underself

underself

(ˈʌndəˌsɛlf)
n
the part of a personality that remains hidden
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The interplay between immersion and participation, mediated by and grounded in the underself, is constitutive of serf.
There, in the oh-so-Western heart of this city, I found what looked like another world: minarets with trembling rides attached, pagodas overlooking a sampan pond, walls encrusted with tilework as if from Arabian Nights, a giant tree clouded with pumpkin-sized Japanese lanterns: a potpourri of Orients scrambled together without rhyme or reason except to elicit desire and renewable pleasure; a site "irrational" and "childlike" that has now served for more than a century as foil and erotic underself to this occidental city.