The Mansion Room
Lynch in Impressions: A Journey Behind the Scenes of Twin Peaks repeatedly refers to 'the purple room' as the Mansion Room. Could this mean the room is part of the Fireman's mansion, which in turn is referred to by Peter Deming and Dean Hurley as the 'Home by the ea? They do have the purple sea in common.
Or do you consider it a separate place?
This is the water and this is the well. Drink full and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes and dark within.
I remember reading in an interview with Mark Frost recently that he's the big Jung fan and Lynch is not. But I could see how some Jungian theory and symbology could slip into Lynch's work unconciously. Wasn't Jung interested in eastern religions/spirituality too?
On a side note, considering Lynch's interest in Vedic and Hinduism, I did a double take when I came across this:
"...the Garbhodaka Ocean, which covers half the universe. The other half is the spherical dome within which the innumerable planetary systems exist."
More specifically, when considering Coop fell from the red room/black lodge into the purple sea:
"The great sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī answered: All the hellish planets are situated in the intermediate space between the three worlds and the Garbhodaka Ocean...As previously explained, below our planetary system are seven lower planetary systems, the lowest of which is called Pātālaloka. Beneath Pātālaloka are other planets, known as Narakaloka, or the hellish planets. At the bottom of the universe lies the Garbhodaka Ocean. Therefore the hellish planets lie between Pātālaloka and the Garbhodaka Ocean."
If not a direct representation, is the purple sea Lynch's own version of the Garbhodaka Ocean?
(If this would be more approriate for a different thread, please feel free to move it. I don't want to derail the thread)