Baba Yaga - for the Troubled and the Twisted
A Misunderstood Archetype
Today is an exciting day because I am going to demystify a lesser-known and highly misunderstood archetype of folklores and eventually deconstruct the culture to which she belongs.
I have a strange pull for the Dark mother archetype. She has been constantly eclipsing in and out of my consciousness for a long time now. Unable to move beyond my creative block, I often got engulfed by the long shadows she repeatedly cast on me whenever I felt isolated and lonely. The more I tried to avoid encountering this challenging archetype, the more I got sucked by the magnitude of her dark energy. However, I learned that whenever I eventually surrendered to her pull, the dark mother awakened me to new truths about myself and the immediate world around me. Quietly in my subconscious, I started to frequently but cautiously implore her to show me the way when I felt lost. She remained unmoved by my implorations, like an ancient ruin concealed with thousands of secrets, indifferent to my h…