The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness (Carolyn and by Dr. Stanton Marlan

By Dr. Stanton Marlan

Additionally on hand in an open-access, full-text variation at The black sunlight, an ages-old snapshot of the darkness in person lives and in lifestyles itself, has no longer been handled hospitably within the sleek international. smooth psychology has visible darkness basically as a unfavourable strength, whatever to maneuver via and past, however it truly has an intrinsic significance to the human psyche. during this ebook, Jungian analyst Stanton Marlan reexamines the paradoxical snapshot of the black solar and the which means of darkness in Western culture.In clone of the black sunlight, Marlan unearths the trace of a darkness that shines. He attracts upon his scientific experiences—and on quite a lot of literature and paintings, together with Goethe’s Faust, Dante’s Inferno, the black artwork of Rothko and Reinhardt—to discover the impression of sunshine and shadow at the primary constructions of contemporary idea in addition to the modern perform of research. He indicates that the black solar accompanies not just the main unfavorable of psychic stories but additionally the main chic, resonating with the paranormal adventure of damaging theology, the Kabbalah, the Buddhist notions of the void, and the black mild of the Sufi Mystics.An vital contribution to the knowledge of alchemical psychology, this ebook attracts on a postmodern sensibility to improve an unique figuring out of the black solar. It bargains perception into modernity, the act of mind's eye, and the paintings of study in figuring out melancholy, trauma, and transformation of the soul. Marlan’s unique reflections aid us to discover the unknown darkness conventionally known as the Self. (20100410)

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He writes: Midway upon the journey of our life I found that I was in a dusky wood; For the right path, whence I had strayed, was lost. Ah me! How hard a thing it is to tell The wildness of that rough and savage place, The very thought of which brings back my fear! 6. Leaden depression of a Benedictine suffering death in a valley of fading stars. From Johannes Fabricius, Alchemy: The Medieval Alchemists and Their Art, p. 105. Jung also notes the classic Walpurgisnacht in Goethe’s Faust and apocryphal accounts of Christ’s descent into hell.

The poet’s life is in his diaries, titled Shadows of the Sun, and in Wolff ’s biography of him, entitled The Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby. Crosby is described as a handsome, wealthy aristocrat who with his wife, Caresse, scandalized Boston society. Caresse divorced her first husband, Richard Peabody, nephew of the legendary headmaster of Groton, to marry Harry. 22 One of Harry’s romances is portrayed by Edward Germain in his introduction to Shadows of the Sun.

I put her aside and continue on my journey to the sun. Just before I get there, a wind comes and carries me back to Earth. The journey skyward and Sun-ward is a common, if not universal, theme. James Hillman tells us that “Human life cannot keep from flying. . 2. Faust (ca. 1652), by Rembrandt van Rijn. Gift of R. C. where the gods dwell. 9 Similar themes are confirmed in art, folklore, classical mythology, sculpture, and poetry. The movement up and out seems to have a universal quality. In the Feast of Icarus, Sam Hazo writes: The poet imitates Icarus.

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