Volume 3, August 2017
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Table of Contents
Cover Photograph by John Knight Lundwall, Ph.D (iii)
Buddhist Relief, Ajanta Cave Complex, Aurangabad, India.
By John Knight Lundwall, Ph.D.
“Forever Green” and “The Dance”. (1)
By Dale Foye.
Foretelling the Past: The Dream of Nativity as Archetypal Defense Against the Reality of Crucifixion (3)
By John Bonaduce—This paper explores the the Christian birth narrative as an echo of the crucifixion narrative, as the author proposes “that the ‘silent night, holy night’ of a manger birth amounts to a retelling of a death on the cross: the Passion of Jesus Christ retold as a birth narrative in the language of a traumatized eye witness to his execution.”
“Rain King”, “Ode to a Deer”, “Son of Jung” (17)
By Andrew Winegarner—Graphic novel images.
The Devil and His Grandmother (20)
By Andrew Winegarner—An essay that explores the symbols of a Germanic fairytale as an expression of a person experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the plot of the story as the psychological dynamics of healing.
Exploring Three Sufi Women’s Journeys and the Sufi Path (31)
By Janet Bubar Rich, Ph.D.—This paper focuses on Sufism, or Islamic mysticism, which offers a path to a unity of being through love. Three Sufi women’s journeys are put forward with the hope that a better understanding of each other will help us all treat each other with greater respect, kindness, and compassion.
“Turqoise Woman”, “Golden Earth”, “Moon Prayer II” (43)
By Lisa Brinkman—Images of the Divine Feminine using the art of Amate bark paper making.
HestiAthenArtemis: Tracking the Triune Virgin Goddess in Winter’s Bone (51)
By Anita Doyle—An archetypal analysis of the critically acclaimed independent film Winter’s Bone (2010). Doyle examines the powerful dark forces displayed on screen and hidden deep within the psyche.
Panic at Hanging Rock: An Archetypal Analysis of Peter Weir’s film Picnic at Hanging Rock (63)
By John S. Gentile, Ph.D.— Peter Weir’s adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s novel of the same name explores the psychological impact that occurs when three students and a teacher disappear with no explanation, and how people react and deal with both loss and the unknown.
“Offering”, “Refugee”, “Blude Birds”, “Tree Goddess” (75)
By Libby Hoagland—Images of Creation and Beauty.
What Would Love Say (81)
By Cynthia Smith, Ph.D.—Original song lyrics by musician and songwriter Cynthia Smith.
Myths of Hero vs. Hero: The Iliad, the , and Marvel’s Civil War (83)
By Michael D. Nichols, Ph.D.—An exploration of the hero archetype in three epic stories. Nichols explores the theme of when heroes have to fight heroes, and how such narrative motifs occur within cultures experiencing turbulent social situations.
The Stellar Tableau that Inspired Revelation 12:1-6 (99)
By John McHugh, M.A.—McHugh examines motifs found in the apocalyptic book of Revelation and theorizes that the major motifs in one portion of the apostle’s visions descended from ancient pagan astrological models. McHugh further theorizes that a form of esoteric writing helped create the images reviewed.
“Aphrodite’s Dream”, “In the Land of the Ancients”, “Kaleidoscope” (137)
By Pam Bjork, Ph.D.—Abstract art pieces from the mythological collection of the artist.
A Brief Encounter (141)
By Diana Welch—The author provides a personal reflection with her encounter with three dolphins while swimming in the Pacific Ocean. A brief analysis of the symbol of the dolphin is also given.
“Dreaming Yellow-Belly Winged Scholar”, “Green-Winged Yellow-Belly Blue-Headed Winged Scholar”, “Newborn Dreaming Winged Scholar” (147)
By Susan Weir-Ancker, Ph.D.—Stoneware pieces from the artist’s dream collection.