If a ray of light break in upon us , it is but to make darkness more visible ; to show us the now limits , the Gothic structure , the impenetrable barriers of our prison . Leonora , Letter 1 , 1805 Maria Edgeworth ( 1767–1849 ) What ...
Author: Finola Moorhead
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Award-winning author Finola Moorhead is back with a new and ambitious novel which follows ex-cop Margot Gorman into her new life. Triathlete and wine connoisseur, Margot finds a body in the women's toilets at Port Water on the Paradise Coast. Who killed the boy in women's clothing? Who is mining rubies on women's lands? Who broke the bridge? What is the other ex-cop, Tiger Cat, up to? And who are the Solanasites? This is a remarkable literary achievement: detective novel, philosophical investigation, and speculation on history and the future.
Those who would speak of the increasing selfconfidence of Aeneas, of the growth of his firmness of purpose as his situation itself grows more clear, need, I think, to reexamine the verses quoted above more carefully.
Author: W. R. Johnson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Literary Criticism
One of the best books ever written on one of humanity’s greatest epics, W. R. Johnson’s classic study of Vergil’s Aeneid challenges centuries of received wisdom. Johnson rejects the political and historical reading of the epic as a record of the glorious prehistory of Rome and instead foregrounds Vergil’s enigmatic style and questioning of the heroic myths. With an approach to the text that is both grounded in scholarship and intensely personal, and in a style both rhetorically elegant and passionate, Johnson offers readings of specific passages that are nuanced and suggestive as he focuses on the “somber and nourishing fictions” in Vergil’s poem. A timeless work of scholarship, Darkness Visible will enthrall classicists as well as students and scholars of the history of criticism—specifically the way in which politics influence modern readings of the classics—and of poetry and literature.
Something that is as common as darkness is seen as holding no value and is often ignored, its potency obscured as the seeker searches for more complex, obtuse, and obscure means to arrive at his or her royal destiny.
Author: Ross Heaven
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The first book to examine the spiritual and therapeutic practice of retreat in physical darkness to explore inner light • Shows how experiencing complete darkness over prolonged periods helps in developing mental clarity and creativity • Draws upon many indigenous and spiritual traditions that use this technique The use of ceremonial darkness is a classic and cross-cultural method for exploring hidden aspects of unconscious and super-conscious states, accessing invisible landscapes, and embracing the deeper recesses of the self. In Darkness Visible Heaven and Buxton examine the spiritual and therapeutic practice of taking retreat in physical darkness. For millennia mystics and sages have used darkness as a spiritual tool for breaking with their pasts, prior conditioning, and the limited reality of their societies. Spiritual seekers from many traditions--Celtic, Eastern, indigenous North and South American, Tibetan, and African--have used darkness as a tool for spiritual enlightenment. Heaven and Buxton show how experiencing complete darkness, even for only a period of hours, brings about a remarkable clarity and mental stillness and thus provides a springboard for creativity, intuition, and spiritual development. They include exercises that explore lucid levels of dream consciousness, drawing both from their experience as teachers of this method and from the many cultures that include this practice in their spiritual traditions. Darkness Visible shows how deprivation of sight can truly teach us to see.
Author: Henry Donald Maurice Spence-JonesPublish On: 1883
This may answer to the " glory ” which the prophet declares " shall be seen upon it ” ( ver . ... THE LIGHT OF THE CHURCH IN CONTRAST WITH THE SURROUNDING DARKNESS . ... The effect of the light is to make the darkness more visible .
During this operation, there was a small dim light admitted below, but it served to make darkness more visible, and horrour more ter- rifick. In my reflections I said, this must be a complete image and anticipation of hell.
Author: William Dunlap
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
In this two-volume set, first published in 1839, students and history scholars will find William Dunlap's extensive history of New Netherlands, an area from the St. Lawrence river to the Delaware Bay, stretching from the coast westward through what is now upstate New York. In this second volume, Dunlap begins with the American Revolutionary War and the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, and continues with a detailed account of the battles of Revolution. He discusses the major leaders of the war, including Washington, Gates, and Ethan Allen. Dunlap concludes this history of New York with the signing of the Constitution and the establishment of the United States. American historian and playwright WILLIAM DUNLAP (1766-1839) was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He managed the John Street Theatre and the Park Theatre in New York. Among his many plays are Andre (1798) and The Virgin of the Sun (1800).
Author: Cornelia Catherine Joy DyerPublish On: 1871
Each of us carried a taper , which struggled for life in the heavy air , and only made the darkness more visible . We were conducted through long labyrinths , passage opening on passage , and now and then we entered small chapels with ...
The sole difference betwixt an absolute darkness and the appearance of two or more visible luminous objects consists, as I said, in the objects themselves, and in the manner they affect our senses. The angles, which the rays of light ...
Author: David Hume
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Social Science
All the perceptions of the human mind resolve themselves into two distinct kinds, which I shall call IMPRESSIONS and IDEAS. The difference betwixt these consists in the degrees of force and liveliness, with which they strike upon the mind, and make their way into our thought or consciousness. Those perceptions, which enter with most force and violence, we may name impressions: and under this name I comprehend all our sensations, passions and emotions, as they make their first appearance in the soul. By ideas I mean the faint images of these in thinking and reasoning; such as, for instance, are all the perceptions excited by the present discourse, excepting only those which arise from the sight and touch, and excepting the immediate pleasure or uneasiness it may occasion.
Then , mamma , let Marie accompany me , " pleaded Louise , who looked more like a ghost than her own self . ... the few lamps in the street glimmered through the darkness , seeming but to render darkness more visible .
It was very dark as we passed out into the night . There were lamps gleaming here and there , in this more modern part of the town , but they only seemed to render the darkness more visible . If the moon had risen , she was still behind ...