Tag Archives: Borges

Sense and Meaning

“Contrary to what is generally believed, meaning and sense were never the same thing, meaning shows itself at once, direct, literal, explicit, enclosed in itself, univocal, if you like, while sense cannot stay still, it seethes with second, third and … Continue reading

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In the Crystalline Maze: Symbolism of the Mirror

The magic of mirrors and their tremendous mystic powers cannot be doubted. The soul’s primal instinct is to seek unity in love. We project our Selves onto the world and onto others in an attempt to see our own soul … Continue reading

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Measuring Immensity: Symbolism of Maps

I decided to explore my neighbourhood a little last weekend, and I started my walk by entering into the heart of a dense and dark forest. I let myself wander and get lost, walking round in circles, not paying attention … Continue reading

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Here Be Dragons

The first season of The Game of Thrones (so captivating!) ends with Daenerys Targaryen or Khaleesi having emerged from the funeral pyre with three newly-hatched dragons clinging to her body. A powerful sight. She personifies here the Great Mother, the … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Gemini

Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- it’s everything except what it is! ” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet I. Romeo and Juliet as an alchemical work Many years ago … Continue reading

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Crumbling Ruins and Underwater Palaces

My imagination has always been stirred by crumbling ruins and underwater palaces. Their symbolism is directly connected with the astrological Neptune, a planet which governs dissolution by water, getting lost in imagination, fantasy and reverie and being enchanted by inner … Continue reading

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The Power of Animals

I am not particularly fond of classifications. Most classifications are dry, arbitrary and based purely on conjecture. I always laugh when I see a fictitious, spoof classification of animals, proposed by Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most brilliant and … Continue reading

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