Author Topic: Reflectaphors  (Read 2354 times)


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« 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

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

Here is the article's url:

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:

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.