Abraq ad Habra: "If it's in a WORD
or it's in a LOOK, you can't get rid of
the Babadook. If you're a really clever one, and you know what it is to SEE, then you can make friends with a special one..."
The MAGIcian knows that appearances aren't always what they seem. "He SEES things as they are, that one."
The child could see through his Mother's polite veneer, right down to the rotten tooth (truth) that was festering beneath the surface.
By denying trauma, we give it life. We become depressed, listless, and uninspired because all of our energy is wrapped up in the grief we've buried in the basement of our mind. These inner demons threaten to…