March 16, 2016

Narcissus and Echo: two animations

1987 Greek Fable Cartoon

 UCF Art Animation

March 15, 2016

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen (Russian: Снежная королева, Snezhnaya koroleva) is a 1957 Soviet animated film directed by Lev Atamanov. It was produced at the Soyuzmult film studio in Moscow and is based on the story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. The film was re-released with English soundtracks in 1959, 1993, and 1998. 

"...In the 1990s Films by Jove restored the film and created a new English soundtrack for it, featuring the voices of Kathleen Turner, Mickey Rooney, Kirsten Dunst and Laura San Giacomo. It was shown on television in 1998 as part of the "Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood" series, and was later released on video and DVD in 1999...." ~Wikipedia link to more information about this wonderful film...

August 13, 2014

Snowdrop and the Narcissist by Katrina Cooper

Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burket
Snowdrop and the Narcissist

"Narcissism is a personality disorder recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA, 2000). Narcissism is marked by grandiose thoughts of oneself, self-absorption and a lack of empathy for others. Evidence of this personality disorder can be found in some fairy tale characters. In particular, the evil queen step-mother in the fairy tale Snow Drop (also known as Snow White) could be classified as a narcissist.

"Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) usually is diagnosed in early adulthood, and persists through the individual’s life (APA, 2000). Drawing upon the material presented in the story of Snow Drop, we have no evidence of the onset of this disorder in the evil queen, as we do not meet her until she is already well into adulthood (Grimm & Grimm, 2011). However, given that the evil queen is an adult when she is first presented, the reader can assume that her character has been persistent..." 


December 11, 2013

Ross Rosenberg: "It begins like a fairytale...."

Why Codependent's and Narcissists Fall in Love
Ross Rosenberg

"Since the dawn of the first romantic kiss, men and women have been magnetically and irresistibly drawn into romantic relationships, not so much by what they see, feel and think, but more by an invisible and irresistible force. When individuals with healthy emotional backgrounds meet, the result is a loving, reciprocal and stable relationship. However, when Emotional Manipulators and Codependents meet, they are enveloped in a magnetic and seductive "love force," it begins like a fairy-tale, but later unfolds into a painful "seesaw of love/pain and hope/disappointment. The soul mate of the Codependent's dreams becomes the Emotional Manipulator of his/her nightmares."

The Human Magnet Syndrome by Ross Rosenberg