My name is Jonah. I create cyanotype photographs and write about the quest for a meaningful life through art and mythology. On this journey, I hope to inspire you. Subscribe to updates.

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Arrow. cyanotype on paper, 2021. Two print sizes. © Jonah Calinawan

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To complement my cyanotype photography, I blog to help and inspire. The latest blog excerpt:

The Cure for the Jonah Complex

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Jonah (Dove). Toned Cyanotype Print, 2011. Two print sizes. © Jonah Calinawan

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And from a pinnacle of that dome perilously he dared
To essay, like Icarus, the unstable air,
Leaping, with waxen wings, into the welkin;
Down to the bottom he fell, and battered out his brains:
A warning to the wise to beware of hubris.
John Heath-Stubbs, Artorius

Ever heard of the Jonah Complex? Me neither, and my name is Jonah! I stumbled upon this term while researching a term paper, and I thought, “Hmm, what is that?”

The Jonah complex is the “evasion of one’s destiny” or the “running away from one’s own best talents.” In other words, the Jonah Complex is the fear of success.

In this article, I define the Jonah Complex and suggest ways to identify and cure it. Maybe you suffer from this complex and don’t know about it!

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We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being.

James Hollis, Jungian analyst

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