The human mind is like an alluvial mine. Below the surface of the ground is that area of mental and emotional activity which carries with it all the mental and emotional activity which have been experienced by the individual. The mine contains a volumne of experience and reality. Within it are creative powers beyond belief.
– H. Blakley
The First Writing Journey I’m going to embark on is down into the Alluvial Mines.
I chose to do this one first because as a want-to-be archeologist the idea of digging for ruins and bringing them to light again appeals to me.
Let’s start digging and see what we can come up with, shall we?
As you can see if you take a peek at the Map(To find all the links on the map of the mine you need to use your mouse intuitively. Links are scattered throughout. Like all alluvial mining this requires a ‘bit of digging’) it may take longer then a day or two to complete a task.
Daily Writing is a MUST on this journey so I’ll be posting something about my Journey through the Soul Food Café and my writing adventures on a daily basis.
By far the largest area of the mind, the subconscious, is built up with associated sense impressions and memories dating back to the womb. This submerged area of mentation is the creative part of the mind, a wonderland of mystery. According to Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist, it is the area which contains a summary and reservoir of race, memory and accumulated skills. It is the submerged part which is the powerhouse from which radiates the most illuminating inspirations of artistic genius. It is synonymous with Mnemosyne, goddess of memory and mother of the Muses.
– H. Blakley
You can find my Map Through the Alluvial Mine