Lucia Hinojosa Gaxiola

All Writing Decides a Galaxy: On Anne Waldman’s Sciamachy

Ah sciamachy! My knot of mental shadows![1] “That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as it exists in every human, even if during waking state they may know nothing about it,” said the prophet and alchemist Paracelsus in 1531. We carry the shadow and with it, its possibility of alchemical transmutation.