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Medusa’s snakes and your mom’s pubes

tcr! · Jul 30, 2019 at 11:26 am

Medusa - Psychoanalysis - Wikipedia

Medusa - Psychoanalysis - Wikipedia

In Freud’s interpretation: “To decapitate = to castrate. The terror of Medusa is thus a terror of castration that is linked to the sight of something. Numerous analyses have made us familiar with the occasion for this: it occurs when a boy, who has hitherto been unwilling to believe the threat of castration, catches sight of the female genitals, probably those of an adult, surrounded by hair, and essentially those of his mother.” In this perspective the “ravishingly beautiful” Medusa (see above) is the mother remembered in innocence; before the mythic truth of castration dawns on the subject. Classic Medusa, in contrast, is an Oedipal/libidinous symptom. Looking at forbidden mother (in her hair-covered genitals, so to speak) stiffens the subject in illicit desire and freezes him in terror of the Father’s retribution. There are no recorded instances of Medusa turning a woman to stone.

Of course Freud makes Medusa about your mom’s coochie.

#medusa #enchantments #psychobabble

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Magic Manuscripts - transcriber needed

tcr! · Jul 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

Chicago Library Seeks Help Transcribing Magical Manuscripts

Chicago Library Seeks Help Transcribing Magical Manuscripts

The Newberry Library in Chicago is home to some 80,000 documents pertaining to religion during the early modern period, a time of sweeping social, political, and cultural change spanning the late Middle Ages to the start of the Industrial Revolution. Among the library’s collection of rare Bibles and Christian devotional texts are a series of manuscripts that would have scandalized the religious establishment. These texts deal with magic—from casting charms to conjuring spirits—and the Newberry is asking for help translating and transcribing them.

In local new, anybody speak Harry Potter?

#helpwanted #enchantments

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Mar 2nd, 2013 at 4:31:13 pm

tcr! · Mar 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm

"love will save the day"

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You, Too, Can Design Your Own Unicorn

tcr! · Jan 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Custom Unicorn

Make your own..

Learn more about the project..

#enchantments

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keamoose keamoose · Jan 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I, too, designed my own unicorn. Here are my unicorn specs:

tcr! tcr! · Jan 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Now that's a very nice unicorn! I, too, enjoy that we can share unicorns via JSON code!

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