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’s conquest over Humbaba. (See pervious post) There are multiple references…

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

Gilgamesh (𒄑𒂆𒈦 /ˈɡɪl.ɡə.mɛʃ/; Gilgameš) 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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