Barry Spector's Blog – May 2014 Archive (3)

Barry’s Blog # 94: The Spell of the Mother, Part One of Two

Part One: Spells and Curses

The Scottish Rite Temple, San Francisco, 1988: I remember the first time I heard Robert Bly tell the story of Iron John.  I remember when the hero learns of a key that can unlock the cage that imprisons the wild man. And I remember the groans that escaped from a thousand men upon hearing that the key was under his…

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Added by Barry Spector on May 30, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Barry’s Blog # 93: Sacrilicious! Part Two

Part Two

Montreal Photographers Make Food Dangerously Alluring. Take A Bite At Your Own Risk. – Magazine advertisement

What a perfectly silly, ambiguous and terrifying word, both a combination of “sacrilegious” with “delicious” and also implying nearly unlimited commercial possibilities! Only in America! (more on that below.) The word has been part of the lexicon at least since Homer Simpson uttered it in 1994. I invite…

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Added by Barry Spector on May 12, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

Barry’s Blog # 92: Sacrilicious! (Part One of two)

Sacrilicious!

 Part One of Two

I may be going to hell in a bucket, babe. But at least I’m enjoying the ride.

–  TheGrateful Dead

Denied access to our cultural consciousness, the goddess Aphrodite has cast a spell over the diminished imagination of Western culture, reappearing in images of the female body. Since we can no longer find her in ourselves, since we can no…

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Added by Barry Spector on May 9, 2014 at 6:38pm — 1 Comment

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