Sunday, 16 August 2009

phantasikon pneuma

...the phantasy is conceived as a kind of subtle body of the soul that, situated at the extreme point of the sensitive soul, receives the images of objects, forms the phantasm of dreams, and, in determinate circumstances, can separate itself from the body and establish supernatural contacts and visions.… The same theory also permitted an explanation of the genesis of love…

Agamben, Stanzas: word and phantasm in western culture, 1993

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