The sense of space, or what the imaginationis. Alchemical code in the novel The Russian Nights by V. Odoevsky
The novel The Russian Nights (1844) proved to be a kind of philosophical and pictorial manifesto of Vladimir Odoevsky. The idea of ‘totality’ (целостность), conceived as a structure of internal and external world at the same time, was presented by the author in the concepts drawn from a variety of philosophical and esoteric systems. One of these forms — alchemical imagination — is used in the article to interpret the phenomenon of correlation that exists between the senses and the creative perception of space.