Every man has some reminiscences which he would not tell to everyone, but only...– Fjodor Dostojevskij
When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon,...– Oscar Wilde - De Profundis
Would you like to save the world from the degradation and destruction it seems...– Lao Tzu
As a student of alchemy, he (and his followers) ‘compared the “black work” of the alchemists (the nigredo) with the often highly critical involvement experienced by the ego, until it accepts the new equilibrium brought about by the creation of the self’. Jungians interpreted nigredo in two main psychological senses. The first represented on the one hand a...
The idea of death gives birth to something larger than fear.– Anton Tjechov
Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness. No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness,...
in creating, you create the origin that swallows you.– Edmond Jabès
I hope nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.– Nikos Kazantzakis’ tombstone