A Revaluation of Hoods and Brollies in relation to Binding and Freedom. When one has once established, as with the previous two aphoristic essays, that binding tends to characterize those at the southwest and southeast points of the intercardinal axis and freedom those, by contrast, at the northwest and northeast points, if, as already noted, in completely opposite ways, then it will come as no surprise if, on the basis that we distinguished in the previous essay between round balls and elongated balls in football as paralleling or typifying such a phenomenal/noumenal distinction or, alternatively, clenched-fist and open-hand saluting, we make a similar distinction between hoods and umbrellas in relation to modes of protection against, for instance, the rain, and contend that hoods will signify binding and umbrellas freedom, with collapsible brollies and hoods signifying the low, or somatic, forms of freedom and binding respectively, but non-collapsible hoods and brollies the high, or psychic, forms of binding and freedom. Thus, in intercardinal axial terms, we shall find collapsible brollies at the northwest point as an exemplification of somatic freedom and collapsible hoods at the southeast point, by contrast, as an exemplification of somatic binding, both of which would have reference to state-hegemonic/church-subordinate axial criteria, insofar as soma, whether free or bound, is the principal attribute, and soma, being low (compared with anything psychic), connotes with the collapsible. Likewise, in intercardinal axial terms, we shall find non-collapsible hoods at the southwest point as an exemplification of psychic binding and non-collapsible brollies at the northeast point, by contrast, as an exemplification of psychic freedom, both of which would have reference to church-hegemonic/state-subordinate axial criteria, insofar as psyche, being high (compared with anything somatic), connotes with the non-collapsible. Therefore while the one axis is primarily somatic and about low forms of freedom and binding, the other axis is primarily psychic and about high forms of binding and freedom. The collapsible brolly, one could argue, takes precedence over the collapsible hood in the one case, but the non-collapsible brolly precedence over the non-collapsible hood in the other case. Freedom is top dog, whether in relation to soma or to psyche, and such freedom is either metachemical or metaphysical, autocratic or theocratic, corresponding to two opposite gender ideals - the female ideal of free soma on the one hand, and the male ideal of free psyche on the other, neither of which can have any relevance to the other, since they appertain to different axes.