Faust thus expresses a very dangerous form of despair, a despair that is partly wise, because it’s alert to the dissolution of all form, and yet very foolish, because it refuses to acknowledge or seek harmony with the deeper patterns underlying that dissolution.

Carolyn Elliott, Awaken Your Genius: A Seven-Step Path to Freeing Your Creativity and Manifesting Your Dreams [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

Hermetic quote Elliott Awaken Your Genius faust expresses very dangerous form despair partly wise alert dissolution all foolish refuses acknowledge seek harmony deeper patterns underlying