which is a branch of pure mathematics, deals with the
fundamental properties of abstract spaces. Whereas
classical geometry is concerned with measurable
quantities, such as angle, distance, area, and so
forth, topology is concerned with notations of
continuity and relative position" (Alain Cochet).
Topology don't care about quantity
but only works on quality. This reason makes it easy
to work on unconsciousness and language which work the
If you consider Illiteracy through
Topology, the results are perfectly coherent and
performing. Using only Quality references, makes you
discover at once what is the problem :
Psychoanalysis is also
concerned by Topology, because unconsciousness works
the same way than the language.
Psychoanalysis is concerned not only
with the singular experience of individual analysis,
but is equally preoccupied with theory of language and
applied it to the entirety of human phenomena in which
the unconscious is involved.
The theory is open to all disciplines which concern
Here is the place of illiteracy and
Lets have a game,
sort of !
Take a paper belt
figure 1 : Adam
It is a two faces ribbon. We
called it "Adam"
You can see it on the drawing, one
face outside is dark blue and the one inside is pale
Draw a line with a marker in the
Next, cut the strip down the middle
lengthwise (don't cut across the narrow dimension).
You will obtain twice
the same figure and both of them have kept their
characteristics : having two faces. Two clones !
Now sew the two
pieces of belt to gather again
and this time cut it
across the narrow dimension
and make it a
long ribbon with an old scare
Take the strip of paper. Make two half
twists in one end. Tape the ends together. You now have a
Moebius strip !
structure of you paper has changed because of the two half
it only has one side!
paper, with the same scare !
you want to verify this, take your marker again and colour
all along one of the side of your strip ! You will see
what will happened. You will pass the two side of your
present now the Moebius band as below, with a fold. It is
the same, but easier to manipulate !
along the old scare you made before, that have made the two clones.
Your belt is twice longer
than before !
But the structure of the
has changed again,
the cutting made it two faces again !
Verify it !
Strange, no ?
Now sew it back again as
a Moebius band
One face again,
with the bloody scare !
This time, cut it anywhere
else but not in the middle.
On the side by example !
Just have a little rest
and a little dream !
Just Imagine that
figure 1 is the first human being :
He is bored to be
He asked God to make
him a company,
Some one on his side !
God is young at this
time so he is beginning his job, may be he tried to to for
the best !
So God first cut Adam
It makes nothing interesting, because
both of them pretended to be the same : I am me, no me !
Adam sew his body in one piece again but
as he is furious, he makes two half swing before doing it.
Adam is sulky !
God tried again, something a little bit
different because of the two half swings !
Still no company !
Sewing back again !
After a time, God tried something else.
A new cut , not in the middle but along the side !
Surprise ! What happened ?
Two different sort of human beings !
Here is the sexuation,
they were sexually
One kept the
one face (the red) and the other was two faces (the blue).
cutting on the side, a memory of the Moebius band is kept
in the red part of the ribbon)
As they were interlaced for ever, Adam called her
"Ever" and after a time "Eve", it was shorter !
Together, they had lots of little ribbons...
And the Catholics will make a big mistake on
thinking that Eve came from Adam's rib. She came in
reality from Adam's ribbon, cut on the side !
An illiterate person, is
somebody who cannot support that something can be at the
same time (globally) one side and its opposite
(locally) two faces.
That's what the Moebius
(You must verify
An illiterate man cannot
imagine that to be a complete man, he must accept his
share of femininity
An illiterate woman
cannot imagine that to be a complete woman she must
accept her share of femininity too.
femininity, men do not want it and women neither
However, there is no male referent
(in French, "Il n'y a pas
de réferent masculin")
Because as I said
somewhere else, to be capable of reading or writing, one
must be capable of reading or writing himself .
(I'm really not sure of my English here !)
One who cannot be read by
himself is one who never made the choice to be "sexuated".
"Sexué" in French means
to have made oneself an inscription in the Symbolic Book
of sexuation. The choice is not between being
"man" and "woman", but between being "sexuated" or "not
Till you stay "not
sexuated", sure, you can't read nor write !
In the many olden days,
initiatory rituals existed to facilitate this passage.
Alas, they do not have any more course !
We only have nowadays,
football and TV. It's no help !
(If anyone is ok to send
me correction for my bad English, he must not hesitate !
Any how, I would be
pleased to know how to translate the French word "sexué"
in English !
Thanks in advance
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