Erotism: Death & Sensuality - Erotism: Death & Sensuality Summary & Analysis

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"Eroticism in Inner Experience" The author presents the theory that the conscious experience of eroticism is one of the aspects of living that separates human beings from animals. In this context, he identifies the concept of the taboo (something banned or prohibited), saying it is the key component of an experience of eroticism because, as he suggests later in the book, eroticism is linked in the human mind with the animal side of humanity's nature, and taboos came into existence in response to that animal side. Then, after a rejection of Christian religious thought, because "Christianity sets its face against eroticism", he suggests that ultimately he and religion in general, as opposed to specific religions in particular, have the same purpose—to communicate and understand an inner experience of the effort to achieve continuity.

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