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When the hen rescues the letter on pages 11012, the resurrection of the manuscript leads to a general alchemical resurrection, the ''Golden Age" of Paracelsus, including both material and spiritual rebirth (see p. 50). The garbage heap of Finnegans Wake, then, is transformed into art, just as the alchemists transformed the vilest substance into the highest goal, the Philosopher's Stone. Or, to be more exact, Finnegans Wake is both rubbish and gold. This relates to another alchemical duality, one which has importance in Joyce's view of the artist in Finnegans Wake.

13 For Jung, alchemy represents the individuation process that he describes in The Psychology of the Transference; it is the creation of a self. "14 According to Jung, the alchemist projected his unconscious into matter; thus, the material process which occurred in the alchemical vas paralleled his own psychic process. Jung explains: I mean by this that while working on his chemical experiments the operator had certain psychic experiences which appeared to him as the particular behaviour of the chemical process.

38). In a like manner, in Finnegans Wake the filling in of Clontarf field with rubbish leads to the birth of the alphabet and subsequently of literature. 02). Litter, the letter, letters, and literature move through continuous cycles of transformation. When the hen rescues the letter on pages 11012, the resurrection of the manuscript leads to a general alchemical resurrection, the ''Golden Age" of Paracelsus, including both material and spiritual rebirth (see p. 50). The garbage heap of Finnegans Wake, then, is transformed into art, just as the alchemists transformed the vilest substance into the highest goal, the Philosopher's Stone.

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