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  • I thought back over the last few years, abandoning myself to the magic rolling of the atabaques, accepting the revelation that our fantasies, begun as a mechanical ballet, were about to be transformed, in this temple of things mechanical, into rite, possession, apparition, and the dominion of Exu.

    --Umberto Eco, 1988, Foucault's Pendulum, p. 44

    September 29, 2008