By focusing on the myths, symbols, and powerful narratives within film, we can identify harbingers of events to come. Through psychologically understanding the symbolic material and the disguised meanings communicated by these artifacts, film futuristics develops foreknowledge and oracular skills necessary for writing ‘future history’ that articulates possible, probable and preferable future conditions.
Film Futuristics—The Process
An easy to use depth psychological process to forecast the future using films. Created by Michael Glock Ph.D. Outlined in Chapter 15 of "The Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies." Edited by Luke Hockley 2018
Imagine that in 2020 you are tasked to understand and predict potential threats that existed in the world against your country. You decide to use Film Futuristics as the method because its methodology is anchored in Carl G. Jung’s formulation of the collective unconscious and archetypes. A methodology where you research and analyze multiple films, synthesize the collected insights through a hermeneutic, heuristic process followed by writing three fictional scenarios of possible, probable and preferable futures.
Watch the video of a recent presentation delivered in South Africa.
This 23 minute video explains the method and demonstrates the process using multiple science fiction films and 9/11.
Film Futuristics is based on the personal myth making process in DestinyOS!
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Dr. Mathew Mather is Lecturer in the Art and Design department in Clonmel, Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT. He is joint programme chair (with Mr Andrew Crotty) of the BSc. Digital Animation Production degree and is course director of the Certificate in Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy.
Dear Michael, Just to say thank you again for your book and everything. I spent time filling out the two future scenario plans (preferable, probable) which I found most helpful and got me going - it helped me rework my next book proposal, which I've now sent off to a couple of publishers, in hopes! Book proposal title is 'Alchemical Gold: True Stories of Synchronicity and Enchantment.'
Your book is unique, in my opinion, in that it brings not only personal visioning but also a broader cultural visioning - a new dreaming. This brings a much needed ethical dimension into our overly-individualistic capitalist society that is in danger of destroying itself and the environment along with it. So bravo on this most stimulating and valuable read.