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Tabloid Magazines

Although very few of us would actually admit to it a lot of us must actually be reading the tabloid press because publications like "The National Inquirer" sell hundreds of thousands of copies each day. This is true despite the fact that ***** average tabloid is full ***** articles that can in no way be considered to be news. Elaborate stories of alien kidnapping. Elv***** everyone. Stories about Princess Diana, who will remain tabloid fodder for decades, one guesses.

But the proper way to consider the role ***** *****s serve in our daily cultural life. They do not exist to tell us ***** ***** workings of senate subcommittees. Rather, tabloids exist ***** provide us insights into important ***** issues. We turn to tabloids ***** read about Princess Diana ***** *****ca*****e we are expecting statistics ***** the class structure of England. Ra*****r, we read about her because we want to come to a better understanding of what it means to be *****autiful, of how fate and destiny touch ***** lives, of what it means to have birth mean more than accomplishment.

Tabloids tell us, at least to some extent, what ***** is that we ***** concerned ***** as a culture. ***** fear aliens because part ***** the human psyche is designed to fear ***** which is different - and ***** are about as different ***** you can get. We long ***** stories about ***** visitations of angels because we desperately ***** like to believe that there are creatures watching over us.

Tabloids have in many ways taken over the s*****ry-*****ing role of our culture - a ***** once held by tale*****spinners sitting around campfires. These story are not meant to be *****lieved, or at least not on the level of surface details. But they ***** ***** to be truthful in some deeper sense. ***** illuminate what Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung called archetypes.

***** was fascinated by the ways in which ***** unconscious mind could provide links beyond the individual, and in his 1912 Psychology of the Unconscious, Jung explored the connections bet*****en the s*****ries ***** liv*****g people and ancient myths. Jung argued ***** our stories ***** a w*****y in which we could recapture ***** common experiences of all of humanity and so ga***** from the experiences ***** all of humanity.

***** constantly looked to non-Western ***** past cultures in an attempt to discover what ideas we hold in common with all o*****r humans, and found that we do indeed share a gre*****t deal. ***** knowledge that our dreams connect us to the rest ***** humanity should make us feel a ***** of power, because they are a reminder th*****t we are not in fact al***** ***** the world and that whatever problems we may be facing in our lives ***** *****en faced - and surmounted - by o*****rs before us.

***** believed that ***** creation s*****ries ********** created from these archetypes. He spent years studying different tribes in Africa. In his study he was careful to choose ***** *****


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