To prepare for a lecture on evolution dreams and archetypal psychology, Christopher Frizzelle and I listened to the preview of Can’s The Lost Tapes, then we put on luchador masks and walked through Alderwood Mall. The subconscious, from this perspective, is informed by multiple psychophysiological sources. Africanist Leo Frobenius (1873-1938) dealt with cultural morphology that defined culture areas - cultures owning analogous traits that have been spread by diffusion or invasion. With his term paideuma, Frobenius talked about a gestalt, a manner of making meaning due to certain economic constructs. The walk through the mall had nothing to do with that. Frizzelle needed an external hard drive.
Brookstone. His name was Steven. The headphones on his turban were not purchased at Brookstone.
The mall waters remind us of Immanuel Kant's discussion of space from his 'Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysic,' where he asks, "How is it that in this space, here, we can make judgements that we know with apodictic certainty will be valid in that space, there?"
"Now the melancholy God protect thee, and the tailor make thy garments of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is opal." - William Shakespeare, 'The Twelfth Night'
"Y'all can't wear masks in here." - Mall Cop
Kant's reply to the question was that the laws of space are known to the mind because they are of the mind. They are of a knowledge that is within us from birth, a knowledge a priori, which is only brought to recollection by apparently external circumstance.