Giants are both mythic and they are real. We have human beings who have done giant-sized things to us and for us. These actions and the power these human beings have can seem larger than life. You might have a parent or some other figure in your life who is a giant power figure, someone you emulate. Another giant may be someone you view as an adversary that you cannot seem to defeat – a type of David and Goliath relationship. Or you may be the giant in a social structure of power. You may be the grandest, largest, most empowered person in the family, a “giant among the tribe” or the family. You may be the person that others “look up to the most.” The Giant-Ordinary Mortal dynamic symbolically asks a question about nature: Is it a matter of size or spirit?
This lecture will emphasize:
- Handling a Giant in your life: being intimidated, always looking for approval, opponents.
- You as a Giant to others.
- How to handle not wanting to be the “larger than life” human being, the Giant that people expect the most from all the time.
- Symbolic Giants: debts and other crises.