International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

ISSN: 1555-1938 SJR : 0.746 SNIP : 1.448

Prefacing “The Kagnate”​ by Kanybek Imanaliev

By Rev. David Parry (Culture officer at socialist motherland Party of the British Isles, London, United Kingdom)

A Preface of Tribal Dreams 

At the end of the day, I confess to being some sort of Jungian. Indeed, without Carl Jung, the Bythos and Theatre, my work is almost incomprehensible. Hence, the use of psychological archetypes in an overtly mythopoetic text genuinely excites me. Overall, it thoroughly refreshes my psyche. I could even contend such sly linguistic strategies nearly intoxicate me with their potential for religious unfoldment. Particularly so, when the subject of Folk-Souls, or an attempt to recover tribal identity, or dare I say “rediscover” the links already existing between individual and communal essences, are honestly and openly discussed. Each a topic making me recall every single universal prototype manifests in a different way depending on geographical setting, as well as the ethnicity of a specific nation. In which case, these living symbols of a Greater Self may contrarily be used to interpret both aesthetic and historical objet d’art in a narrower psychodynamic sense. Phrased alternately, any poet seeking to write a collective discernment, or for that matter recollect concepts associated with specific national archetypes, becomes a regional spirit-medium as much as

\ an individual author seeking to unveil evidences surrounding race and purpose. What is more, such penmanship occasionally allows those weirdly sentient substances concrete expression inside our physical continuum as morphological “givens” aroused through intercommunal evolution!

Stated so, Jung himself once remarked within the pages of his masterful memoir Memories, Dreams, Reflections, that he actually began to interact with his own anima, while she taught him how to interpret daydreams. However, as soon as he could analyse them, Jung claims she vanished without a trace because she was needed no longer. It could be said, therefore, any innate desire for self-realization leads everyone involved in this process to integrate these disowned aspects of themselves amid a perfectly natural act of individuation. Each a factor reminiscent of the tellingly crisp textual technologies employed in The Kagnate by Kanybek Imanaliev. Thus observed, it is a rarity nowadays that I enjoy working on every single page of a collection, let alone try to guess its conclusion. Yet, this remarkably skilful and fabulously imaginative prose poetry not only explores the overwhelming need for young men to be destructive, the overtly pagan sensibilities of Imanaliev’s native Kyrgyzstan, along with those disciplines required by adolescent boys to channel instinctive animosities away from their parents into the rigours necessary to become worthy young warriors, in such a way that his volume proves virtually obsessive. Accompanied, as each one of these observations are, by Imanaliev’s subtle evocation of a “second puberty” occurring between older men assaying values above mere materialism, sexuality, and having children – in order to focus on shared spiritual concerns. And all betwixt enchanted landscapes found at the very top of our world. Anyhow, the above noted, I don’t have the slightest hesitation in truly commending the wonderful and challenging poetics of The Kagnate to our English speaking audiences in the hope we too may eventually follow similar literary steps.

London 2019

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