By Stanton Marlan
In just like the black sunlight, Marlan unearths the trace of a darkness that shines. He attracts upon his scientific experiencesand on quite a lot of literature and artwork, together with Goethe’s Faust, Dante’s Inferno, the black paintings of Rothko and Reinhardtto discover the impression of sunshine and shadow at the basic buildings of contemporary suggestion in addition to the modern perform of study. He indicates that the black sunlight accompanies not just the main destructive of psychic reports but additionally the main elegant, resonating with the paranormal adventure of damaging theology, the Kabbalah, the Buddhist notions of the void, and the black gentle of the Sufi Mystics.
An very important contribution to the knowledge of alchemical psychology, this e-book attracts on a postmodern sensibility to boost an unique knowing of the black solar. It bargains perception into modernity, the act of mind's eye, and the paintings of research in knowing melancholy, trauma, and transformation of the soul. Marlan’s unique reflections support us to discover the unknown darkness conventionally known as the Self.
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I have no choice. The text confronts me and I have to deal with it. I often hate the text! I wish it had never been written. Yet I have to deal with it. My skin refrain is my stubborn text. I insist on bringing it up and coming back to it, because I am not satisﬁed with any interpretation. We have not yet come up with something I can live with. It is at this crucial moment that I say you can do nothing for me. I lose conﬁdence in our work to solve this problem. For my patient, whatever had been accomplished did not go far enough.
In a well-known graphic (color plate 1), Sol is wounded by the bite of the green lion, his blood ﬂowing to the Earth as he is slowly devoured. There have been many alchemical commentaries on color plate 1. 28 It shows the lion devouring the sun, with the blood of the lion issuing from its mouth. ”29 The idea is that the raw solar energy must darken and undergo a mortiﬁcatio process that reduces it to its prime matter. Only then can the creative energies produce a puriﬁed product. 30 The blood—called red mercury—is considered a great solvent.
In my judgment he was a priest who had come to terms with a good portion of shadow material, both personal and collective. But, in spite of this, his hostile Sun continued to return. 5. The Body of Abel Found by Adam and Eve (1826), painting by William Blake. Courtesy Tate Gallery, London/Art Resource, New York. It deﬁes interpretation that satisﬁes me. My wish is to expunge the text but I cannot. I have no choice. The text confronts me and I have to deal with it. I often hate the text! I wish it had never been written.
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