Archetypes in Cinema

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This month I am introducing guest blogger Mark Lumpkin, Ph.D.  He wrote an essay on the 1999 film 8MM (Eight Millimeter) viewing the film through an archetypal lens.  He highlights the archetype of Hermes, Persephone, and the journey to the Underworld.  He takes us step by step through the film and unpacks its mythological underpinnings.  I reproduce his introduction […]

Numinous and the Numinosum

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I have been asked to explain the word “numinosum.”┬áSo, here goes: My attraction to myth is many layered.  One of these layers is simply because myths are great stories.  Also, they typically contain pearls of wisdom. They are mirrors reflecting the human condition.  And, I could go on.  However, for the purposes of this commentary, let me say that I […]