recorded in clay.