21 Haziran 2011 Salı

About Caribbean Pirates and Mermaids

Few weeks ago I watched the last Caribbean Pirates film named "Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides"


PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ON STRANGER TIDES


Honestly speaking ,I was so curious to see how they treated the mermaid phenomen...

As you can see my blog name is even given after a mermaid...The Blue mermaid...

Since few years I have been working on ''mermaid'' phenomen via my poetry , stories and so on...

I want to share below information I got from a site named www.changingminds.org about Jung's Archetypes...

Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung described several archetypes that are based in the observation of differing but repeating patterns of thought and action that re-appear time and again across people, countries and continents.

Jung's main archetypes are not 'types' in the way that each person may be classified as one or the other. Rather, we each have all basic archetypes within us. He listed four main forms of archetypes:

The Shadow

The Shadow is a very common archetype that reflects deeper elements of our psyche, where 'latent dispositions' which are common to us all arise. It also reflects something that was once split from us in early management of the objects in our lives.

It is, by its name, dark, shadowy, unknown and potentially troubling. It embodies chaos and wildness of character. The shadow thus tends not to obey rules, and in doing so may discover new lands or plunge things into chaos and battle. It has a sense of the exotic and can be disturbingly fascinating. In myth, it appears as the wild man, spider-people, mysterious fighters and dark enemies.

We may see the shadow in others and, if we dare, know it in ourselves. Mostly, however, we deny it in ourselves and project it onto others. It can also have a life of its own, as the Other. A powerful goal that some undertake is to re-integrate the shadow, the dark side, and the light of the 'real' self. If this can be done effectively, then we can become 'whole' once again, bringing together that which was once split from us.

Our shadow may appear in dreams, hallucinations and musings, often as something or someone who is bad, fearsome or despicable in some way. It may seduce through false friendship or threaten with callous disregard. Encounters with it, as an aspect of the subconscious, may reveal deeper thoughts and fears. It may also take over direct physical action when the person is confused, dazed or drugged.

The Anima and Animus
The second most prevalent pattern is that of the Anima (male), Animus (female), or, more simply, the Soul, and is the route to communication with the collective unconscious. The anima/animus represents our true self, as opposed to the masks we wear every day and is the source of our creativity.

The anima/animus may appear as someone exotic or unusual in some way, perhaps with amazing skills and powers. In fiction, heroes, super-heroes and gods may represent these powerful beings and awaken in us the sense of omnipotence that we knew in that very early neonatal phase.

Anima and animus are male and female principles that represent this deep difference. Whilst men have an fundamental anima and women an animus, each may also have the other, just as men have a feminine side and women a masculine. Jung saw men as having one dominant anima, contributed to by female members of his family, whilst women have a more complex, variable animus, perhaps made of several parts.

Jung theorized the development of the anima/animus as beginning with infant projection onto the mother, then projecting onto prospective partners until a lasting relationship can be found.


The Syzygy (the divine couple)
In combination, the anima and animus are known as syzygy (a word also used to denote alignment of planets), representing wholeness and completion. This combining brings great power and can be found in religious combinations such as the Christian Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy ghost).

A perfect partnership between man and woman can occur when not only are our physical forms compatible but also the anima and animus. Thus you might find your soul-mate. Finding our matching other half is a lifetime of search for many of us, and few of us succeed in this quest. Love of another indicates an actual, perceived or hoped-for close match.



The Self
For Jung, the self is not just 'me' but God. It is the spirit that connects and is part of the universe. It is the coherent whole that unifies both consciousness and unconsciousness. It may be found elsewhere in such principles as nirvana and ecstatic harmony. It is perhaps what Jaques Lacan called 'the real'.

Jung described creation of the self as a process of individuation, where all aspects are brought together as one. Thus 're-birth' is returning to the wholeness of birth, before we start to split our selves into many parts.

Other archetypes
Jung said that there are a large number of archetypes. These are often linked to the main archetypes and may represent aspects of them. They also overlap and many can appear in the same person. For example:

Deep origins
A notable characteristic of Jung's archetypes is that we recognize them in image and emotion. This gives a profound effects on us and implies that they have deep and primitive origins. They thus have a particular potential for significance and may be feared or revered as mysterious signifiers of things beyond our complete understanding.

