The Awakening of a Mystery: True Detective, Revisited (Part 3)

Part 3: Dreams, Symbols, and Soul Retrieval “Wherever the mythological mood prevails, tragedy is impossible. A quality rather of dream prevails. True being, meanwhile, is not in the shapes but in the dreamer.”  (Campbell, 1949/2008, p. 231). Louisiana is Dreaming Louisiana is the mythological matrix of True Detective. People have inhabited her land for thousands of years, long …

The Awakening of a Mystery: True Detective, Revisited (Part 2)

The Awakening of a Mystery Part 2: The Psychopathology of True Detective The etymology of the word psychopathology is quite illuminating: Psyche, meaning mind or soul; Pathos, meaning suffer or grief; Logos, meaning discourse, word, or logic. Rather than imagining "psychopathology" as a dry, clinical term, we can define it as the speech of the …

The Awakening of a Mystery: True Detective, Revisited (Part 1)

  The Awakening of a Mystery There are countless ways to tell a story, but a good detective story usually begins with a dead body. That’s not actually where the story begins, but it is when we-the-viewer often enter the narrative. As the story progresses, we follow living characters as they retrace the past, until …