The Pineal Eye  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
"Car l'enfant qui dans sa terreur d'être tranché cherche à provoquer l'issue sanglante, ne fait aucunement preuve d'absence de virilité : un excès de force, au contraire, et une crise d'horreur le projettent aveuglément vers tout ce qu'il y a au monde de plus tranchant, c'est-à- dire l'éclat solaire."

"L'Œil pinéal" (1927, English: The Pineal Eye) is a text by French philosopher Georges Bataille.

The notion of a "pineal-eye" is central to the philosophy of Georges Bataille, which is analyzed at length by literary scholar Denis Hollier in his study Against Architecture.

Hollier remarks that Bataille uses the concept of a "pineal-eye" as a reference to a blind spot in Western rationality, and an organ of excess and delirium.

This conceptual device is also explicit in his text "The Jesuve".

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