The path to heaven leads through the abyss.
Friedrich Schelling, Philosophy of Religion
Initiation lies at the core of any genuine human life.
Mircea Eliade, Rites and Symbols of Initiation
Reversal is the direction of study which transforms existence into script. Its new teacher is Bucephalus, "the new advocate," who takes the road back without the powerful Alexander—which means, rid of the onrushing conqueror . . . [H]e reads and turns the pages of our old books. . . The law which is studied but no longer practiced is the gate to justice.
Walter Benjamin, Franz Kafka"
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