There is a hex on us … the authority of the past; and to exorcise these ghosts is the great work of magical self-liberation. Then the eyes of the spirit would become one with the eyes of the body, and god would be in us, not outside. God in us: entheos: enthusiasm; this is the essence of holy madness. (Norman O Brown 31 May 1960 Columbia University).
On one level, ‘The Fugitive Stag’ is just that .. an exorcism. Breaking free of the ghosts of the past … and celebrating that liberation.