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The Mantics of Preying: Cine-matics as Projection and Auto-Mutilation

“I had searched for a soul akin to my own.” –Lautreamont “Insects and Their Vicissitudes” In other words, that Caillois’ male praying mantis first displaces its own desire onto the female, identifies itself with her, and then retroactively devours its … Continue reading

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“Living In The Land of The Lost”

The illusion of the freedom of the ego can be better understood by reviewing to the notion of the automaton. Remember that Descartes was able to gain mastery over the res extensa by declaring it to be purely passive and … Continue reading

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