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|Ectoplasm, of course, is not only undifferentiated cellular matter but also the |
material residue of a ghost. And the ... As Jean Cocteau puts it in Opium: The
Diary of a Cure, “It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.”21 In this view,
|The reason Lee and others want to prevent the return of their "hovering flesh" is |
not that they don't want bodies. ... Yet the problem is that the body of the addicted
junky can only return in an undesirable form, because (in Burroughs's bodily
economy) addiction means possession ... who become addicted, it is my body" (
|1957. p. 60). 7 It is not I who become addicted, it is my body. JEAN COCTEAU (|
1889-19631. French author, filmmaker. Opium 11929; tr. 1932; repr. 1957, p. 73).
8 My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, ...
|It is not I who became addicted, it is my body. —Jean Cocteau, Opium, 1930 |
Introduction This chapter examines images of illicit drug use, in particular
injecting drug use, and focuses on the ways in which the body of the addict is
|To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern |
oneself with something other than life or death. Ibid. Cocteau experimented with
opium in the 1920s. 'It is not I who become addicted,' he wrote, 'it is my body.
|also did for me something the meds couldn't do completely, it assists me in |
focusing my mind so that the voices don't overload my ... It's usually to have my
meds reevaluated and adjusted because my body has adapted to the previous
dosage prescribed, and they are no longer ... There is also the opposite reaction,
where people become addicted to the meds, and instead of taking less, they take
more or ...
|To my delight my all time favorite singer, performer and songwriter (with the |
exception of Van Morrison) Mick Jagger ... I was addicted to painting. ... I realized
that working without an easel to raise and lower the large canvases I was
working on, I was often bending and stretching my body for hours at a time
without support. Being so heavily drugged I was not feeling the pain until the
damage was done.
|This in itself, this feeling that my body was choosing, making a clear yes or no |
statement, was quite amazing. ... Thus, people who have become addicted to
powerful poisons may find that they must never again ingest even small amounts
|I did not know how to get help because I did not have the knowledge to get help |
in this area. ... I felt that the impact caused my upper body and my head to
become swollen and, somehow, the allergy medication was a perfect ... I took
sleeping medicine for a while, but I stopped because I did not want to be addicted
to it. My ...
|first son, move to a farm in Pennsylvania, be hit by my addicted husband, go to |
work in a local pub, give birth to my daughter, start a wholesale bakery, get
divorced, open ... her to mistrust herself-that she had reason to think I am not
okay, and I, who she trusts, was telling her something different. ... I went to
massage school and started practicing yoga to reconnect with my body and
became a vegetarian, ...