Brigid Burke writes articles, fiction, and poetry dealing with the darker aspects of human behavior and the esoteric world. Her fiction has been published previously in Writing Raw, Static Movement, Dark Gothic Resurrected, Open Magazine, Danse Macabre, Long Story Short, and Death Head Grin. She is also a librarian and part-time professor teaching Mythology at Montclair State University, and lives in Hampton, NJ.
July 23, 2018
Packed with archetypal, mythological, and religious symbolism, Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ baffled audiences with its disturbing tale of home invasion…and world destruction. This essay unpacks some of the deeper layers of the film from the perspectives of religion and psychology, western esotericism, and comparative mythology.
February 7, 2017
In Western culture what is “feminine” has become associated over time with what is evil or immoral… This frightening view of the collective, akin to the archetype of the Terrible Mother, is what drives a lot of the global political and social narrative.
Vis Imaginativa: The Power of Imagination in the Theory of Magic and its Relationship to The Jungian Collective UnconsciousOctober 20, 2016
The power of imagination, “vis imaginativa,” provides the link between a philosophy of magic and psychoanalysis.