When Darkness Offers A Light

When Darkness Offers A Light

The Kraken is known to be a destructive force; although here it’s a helpful presence offering a much-needed light in the darkness. A sense of isolation is palpable but only from humankind. Krakens are a recurring theme for me and represent an emotional daemon which lurks in the depths of the subconscious. Symbolically speaking, the water correlates to the emotional life, and all that gets stored through feeling. As a guardian of what lies on the bottom of the ocean floor (the very foundation of our emotional life), the Kraken is often symbolic of a particular emotional state. A state which includes rage directed towards someone who has sailed into dangerous waters. If we felt the need to release the mythical beast from the depths there is usually a sailor within close range; a sailor who can probably sense what lurks beneath or at the very least he’ll have heard rumours about its existence.

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Rapunzel As An Expression of The Creative Process

Rapunzel As An Expression of The Creative Process

The story begins with a pregnant woman, hormonal cravings, and an accommodating husband. Symbolically speaking, pregnancy is the gestation of a creation and so it's possible that the story of Rapunzel is an expression of one of the many ways the whole creative process can manifest. What I mean is, there's a description contained within the story of an actual creative process. This does not mean that ALL creative processes follow this same mythic path; it is just one of many possibilities, and IF the story resonates with you, it may be similar to your own story from a psycho-philosophical perspective.

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