The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness
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Sep 19, Morgan Blackledge rated it really liked it. I have literally no idea what this book is about.
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Sep 15, Asmodeus rated it it was amazing. One of my all-time favorite books. Feb 21, Rjyan rated it liked it. It was OK.
But I somewhat suspect that anyone with a desire to read this book has probably done some other reading on alchemy and psychology, right? And while it's neat how many different sources Marlan brings int It was OK. And while it's neat how many different sources Marlan brings into the mix here, he never really introduces any big, original images or insight that you wouldn't have encountered already, especially if you've read some Hillman. If you're a fiction writer just looking to delve into the significance of the Black Sun as an archetypal symbol, there's some stuff in here for you, but it's pretty squarely aimed at practicing analysts and academics and probably ain't going to Blow Your Mind.
However, I will never sell this book. There's 15 color pages and one of them has this picture from an old alchemical treatise that is too beautiful to part with. It's the green lion eating the sun. I most definitely want that picture in a handy place from now on.
May 21, Tara marked it as to-read. This looks sweeeeet. Jul 14, Kenneth McKrish rated it it was amazing. Immensely enlightening and empowering read.
Black Sun Alchemy Art Darkness by Stanton Marlan
Highly recommended. Mar 06, Qasim Zafar rated it really liked it Shelves: religion-spirituality. I loved this book.
It offers a perspective on the alchemy of dark emotions that is incredibly unique, and at the same time draws from different writers and cultures to drive the points home. I especially loved the fact that unlike many other books, the author doesn't push some idealized notion of finding some sort of "light" at the end of the tunnel; but rather lays out the process for the proper integration of the darkness into the personality of the person undergoing the process, and also talk I loved this book.
Whatever a person finds at the end of their process, they find. Shirley rated it liked it Apr 04, Josh rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Shirley Willard rated it liked it Nov 17, Bokehboy rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Lovebunz rated it really liked it Oct 04, Jesse G. Jordan rated it really liked it Sep 09, Chris B. David rated it really liked it Jan 17, Cait Davis rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Reb rated it really liked it Mar 12, Nag Svetal rated it it was amazing May 22, Valentin rated it really liked it Jan 29, Agaraguru rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Maura rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Jason Pickles rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Derek rated it really liked it Nov 01, Wendy Roberts rated it it was amazing Dec 07, It offers insight into modernity, the act of imagination, and the work of analysis in understanding depression, trauma, and transformation of the soul.
Chapter 1 The Dark Side of Light. Chapter 2 The Descent into Darkness. Chapter 3 Analysis and theArt of Darkness. He is an adjunct clinical professor of psychology at Duquesne University, he has a longtime interest in alchemy, archetypal psychology, Asian philosophy, and postmodern theory.