Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ulysses and Sexual chi-kung!

Dublin, James Joyce Bridge: By Colin Palmer from London, England (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Random House had to fight a legal battle with the US authority to lift the ban on Ulysses on ground of obscenity before it could be legally distributed in US. That was in 1920s. Ulysses is one of the if not THE most important work in modern literature, and it depicted one day (16 June 1904)'s happenings in Dublin, Ireland to a protagonist Leopold Bloom.  Now every year in Dublin, fans celebrate the Bloom Day (16 June) tracing the path of Bloom, among doing other things. The interesting approach is that the book was written as if it covered in detail both the outside happenings as well as the inside happenings (stream-of-consciousness) of the protagonists. Oftentimes we say nobody can control what other people think, and, again oftentimes, such thinking or consciousness can be erotic in nature. But of course the deciding issue for the presiding judge at the then US bench was whether or not such descriptions constituted obscenity (not whether or not they were erotic in nature, and in fact they were) . And we know now, it was decided in favor of the plaintiff, Random House.

Ulysses by James Joyce was written in beautiful English but it is not an easy read as an entire fiction. And eroticism only formed a small part of its entirety. The following extract from Ulysses can serve as an example of what erotic thought can be had inside a man's mind who was shopping from a butcher behind an ordinary housewife:

"Mr Bloom pointed quickly. To catch up and walk behind her if she went slowly, behind her moving hams. Pleasant to see first thing in the morning. Hurry up, damn it. Make hay while the sun shines. She stood outside the shop in sunlight and sauntered lazily to the right. He sighed down his nose: they never understand. Sodachapped hands. Crusted toenails too. Brown scapulars in tatters, defending her both ways. The sting of disregard glowed to weak pleasure within his breast. For another: a constable off duty cuddling her in Eccles lane. They like them sizable. Prime sausage. O please, Mr Policeman, I'm lost in the wood."

How does it relate to sexual chi-kung? Well, a sexual chi-kung practitioner might just take this opportunity to circulate his chi, now that it has been aroused! (BTW, this is not ALL about sexual chi-kung:))

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