Re: liminal space

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Dec 22 1999 - 17:32:53 EST

Kenneth Whistler wrote:

> Since "liminal" in its usual sense means "barely perceptible", i.e.
> "at the threshold limit of perception", "liminal space" hardly seems
> an appropriate coinage for this.

It also has a more literal meaning of "in the nature of a threshold",
which is appropriate.


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)

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