Virginia concrete and the abstract, the material

Virginia Woolf was not a strange of this kind of cultivating form of mysticism that she gets from the romantic literature. The symbols are the expressive of the unexpressive. She understood the symbols as the romantics did. The true symbol of the romantics was the way in which two worlds are put together: the creation world and the world beyond, the concrete and the abstract, the material and immaterial. Symbol comes from symbiosis which means two living things, two things put together. The symbol helped people to recognize between themselves. The romantic symbol is that of the recovery of the lost half of the man which is the divinity.
Virginia Woolf talks about the importance of symbols. They play a very important role in her fiction. She claims that symbols are used deliberately by authors in order to indicate something profound. She admitted that ‘ to the lighthouse’ has no clear image, there is no clear idea of what her symbols mean, she likes her symbols to be vague in order to be explored, discovered by the reader. The symbols may represent the journey through which the reader has to go, the initiation.
‘To the lighthouse’ may represent the exploration of our relationship to the beyond. It emphasizes the quest, the journey, the discovery, the preposition ‘to’ means that you have to look for it, it is a kind of quest, road, journey.
‘The lighthouse’ is a symbol that stands for something larger. It could mean an ideal, the object of a quest, may symbolize the one emotional bear in your life, something spiritual or something stative, a house that lights. The light is a symbolic element, so the water. The water is associated with shifting emotions; a stormy sea of emotions/passions. It may signify the origin of life, means of purification; symbol of fertility, wisdom, virtue. It is a gate to eternity because it purifies, heals and rejuvenates. The sea is a maze, symbol of the emotional feminine water. It could be the ANIMA – the power of life, the emotional part of our psyc.
Virginia Woolf was not a strange of this kind of cultivating form of mysticism that she gets from the romantic literature. She indicates all the important things, elements in this journey of initiation, parts of the psyche-self-scrutiny, introspection, epiphany, mystery, madness (different way to see the world) a prophetic madness, madness of the seers, visionars, anamnesis)