The Artist Who Glimpsed Carl Jung’s ‘Collective Unconscious’, And What We Did to Her

The artist — transcending realities

Jennifer’s story — touching the void

The return to NYC

First psychiatry admission

“I can only imagine it’s like what VETS experience when they come home after being in a war zone and nobody can really connect with them. I think that’s why a lot of them experience PTSD.”

A life labelled ‘bipolar’

Death of the artist

“For the artist, if you take that creative fire away, there’s nothing left. It’s almost murder.”

A curse, or a gift?

The wakeful dream state

The archetype of the artist

“All of these different measures of ‘bipolar’ western medicine has come up with, they’re all really indicators and descriptions of archetypes and personalities.”

A greater message

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Writer and podcaster living in rural Australia. Soon releasing a novel, Younger Dryas — youngerdryas.com.

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Michael McKay

Michael McKay

Writer and podcaster living in rural Australia. Soon releasing a novel, Younger Dryas — youngerdryas.com.

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