Sophie de Mijolla-Mellor : scrawny thinking

In mystical ecstasy, the experience of the encounter with the object is not like the tranquil satisfaction of a reconstitution, of a restitution ad integrum, even at the cost of a certain tension like that described by Plato when the two halves of the primitive androgyne get back together, but much more like a passionate embrace. Man does not find his divine part again; he becomes possessed, a stranger to himself, and it is precisely upon this strangeness that he bases his belief in transcendence.

Adolescence, 2008, T. 26, n°1, pp. 159-176.