The election of Trump directs the collective's attention to the person, and the negatively polarizing figure he presents. By focusing that attention on the individual we forgo the archetypal backdrop--the myth of the Titans---that has provided the fertile ground for his ascendancy and the waters we unconsciously bathe in daily. A greater understanding of the Titans' presence and their affects clues us into today's current social climate of heightened uncertainty, trepidations, and 'normalization' of the unacceptable. And buried within the myth is a glimpse of the shifting future.
By Dr. Mitchell Peritz