In earlier work, Jung linked the archetypes to heredity and considered them as instinctual. Yet wherever he looked across cultures, he found the same archetypes and thus came to conceptualize them as fundamental forces that somehow exist beyond us. They have existed in ancient myths as elemental spirits and Jung sought to link with this deep and old experience.

See also
Jung, C.G. (1964). Man and His Symbols, New York; Doubleday and Company, Inc.

If I come back to my view, in summary I understand we all got some kind of a mythological figure and/or aspects working in our psycology as the symbol of our journey or life story...

Returning to the film again , honestly I was very much uneasy with "the mermaid experince" of the pirates in the first part of the film...

This was not exactly what I was describing in my poetry and/or stories...Also not exactly what I feel inside...

The mermaids were hypnotizing the pirates with their beauty and songs and capturing them down to the sea...They were shown as like vampires in the film...After they took the men under the depth of the sea they were killing them...Really heavy!

It was very terrifiying and direful image...I became so nerveous and disturbed inside...Nevertheless I knew deep in my heart this was not the whole thing...So I was more curious for the second part...

The good man ,Philip, (forgeting him to be a religious figure in the film) was so helpful and merciful towards the mermaid captured by the pirates for her tears...

The pirates were after the elusive fountaion of youth ...They needed a drop of a mermaid tear...This is why they captured a mermaid on their way...The mermaid name was Syrena...This name was given by the good man...

As I learnt from a well known astrolofist in İstanbul , Syrena in the mtyhology was a woman suffered from her father and than her husband and eventually killed herself in the river...Than after she transformed in to a mermaid and served the universe afterwords...I beleive Syrena is the symbol of healing loving caring feminen part in collective consciousness...She has love and mercy in her heart only...She is like a seed of love which only needs a fertile earth to sprout up...


SYRENA IN THE FILM

Nevertheless as all men the good man also believed so that the mermaids were having "killing nature"...I beleive the first part of the film was reflecting the feminen fear in the men collective consciousness...

But he was shocked when the mermaid explained him so that she just wanted to protect him from a falling wall while she was captured actually...

Than she said to him '' You are different. You are the protector''...Because of his protecting nature in fact she wanted to protect him...

Yes all other people including beatiful Angelica were having the ''destroying'' nature according her...

I will not go in details for whom are going to watch the film...

But after sometime the good man came to save her, she simply asked ''Why?''...He replied her like ''You never heard about compassion or mercy''...Than tears came out from her lightful eyes...This is how Blackbeard took her tears...Very cruel indeed!

Towards the end of the film he came to free and save her once more...As far as I remember he said '' After I saw your face I have peace in my heart now...Everthing has lost its meaning... I only need your forgiveness because of I caused you to suffer like this''...Than the mermaid said two times him...''Ask for it''...When he said ''Please forgive me'' than she kissed him and she took him under the water...When a man kissed by the mermaid he can breath in the sea according to common belief...Than we saw they were swimming away together towards lightful depth of the sea...


SYRENA AND PHILIP

I was totally in tears and joy to see this final ...Because this was exactly overlaping with my message in my writings...Specially in my stories...

The mermaids are love and light creatures and because of that they are perfect mirrors...Whatever you reflect them they response back to you accordingly...

In the film the ones had destructive nature were destroyed...The one who had protecting nature was protected...This is my outcome from the film...

After the good man opened his heart fearlessly to her being and ask forgiveness for all pain and sorrow he caused to her , he received his second life...His salvation ...All his wounds were healed and total peace was establihed in his heart...No darkness or fear can resist to such pure love and powerfull light...

This part was like the symbol of forgiving and unifying both of our inner feminen and masculine parts...Forgiveness is a greatest healing power...It heals both sides whom are seeking the healing in the first place...

Forgiveness is also the strongest unifiying element in the universe ..When we forgive , we are ONE...If we want to unify and become one with some one or some thing we need to forgive in the first place...

These are the special times for our inner feminen and masculine parts are accepting each other and becoming ONE again as they were used to be...

These are the special times for us to open ourselves to our partner in our life without any fear...And become ONE...

These are the special times to forgive and become ONE in all...Once more again...As we all used to be...

with love

The Blue Mermaid

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