Friday, February 03, 2006

What we do is sacred

Sacrifice- a pagan idea that the gods one reveres must be killed, cut up, and ritually shared with others- which survives today in publishing.

Of course, if we take sacred to mean secret, that is hidden, confined and protected, then the projects of the theorists and the evangelical Christians are identical- to decry the death of that which is hidden in an age that has a Calvinist distrust of the hidden- the death of privacy is the death of sacralism. (Max Weber was right- but it's even worse than he expected!) A time of total surveliance in which everything private is made public, and thereby profaned. How did we get so far from being really free? Will we have to abandon every aspect of consensus reality before they will let us out of the underground mole-tunnels beneath the obelisk and into the sacred amusement parks?

Then, let us begin. Repeat after me:

"I am freer than even I realize."

Why not Mithra for a diety, or the diety within our flesh, instead of bleeding martyrs? Why not erotic idolatry?

"Man faces mystery. He stands in a little circle of light and tries to penetrate beyond."
-Emma Hawkridge

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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