The Bard's Grove

"There are times when people need stories more than they need nourishment, because the stories feed something deeper than the needs of the body."
Charles DeLint, The Onion Girl

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Emerging Archetypal Themes: Gemini, The Mind & "Now You See Me"

I was going to skip this month's blog, but after seeing Now You See Me, I have to write something.  So this will be short and sweet.


           Gemini deals with the Mind, how we use it and how it uses us.  It's all about perception.  It's all about the way the world sends us messages and how we shape those messages, and therefore the world, with our thoughts.

            Gemini is concerned with exploring our immediate environment, communicating with those around us and learning to understand how the world works.  That’s why Gemini is so versatile; it wants to know about everything, everyone and then some.  Gemini wants to unravel the secrets of the world by gathering all the clues and seeing everything!

            To do that, Gemini wants to experience as much as possible, so it urges us to live an intense and varied life.  Predictability and boredom are not part of Gemini's repertoire.  It doesn't matter if the world makes sense or not.  It matters that we experience it and communicate it.

Now You See Me
         Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horseman, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Vargas of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see.
          Since the whole plot revolves around misdirection, I can't say anything else except that THE CLOSER YOU LOOK, THE LESS YOU SEE.


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