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Gide offered to pay for Pierre’s education and advised him to study philo It helps to know something of Baphomef Klossowski to begin to appreciate this book as taken by itself a casual reader will be confronted with some esoteric theological arguments told in a dense convoluted style.

Trivia About The Baphomet. But it succeeds in convincing us that this view — of the intermix of personal, interpersonal, political, social, and so on — that reality is interconnected with knowledge and morality. How we live and exist among others is not an actual reality the way most of us believe, but an intermix within the gap inherent between us and others, within us and within others.

But in no way would I consider this a successful work of fiction for any normal purposes. Alcebiades Diniz rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Also, the focus on humans and souls isn’t great for me; as Foucault notes, Klossowski tends to only have characters and their props in his novels, no scenery, which means that there are less interesting images than there could have been. Gide offered to pay for Pierre’s education and advised him to study philosophy.

A very interesting read. One must think in Latin when reading Klossowski. When I finally found a copy of this, it caught my eye in passing tucked into the theory and philosophy shelves at my favorite used book store. In the definitive structuring of the trilogy, Klossowski left Le Souffleur at the end, but reversed the order of the two other volumes.

But not exactly recommended to general interest. In this case, the body of a recently dead page gives cause for interest, although the Templar Grand MasterFriedrich Nietzscheand Klossowski himself bahomet assume animal forms during the dialogue and vignettes that follow, and provide commentary on erosdeathtransgression and rejection of conventional morality.


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That said, this isn’t really all that long, and weird enough to keep me vaguely curious. This is the gap inherent within language and the gap inherent within ourselves brought to page. In the self-elucidating fourth section of Tableaux vivants: Teresa was a mystic who described her religious ecstasy in orgasmic terms, while the Templars were accused of worshiping a pagan idol, the Baphomet, and conducting rituals including sodomy.

To add your own review or remarks, please scroll down to the comment box. I was all but throwing up my hands when suddenly I hit a bit about a reincarnated fly exploring a hermaphroditic body in ecstasy, and later an extended dialogue with an anteater antichrist. Your comments are very welcome. This book reads like a bad acid trip.

Pnin — Vladimir Nabokov. After reading this, I probably won’t end up investigating more of his works, but it was definitely a worthwhile read. The Great Gatsby — F. I suppose it wasn’t ever intended to be one.

Moreover, in Klossowski, the sustained quasi-theatrical poses making up the sexual scenes do not particularly create the illusion of continuous sexual movement. Conrad said, I think in the preface koossowski Nostromo, that above all, he wanted to make us see. I find this chamber of bellows rather hard to visualize. Jan 24, Eric Phetteplace rated it really liked it Shelves: Yet as in other examples of that quintessentially French literary tradition going back at least as far as the Marquis de Sade the pertinence of whom Klossowski himself rehabilitates in Sade My Neighbor, explicitly sexual, even blatantly pornographic, writings sometimes aim well beyond their immediate subject matter.

The Baphomet

This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Ivo rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Not even all the weird psychosexual craziness can keep me fully engaged with this. Please sign in and use the contribute box below to write a review or to add your comments.

Marco Sartorio rated it it was ok Jul 05, May 25, Anthony rated it it was amazing Shelves: I actually had to re-read most of the prologue to make out fully which intrigues and scandals were in effect here, but on that second pass they were delectably lurid.


Not that my ability to understand anything is in any way a standard of quality, but I have to wonder how many readers are likely to put in the work on a text of abstract theology about debaucherous Templar souls awaiting Judgement. The spirit of the Grand Baphomeet uses the bellows to capture and interrogate other spirits. Curiously, Octave is said to be an autobiographical character. After the prologue, all of the characters in the novel so far bapuomet the disembodied spirits of the dead, seen as swirling breaths of air.

For him, writing was no rhetorical game, but rather the very act by which imaginative subject matter is dealt with, then exorcized. Thus the potential for sin after death is far greater and more sullying than in life, when simply klossoski acting upon impulses lessens their gravity. The setting, tone, and style are at first gothic, but with the appearance of the disembodied spirit of Saint Teresa klossowksi Avila baroque elements begin to dominate and to mix with evocations of Masonic and esoteric ritual, Gnostic heresy, and theological but also philosophical discussion.

I agree with the other reviewer who said that it helps to baaphomet an idea of Klossowski’s work coming in, but the introduction by Ponce and “the Prose of Actaeon” by Foucault help to give any reader a pathway into the ideas within this work. Non manca nulla in questo romanzo denso e di non facile approccio.

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Having been raised Catholic helps too. Before starting The Baphomet baphomef, I did some background reading on Gnosticism, and that is helping a lot.

In this erotic, metaphysical, and theological novel, the spirits of medieval Templar monks gather on the anniversary of their Grand Master’s torment and execution. Fede rated it really liked it Apr 11, Retrieved from ” https: