Monday, September 10, 2012
Men Naked in the Woods:
Jekyll was now my city of refuge; let but Hyde peep out an instant and the hands of all men would be raised to take and slay him....Then we feel awkward and want to hide behind the mask of an altered life. The Animal within me licking the chops of memory The altered life can be created through a variety of vehicles (eg. Porn, Sex, Drugs and other addictions). Stevenson, Robert Louis The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde
What turns Dr Jekyll into Mr. Hyde is that he knows he is broken but attempts to find the answer to this brokenness in himself. He does not turn from himself. His only chance was to turn away from the attention of selfish needs and enterprises which propagated the horror in his life. He wants to cope with the addiction but his cure is going deeper into the addiction itself. His viewpoint is of the observable universe. He thinks that he has scene an improvement with more of the venom. So he takes more and more of the potion till his universe is flipped into hell itself. This is similar to those addicted to prescribed medication, Oxycontin turns to heroine. (E.g. The Chris Herren Story). It does not take long to find yourself in a place of no exit.