Saturday, October 15, 2005

Journalling archetypes

Enjoying a cool change today. Went surfing and found this wonderful site where artist Linda Abbot has created cards based on Caroline Myss' book Sacred Contracts.

Inspired me to visit Caroline's site and learn about Sacred Contacts and the archetypes.

So I am creating my archetypes in my visual journal - above is the Crone. Wise older women have been a recurring archetype in my life, and the collage shows (my) aging hands holding the threads I have woven into what I still think of as a very rough piece of cloth (the yellow silk paper). But the hands are folded in the faithful belief that if I stand back far enough I can see what a beautiful tapestry it all makes.

The journalling reads: Crone - the fabric of a life.

Try it! It's fascinating - once you have discovered your archetypes you can journal them, make them into cards or paintings or whatever.


At 3:35 AM, Blogger Traveller said...

brilliant idea, I will give it a try

At 6:17 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

What a wonderful idea. I love working with archetypes.

At 11:23 PM, Blogger le Enchanteur said...

Your right Gail. These archetype images are just amazing and totally inspiring. Given that I have been exploring archetypes within my presentation of le Enchanteur, the Amazon Queen and Baba Yaga I must look at this more closely. Baba makes a perfect crone for me.


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