Archive for August, 2009
Posted on 17. Aug, 2009 by Tim Stoner.
Postmodernity, the period in which we are living, has been aptly described as “the story of how the world lost its story”. There are no longer any Big Stories, all that is left are disconnected, formless fragments, incapable of disclosing truth. Meaning has vanished leaving behind the detritus of empty, hollowed out narratives and unbearably weightless, disoriented people. This is a perfect opportunity for storytellers who believe in the Biblical Epic–the Greatest Story Ever Told–that makes sense of every other story.
Posted on 08. Aug, 2009 by Tim Stoner.
In Treatment paints us no rosy picture of triumphalistic Freudian or Jungian therapeutic models vanquishing the insidious and crippling terrors of the inner mind. It is brutally honest at that point. And quite a few others, as well. But, what the show cannot divulge, and I doubt ever could, is the ultimate vanity of a materialist psychotherapy which treats people as machines, or animals, rather than amazingly complex, spiritual beings crafted by a Creator in His own image and likeness.