Now in Technicolor!

A dear friend and I have started a YouTube channel! Our channel is called Knights of the Reel and it’s a video essay channel centring on film. There will be other stuff like mythology thrown in as well, in fact the first video is a full overview of the hero’s journey using The Matrix as an example. There are lots of hero journey videos but most only outline its structure and never get into what’s really going on in terms of the emotional and psychological meaning underpinning the journey’s steps.

If you’re interested you can find it here 🙂

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Persona

This is the second post in the Mythology and the Psyche series, a list of all the posts in the series can be found here. The next layer of the Self is the persona. This is another concept borrowed directly from Jung. He chose the term ‘persona’ because it is Latin for ‘mask,’ specifically in… Continue Reading

The Cosmogonic Cycle: Dissolutions Part 2

While the dissolutions stage is essentially the end of the world, a stage commonly associated with doom, pain, suffering, judgement, death and indeed extinction, it is more accurate to say it is the disappearance of the world only, not its annihilation. However, Campbell acknowledges the fear inherent in the myths of the cosmogonic round: “Creation… Continue Reading

The Cosmogonic Cycle: The Hero Types

During the transformations stage of the cosmogonic cycle, the life of the world reaches the apex of its manifestation. Life grows, continues, and begins to dissolve. The universe is at its furthest point from the unmanifest source which birthed it, and towards the end of this stage, it begins to turn back towards the divine realm.… Continue Reading

About Sinéad Donohoe

A writer from London, Ontario. These are her adventures in writing, movie loving, and general mayhem.