“There is a light which the darkness recognizes
as its own. It is who we are.”
Luminae is a mix of poetry & prose by Allison Marie Conway. The title Luminae comes from combining the words “lumen naturae” which is a term coined by Carl Jung to describe “the light of the darkness itself.” In nature, in the cosmos, all darkness contains light, and all light, darkness. One does not exist without the other. This book is an exploration of what it means to acknowledge both light and darkness as they manifest inside the self. The darkness is the unexplored terrain within: our fear and our pain, as well as our strength, creativity, wisdom and resilience.