Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Anathema Is The Only Way Out

Anathema Is The Only Way Out
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Anathema (from Koine Greek ἀνάθεμα "something dedicated, especially dedicated to evil” from ἀνατίθημι anatithēmi, "I set upon, offer as a votive gift") originally meant something lifted up as an offering to the gods; later, with evolving meanings, it came to mean:

1. to be formally set apart;
2. banished, exiled, excommunicated;
3. denounced, sometimes accursed

"The criterion of action is freedom of movement, timeliness of expression, pleasuring. The value of a moral doctrine is in its freedom for transgression. Simplicity I hold most precious.[..]Ecstasy in satisfaction is the great purpose. Freedom from the necessity of law, realization by the very wish is the ultimate goal."

Austin Osman Spare- The book of pleasure

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