A Last Chance Power Drive

An Archetypal Analysis of Bruce Springsteen’s Song Lyrics

Keiron Le Grice
From Archai Issue 1, 2009

Focusing on the expression of the planetary archetypes in the creative work of a single artist, this article explores the searing intensity and transformative power of the archetypal Pluto, in aspect to Venus and Mars, as expressed in the song lyrics of Bruce Springsteen. In the first of a two-part analysis of Springsteen’s work, Le Grice argues here that it is possible to view Springsteen’s recording career as a romantic odyssey, a personal journey of creative transformation, in which the dominant forms of expression of this three-planet archetypal complex evolve over time.

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