an intoxication: W. Benjamin, "The Flâneur." In, The Arcades Project. Cambridge, MA., 1999. p.417. "The Jewish sense of exile was never merely a state of separation from a specific locale, from a particular ground; it was (and is) also a sense of separation from the very possibility of being placed, from the very possibility of being entirely at home. This deeper sense of displacement, this sense of always already being in exile, is inseparable, I suspect, from the alphabetic literacy, this great and difficult magic of which the Hebrews were the first real caretakers. D. Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous. New York, 1996.

shadows slide: "The dark depths of the unconscious are no longer to be denied by ignorance and sophistry—at best a poor disguise for common fear—nor are they to be explained away with pseudo-scientific rationalizations. On the contrary it must now be admitted that things exist in the psyche about which we know little or nothing at all, and that possess at least some degree of reality as the things of the physical world which ultimately we do not understand either, but which nevertheless affect our bodies in the most obstinate way. No line of research which asserted that its subject was unreal or a 'nothing but' has ever made any contribution to knowledge." C.G. Jung, "Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process." In, J. Campbell, Editor, Spiritual Disciplines: Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks. Princeton, NJ., 1985. p.364.

the elevator: I used to dream of an elevator in the apartment house in Brooklyn, NY. in which I lived the first twenty-three years of my life. It went from a dark basement, past six dim floors, emerging onto the roof', where, during summer, people hung their laundry. In my dream it didn't stop there, but continued traveling upward, sometimes turning into a train moving horizontally, until I'd awake.

the door closes: "People understand doors as they allow us to understand the world, and so it isn't possible to explain this bias in favour of closure. When I argue that there are no first things, I imply there is no first position for the door. But if people begin instead with the number one, they must also begin with the closed door, for it is this door that allows for a first thing in a world of things. The simply closed door generates and is generated by the desire for pure oneness, which can only exist if a simply closed door protects it from contamination." A.W. Metcalfe, "Doorways." Janus Head 3.2.

shriek: "Then, with a high-pitched shriek, they (Bushman shamans) expel the sickness through a 'hole' in the nape of the neck, the n/au spot." D. Lewis-Williams and T.A. Dowson, Images of Power: Understanding Bushman Rock Art. Johannesburg, SA, 1989. p.32.