The Beatles represented the savior, the core mono-myth, the Hero’s Journey at the heart of the 1960’s experience.
Transcending the sense of underlying energy and the point of direct experience that is beyond the physical world, the logic of the brain, and, most frustratingly, language.
Representing the deeper feminine qualities of inner wisdom and intuitive process, concerns of ecology and equality, possession of hidden knowledge, and emphasis on truth and integrity, attributes of countless mythic goddesses of the ancient world.
Everything we experience in our material world is realized and created through a dance with its opposite.
Even more than her music, it was Janis’s seemingly possessed delivery that captivated and entranced her audience.
A Shaman whose playing operated outside the bounds of ordinary reality.