THE CONJURING 2 OF VALAK AS A NUN

FAUSTUS CROW

Valak was originally conjured out of the gnarled grimoire of the Goetia as a little naked school boy having the wings of an angel who rode a two headed dragon. Said spirit, like most of others described in the grimoires are depicted as being male entities of an overriding ‘Animus’ fixation. The how and wherefore of Valak’s symbolic transformation into a pasty faced Nun in the film, The Conjuring 2 is of the age old Hollywood tradition of rewriting history. But then, at the end of the day, it is an artistic creation, just as the original was an artistic creation, which of viral-meme ‘artistry’ conjures up associative archetypes within the collective unconscious. As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said:

“The Artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.”

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Perhaps the creators of The Conjuring 2 decided to avoid utilising the motif…

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