Danger and fear permeates all parts of our lives during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. This arts-based auto-ethnographic writing explores living in a perpetual liminal space of unknowing is a disorienting experience at collective and individual levels. Living with and through the pandemic experience has offered a novel opportunity to stop and face both life and death from alternative perspectives. It gives rise to the question: Can we face our fear and relearn how to be in flight to gain greater perspectives rather than for escape and avoidance as only victims? The gift of symbolic and mythological flight offers portals for dialogue, creating and writing that intersects with and crosses the unknown, the in-between, the dark, and the dreamtime; enters the collective fear that is stuck fast in the deep polarization of irrational and rational ways of knowing and being.
Bickel, Barbara. "Expanding Perspectives Through Flight: Transformation of Fear Through Arational Ways of Knowing." International Journal of Fear Studies 2, No. 2 (Fall 2020): 20-44.