Essay | Part 1 - "People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within."
Brava! I love this essay and everything you write. I wrote an article a few months ago on Substack titled "Confessions of an Evangelical." It was about my personal experience, which traumatized me for about a year. However, it did not go into the rich historical aspects that your essay so elegantly presents. It was intentionally political. I admire your work and path and am upgrading to a 'paid' subscriber. Thank you so much for inspiring this seventy-nine-year-old woman to continue with writing and image creation. Blessed be ~ Lee Anne
Ive been reading Rilke lately and learned how his Duino Elegies remained unfinished for almost a decade because of a “long-lasting creativity crisis”. I love this as a concept - a “creativity crisis”.
Imagine if this were truly a known & accepted concept in our cultures? “I must take a leave of absence from work due to creativity crisis”. I might need to take a PERMANENT leave of absence for this hehe...PRIORITIES!
Hi Gabriela, it is lovely to listen to you in the mornings. I have a question for you: do you think phantasy also belongs to imagination? For me phantasy is when my mind is recreating itself in stories (happened or to be happened) as opposed to imagination when I feel like there’s a cocreation with an energy bigger than mine. I know there’s much to learn about phantasy because it’s speaking about the unconscious and maybe imagination is about the superconscious. Tell me more on this if you want. Be well :)