Oobie doobie thinks he can hide his ascended autism in old posts…little did he realize I needed a shitpost tonight and Final Fantasy 7 woopoasting is always on-topic.
Feels at least half-right, though I’ve never even picked up the game.
From a glance, I think Jenova is basically original sin/knowledge of good and evil/Semantics/Parietal lobe. Look at the lower part of her body, it’s the Edenic apple. Sephiroth = Racially edenic in the literal sense.
Agree re: Sephiroth, Zach/Aerith, Tifa, Cloud. Shinra Power Co. is basically an aesthetic representation of modern societal structure/secular rationalism-worshipping beehive.
Re: Lifestream, mako and materia, basically agree. Basically this:
Jenova could also be a generalized representation of the human unconscious which according to Carl Jung manifests as the “anima”. Which I think might be what you saw when you smoked pot:
“As the trip wore on, this would morph into a realistic, androgynous man with long, angular facial features and very long, dirty blond hair. (By now, I had gone through the single vomiting episode.) This homunculus was very melancholy, and neither sanguine nor smiling.”
Comment on Edenism in FF7
It’s an interesting theory, and this equivalence is certainly the metaphysics of Berserk (plz note spiral/behelit imagery). It wouldn’t be terribly surprising if FF7 and Kentaro Miura were drawing water from the same well.
Scooby Booby’s analysis of Resident Evil 4 was also excellent and worth checking out.