Apocalyptic communization: “The enquiry revealed the existence of a secret community calling itself ‘Homines intelligentiae;’ ‘intelligentia’ being, in the terminology of medieval mysticism, that highest faculty of the soul, which makes mystical ecstasy possible.” -Norman Cohn, “Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millennarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages”
O the gentleness of the first caresses my lips would trace up the spine of your burning cock, the coolness of my tongue around its bursting head. I want to watch your stomach tremble while my teeth just touch the head’s flaring edges; then feel your ankles lock across my spine and your cold…
“Aside from any dispute about its aesthetic value, the Ode to Joy is still today the most convincing depiction of utopia in sound. And utopia is a concept that haunts private unhappiness just as it does political ideas; it is a concept to be found linked with the Ninth Symphony from its premiere down to the present day. A comment, a quotation, some new lyrics, an arrangement, a ceremony, a special concert, a commemorative act, or merely a few sentences in a familiar biography or analysis— all are a means of saying that the work’s ultimate principle is the embodiment of a political idea, that this idea is what reveals its deepest meaning and gives us the best reason for performing it and listening to it.”—Buch, Esteban. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
“Edmund Burke on the Romantic Sublime: Sublime objects are vast in their dimensions, beautiful ones comparatively small: beauty should be smooth and polished; the great is rugged and negligent;…beauty should not be obscure; the great ought to be dark and even gloomy; beauty should be light and delicate; the great ought to be solid and even massive. They are indeed ideas of a very different nature, one being founded on pain, the other on pleasure.”—