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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