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[INFJ] Surrendering to Extraverted Sensing – Peace in the Inferior Function

[INFJ] Surrendering to Extraverted Sensing – Peace in the Inferior Function

Today, and yesterday, I have been working on this painting. It is a new style for me, and very different, in that it is almost cartoon-like, painterly, in it’s etchings (but I really like it; it is natural). The piece is still not done, which is why I have not shared all of it. As it is, I am currently using my newly-fortified knowledge of Personality Type to change my approach to art, and try to find greater happiness while…

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A Philosophical Treatise

A Philosophical Treatise

This is a meandering from an article I’m hoping to write, called INFJs and Creativity (which will be on the nature of our inferior function, Extraverted Sensing (Se). I read Dr. A. J. Drenth’s article INFJ Personality Type: Lover of Beauty & Wisdom again last night, and got a lot more out of it this time ’round. Who knew that reading what little I have on Jung’s work would be of such practical use in modern (mainstream) psychology, too? It…

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The Dreaming Sentinel – The Origin of A Name

The Dreaming Sentinel – The Origin of A Name

So, as you know I’ve recently finished an article on The Silver One, and the cover I made for it. I was initially going to include this topic (why I am called The Dreaming Sentinel) in the aforementioned post. But it soon turned out that there was no room for it, and I would have to write another article especially for it – this article. So, why am I called The Dreaming Sentinel? …Where to begin.   This is not…

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The Silver One – Plans for the Future?

The Silver One – Plans for the Future?

Today I had no intention of working on this. I began with plans to paint a dream, to clean my office, to edit my book – not to finally create the cover of a story I do not know if I will ever write. This is the one I’ve had my knickers tied in knots about for years. It is that which got me through the brutal ride of high-school, and into sane lands beyond. But it also carried me,…

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A New Style

A New Style

Let it be known that I have been trying to find a new artistic style for a long time—my artistic style. It seems that since the age of 13 I’d lost the damn thing. I still feel very lost, amidst the annals of self-judgement and rational criticism. But, struggling, I’m finding my way. Listening to the sometimes senseless voice of oneself is, for me, a hard thing. I rue the day I ever learned consistency was important in art, and…

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The Difference Between It’s and Its

The Difference Between It’s and Its

As a writer, this is something that has confused me for many years—and, despite a lot of them having been spent in the educational system, no teacher ever picked up on or explained to me my misuse of this rule. It is a tricky one, and the internet certainly provided no answers. It is only today, in talking to an old editor and teacher both, that we discussed—and I came to finally understand—the difference between “its” and “it’s”. I had…

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On Poetry and Music

On Poetry and Music

Yesterday I realised the distinction between song-writing and poetry. I consider myself a poet, though I recognise no rules, and don’t really go out of my way to read the stuff. All poetry I know comes from music, and the occasional piece of literature (Edgar Allan Poe, Ursula Le Guin, etc., though I love the use of poetry in normal writing writing as well. This, I think, is beautiful). And it occurred to me (from reading my poetry out to…

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Writing and Artistic Creation

Writing and Artistic Creation

I have, for many years, been a writer. Some might say 20, but I cannot remember the exact year I began to write, and indeed, the process of growing up has been a long one. I have learned a lot in this time—about the world, myself, and the structures of man all. But mostly, I like to believe, I have learned of myself, and my values in this life—though the process still is ongoing, as it ever will be. I…

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One Big Story

One Big Story

I remember that a great director once said “we only ever make one movie” in our lifetime. The tale remains the same, is universal (monomyth, anyone?). And I realised this myself, in my own art, whilst working a painting for Sharmie yesterday. Since I have let go of The Silver One, my creativity has flourished (apparently listening to “active imagination” visions is a wise thing, as painful as their words may be at times to hear. Though they are also…

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Memories of the Future – Official Youtube Trailer

Memories of the Future – Official Youtube Trailer

Memories of the Future.   I have finally re-opened my Youtube channel. All the videos are down (I’m re-adding the music to them, so that it’s legal 😉 ), and I am re-publishing them one by one. There’s a lot of “RE’s” in here, huh? Well that’s just it. It’s been RE-done! RE-made! RE-furbished! Re-VENGED! Rwahahahah!!! I am RE for REVENGA!   Enjoy the teaser above, and subscribe for more 😉