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ERIC Number: ED312702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 13
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Compensating Scientism through "The Black Hole."
Roth, Lane
The focal image of the film "The Black Hole" functions as a visual metaphor for the sacred, order, unity, and eternal time. The black hole is a symbol that unites the antinomic pairs of conscious/unconscious, water/fire, immersion/emersion, death/rebirth, and hell/heaven. The black hole is further associated with the quest for transcendent experience. Through the symbolic expression of archetypes, the film advocates the abandonment of rationalist ideals and the reclamation of religious experience and the unconscious mind. The titular image of "the Black Hole" compensates scientism by invoking archetypal unity. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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