I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections
and the truth of the Imagination. ~John Keats

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  •      Gaslight  stories from the genres of mystery, adventure and The Weird, written between 1800 and 1919.

The work of the poet comes to meet the spiritual need of the society in which he lives, and for this reason his work means more to him than his personal fate, whether he is aware of this or not. ~C.G. Jung, CW 10

I would say myself that there is no real contradiction between art, conceived as design, and the unconscious. The unconscious does, in fact, reveal design. Not only is the dream, when understood, a dramatic unity, but even in its plastic manifestations the unconscious possesses a principle of organization. ~Sir Herbert Read, Collected Essays in Literary Criticism

The synoptic function of the myth whose circular structure duplicates that of the cosmos enables it to integrate in one vision the manifold experiences acquired by men through contact with things. As in a theater the representation of the invisible takes shape and puts rhythm into space. At the center of the enclosure built on a hill and opened to the outer world, the drama that holds together the lives of men with the lives of gods, as well as the forces of heaven with those of the earth, enacts the meeting point of all the perspectives to which it communicates its primal unity. 
~ Jean-Francois Matte'i

We call ourselves a utilitarian age, and we do not know the uses of any single thing.We have forgotten that Water can cleanse, and Fire purify, and that the Earth is mother to us all. . .Still, I am conscious that behind all this Beauty, satisfying though it be, there is some Spirit hidden of which the painted forms and shapes are but modes of manifestation, and  it is with this Spirit that I desire to become in harmony. 

~Oscar Wilde (De Profundis, 509 in Letters vol. I)
"In a living portraiture, the motive forces of evolution do not reside solely in the artist; for there is an intimate contact between the portrayer and the portrayed."
~Aby Warburg

Look upon your heart

"Individual consciousness is only the flower and the fruit of a season, sprung from the perennial rhizome beneath the earth; and it would find itself in better accord with the truth if it took the existence of the rhizome into its calculations. For the root matter is the mother of all things." ~CGJung, Symbols of Transformation 

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