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05:55 pm: in progress-- working title "Chiron"
chiron progress shot #1
40 x 30"

Started this last night. Have a small variant as well, also not done.

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From:bitterlawngnome
Date:February 24th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Interesting to watch. I've always found Chiron sympa.
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From:angiereedgarner
Date:February 25th, 2014 04:42 am (UTC)
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I just got it that the whole wounded healer thing is a New Age/therapeutic culture myth hijack and spiritual bypass, and Chiron's actually a poster boy for Physician-Assisted Suicide.
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From:bitterlawngnome
Date:February 25th, 2014 07:12 am (UTC)
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It's actually somewhat complicated, because there are several quite different versions of the myth and they change how you understand Chiron. But the one that works for me is yes around the idea that sometimes mercy is dire.
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From:angiereedgarner
Date:February 25th, 2014 09:29 am (UTC)
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The contemporary narrative I am taking issue with is that I have not found ~any~ ancient version of the Chiron myth in which he was teaching/practicing ~while wounded~. The hjack is that his excellence as a healer is credited in part to the experience of living with an un-healable terribly painful wound. That is a Abrahamic sacrificial/martyr narrative laid over the older material, and I'm surprised it didn't pop at me as wrong earlier.Wiki says we can lay this one at Jung's feet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_healer#Jung.27s_wound
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