The Lure of the Forbidden
The forbidden is appealing perhaps because in it we “sense” the “reflections” of our “projected thoughts” regarding living our true self-”the self”, thoughts that are untempered by considerations of any external sanctions, even that of the constructed “self image”. The lure of the forbidden then is the lure of the true self-”the self”.
But why then that which appears to be emitting images of our true self-”the self” is deemed forbidden?
Perhaps forbidding and resultant non constancy of appearance of the images of “the self” sustains and enhances the interest in and meaningfulness of people, objects and ideas, thus “suggesting” purposes for life. The “forbidding” thus seems to be a construction for making life purposeful.