An interesting explanation is that of University of London physicist David Bohm, an American, who jumped into the chase and concluded that our universe is at heart a phantasm made up of eidolons
, or in other words, a vast and detailed hologram.
We are no longer at ease in addressing--let alone falling in love with--archetypes; nowadays, any poet foolhardy enough to install his beloved on a Platonic pedestal would be more liable to see stars than perfected eidolons
accident of our causes and Eidolons
, Planned Careful in your Dreams" (p.
Many of these Eidolons
are returning characters from FINAL FANTASY VIII, such as the ice queen, Shiva, who's powerful ice attacks decimate all who stand in her way.
In Gestalt Mode, characters and their transformed Eidolons
fight as one, dealing massive damage to enemies through simple button commands.
In the same spirit, the eidolons
of primaeval monsters make sudden appearances on the contemporary scene.
Vocabulary is fresh and often unfamiliar; my marked copy has circles around words such as eidolons
, vulneraries, maquillage, and spandrel, which, once a dictionary had been consulted, delighted me with their apt usage.