SYNOPSIS OF THE SABBATH
THEORY OF FORMULA:
Differentiation is the stimulus of recreation, hence perversions and
contra-practices are used to that end. Ceremony and Ritual are the
matrices of form and order, the thesis being that by the act of 'as if'
the wish is fleshed when magically charged. The act of exuviations is by
transference to the powers of elemental automata as delegated by the
obsessive mind. Thus reality may obtain, and for a while serve its own
purpose. The ecstatic moment is used as the fecund instant of
wish-endowment; for at that period of reality, the Will, Desire, and
Belief are aligned and in unison. Faith is a form of compulsory
autohypnosis which may build up and enter belief. The great believers have
no need of faith—and we are all convinced by the flesh of things.