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> pynchon-l-digest Thursday, September 25 2003 Volume 02 : Number
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> RE: NPPR "fainting fit": lines 146-156
> Re: NPPR "fainting fit": lines 146-156
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> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 23:25:53 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Michael Joseph <mjoseph@rci.rutgers.edu>
> Subject: RE: NPPR "fainting fit": lines 146-156
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> From Mircea Eliade's "Autobiography. Vol I: 1907-1937" p. 4-5.
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> "I think that I was four or five years old, and was clinging to my
> grandfather's hand as we walked down Strada Mare one evening, when I
> noticed among the trousers and dresses that were passing us a girl about
> my own age, also holding her grandfather's hand. We gazed deeply into each
> other's eyes, and after she had passed I turned to look at her again and
> saw that she too had stopped and turned her head. For several seconds we
> stared at each other before our grandfathers pulled us on down the street.
> I didn't know what had happened to me; I felt only that something
> extraordinary and decisive had occurred. In fact, that very evening I
> discovered that it was enough for me to visualize the image from Strada
> Mare in order to feel myself slipping into a state of bliss I had never
> known, and which I was able to prolong indefinitely. During the months
> that followed, I would call up that image several times a day at least,
> especially before falling asleep. I would feel my whole body draw up into
> a warm shiver, then stiffen; and in the next moment everything around me
> would disappear. I would remain suspended, as if an unnatural sigh
> prolonged to infinity. For years the image of the girl on Strada Mare was
> a kind of secret talisman for me, because it allowed me to take refuge
> instantly in that fragment of incomparable time."
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> Michael
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> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 20:57:49 -0700
> From: "sZ" <keithsz@concentric.net>
> Subject: Re: NPPR "fainting fit": lines 146-156
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> >>> For years the image of the girl on Strada Mare was
> a kind of secret talisman for me, because it allowed me to take refuge
> instantly in that fragment of incomparable time." <<<
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> Hence his interest in Shamanism and techniques of ecstasy?
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