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I have finally decided on a format for my new book. It is a continuation of sorts from what I had started with the small booklet that is accessible from my eBooks link to the right. This book will have a minimum of thirty-five photos and will likely be about forty pages in size. As part of the SoFoBoMo project, it must be completed within thirty-one days from the taking of the first photograph to being published as a PDF document. I am confident that I can complete the project within that time frame.
With each photo I intend on placing a suitable poem, likely a Haiku poem. I am undecided as of yet about facing each photo page with a brief commentary about an appropriate Jungian concept. I look forward to ideas from those who read here.
In many ways, this work will become a visual exposé of how I understand my “self” at this point of my personal journey of individuation. Perhaps it is to be a therapeutic work as well, an exercise of active imagination, an exercise that looks at shadow, what lies behind the persona that others see and understand as “me.”
I am curious as to which complexes will present themselves as I wander with the camera and then select the photos for the book. Once the choices are made I will attempt to answer questions that will explain each photo in terms of the four functions, both my dominant functions of intuition and feeling and the inferior functions of thinking and sensation. It is in this way that I hope to shed some light and awareness about my personal shadow. Carl Jung writes in Aion (Collected Works Volume 9ii, “The Shadow”, paragraph 14):
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego personality . . . . To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real.
This is my rationale for invoking the quaternity of typology functions in this process. I wonder what will be coming out of this study which will become my next book?