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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Moore looks at strands: From hero to Hermes

Today Thomas Moore writes "Freud’s Medusa" for The Dasein Project. In this piece, he explores:
“So, a gun is a symptom. But what is the cure for a gun? What would replace the gun and be real, have power? Why not a penis? Not the symbol of neurotic power but the means for being erotic, expressing love, incarnating desire, creating children, and offering pleasure. Maybe these qualities could be therapeutic for the gun. If everyone got serious about them, maybe they’d forget their guns.”
Moore recommends substituting the ideal of a gun-toting hero with a penis-showing Hermes to expand the "imaginal implications" of potency.