What a hunting read !!! Once again a book in this class I read at one sitting. The narrative is astounding , because it mediates between this world and the other , hence hypnotic . The constant repetition of what is this goat ? Where is this goat ?creates a confusion state that sedates the observer thus allowing for the unconscious material to reveal itself. Just like the fundamental principles in the Erickosnian hypnosis. The speaker dissects the language apart slooowly but with the precision of a surgeon , yet tenderly like a mother holding on to her sick child to get to the root of the meaning “what is this goat” , because when ocean of pain swallows the self “it first monopolizes and destroys the language ” God how i know that , precisely ” body moves by itself … half dead half awake ” . Finally they find this goat …. the mediator, the messenger , animal ally , spiritual guide who made itself seen and heard to heal , to transform, to guide . Whether in a dream or in a wakeful state it is present , and it listens it leads just like in this story .