Category Archives: Archetypes

“La Lutte Vocale”: The Battle that really isn’t. Thoughts on Linguistic Ambiguity and Reflexive Antagonism.

How many times have you expressed something, only to have it misunderstood? If you’re like most people, your answer is most likely: ‘frequently’! One of the advantages of language is that it’s flexible and multi-dimensional. One of the disadvantages of … Continue reading

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Right Eye Left Eye Third Eye

What a jerk! What an A-hole! What a schmuck! What a clown! What a pussy! Confronted with a group of people, it’s always fascinating how quickly first impressions turn into childish judgments. Of course I’d never (well, at least rarely) … Continue reading

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Life-Conclusions, “FIT”-ness and Potential

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden It’s tempting to believe that every development of human consciousness has something of a perfect fitness, which has allowed us, as humans, to evolve in ways perfectly adapted to our material, social, cultural and individual … Continue reading

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Virginia Satir meets Chronos Part2

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden After our initial experience using Archetypes instead of people in “Family” Constellations / System Dynamic illumination, we were curious how the participants in that first seminar fared after the experience. All twelve participants reported as … Continue reading

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Virginia Satir meets Zeus and Chronos Parts Party of the Archetypes

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden My foray into the world of astrology began with a high degree of curiosity. The way I  learned it was decidedly descriptive. That is, the astro-symbols animated the astrologer to describe the energies and archetypes … Continue reading

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Zauberflöte – Star Wars The Same Story

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden They did some research recently about how our aggression impulses and our harmony impulses are triggered and balanced. They gave different groups of test subjects texts with the task of correcting the spelling. When the … Continue reading

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How early should young singers begin performing?

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden This question is of vital importance just because there is no clear-cut answer. Some students DEFINITELY need more ‘incubation’ time than others. Some students thrive on the pressure of preparing for a public performance. One … Continue reading

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