Perhaps the most surrealistic element in Devotees is the suitor who emerges as the victor and George's husband--a bodiless
head that Pandahr "uncovers .
Though it is a representation of dead bodies -- a number of whose chicken wire forms are laid out on the floor, topped with white fiberglass to suggest a shroud -- an enormous pile of bodiless
heads at one end of the sculpture are unexpectedly cheerful looking.
Badness," on the other hand, "is a stranger to our inner world; it eludes our grasp; 'badness' is in fact the lack of something rather than a noxious presence; and thus being abstract and bodiless
it occupies no real space in our inner world" (375-76).
What is also important in these scenes is their centralizing of the disembodied, mechanically exaggerated voice as the signifier of that authority; now a voice needs to be amplified to be heard, to compete and command in this world in which "the air was filled by the bellowing megaphone" (181) and in which "the megaphone's bellowing and bodiless
profanity" (200) has now come to dominate, a solitary, sonically assisted sound that will drown out the multitude of the mere "human voices" that surround it (199).
thus linking him in his bodiless
state to forces which lie beyond (9).
Only the Entrepreneur, who alone in his tailored, bespoke suit battles the forces of evil, without even a hint of assistance from his employees, his trophy wife, his cleaning lady, his driver, his children's daycare provider, the Illegal folk who paved his driveway and quite literally put a roof over his head, the bodiless
hand that proffers him his coffee from the magic drive-through window, the faceless drones who rubber-stamp his decisions, the government-tit-sucking teachers who dragged him dully through his primary school, his middle school, his high school, his college .
He was unmoved, perhaps even actively repelled, by the claim to bodiless
persistence through influence; this shows through in the aggressively bland affect of his pointedly unmoved recall of "We are Seven.
Sanford Biggers's art fixates on recurring symbols--trees, carnival, musicians, and a bodiless
smile that is part minstrel, part Cheshire cat, and part logo for a conglomerate whose name might be "history.
Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless
Powers of Heaven (Eastern Christianity)
A simple correspondence implied by the title would be that landscape, being physical, is the body, and music, being bodiless
, is the soul.
In the second half, everyone wore 3-D glasses for some startling special effects that had beetles, snakes, bodiless
heads and rocks zooming into the auditorium.
That man is God's image means that he is the visible corporeal representative of the invisible, bodiless
God; he is representative rather than representation, since the idea of portrayal is secondary in the significance of the image.
Wagner's supplanting of his original villain with a successor thus pre-empts Tolkien in one way, while at the same time underlining the contrast with the immortal and bodiless
Sauron, whose vital power passes not into a physical heir but--more chillingly--into the Ring itself , and whose agents' loyalty is assured by his complete domination of their wills.
Over the romantic background of blue peaks and fairytale castles, unfortunately, the clouds are patterned with bodiless
cherubs--just heads and wings.
The lyric was a narrative of the nocturnal visitation by the dead nevertheless, even if its interest was in a bodiless
return, the claimed revelation of a soul not the longed-for grasp of a hand.