Monthly Archives: March 2011

Otto Rank, on Darwin

“By supplanting this doctrine of creation with the doctrine of progressive evolution, Darwin established a mechanical conception of organic life that suited the machine age, and led far beyond biology to a new conception of education and government. Yet what … Continue reading

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Blood of Animals

Fed by the blood of animals-travelling circles in our hearts While the faint stab of chemicals is sending us signals in the dark As the planets stir so the colors could find a way For our souls to play You … Continue reading

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When Understanding is Dealt its Premature Consolation

We find ourselves trapped within narrowing psychic space. The nightly irruption of dream into consciousness is what little remains of our encounter with the Nameless. And in these days, the waking have little use for dreams. But the body is … Continue reading

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Otto Rank, Beyond Psychology

“Man has always lived beyond psychology, in other words, irrationally. If we can grasp this paradoxical fact and accept it as the basis of our own living, then we shall be able to discover new values in place of the … Continue reading

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