Apocalypse and/or Metamorphosis
Norman O. Brown.
University of California Press: 1991. First edition. Hardcover in a jacket. Near fine book, very good jacket. Shelf wear along the edges of the jacket.
"There is a hex on us, the specters in books, the authority of the past; and to exorcise these ghosts is the great work of magical self-liberation. Then the eyes of the spirit would become one with the eyes of the body, and the god would be in us, not outside. God in us: entheos: enthusiasm; this is the essence of the holy madness. In the fire of the holy madness even books lose their gravity, and let themselves go up into the flame."