Fanning the Flames of Self

Jung’s students included Joseph Campbell (mythology), and Campbell’s students included George Lucas (cinema, specifically the “Star Wars” mythos).

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An exegesis on my piece ‘The Long Journey Home’ published in Antithesis Journal volume 26. ‘Liminal’.

Million feulèd, | nature’s bonfire burns on.
But quench her bonniest, dearest | to her, her clearest selvèd spark
Man, how fast his firedint, | his mark on mind is gone!
– Gerard Manley Hopkins, That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection

i. The Long Journey

Inspired by a pantheon of literary talent both near and far, my thoughts regarding a topic for the final piece of my creative nonfiction writing course wore many faces, and took me on a winding—and often circular—path. Its composition became of paramount importance to me almost from the outset; although I’d completed many interesting subjects, gained important skills and created numerous works to be proud of throughout my MA, there was something different—and significant on a personal level—about the workshop I…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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