Tag Archives: disease

“Epidemics and Society” by Frank M. Snowden

We all feel the portentousness of the current moment in history. I was struck recently by a short passage from The Guardian article, which said: “… whenever crisis visits a given community, the fundamental reality of that community is laid … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Jung on the Light of the Darkness

   The following passage from Jung’s Alchemical Studies (volume 13 of CW, par. 197) struck me today: “They [alchemists, seekers after truth] discover that in the very darkness of nature a light is hidden, a little spark without which the … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Like the Rainbow on the Waterfall: the Mystical Aura of Consumption

While the fourteenth century was ravaged by the Black Death, the nineteenth century belonged to tuberculosis, or the White Death, a disease much more insidious and widespread. John Keats died of it at the age of twenty-six, and so did … Continue reading

Posted in Tuberculosis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments