My mother used to keep a diary. She wrote down how often she went to church, what the priest talked to her about, how much she spent on groceries. But also her unspoken thoughts, fears, hopes. It was her way of talking to herself. She was sincere in the diary. She never read it to us. It got rather bulky. She never went to bed without writing in it. She could not sleep. If she didn’t do it, her guilty conscience clamped her. This written confession freed her. After doing it she was ready to sleep, to dream, to do everything else. My father was different. He was taciturn until he found a convenient dialogue partner to whom he dedicated himself. Then he regretted the spiritual outpouring. My parents were adorable and brought me up carefully. Without their help and the schools I attended, I would have found out what the world was but I would not have understood it. As a child I was attracted to sex. It is said that girls in the first year of life rub their thighs to get their first erotic sensations. Boys play with their penile primordia. Parents get scared when they see such gestures, forgetting how they conceived their children. I couldn’t stand white knickers. They didn’t inspire me. I was crazy about flowery ones. Whole gardens were burning inside me. I could smell their perfume and got dizzy with it. I was a flower among flowers, one that had not opened yet. The boys have attracted me since I was a little girl. First of all because they were different. I couldn’t understand how, born like me from a mother and a father, they looked so different. I have always hated the story of the 8 stork that delivers babies. In counterbalance, a kid who was once asked by the teacher what the bird had delivered to his parents answered: ʺa little brotherʺ. Faced with a new question- How does your mother feel? – he said evasively: -Her stork hurts.
Today we talk about Animus in Anima, a book by Cosmin Stefan Georgescu, published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Cosmin Stefan Georgescu to get to know him better, what was the moment that brought him to the writing of his book Animus in Anima, as well as what is its story about.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- What is the moment that brought you to the writing of your book?
The book “Anima in Animus” is an inverse correlation. A man writes about what a woman thinks and feels. The approach is not Jungian, although the terms belong to classical psychoanalysis: anima is the unconscious side of a man and animus the unconscious side of a woman The approach is not only spiritual and bookish, but also deeply practical. We all wonder what the opposite sex feels. The answer is here.
- How would you describe this metaphysical journey you write about in your book?
The themes, immersed in erotic, are anthropological. The common thread is a Bildungsroman, but education is not classic, because it addresses the themes hidden by pedagogues: initiation into love, unconventional ways of love, dreamy states without resorting to doping substances.
- What is the message you want to communicate to your readers?
The message is to focus on what really matters in education and life from the point of view of the disciple, not of the teacher. Self-initiation will prove effective practice in such a sinuous and little studied field. Salvation comes from the soul which remains pure and simple and the mind that keeps its rationality and discernment even in utopian conditions.
- How is it working with Europe Books?
The graphic design of Europe Books is exceptional. The cover seems to be a retro picture of Pygmalion in love with Galateea, coloured in hues of grey and the reader can easily see a sceptre. The book is not crammed, each new chapter is preceded by a blank page, a page on guard, like an indispensable curtain between acts, like a permanent -useful note board.
- What are your future projects you can tell us about?
I am thinking of a storybook and a novel about a little girl taken by her father all around the world, a first-hand way of understanding our Planet. They will be published by Europe books and translated by Dana Capatina.
Europe Books thanks the author Cosmin Stefan Georgescu once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book Animus in Anima. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I wish that this anthropological journey provide you with useful food for thought as to focus on what really matters in life, where the Anima (the soul) plays a very important role as long as it remains pure and simple.
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy this metaphysical reading!