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The Force of the Intoxic - The Addict Saint

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  • This paper sets out to discover the intangible complement of toxic material that is felt through its effect. It begins from the qualities of the toxic and considers the historical conception of the toxin as an external substance that brings benefit and illumination but is lethal in larger doses. The pursuit of transcendence is a common benefit illustrated in the addicted and the saintly. They share a pursuit of the 'intoxic,' a force that mediates between the body and transcendence, whether spiritual or social. It concludes with a representation in icon form of 'The Addict Saint'.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International