Merton “named himself not only the author of ‘many books of prose and poetry’ but also an artist, and though living ‘as a hermit, solitary in the forest in contact with groups of poets radicals, pacifists, hippies, artists, etc. in all parts of the world.’ ”
I see Carl Jung as an important beginning to a conversation on symbol, self and the psyche that is still desperately needed. So long as we misunderstand the psyche, we misunderstand one another, and as long as we do that, atrocity is inevitable.
Is the ubiquity of camera phones having a ruinous effect on photography? Throughout the ages, new technologies are always said to be the ruin of something. The best camera is the one you have with you.
Today we're privileged to have more senses, reaching into more dimensions, moving faster and farther than life has ever gone before. Our modern myth of the origin of the eye gives us a rhetorical lens through which to see ourselves.