[Paul McRandle is a Master of Fine Arts student in Columbia
University's Creative Writing Program and holds a Master's Degree in
Anthropology from Australian National University. His fiction has appeared in The
New England Review and Black Ice and he has assisted Phillip Lopate in
the selection of essays for his 1998 Anchor Essay Annual. On the web,
his writing may be found at http://www.VoltaFiction.com
Of the many mad destinies we create in our mythologies, McRandle explores the notion of incarnational thinking whereby we separate the mind from the body. When this happens, religious and political exploitation of the body cannot be far behind.