Friday, June 27, 2014

Dark light may be valued over naïve sunshine

Self-described writer, sound engineer, musician, and mystic in Newcastle upon Tyne U.K., Jessica Davidson reviews Thomas Moore's Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way through Life's Ordeals in a blog post this month.

Sprinkling her review with quotes from Moore's book, Davidson concludes, "In the end, the dark night is about finding out who you really are in the depths of your soul. It facilitates a relationship with your daemon, or guiding spirit, which helps you to cultivate the strength to be true to your deeper Self. Everyone has their own scintilla  —  the divine spark, or inner genius that ‘knows’. As Thomas Moore shows, the best way to deal with the dark night is to use the emotional and intellectual darkness to help you see your own luminosity."