Sunday, June 20, 2010

Table of Contents to the unified analysis of the Lecter series


There is a button that links to this table of contents, at the bottom of each post in the analysis.

In the listing below, an 'M' next to a part number means that that part pertains to Manhunter; an 'S' means it pertains to The Silence of the Lambs; and an 'H' denotes Hannibal. Note that many posts apply to more than just one movie.

part 1(S,H) - Lecter has a 'magic touch'

part 2(S) - Lecter is attempting to be reborn

part 3(S) - Lecter's attempt at rebirth (cont'd)

part 4(M) - The reason Michael Mann changed the spelling of Lecter's last name to 'Lecktor' for Manhunter

part 5(M,S,H) - Some background on Emanuel Swedenborg and his theory of correspondences; Swedenborg believed that God does not exist in space

part 6(S) - Swedenborg believed that the universe was not created out of nothing, but was instead created from God

part 7(M) - Swedenborg believed that the New Jerusalem depicted in the biblical book of Revelation corresponds to a New Church; he also believed that by coming to pass "shortly" is meant that the events predicted in Revelation will certainly come to pass

part 8(M) - Swedenborg maintains that worship of the sun is the lowest of all the forms of God-worship, and therefore in scripture is referred to as an "abomination"

part 9(M) - Swedenborg on the three sons of Noah: "Shem" corresponds to internal worship, "Ham" those who were internal and corrupted, and "Japheth" those who were external

part 10(S,H) - According to Swedenborg, there have been four Churches since the Earth was created; Swedenborg describes the Israelitish Church (the third Church) in his Coronis: "The third state of this church was the turning aside from true representative into idolatrous worship and then its vastation or evening." "The fourth state of this church was the profanation of sanctities, and then its consummation or night"

part 11(M) - Swedenborg believed that numbers used in the bible have spiritual significance; the importance of the number three; examples of Swedenborgian triads

part 12(M) - Swedenborg's correspondence for the "Woman Clothed with the Sun" from the book of Revelation, as described in his Apocalypse Explained

part 13(M) - Continuation of part 12: The "Woman Clothed with the Sun" is also discussed in Swedenborg's Apocalypse Revealed

part 14(M,S) - Influences on Swedenborg include some of the people we have come across at various points in the analyses of the individual Lecter movies: Aristotle, Saint Augustine, and Plotinus; William Blake (the Great Red Dragon paintings) was influenced by Swedenborg

part 15(M) - The correspondence for Revelation 12:12-17

part 16(M) - Swedenborg describes the love of self in his book Heaven and Hell: "[O]ne who is in the love of self neither loves the church, nor his country, nor society, nor any use, but himself alone"

part 17(M) - Swedenborg tells us who it is that the great red dragon represents

part 18(M) - Swedenborg on adultery

part 19(M) - Swedenborg's correspondence for Nimrod (Dollarhyde) meshes with the correspondence for the great red dragon (also Dollarhyde)

part 20(M) - Swedenborgian correspondences for the name 'Babel' (Babylon) as used in the biblical books of Genesis and Jeremiah

part 21(M) - Swedenborgian correspondences for 'Babel' (Babylon) from the book of Revelation

part 22(M) - Hannibal Lecktor represents a personification of Satan; Swedenborgian correspondence for 'Baal': "'To set up altars, altars to burn incense unto Baal,' signifies worship from the love of self and from the love of the world"

part 23(H) - Using Swedenborg to interpret something from the movie Hannibal: The description of Clarice Starling as the 'honey in the lion' (the forged letter's reference to Samson's riddle) is to be interpreted as Clarice representing the good of charity, which, if we go by the correspondence for Samson's encounter with the lion, would not be understood by the Philistines

part 24(M,S,H) - Basic introduction to Jungian psychology

part 25(S) - Further resolution of the 'hidden plot' in The Silence of the Lambs

part 26(S) - Clarice Starling confronts her Jungian shadow in the form of Catherine Martin

part 27(S) - One implication of Starling's defeat of Jame Gumb: The Catholic Church has assimilated evil

part 28(S) - The four phases of development of Clarice Starling's animus in The Silence of the Lambs

part 29(S) - One of the underlying themes of The Silence of the Lambs is that the members of the Roman Catholic Church are operating under the influence of Satan, i.e., they are being controlled by evil hermaphroditic Jews

part 30(H) - Lecter desires to unite with God

part 31(S) - The ongoing struggle within the Christian church, between the two distinctly different basic human natures which characterize 'followers' of Plato/Augustine on the one hand, and those of Aristotle/Aquinas on the other, comes into play within a psychical context, when interpreting The Silence of the Lambs

part 32(S) - Ardelia Mapp represents Clarice Starling's Jungian Self

part 33(S) - Symbolism of the 'fly' at the end of The Silence of the Lambs

part 34(S) - Clarice Starling's initiatory process in The Silence of the Lambs

part 35(S,H) - Lecter is trying to become Mercurius, by 'integrating' Clarice Starling into himself; the nature of Mercurius is discussed

part 36(M,S,H) - Description of the four stages of alchemy's Great Work

part 37(S,H) - The disorder of the individuation process is related to the timeless quality of the unconscious

part 38(S,H) - Depiction of the nigredo step of alchemy in The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal

part 39(S,H) - Determining the Jungian psychological types that correspond to Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter

part 40(S,H) - Lecter's ultimate plan is to become the personification of the god Abraxas

part 41(S,H) - Fundamentals of chakras

part 42(S) - The Muladhara chakra and Lecter's use of the sense of smell

part 43(S,H) - Sahasrara chakra - rel. to Lecter becoming a divine being

part 44(S) - Anahata chakra; the rise of Lecter's kundalini

part 45(S) - Starling's supervisor, Jack Crawford, is working with Lecter to defeat Starling

part 46(S) - We identify Hannibal Lecter's Self, anima, and shadow

part 47(S,H) - The Manipura chakra and its relationship to Lecter

part 48(S) - Evidence that Lecter has undergone Baptism with the Holy Spirit in The Silence of the Lambs

part 49(S) - Swadhisthana chakra

part 50(S) - The meaning of Barney telling Starling to "keep to the right" when approaching Lecter's cell

part 51(M) - Applying Jungian concepts, and the concepts of alchemy, to Will Graham in Manhunter

part 52(M) - Representation of the classical planets in Manhunter

part 53(S) - Final resolution of the hidden plot in The Silence of the Lambs

part 54(S,H) - Wrapping up the analysis; one of the 'messages' of The Silence of the Lambs is that our extraverted Western society tends to work against introverts

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