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The force of the philter is blind; it affects anyone who is exposed to its power.
191: "As for me, I believe that these philters correspond nowadays to the profit accumulated through immoderate greed, to the wages of ambition, as well as to the excessive, blind extravagance of fortune.
it is certainly predominantly the case that women seem to have access to magical philters created by Morgan [le Fay, and] the link between [female] magic and power over an individual is tied in many ways to the link between control over female sexuality" (Sweeney 2000: 27).
Philters, cures, and drugs run through Monsieur de Phocas making it very much a novel of the pharmakon.