[The following material is drawn from the file “essay flights of imaginal-2,” the most
recent draft of chapter 2, on Anzaldúa’s hard drive in the folder “diss chapters,”
subfolder “2. flights of imagin.” Although the document was last saved on April 4,
2004, the material itself was probably written before that date. I include these partial
sections in the appendix rather than simply deleting them for two reasons: (1) their
presence in the most recent chapter manuscript indicates their importance to Anzaldúa;
(2) the material offers readers additional insights into Anzaldúa’s work.]
A. Soul and image work: Distinguishing soul from spirit
In distinguishing soul from spirit, Tenzin Gyatso, 14th-Century Dalai
Lama of Tibet, said, “I call the high and light aspects of my being Spirit
and the dark and heavy aspects soul.” To [ James] Hillman, spirit fa-
vors detached abstractness, purity, and unity— all characteristics that
transcend earth and body, while soul thrives on attachments and
imaginings, the concrete and sensual, emphasizing the multiplicity
and imperfection that cling to earth and body (“Peaks and Vales”). Ac-
cording to Thomas Moore, the soul seeks connection; the spirit, en-
lightenment (The Soul’s Religion).
“Anima” is Latin for soul; “psyche” is Greek for soul. According to
Hillman, the word “soul” refers to “that unknown component which
Appendix 3 | Unfinished Sections and
Additional Notes from Chapter 2
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