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The Shadow Self

Posted in: The Shadow Self (Non-Self) by Moon Elf on August 08, 2009

Psychology:  THE BLACK SUN: ARCHETYPAL IMAGE OF THE NON-SELF one of the most numinous images of alchemical psychology: that which dissimulates consciousness as an independently existing Self. It is an expression of the archetypal imagination as distinguished from humanistic imagination rooted in Western metaphysics. The black Sun breaks up the logical life of the soul. It refuses all reification, and in the light of its dark effulgence psychology stands at the threshold of the new millennium.

Thus one can see that it’s not all negative but could easily be contrived as such and can also be associated with The Shadow Self but can also be a dysfunctional “center” of Self or even the Non-Self or King Fear!

The Black Sun

Posted in: 14. The Black Sun by Moon Elf on

In esoteric Runelore the figure makes 3 swastikas which represent Arising, Being, & Passing Away to a new Arising.  Such as the solar eclipse represents the death of Osiris and the rise of Horus.

Found on the Norse Pagan band Non’s Website –

“There is a black sun which is not visible to the human eye.
It is our beacon and its fire burns within us”
– Akkadian temple inscription

Image of Black Sun ring from

The Black Sun however seems to sometimes (mostly) but not always be associated with the Dark Left-Hand path of Satanic and similar cults as the “negative” version of The Star or The Sun of popular esoteric philosophy.

Ancient eclipses had very powerful effects on the history of the human race. It was traditional seen as a bad omen. The word “eclipse” is derived from the Greek, “ekleipsis”, which means “omission” or “abandonment”. In Chinese it is “shih”, which means, “to eat up”.  (again refer to section on Evil regarding the absence of God).

In alchemy, the black sun, or “sol niger,” represents the dark, destructive aspects of the sun.

From a description of the Icon of the Annunciation:  The black sun in the upper part of the scene represents the essence of God, indefinable and unknowable; the rays represent His energies (in the form of the Holy Trinity) which are manifestations of His essence and can therefore be known.

This icon represents the Annunciation, that is, the moment when “The angel came in unto (Mary), and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.” (KJV, Luke 1: 28-31).

For some alchemical explanations of Sol Niger in relation to The Sun card of the Tarot review

In Western Kabbalistic Tradition, Persephone and Hades are first encountered on the path between Malkuth and Yesod with Hecate as guardian of their Mystery. Pluto/Hades in his dark glory (the Black Sun or shadow-self) and Persephone as Queen of the Underworld, ruling death and rebirth (the bright-self) are to be encountered on the path between Yesod and Tippareth. These two paths lead to the “hidden riches” within the individual. The paths form part of an ongoing series of confrontations which are resolved in the process of attaining internal balance. This balance is to be found in the dance of energy which is poised at the knife edge between the forces of darkness and light, a manifestation of the power of Pluto.

Solar Eclipse

Posted in: Solar Eclipse by Moon Elf on

The winged globe and the Eye of Horus are both also said to be represented by the solar eclipse or Black Sun – Here is a Norse version of that which also states that it all comes down to Free Will and what you choose – this has MUCH to do with my earlier writings on “evil” and the Eye of God or Evil Eye.