Colère à l’oeuvre (Anger at work) is a multidirectional book in three parts which central theme is Liver and it is enrolled in a Mediterranean concept in our European culture. The intention is to question about a certain heritage which we came from and which we are guarantors concerning the divine, the movement, the blood and  the chemical.


 I tried to show how it was thought about liver and faith in ancient times (Mesopotamian and Etruscan civilizations especially). In french, "foie" means liver and "foi" means faith. Anger at work gave to me the opportunity to link liver/foie and faith/foi with an “e” apart.


I weaved two wefts and I put anchor points to expose what kind of "anger links" we can do between different civilizations, different cultures or domains or themes. 

Firstly one weft is build to support a phonologic study. It’s important to remind us that before to pronounce and speak Loud and Clear our current languages, some primitive signs grew up from some minds to express to the world which kind of ideas or concepts existed in the representation of their universe of thoughts.  Animals, plants, human forms, geometric forms and abstract forms were drawn to illustrate them. Like an Orchestral Manoeuvre In The Dark, signs were born from a far, far away land that the Verb supports and transmits.


Secondly another weft serves a homeopathic talk for three reasons at least:


-  to make links between the visible and the invisible world (telepathy, distance, memory, network connections). Homeopathic remedies do not contain measurable visible active ingredients, but memoriels's one;


-  to talk about humanity in general and about our behavior in particular because homeopathy provides access to remedies from all kingdoms with whom we continually interact; and here it is, for me, an acess to the depth of the electric universe in which we manifest us;


-  homeopathy is a soft and non-toxic medicine. It accompanies the human being as a whole through one or more reaction modes for each one and according to its own pace.


Names of homeopathic remedies are referenced in Latin, which is a “dead language” and a rather European source of etymology. These names may be the subject of syllabic dissection: decomposing some name of remedies is one way to compare the list of symptoms observed during a proving, with phonetic original meaning of the name of these remedies.


The anchor points are represented by:


Etruscan civilization whose golden age was around the 8th BC. The Etruscans were very creative and bold pirates. To organize their lives, they had recourse to soothsayer's priests (haruspices) to interpret the divine or cosmic intentions - auspicious or inauspicious - from sacrificed sheep livers;


Dogon people of Mali occupies the Bandiagara cliffs and slopes. For this people, the liver has always represented the "Master of the speech" and gallblader "the speech itself." The weaver and the spinner are the interpreters or a reminiscence form of this organic couple, in everyday life;


Sumerian civilization. At "Sumer-time", one spoke of the God Enki who became Asar for Egyptians and Osiris for Greeks. Enki/Osiris seems to have filled a very important role for humanity. Through mythology, Prometheus was one of his counterparts and one says he had the liver perpetually devoured by an eagle because of transmitting knowledge, science and the arts to human beings. Menerva in Etruscan had the same functions but had not eaten the liver.


Several topics dealing animate the speech of anger (whether satellite or embedded in those wefs):


- The theme of electricity and lightning: the motor aspect of primary energy generates, the angry emotion and melancholy, gall crisis, the principle of war and the divine manifestation in the form of cosmic storm, flood or pyrogenic effects and the "voice of God";


The Liver organ located at a strategic crossroads of the human body. It's a vehicle of energy for our inner authority;


The rhombic shape on whose behalf I present some primitive signs containing it with their corresponding phonetic values ​​because the lozenge regards the sound, the amplitude and the clothing of a player character in a cruel game, typically Etruscan and possibly from a Mesopotamian context;


- Wrinkles in saying "rhomboïdal chessboard" around the eyes and other energy or anatomical peculiarities;


The moving body in which our psychological behaviors enroll because our brain areas are activated in accordance with 5 joint muscle chains that carry our weft of life and 1 energy chain that soaks up our potential to adapt to the environment according to our inner state.  



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Colère à l'oeuvre

essai, 606 pages

Editions Geuthner


ISBN 978-2-7053-3920-3

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