Superstition means to stand after or over and bear witness, in awe or amazement. We might say that telepathy is superstitious, that science is superstitious of telepathy, that all writing is superstitious of orality and vice versa, that orality in an age of writing is superstitious of the text. Most texts have a fundamental nostalgie or metaphysics, unnanounced perhaps, so that a correct reading of that text discovers an intimate or tacit superstition. The alphabet by correcting the alephtav is superstitious of it, even as it erases it. The alephtav is superstitious of the name of G-d which it nowhere can or does write. Derrida is superstitious, insofar as he stands after and bears witness to the loss of the aboriginal moment of which all texts are superstitious.

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