our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a


an interstitial aside

elvis costello says you have to learn to write in the dark so you won't forget what comes to you there. my legal pad this a.m. said:

1. growth is the holy
2. we are our ideas
3. the past is initiation
4. community fosters the growth of the individual
given: we live our lives as individuals yet ^
(in a balloon off to side:)
why the fascination w/ mysticism (e.g., say, late antiquity's neoplatonic revival): what is in the time that...? ---> (circles back)
community is to ideas
body is to mind
propaganda a manipulation of conscious thought through unconscious thought.
uc: space of thinking
Jung: uc space of Self
---> religion ---> rules that shape thought, know the rules, shape the action. 

and so dark was saying what?


what is the space btwn inner and outer? where is it? that space the two share is the stage where the Greeks met their gods, a physical statement, a place where all can meet. fixed in time, moved by eros, theatre the meeting of mortals and immortals.

film is this too, but film is not married to time. which both limits and expands what it can do.

the temple is the eye of the polis. and so is the stage.


the physical timespace manifestation of that personified messenger, the daemon Hermes / Dionysos... your birth star... all of these.

novel is an inner / outer meeting space, a "stage" for the daemon.
unfixed in time and space.