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Date: Mon, 15 May 1995 18:24:22 GMT
From: Rory Brennan (rory@ANNAP.INFI.NET)
Subject: Monkeyman (was pre-l.a. west coast) (Ed Ricardo) writes:
>Dylan often brings in a monkey when the imagery is sexual, is there >some slang connection or something similar?

Jean Chevalier & Alain Gheerbrandt - A dictionary of Symbols -

"In Christian iconography, the monkey often provides an image of humanity degraded by sin, especially by lust and malice.

The apperance on monkeys in dreams is seen by psychoanalysts as being primarily an image of obscenity and lust, of a disturbed state, of impudent self-satisfaction."

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