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… because i have not eaten except to feed the great famines …
– from ‘pelt yuh stones nuh…’
The transforming power of imagination played a key role in the alchemist’s attempt to achieve a unity which was symbolized by gold but was as much psychological as physical in nature – the alchemist projected his own psychic background, his unconscious, into the matter on which he experimented, so that the latter became, as it were, his other self, with whom he entered into a living relationship equivalent to an ‘inner dialogue’.
hena maes-jelinek . the labyrinth of universality