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theoptia · 2 months ago
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Simone de Beauvoir, from Diary of a Philosophy Student: Volume 2, 1928-9; Monday, November 5
Text ID: —I have so much love in me that I would like to cry;
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theoptia · 2 months ago
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Adélia Prado, from “Denouement”; translated by Ellen Dori Watson
Text ID: I am beginning to despair / and can see only two choices: / either go mad or turn holy.
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theoptia · 2 months ago
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H.P. Blavatsky, from The Secret Doctrine
Text ID: The moon is the deity of the mind…
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theoptia · 2 months ago
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Simone de Beauvoir, from Diary of a Philosophy Student: Volume 2, 1928-9; Thursday, October 18
Text ID: But my soul is heavy in my hands
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theoptia · a month ago
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Federico García Lorca, from Blood Wedding
Text ID: I want the blood running through my fingers to make a delicate sound.
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theoptia · 2 months ago
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Simone Weil, from Waiting for God
Text ID: [...] true creation means self-loss.
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theoptia · 2 months ago
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Hélène Cixous, from The Selected Plays of Hélène Cixous; “Portrait of Dora”
Text ID: To whom shall I address my / silence? My suicide?
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theoptia · 2 months ago
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Adélia Prado, from The Mystical Rose: Selected Poems translated by Ellen Doré Watson; "Nigredo"
Text ID: this great darkness is / God / struggling to be born from my flesh.
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theoptia · a year ago
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Anaïs Nin, from Ladders to Fire; “Cities of the Interior”
Text ID: I’m insatiable, you know. I’ll ask you for the impossible.
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theoptia · 3 months ago
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning, from Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning; "The Portuguese"
Text ID: To love me, I looked forward to the moon...
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theoptia · 3 months ago
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Alejandra Pizarnik, from Selected Poems; “The Small Songs”
Text ID: she'll speak for darkness / for shadows / for nobody
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theoptia · 4 months ago
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Crowned dragon as tail-eater; two dragons forming a circle and, in the four corners, signs of the four elements. — Eleazar, Uraltes chymisches Werk (1760)
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Uroboros. — Codex Marcianus
C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 12: Psychology and Alchemy
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theoptia · 7 months ago
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Louise Glück, from Winter Recipes from the Collective: Poems; “Setting Sun”
Text ID: I have / never been much good with living things. / Brightness and darkness I do rather well with.
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theoptia · 2 months ago
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Adélia Prado, from The Mystical Rose: Selected Poems translated by Ellen Doré Watson; "Dysrhythmia"
Text ID: What I understand of God is His wrath;
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theoptia · 2 months ago
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H.P. Blavatsky, from The Secret Doctrine
Text ID: The primitive symbol of the serpent symbolised divine wisdom and perfection, and had always stood for psychical regeneration and immortality.
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theoptia · 3 months ago
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Alejandra Pizarnik, from Selected Poems; “On this Night, In this World”
Text ID: the stone of madness / black corridors / I have walked them all
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theoptia · 2 months ago
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Philip Ball, Seeing Red; Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism, The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images; David M. Odorisio, Of Gods and Stones: Alchemy, Jung, and the Dark Night of St. John of the Cross; C.G. Jung, Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 14: Mysterium Coniunctionis; Jo Hedesan, The Four Stages of Alchemical Work; Lyndy Abraham, A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery.
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theoptia · 2 months ago
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Zbigniew Herbert, from The Collected Poems: 1956-1998; “Five Men”
Text ID: of prophetic dreams
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theoptia · a year ago
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Franz Kafka, from The Blue Octavo Notebooks
Text ID: Evil has ways of surprising one. Suddenly it turns round and says: "You have misunderstood me," and perhaps it really is so.
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theoptia · a year ago
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Sophokles, from Elektra; translated by Anne Carson in An Oresteia
Text ID: CHORUS: You are a woman marked for sorrow.
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