my way to the hospital cafeteria, I pass this sign:
wondering what it means.
A man in
OR greens is waiting for an elevator, but he can free himself from it. But these games of
orientation are in turn games of disorientation. Therein lies the
fascination and the risk. The labyrinth is made so that these
Lilliputian humans had magical abilities and great wisdom. According
to Paracelsus, the homunculus first appeared in a transparent
way, almost without form. The alchemist must then feed it human blood,
and allow it to grow for forty weeks, at which point it emerges as
a perfect human being, only very small....For Paracelsus, the homunculi could
reveal a great secret, and knew whoever
enters it will stray and get lost. But the labyrinth also poses the
visitor a challenge: that he reconstruct the plan of it and dissolve
its power. If he succeeds, he will have destroyed the labyrinth;
for one who has passed through it he also doesn't know.
walking by says, "It has to do with religious
belief." I thought of Filipino
healers who magically extract malignant tissue without breaking
the patient's skin." Then I realize, this is bloody too.
Brain thrives on blood circulating within
a maze of retorts and alembics.
Genius passes through these vessels,