Love's Body, Reissue of 1966 edition
Publication Year: 1990
Published by: University of California Press
Title Page, Other Works by the Author, Copyright, Acknowledgments
At least in the life of the mind, ventures should be carried through to the end. This book is a. continuation of a voyage begun with Life Against Death; a continuation faintly foreshadowed in the last chapter of that book, "The Resurrection of the Body." But as is said over and over ...
Freud's myth of the rebellion of the sons against the father in the primal, prehistoric horde is not a historical explanation of origins, but a supra-historical archetype; eternally recurrent; a myth; an old, old story. ...
Fraternity comes into being after the sons are expelled from the family; when they form their own club, in the wilderness, away from home, away from women. The brotherhood is a substitute family, a substitute woman ...
The churinga, the holy stones with which the life of the tribe is bound up, the stone body or mystical body of the individual, incised with patterns of concentric circles: "the body that is identical with environment; here we have struck rock bottom. What the tjurunga symbolizes ...
Is there a way out; an end to analysis; a cure; is there such a thing as health? To heal is to make whole, as in wholesome; to make one again; to unify or reunify: this is Eros in action. Eros is the instinct that makes for union, or unification, and Thanatos, the death instinct, ...
Personality is persona, a mask. The world is a stage, the self a theatrical creation: "The self, then, as a performed character, is not an organic thing that has a specific location, whose fundamental fate is to be born, to mature, ...
When the problem in psychoanalysis becomes not repression, but symbolism; when we discover that even if there were no dream-censor we should still have symbolism; then personality (soul, ego) becomes not substance, but ...
"The real apocalypse comes, not with the vision of a city or kingdom, which would still be external, but with the identification of the city and kingdom with one's own body." The apocalypse lays bare the mystery of kingship; ...
Originally everything was body, ONE BODY (Novalis); or Freud: "Originally the ego includes everything, later it detaches from itself the external world. The ego-feeling we are aware of now is thus only a shrunken vestige of a ...
There is only one psyche, in relation to which all conflict is endopsychic, all war intestine. The external enemy is (part of) ourselves, projected; our own badness, banished. The only defense against an internal danger is to make it ...
The choice is between partial incorporation and total incorporation (integration). Participation (playing a part) or fusion. Total incorporation, or fusion, is combustion in fire. "The way he behaved could also be described by saying ...
To eat and to be eaten. The grain must be ground, the wine pressed; the bread must be broken. The true body is a body broken. Nothing can be sole or whole That has not been rent. Yeats, "Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop." ...
II Corinthians III, 6: The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. Literal meanings as against spiritual or symbolical interpretations, a matter of Life against Death. The return to symbolism, the rediscovery that everything is symbolic—alles Vergangliche nur ein Gleichniss—a ...
Fulfillment; from shadows to reality. Now for the first time fully real: the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the real likeness of the things. From shadows to reality, from symbols to reality; from type to truth. The ...
To bring this world to an end: the consummation devoutly to be wished, the final judgment. The revolution, the revelation, the apocalypse, is vision; which pronounces a last judgment; and brings about the end. Aphorism is ...
Then cometh the end, when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. I Corinthians XV, 24. The break is a break in nature; water from the ...
To reconnect consciousness with the unconscious, to make consciousness symbolical, is to reconnect words with silence; to let the silence in. If consciousness is all words and no silence, the unconscious remains ...
About the Author
Norman O. Brown was born in 1913 in El Oro, Mexico, where his father was active as a mining engineer. He was educated at Oxford University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin, where he took his doctorate in 1942. Following a year spent as ...
Page Count: 285
Publication Year: 1990
OCLC Number: 48139666
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