Although modern psychology has seen darkness primarily as a negative force, it actually has an intrinsic importance to the human psyche. The black earth is closed up in a vessel or flask, and heated. Publisher: Texas A&M University Press, 2008. Sol niger (black sun) can refer to the first stage of the alchemical magnum opus, the nigredo (blackening). Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published In a text ascribed to Marsilio Ficino three suns are described: black, white, and red, corresponding to the three most used alchemical color stages. In alchemy, the Black Sun represents the nigredo stage of the alchemical operation, the stage of calcination or blackening of the first matter by burning. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Marsilius Ficinus, "Liber de Arte Chemica". 05/08/2014 • Views: 63357. Published in Folk Horror Revival: Harvest Hymns Volume I – Twisted Roots (2018). (Basilius Valentinus, Azoth, Paris, 1659) The Body is to be decomposed, that is one shifts one's awareness to the inner self. He shows that the black sun accompanies not only the most negative of psychic experiences but also the most sublime. View all copies of this ISBN edition: Synopsis; About this title; … Of the sol niger he writes: Sol niger (black sun) can refer to the first stage of the alchemical magnum opus, the nigredo (blackening). Published in Folk Horror Revival: Harvest Hymns Volume I – Twisted Roots (2018). In this book, Jungian analyst Stanton Marlan reexamines the paradoxical image of the black sun and the meaning of darkness in Western culture. In a text ascribed to Marsilio Ficino three suns are described: black, white, and red, corresponding to the three most used alchemical color stages. The central argument/analysis here-- that blackness/darkness/mortificatio is not just something we are supposed to Get Through/Work Through/Overcome, but an ever-present and indispensable part of life and growth and a kind of illumination itself-- this is good and important, very, yes. Marlan draws on not only clinical cases, but also literature such as Goethe's Faust and Dante's Inferno, the black art of Rothko and Reinhardt, and other inspirations to explore the influence of light and shadow on the fundamental structures of modern thought as well as the contemporary practice of analysis. I loved this book. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Black Sun Alchemy. Refresh and try again. Happy Easter! I greatly liked it but probably only understood a fraction of it. The Black Sun by Stanton Marlan is an important contribution to the understanding of alchemical psychology, this book draws on a postmodern sensibility to develop an original understanding of the black sun. Start by marking “The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The Black Sun by Stanton Marlan is an important contribution to the understanding of alchemical psychology, this book draws on a postmodern sensibility to develop an original understanding of the black sun. In this book, Jungian analyst Stanton Marlan reexamines the paradoxical image of the black sun a. MENU. Experts’ Blogs – we are adding a new section . Modern psychology has seen darkness primarily as a negative force, something to move through and beyond, but … This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness (Carolyn and Ernest Fay Series in Analytical Psychology) Marlan, Stanton. Khephera appears to represent our point of becoming - in my view, much like Kether in Qabalah. The Saturn star is black as Saturn reigns over Nigredo. The planets are both stages of the process and energies in the body to be transmuted. The central argument/analysis here-- that blackness/darkness/mortificatio is not just something we are supposed to Get Through/Work Through/Overcome, but an ever-present and indispensable part of life and growth and a kind of illumination itself-- this is good and important, very, yes.