Friday, October 27, 2017


Thinking about this in relation to my reading of Donald Kalsched. His description of the relationship between a protector/torturer/hostage-taker on the one hand, and a soul-figure on the other. This really resonates for me.
Especially as it develops the narrative. The story had got stuck at a particular point. Ted Hughes in Goddess of Complete Being doesn't really offer a story (and with it the promise of progression/resolution) so much as a few different positions (male principle committing violence to female principle, then this reversed, etc) Kalsched offers a next step based on a redemptive (even christian?) notion of good suffering. Suffering as an active process as opposed to violence which is a form of denial.

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