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Day: June 22, 2013

Nature Loves To Hide

Nature Loves To Hide

Woodland, by Ivan Shishkin (1831-1898) To arrive at the basic structure of things we must go into their darkness. Again, why? Because, says Heraclitus (frg. 123) ‘The real constitution of each thing is accustomed to hide itself, which has also been translated, ‘Nature loves to hide’” (Hillman 26). Does this mean that real understanding lies in something Immanuel Kant said we cannot know, i.e. the thing-in-itself, the ding an sich? The archetypes of the unconscious are akin to this idea….

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