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"Bodies of water" - The Dream and the Underworld by James Hillman

I like James Hillman's writings, even though I often find them disturbing and not so easy to read if you don’t know what he refers to (here : alchemical psychology). They always bring new perspectives into my thinking and imagination and seem to be echoing deeply within me. In his book, The Dream and the Underworld, he brings new perspectives to the “conventional” interpretation of dreams. Here is for “water”.

Bodies of water
Concerningbodies of waterin dreams (oceans, rivers, lakes, pools, baths), let us bypass the symbolisms of lustration and baptism, of doctrinal wisdom and uterine mother, and also the too general meanings of life energy, Mercurius, and the unconscious. Instead, let us take a lead from Heraclitus (frg. 36) : "To souls, it is death to become water ...," and (frg. 77, Freeman): "It is delight, or rather death, to souls to become wet..." Jung has expanded upon the death of the soul through water in his classical work on the Rosarium Philosophorum

Collaborative animations and video projections for Light Night 2017 at Surface Gallery - Nottingham

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Collaborators : Chris Smith and Lee Ramsay



Still image, collaboration with Lee Ramsay
Still image, collaboration with Lee Ramsay
Still image, collaboration with Chris Boote
Still image, collaboration with Chris Boote
Still image, collaboration with Chris Boote
Still image, collaboration with Chris Boote
Still image, collaboration with Chris Boote