Category Archives: Archetypes

Labyrinths and the Eleusinian Mysteries The Virtues of the Mystic for the Post-Modern Thinker

The term “Magical Thinking” has often been used derogatorily. When we find ourselves in very practical moods or around very practical people, what we refer to as magical thinking often seems childish and immature. Yet at the same time, when … Continue reading

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Roles Singers Play

When I started out singing opera professionally, I had some very naïve views of ‘the business’. One of them was that if you sang well, you’d be a success. Simply by the fact, in opera, that you had a bella … Continue reading

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“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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