Circles as such can always do both whether they are "circles of friends" or circles of barbed wire. For one session I arrived terribly upset and told him that my pre-teenaged daughter had been sitting in my car, had accidently released the parking brake, and I had witnessed the nightmare-ish scene of the car with my daughter rolling backwards down a hill and crashing into a tree.
This is one of the popular 19th-century claims which I intend to bypass here although we shall see in the section on Shaman, below, that Marie-Louise von Franz has her own proposal about this contrast. Because shamans use ecstatic techniques such as drumming, chanting, and, often, drugsit is often the case that, as Rogan Taylor writes, Re-awakening in this context also contains a double meaning: As one might expect, the "quest for the historical Merlin" has been popular in the 20th century.
She shouted for help, I came along and touched the rock with a magic wand. But since others have written about this elsewhere14 I propose to leave this issue aside. Some analysts, of course, limit their activity to working with their individual clients.
Metaphorically if not literally, there is a reciprocal flow of energy between the performer and the audience. For instance, in just one ancient culture there were spells for memory, for foreknowledge, for attracting love, for restraining anger, for producing a trance, for inducing insomnia presumably in others!
Fortunately, for our purposes, this issue may remain open. In a way, the analytic relationship involves "an audience of one," to use a phrase suggested by Rogan Taylor. How could this be? She was miserable and I was too. And theater people are very familiar with "the roar of the crowd" and its effect on the performance.
What does the magician symbolize in human life? It is one such image, that of "magician", which is the subject of this thesis. While the trickster is more likely to deceive, cheat, or shock us, the fool as related to the clown is more likely to make us laugh at his antics.
And yet even listening is part of the role of the analyst, part of his or her performance if you will. As he once put it:III. "MAGICIAN" We all know informally and roughly what a magician is.
A magician is, of course, a person who does "magic. That is, a magician is a person who can make things happen that wouldn't happen under the normal or familiar laws of nature.Download