dans le labyrinthe de l’Acéphale

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Solar annulus

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“The solar annulus is the intact anus of her body at eighteen years to which nothing sufficiently blinding can be compared except the sun, even though the anus is night.”

This is the concluding phrase of Solar Anus. Anus, the ‘blind eye’ of the flesh, is described intact and belonging to a young woman. Unspoiled, longs to be celebrated, open and be opened to knowledge, to gnosis. Blinding as only Sun can be, though the Night itself. Blindingly bright in a manner that obscures it from our incapable eyes, darkness from light, not due to the absence of it but to excess.

Anus is the entrance to the labyrinth of our intestines, to the ‘labyrinth-built’ Acéphale abdomen. Anus is also the mouth of the snake. According to some Gnostic traditions, referring mainly to the Ophites sect, the whole history of the world begins and ends with the serpent [thus their name deriving from the Greek word ophis, meaning serpent]. In the cosmic level [Leviathan], in the earthly level [Ocean] and finally in the human level [the meanders and spirals of the intestines, where food is transformed and life is sustained], the serpent is present everywhere.

The serpent is the first Rebel of history, in Paradise it defied false god’s authority and gave man the secrets of his birth and his destiny. The serpent freed Adam and Eve by luring Eve [luring meaning penetrating]. Sethian Gnostic went even further to claim that Adam was also lured in the same way. Thus the serpent offered to man the double apocalypse of knowledge [gnosis] and pleasure.

Anal penetration is a rebellious action. Infertile pleasure [the erotic movements of the ground are not fertile like those of the water, but they are far more rapid] against any social, sacred, ethical or even emotional regulations. Bataille is familiar with the teaching and the myths of Gnosis, Sun worshiper, transformed into the great penetrator, longs to have his throat slashed while violating the girl to whom [I] he will have been able to say: you are the night, unity in excess, eros and death, the smashing of discontinuity of the one.

read the Solar Anus

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5 September, 2008 at 9:22 pm

At their mother’s moist’ned eyes babes shall suck

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Eye for nipple, face for breast, an interesting metaphor, heavily symbolical. Intriguing read, the chapter Before The Milk Of The World: Nipple-Eyes out of N. Hilton’s Lexis Complexes.

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3 September, 2008 at 5:28 pm