Films through a Jungian Lens – Memories!

“To become a person does not necessarily mean to be well adjusted, well adapted, approved of by others. It means to become who you are. We are meant to become more eccentric, more peculiar, more odd. We are not meant just to fit in. We are here to be different. We are here to be the individual.”

James Hollis, Through the Dark Wood Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

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I encourage people to do their own mining of story, for the scraped knuckles, the sleeping on cold ground, the groping in the dark & the adventures on the way are worth everything. There must be a little spilled blood on every #story if it is to carry the medicine
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
First selection for our chicken fable!
Coming soon!
Feeling good is a poor measure of a life, but living meaningfully is a good one, for then we are living a developmental rather than regressive agenda. We never get it all worked out anyway. Life is ragged, and truth is still more raggedy.
 ~James Hollis
Old family dynamics emerging on Thanksgiving.....
Our early 9 minute film that reminds me of "A Christmas Carol."  Happy Thanksgiving to all!
#Fairytales and dreams provoke. Their fantastic images and stories challenge the ego's understanding.  Laughter or confusion - my films seek to provoke too.
Josh offers a wonderful deep dive podcast.  So happy to be a guest on his program which was released today!  We talked about the religious function, fairytales, filmmaking, the inner child, Joseph Campbell and much more.  Thank you Josh!
Newest blog post. In the Grimm tale, “The Straw, the Coal and the Bean," a small bean laughs at the misfortune of the others and has a great misfortune himself. He bursts!
Today's filming.  The demons.....
Happy that this longer #fairytale film will be screened in Erie PA this month!
Fairy tale characters & their constellations are divested of all personal trappings, thus in them unconscious processes can be seen in their typical forms. The psychology of the unconscious can learn a great deal from fairy tales since they describe essential human archetypal phenomena. Carl Jung went so far as to define fairy tales as the anatomy of the psyche. 
- Psychotherapist Mario Jacoby
This continues to be a season of returning to old haunts. I love filmmaking AND it feels amazing to venture back to my roots in the theatre.  Now, much inner and outer work awaits!
Today's filming, our current project - "Dumpling!"
Update on this past year for Psyches Cinema, new #blog post.
“Death is only one way of dying; living partially, living fearfully, is our more common, daily collusion with death.”
― James Hollis, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life
Following the flight of the bird is a folktale motif, and the so-called dummling is the one who can do it. It is a path tracked by Eros, not power, by poetic faith, not intellect
Thomas Elsner, Animals and Analysis: The Grimm’s Tale “The Three Languages” #fairytales 
See our adaptation - The Linguist - here!
Back in the editing room after a LONG detour.  Still from our upcoming #fairytale #comedy film, "Dumpling," based on a Japanese tale.
Yay!  For Gaia and the King: an Eco Fable.  You can see it here. 
Thank you Peter Michael Dedes for our conversation, a deep dive into the mysteries of #storytelling, psychology and #fairytales
Exciting to see Making A Monster on the big screen at the Chicago Indie Film Night!
The Gods and Goddesses of myth, legend and fairy tale represent archetypes, real potencies and potentialities deep within the psyche, which, when allowed to flower permit us to be more fully human.
Margot Adler
Beginning a new film! So much to do and so much to decide. Making cast choices.   He is perfect, now waiting for wardrobe....
Barbie Kali- created by Argentinian artists Pool y Marianela as part of a series of religious themed Barbies.
Such a fantastic conversation about #fairytales #innerwork #imagination and more.  Thank you #spiritual geek #podcast!
A very different kind of Barbie #film. 3 minutes.  Link is in the comments.  In my no budget ways, I am always trying to give Barbie emotional expressions.  Barbie needs emotional range!  My only sad film.
Such an honor to be on a panel for the The Fates and Graces Mythologium  conference. Speaking without notes means I cannot remember all of what I actually said! Part of working to let go of perfectionism. Not easy!
Beginning work on a new #fairytale. Just the act of pulling one out of the massive pile is a challenge. But once chosen, I begin to fall in love with it. 

Today I'm exploring - what slant best serves a modern mind? I feel grateful for the basic story but also want to nudge it, to  dramatize more and to explore the complexity of the heroine. 

(There is the art of making a script and a film. And there is another - the art of understanding what I'm doing and why.)

Excited to begin a new journey with a Russian tale - Finist the Bright Falcon
Coming soon!
First laurel for Two Travelers.  Yay!
I'm thrilled when my many loves and worlds collide - public speaking, psychology, performing arts.
Free event on zoom, June 17
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A deep deep conversation.  Thank you Chuck for this wonderful #podcast
Looking forward to this program and my contribution next week!
Free online program.  Jun 17.  Join us!
Free online workshop. June 17.  Join us!
Thank you Believe Psychology Film Festival!  Excited to be an official selection!  (Festival is June 2- 4 online and in Los Angeles, CA.)  Yay!!
Thank you Chuck and Inner Life Adventures for a fantastic #podcast interview exploring the medicine found in authenticity, #fairytales, and art.
Thank you Roma film festival!
A time to celebrate many wonderful programs!
Riding the waves.....
Thrilled to learn that I'll be presenting my films at this conference in July.
"Thank you for such a terrific series of conversations set up so beautifully with your short films." 
We had a fantastic time this weekend at the Friends Conference for Religion and Psychology. Comment from participant.
Super fun live event with Miss Liz!  We talked about the power of embracing imperfection, following dreams, a stop motion filmmaking.
Gaia will be screened in the Spring at this wonderful NC #filmfestival
Fantastic talk with the Sirens for their soapbox #podcast!  Talking about #fairytales, stop-motion, #filmmaking, and getting out of comfort zones.  Thank you @SirenSoapbox !
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Sources of inspiration: Living Myth Podcast ——- This Jungian Life Podcast

Films through a Jungian lens
Our current project – “Dumpling”