right and left hand. Our contemporary mystic poet, Hart Crane, seems to have revealed a similar sense of the abyss in his choice of the bridge as his key symbol. Socially, the division was observable in his unhappy conflict between homosexual and heterosexual leanings. And it may be more than a coincidence that this symbolist ended his life symbolically, by plunging into the great abyss of mid-ocean. In any event, it is conceivable that a purely subjective sense of the abyss could be converted downwards by actually going into high places and gazing from them, thus bringing the experience within the negotiable realm of factual objects. The curative effect of such a process might account for the almost mystical exaltation we have noted in the descriptions of mountain climbing—and conversely, it might justify us in looking for an "abyss-motif" behind the cult of flight.
MEANING AND REGRESSION
THE thought that piety responds to analogies of situation or relationship, and not merely to analogies of objects may throw some light upon the phenomena of regression which psychiatrists note as so