If you’ve read any of the Fae-Tale stories, here’s something that might interest you…they are essentially stories of archetypes. Unwittingly, I began with the story of the Hero and the next one, Marfóir, is about the Mother.
The hero’s main feat is to overcome the monster of darkness: it is the long-hoped-for and expected triumph of consciousness over the unconscious. The Psychology of the Child Archetype, C.G Jung.
For Gheidh, I’ll describe briefly what I came to realize only after I’d completed the story. The “hero” Tate begins a journey of self-discovery, essentially finding himself mirrored through the love of another, and ultimately conquering the beast, literally a wolf, who contacts him through his dreams which is the seat of the unconscious. But the purpose is not to slay the animal but to embrace it, and Tate does so. As the hero journeys deeper into this unconscious realm, the Gloom, he can overcome some obstacles along the way with the help of other archetypes—the sage, the shaman and other helpful beings who appear in animal form and guide him.
The next story is Marfóir, the story of the Mother/Goddess. I will write about that book in my next entry. Happy Easter & Pesach!