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Munch, Edvard - Dance of Life and Vampire

Identifier

000038

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Munch did not have any extreme spiritual experiences – but his visions, nightmares and dreams are all well represented in his paintings.  He simply documented his experiences as paintings rather than write about them. Because of his upbringing they are dark, he painted his demons.  

A description of the experience

Vampire by Edvard Munch
Vampire - Edvard Munch
Munch’s Dance of Life shown here is hugely symbolic in a spiritual sense, showing the black/white of creation contrast, and of the form/function.  It also shows the soul and higher spirit symbolism [male/female, shiva shakti etc].
The Dance of Life by Edvard Munch
Dance of Life - Edvard Munch

The source of the experience

Munch, Edvard

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Angst
Repression

Suppressions

Being left handed

Commonsteps

References

See Wikipedia