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Sealchan

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Reflectaphors
« on: July 20, 2011, 02:47:44 PM »
Recently I encountered the term "reflectaphor" in a book called

Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to the Science of Wholeness
http://www.amazon.com/Turbulent-Mirror-Illustrated-Science-Wholeness/dp/0060916966

Like any good 20th-Century person, I Googled it and found that the idea was the creation of Dr. John Briggs...

http://people.wcsu.edu/briggsj/jbresume.html

...one of the two authors of that book. 

Here is the article's url:

http://people.wcsu.edu/briggsj/Reflectaphors.html

Dr. Brigg's idea of the reflectaphor seems to me to be a literary analyst's view on what Jung was also striving to express through his concept of the symbol.  It also seems to me to be a term which could explain just what I was doing when I wrote my Master's thesis:

http://webspace.webring.com/people/ps/sealchan/depth.htm

If my understanding of the function of intuition is correct then intuition would be a natural candidate for the cognitive mechanism that produces the symbol/reflectaphor in the brain.