Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Examples of images of fanciful prestige that keep humans from slaughtering each other.
Lord of the Flies: British officer as representative of the sacrificial system - a form of transcendence.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Democracy as the myth of the death of kings (Charles I and Louis XVI).
Plato: let no one disturb the small stone that separates friendship and enmity.
Prestige: those illusions that kept us from slaughtering one another.
The Caiaphas principle: it is better that one should die than the whole nation be destroyed.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
More definitions of "plot": the main story.
Myth (an operative fiction with its fictionality suppressed).
Western skepticism and the scientific spirit have a moral core.
Plot: a secret plan or scheme.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sacrifice at the heart of the central monument of western culture. The ancient Greeks as “equal opportunity victimizers”?
The plot is where the sacrificial victim is buried.
The cosmos and the corpse come into being at the same instant.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Plot – the ground plan of a building - Mircea Eliade: a New Guinea ritual
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Ancient historic background of the word ‘plot’ as a measured piece of land - the sacrality of the terminus.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The source of primitive people’s attention. The tended plot of ground, a garden and a grave - the site of sacrality.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
This excerpt begins a series of presentations Gil Bailie made in 1994 under the title "The Self and its Sources - Reflections on the art of the novel". The original series of recordings was made on six 90 minute cassette tapes.
The decline of religion made it necessary to invent the steam enginefrom The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
We didn’t stop burning witches because we had invented science, we invented science because we stopped burning witches.from Things Hidden from the Foundation of the World by Rene Girard