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Hidden mutualities hyperlink the paintings of significant postcolonial writers with Christopher Marlowe's drama of the Faustian pact - the manipulation of the cloth international in alternate for the soul - written because the clinical world-view was once rising which followed the imperial growth of Europe and has made up our minds the industrial and social buildings of the colonial and postcolonial global. This attention-grabbing learn brings jointly researches in generally various fields to teach how 'Doctor Faustus' displays a Gnostic / airtight culture marginalized in the dominant eu energy constructions. Rediscovered within the Renaissance, and mixed with occult arts comparable to alchemy and magic, this residing culture informs the paintings of Magus figures comparable to Pico della Mirandola, Marcilio Ficino, Trithemius, Johannes Reuchlin, Agrippa of Nettesheim, Paracelsus and John Dee, who're mirrored within the Faust culture and in Prospero in Shakespeare s 'The Tempest'. the second one half investigates the twin legacy of the Magus. A counterpoint among a law-governed aim fabric global and an occult visionary pursuit of the divine power of the human mind's eye is traced throughout the examples of Johan Kepler, Robert Fludd, Isaac Newton, William Blake, Rudyard Kipling, Aleister Crowley, W.B. Yeats, Wolfgang Pauli and C.G. Jung. within the 3rd half, textual research unearths how cognizance to those Faustian topics opens new and intriguing severe views in appreciating the works of postcolonial writers, specifically 'Dimetos' through Athol Fugard, 'Disappearance' by means of David Dabydeen, 'Omeros' via Derek Walcott, and the novels of Wilson Harris.

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