Pin it How to Write Acknowledgements for Report or Thesis In any oracknowledgement page always comes in the beginning of the project.
It is one such image, that of "magician", which is the subject of this thesis. Given this contrast between the archetype as such and the archetypal image in which it finds cultural expression, "the magician" might better be regarded as an archetypal image than as an archetype itself.
Jungian usage is, however, inconsistent on this point and because one so often sees the magician referred to directly as an archetype,10 I have adopted this usage for my thesis. This seems the simpler and more straight-forward course. What needs to be insisted on, however, it that there is something still deeper behind the image of the magician, something itself unknown, which expresses itself in the psyche as "magician".
One of the archetypes that is almost invariably met with in the projection of unconscious collective contents is the "magic demon" with mysterious powers. It would be interesting, but beyond the scope of this thesis, to explore Jung's ideas about archetypes in general and perhaps to defend Jung against various misunderstandings.
In particular, the common assumption that Jung is a kind of Lamarckian who believes in the inheritance of acquired Acknowledgements for thesis would be worth refuting since this misinterpretation has interfered with Jung's acceptance in many scientific circles. But since others have written about this elsewhere14 I propose to leave this issue aside.
In addition to the concepts of archetype and archetypal image, the concept of symbol will also be important for this thesis. The word "symbol" is based on the Greek symbolon, from sym, "together," and bolon or ballein, "to throw or fit.
Each half of the object would serve as a reminder of the friend during his or her absence. Then when the friends were reunited the re-fitting together of the two halves would serve as a kind of proof of his or her identity.
One friend could also entrust half of the object to a further friend or relative and thus show to the holder of the original half that this stranger was entitled to recognition or hospitality.
Thus, as Verena Kast puts it, " When we interpret, we seek the invisible reality behind the visible and the connections between the two. They are indistinct, metaphoric and enigmatic portrayals of psychic reality. Worked upon that is, reflected upon and related tothey can be recognized as aspects of those images that control, order and give meaning to our lives.
Their source, therefore, can be traced to the archetypes themselves which by way of symbols find more full expression So the theme of this thesis could be expressed in a variety of ways: What does the magician symbolize in human life?
What are the aspects of the archetypal image of the magician? A magician is, of course, a person who does "magic. That is, a magician is a person who can make things happen that wouldn't happen under the normal or familiar laws of nature. Something is transformed in a mysterious way, or disappears, or appears.
We know also, if we reflect on our use of the word, that a "magician" could be an entertainer a "conjuror" or "prestidigitator" or a "real" magician something like a "witch doctor," "medicine man," or, perhaps, "sorcerer".
And such transformations take place in a way which is, literally, extra-ordinary. This thesis intends to deal with both types or senses of "magician" and to explore the possible relationships between them.
This distinction occurs, for example, in one of the "big" dreams discussed by Jung. This is, of course, to some extent relative to the standpoint of the observer. The English word "magician" comes from the Greek and the Latin magia that is, having to do with "the religion, learning, and occult practices of the Persian Magi, or priests of the sect of Zoroaster, in the form in which they became known to the West.
One scholar has even claimed that in every period of history and in every country the majority of magicians have been women. This controversy over the ratio of men to women in magic may be connected, however, with the ambiguity of the word "magic" already referred to, that between performing, stage, or "entertainment" magic, on the one hand, and ceremonial, ritual, or "real" magic, on the other.
As I have mentioned, the first is sometimes called "conjuring" and the second "witchcraft. Even here, however, there remains an ambiguity since "conjuror" is sometimes used for a person who can cast spells or "conjure up" the dead. Now it might be the case that the practitioners of witchcraft have been mostly women and the practitioners of magic for entertainment have been mostly men.
Given the common negative associations to "witchcraft," this assumption might be unfair to women so let us leave the question open. In actual cases, of course, it is not always easy to discern which is intended.
Shamans and ceremonial magicians can be entertaining. And conjurors do sometimes rise to the level of performing "real" magic.
Still, our consciousness is shaped by our fantasy or fantasies of magicians. As Nikolai Tolstoy writes: Trickster, illusionist, philosopher and sorcerer, he represents an archetype to which the race turns for guidance and protection. What is unique to the magician?The following guide will take you through some of the key issues when it comes to thesis editing for Masters and PhD students.
Although it is Australian specific, the general principles apply everywhere. Masters/Doctoral Thesis Description: This template provides a full framework for writing a graduate level thesis.
It is carefully structured and separated into multiple parts for easy editing. Few days ago I was reading this preface of a MSc thesis. It’s from a chemist fellow, drinking buddy and “philosophical” discussion pal.
I find it quite amazing as it clearly catch the spirit of the daily work in a chemistry laboratory. Blood, sweat and tears in the frontline of science. Fonts, margins, chapter headings, citations, and references must all match the formatting and placement used within the rest of the thesis or dissertation.
iii Declaration of Authorship I, John SMITH, declare that this thesis titled, “Thesis Title” and the work presented in it are my own. I conﬁrm that: This work was done wholly or mainly while in candidature for a . Masters/Doctoral Thesis Description: This template provides a full framework for writing a graduate level thesis.
It is carefully structured and separated into multiple parts for easy editing.