Today’s image has more depth behind it than previous entries, and was inspired by learning of the etymology of the word ‘psychoanalysis’:

‘Psychoanalysis’ comes from Freud’s merging of the Ancient Greek mythological character Psyche – said to be the embodiment of the soul, and often represented by a butterfly or a girl with butterfly wings – and the Greek word ‘analysis’, which originally meant ‘release’. Therefore, the literal meaning of ‘psychoanalysis’, as Freud intended it, was ‘the release of the soul’ – which I’ve chosen to illustrate with a butterfly (Psyche’s physical form) escaping a jar.

I’m rather pleased with this image. I like that it was borne out of something other than my own imagination, but it could also work quite well as a stand-alone piece as well as when being coupled with this definition.

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