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The Reality of Dreams in Henry Fuseli’s Art

Henry Fuseli’s paintings fire up the soul. What is special about this eighteenth-century artist is that he never painted from “nature” but rather he chose to cast his eye inwards and look for inspiration in the fiery depths of his … Continue reading

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Rusalki: the Slavic Nymphs

“She shook the bright drops from her hair And gazed upon the anchorite; To look upon her form so fair The good monk trembled with affright. And he beheld her from afar With head and hand strange signals make, Then … Continue reading

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In My Dreams I Paint Like Vermeer van Delft…

The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the psyche, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far … Continue reading

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The Secret Speech of the Soul

Blendon Reed Campbell, Dancing Nymphs   The language of myth is still, as ever, the secret speech of the inarticulate human soul; and if one has learned to listen to this speech with the heart, then it is not surprising … Continue reading

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In Heraclitus’ River: The Mystery of Time

1. Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes … Continue reading

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