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Master of Arts (MA)
The thesis establishes a schema or map of correspondences between Blake's prophetic books and Jung's process of individuation. The essential correspondences (spectre/shadow, emanation/anima-animus, self-annihilation/the Self) form the framework and the content that are fully identified by the end of the thesis. This map can be used in the studies of: the archetypes, Blake and Milton, and Biblical typology. It can also be used in conjunction with the study of the Western esoteric tradition (specifically, Neo-Platonism, Gnosticism and the the Qabalah). The thesis can primarily be consulted in the study of Blake and Jung, either together or separately, to "throw light" and its necessary conjunct of darkness onto the other, in order to understand the essential organizing principles "underlying" Jung's process of individuation and Blake's prophetic books. iii
Martin, Scott, "Confronting the Archetypes: Blake and the Jungian Process of Individuation." (1992). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 6550.
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