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.
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
Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous. New York, 1996.
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.
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
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. http://www.janushead.org/3-2/metcalfe.cfm.
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.