American Soul, Myth, Active Imagination, and Amplification to understand Political issues

I recently finished reading,¬†American Soul: A Cultural Narrative.¬†It was not easy to read but offered an important¬†and unique way of looking at large scale traumatic events. The author, Ronald Schenk, states in the intro, “American soul is a book based on psychology, and as the psyche is in an indefinable concept in itself, it reflects…

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Is #America stuck in the forest #hunting #monsters?

Three new ideas came to light this week; reimagining a mythic narrative as a means for getting unstuck, using myth as a way to navigate between the known and the unknown, reinterpreting the words in a myth to discover parallel narratives. Recently I¬†started thinking about¬†Gilgamesh‚Äôs conquest over Humbaba. (See pervious post) There are multiple references…

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Gilgamesh, the oldest #poem, a story with #ancient #wisdom

Gilgamesh¬†(ūíĄĎūíāÜūíą¶¬†/ňą…°…™l.…°…ô.m…õ É/;¬†GilgameŇ°) was a king of¬†Uruk,¬†Mesopotamia, who lived sometime between 2800 and 2500 BC.[1]¬†He is the main character in the¬†Epic of Gilgamesh, a Mesopotamian poem that is considered the first great work of literature.[2]¬†– Wiki The part of Gilgamesh that stuck out the most to me was how the two warriors encouraged each other to conquer…

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