Tuesday, November 29, 2011


THE MERMAID IS SYMBOLIC of dysfunctional femininity. The kind of femininity Cypher has endured is the mirror image of dysfunctional masculinity, symbolized by the Minotaur, that he embraced in pursuit of a mythical woman.

Cypher is still under the spell of the woman on whom he has projected his imaginary expectations. For more detailed analysis of Minotaur and Mermaid archetypes see book below:

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