I do not think it possible to abolish the Oedipus complex at an intellectual level. One can only do this at a psycho-physiological level. Hence, the dry mouth of the observer of the solitary sex act, in M’s fiction is a sign of psycho-physiological strain. However, withdrawing oneself into the inwardness of one’s psycho-physiology is a way of “torturing oneself” and storing up energy against the dominant paradigm. This is, nonetheless a rejection of the dominant paradigm — hence a rejection of the dominant forces of the Oedipus complex. Yet, such internal self-withdrawing is a mystical way of seeing based on ID (as E says, through the penile eye) [link to Gnosticism ] – the ability to “see” conventional aspects of society through non-conventional experiences. [implying various sorts of radicalism]. The process of the rejection is revolutionary and it is insightful, for it rejects the prolonged internal dying [thanatos] which comes from social and political conformity. In biblical parlance, it rejects the old wineskins for the vitality of the new.

Anti-Oedipus = a necessary prerequisite for a certain type of insight. Gnosticism