machines—real ones, not figurative ones: machines driving other machines,
machines being driven by other machines, with all the necessary
couplings and connections. An organ-machine is plugged into anenergy-source-machine: the one produces a flow that the other interrupts."
-Deleuze/Guattari, Aunty Oeddy's Puss, 1977
In the case of this Intermediary Projection, the cat is the energy-source-machine, the intermediary is the interruptor. Intermediary Projection is performed when the cat's energic supply has depleted from useage and age (whilst all nine lives of the cat may be equally physically productive, long, and prosperous, the astral life, and projective productivity, of the cat [which spans through all nine lives--there is only one feline astral life.]* depletes with time and through physical lives. This cat displayed here is probably on one of its last lives and requires an intermediary for projection. However, this is an unfortunately weak projection, as you can see by the amount of exhaust protruding from the intermediary's right hand. Unfortunately, instead of producing young and Socially Liberated projections, the fruits of this projection have been old, weak, and made repellant by a lifetime of cigarette smoking and xenophobia. Better luck next time, y'old puss.
*It's a bit more complicated than this. If the cat is frugal with projections through its many lives, and attends to its astral health, the cat's astral life may actually extend far beyond its physical life. This is part of what cat projection is all about: focusing on extending the cat's life beyond the physical. The astral life of the cat is the bridge between lives, the way in which the cat retains information, memory, etc. through its lives. One suggestion for retaining astral energy so that the cat lives a long astral life is to use Intermediary Projection as much as possible. By using an intermediary, the cat's energic output is halved or more in the process of projection. However, this causes some problematic side effects. The cat may develop a dependence on its particular intermediary and require sexual stimulation from that intermediary in order to keep astral energy levels up. So, although astral energy levels are, in the long run, preserved through the useage of intermediaries whenever possible, in the short term energy levels may become depleted if the cat cannot attain contact with the intermediary. It is precisely parrallel to the problem of physical addiction: The addict may, eventually, return to a normal metabolic level and good health, but during his or her period of addiction, the addict's metabolism is directly produced and sustained by contact with the source of the addiction.