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Helen Sheehan – The Jouissance of the Mystic


THE LETTER 01 (Summer 1994) pages 111-116




If, as Lacan says in his Seminar of 1972, Encore, to understand any discourse whatsoever we have to begin with the enunciation that there is no sexual rapport and that from this all other discourses will follow, then this enunciation has profound implications for the jouissance of the mystic. In fact the mystic completely subverts the notion of a discourse because the mystic introduces us into a new kind of knowledge of the Truth about the Reality of Being and so, in a certain way there is no more to be said -but me -myself -not being a mystic I will continue to...

The Jouissance of the Mystic

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