The main character's name was originally Ralph Hinkley, but after the assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr. on March 30, 1981 (only 12 days after the pilot episode aired), the character's last name was changed to "Hanley" for the Season 1 episode "Reseda Rose". ("The Greatest American Hero")
Rubedo is a Latin word meaning "redness" that was adopted by fifteenth- and sixteenth-century alchemists to define the fourth major stage in the "alchemical opus" in achieving enlightened consciousness and the total fusion of spirit and matter. The three alchemical stages preceding rubedo were nigredo (blackness) which represented putrefication and spiritual death, albedo (whiteness) which represented purification, and thirdly citrinitas (yellowness); the solar dawn or awakening.
In the framework of psychological development (especially followers of Jungian psychology) these four alchemical steps are be taken as analogous to the process of attaining individuation: In an archetypal schema, rubedo would represent the Self archetype, and would be the culmination of the four stages. The Self manifests itself in "wholeness," a point in which a person discovers his or her true nature. ("Rubedo")
(for some reason i feel the need to recommend, that this video may be best viewed on mute...funny i can deal with those angry guitars, i like it.[db])
"A poet throws all but truth in the cellar."
re Ofelia [& The Aleph]:
Everything is truth?
Nothing is truth?
(*crystal: hope you don't mind if i jump in with you here db)
truth is... everything is nothing?
Thanks Crystal, last night I was sure that "Darkness is the only truth"
of course today I was hit with Rilke's: