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  • istmos
    26.05.2022 - 2 days ago

    "The cinema presents us with quite a different perceptual technology and mode of representation. Through its objectively visible spatialization of a frozen point of view into dynamic and intentional trajectories of self-displacing vision and through its subjectively experienced temporalization of an essential moment into lived momentum, the cinematic radically reconstitutes the photographic. This radical difference between the transcendental, posited moment of the photograph and the existential momentum of the cinema, between the scene to be contemplated and the scene as it is lived, is foregrounded most dramatically in Chris Marker’s remarkable short film, La Jetée (1962). A cinematic study of desire, memory, and time, La Jetée is presented completely through the use of still photographs—except for one extraordinarily brief but utterly compelling sequence late in the film. Lying in bed and looking toward the camera in yet another photograph, the woman—who has through time and memory been the object of the hero’s desire and whom we have only come to know in frozen and re-membered moments that mark her loss as much as her presence—suddenly blinks. Yet this is a peculiar sense of “suddenly”—one that speaks more to surprise at an unexpected and radical shift in the ontological status of the image and our relation to it than to a more superficial narrative or formal surprise. Indeed, just prior to the brief momentum and intentional revelation of the woman actively blinking, we have watched an increasingly rapid cinematic succession of stilled and dissolving photographic images of her supine in bed that increasingly approach motion but never achieve it. The editorial succession thus may prepare us narratologically or formally for motion, but, however rapid, this succession alone does not animate the woman or give her substantial presence as more than her image. Thus, even as we are seemingly prepared, and even though the photographic move to cinematic movement is extremely subtle, we are nonetheless surprised and deem the movement startling and “sudden.” And this is because everything radically changes, and we and the image are reoriented in relation to each other. The space between the camera’s (and the spectator’s) gaze and the woman becomes suddenly habitable, informed with the real possibility of bodily movement and engagement, informed with lived temporality rather than eternal timelessness. The image becomes “fleshed out,” and the woman turns from a posed odalisque into someone who is not merely an immortalized lost object of desire but also—and more so—a mortal and desiring subject. In sum, what in the film has been previously a mounting accumulation of nostalgic moments achieves substantial and present presence in its sudden and brief accession to momentum and the consequent potential for effective action."

    Vivian Sobchack, "The Scene of the Screen: Envisioning Photographic, Cinematic, and Electronic “Presence”"

    #vivian sobchack #cinema & photography #la jetée#chris marker#phenomenology #the adress of the eye
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  • chicago-geniza
    21.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    oh no (just realized ed & stede are essentially xena & gabrielle For Men) (i have a ship dynamic & i stick with it) (this post sponsored by "the only pairings for which the word 'leathers' comes up with surprising frequency in fanfiction")

    #not queer representation but queer phenomenology baby
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  • ghooostbaby
    19.05.2022 - 1 week ago
    Each time I move, I stretch myself out, trying this door, looking here, looking there. In stretching myself out, moving homes for me is coming to inhabit spaces, coming to embody them, where my body and the rooms in which it gathers - sitting, sleeping, writing, acting as it does, in this room and that room - cease to be distinct. It takes time, but this work of inhabitance does take place. It is a process of becoming intimate with where one is: an intimacy that feels like inhabiting a secret room that is concealed from the view of others. Loving one’s home is not about being fixed into a place, but rather it is about becoming part of a space where one has expanded one’s body, saturating the space with bodily matter: home as overflowing and flowing over. Of course, sometimes we do not feel at home; you might feel discomfort and alienation in a space that is still overflowing with memories. Or you might feel homesick; estranged from your present location and long for a space that you once inhabited as home. Or you might not feel at home, and you dance with joy at the anonymity of bare walls, untouched by the faces of loved ones that throw the body into another time and place.

    Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology

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  • balrajyoga
    18.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    What is the meaning of Prakriti? What is the difference between Prakriti and Purusha? In this article, we offer phenomenological reflections on the notions of Prakṛti, Puruṣa, Yoga, and Viyoga (in Sankhya Yoga) as they pertain to our existential situation. We’re already (irrevocably) exposed to (and implicated in) a world that precedes us. Freedom is obtained by "enumerating" the various ways in which you are always already determined. These concepts are central to classical yoga philosophy.

    Read the full article on Prakriti and Purusha.

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    Balrāj is a yogin, Vedic psycho-spiritual astrologer, and certified hypnotist. He helps people transform feelings of overwhelm into profound clarity and deep inner calm so they can live a more grounded, spiritual, and fulfilling life. He offers a limited number of psycho-spiritual birth chart readings per month. Read more about Balrāj, who he works with, and how he’s helped others find clarity and inner calm.

    Balrāj also offers existential teachings on traditional yoga. He was recently featured in an article published by APB News (India) that discusses the relationship between contemporary yoga practices and the spiritual goals of traditional yoga.

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  • balrajyoga
    18.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    Phenomenological-existential reflections on the nature of karmayoga that answer the following types of questions: what is karma yoga? How does karma yoga relate to "burning" the self's past karma? How does one "do" or "practice" karma yoga?

    Read the full article on karma yoga.

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    Balrāj is a yogin, Vedic psycho-spiritual astrologer, and certified hypnotist. He helps people transform feelings of overwhelm into profound clarity and deep inner calm so they can live a more grounded, spiritual, and fulfilling life. He offers a limited number of psycho-spiritual birth chart readings per month. Read more about Balrāj, who he works with, and how he’s helped others find clarity and inner calm.

    Balrāj also offers existential teachings on traditional yoga. He was recently featured in an article published by APB News (India) that discusses the relationship between contemporary yoga practices and the spiritual goals of traditional yoga.

    Follow balraj.yoga on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  • aestheticofaccumulation
    18.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    Accumulation as documentation of arbitrary data; accumulation as collective presence/absence; accumulation as averages; accumulation as population. Accumulation as phenomenology. Accumulation as iterative approach to formalist abstraction.

    Roman Ondák, Measuring the Universe, 2007. Presented at Tate St Ives, 2011. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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  • balrajyoga
    16.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    What is yoga? What is the purpose of yoga? What are the benefits of yoga? And what are the spiritual benefits of yoga? The "inner peace" we crave is realized in relinquishing self-interested motivations, the latter which produce and re-produce suffering. The yogin knows it can never be “whole” or “complete” (on its own) but rather must become a participant in wholeness that precedes and exceeds itself and its personal will. The yogin participates in wholeness; this is the yoga of yoga.

    Read the full article on the effects and purpose of yoga.

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    Balrāj is a yogin, Vedic psycho-spiritual astrologer, and certified hypnotist. He helps people transform feelings of overwhelm into profound clarity and deep inner calm so they can live a more grounded, spiritual, and fulfilling life. He offers a limited number of psycho-spiritual birth chart readings per month. Read more about Balrāj, who he works with, and how he’s helped others find clarity and inner calm.

    Balrāj also offers existential teachings on traditional yoga. He was recently featured in an article published by APB News (India) that discusses the relationship between contemporary yoga practices and the spiritual goals of traditional yoga.

    Follow balraj.yoga on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  • theidealistphilosophy
    15.05.2022 - 1 week ago

    ...every Natural Effect has a spiritual Cause, and Not A Natural; for a Natural cause only seems: it is a Delusion Of Ulro & a ration of the perishing Vegetable Memory.

    June Singer, Blake, Jung And The Collective Unconscious; Milton, p. 216-217.

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  • balrajyoga
    13.05.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    A heuristic introduction to a phenomenological approach to classical yoga. This is not another philosophy or alternative history or set of rules, but rather a way of looking at the teachings of yoga through your own experience. This is not about collecting new ideas. Rather, it requires your active participation: you must actively turn to face your own experience (in a non-clinical way) and be open to noticing something transformatively new about the nature of experience (and about your life).

    Read the full article on a phenomenological (or existential) approach to yoga.

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    Balrāj is a yogin, Vedic psycho-spiritual astrologer, and certified hypnotist. He helps people transform feelings of overwhelm into profound clarity and deep inner calm so they can live a more grounded, spiritual, and fulfilling life. He offers a limited number of psycho-spiritual birth chart readings per month. Read more about Balrāj, who he works with, and how he’s helped others find clarity and inner calm.

    Balrāj also offers existential teachings on traditional yoga. He was recently featured in an article published by APB News (India) that discusses the relationship between contemporary yoga practices and the spiritual goals of traditional yoga.

    Follow balraj.yoga on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  • balrajyoga
    13.05.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    A collection of writings on (an existential approach to) the classical spiritual philosophy of yoga and reflections on (a psycho-spiritual approach to) Vedic astrology. This blog is about, above all, spirituality and the problem of suffering.

    Balrāj is a yogin, Vedic psycho-spiritual astrologer, and certified hypnotist. He helps people open their heart and transform feelings of overwhelm into profound clarity and deep inner calm so they can live a more grounded, spiritual, and fulfilling life. He helps transform toxic self-interest and cultivate self-awareness and a boundlessly open heart. He offers a limited number of psycho-spiritual natal chart readings per month.

    Read more about Balrāj.

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  • hibiscus-vroom
    10.05.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    i think we need to have a serious conversation about not appropriating context-steeped concepts and applying them willy-nilly where they don't apply. most of the concepts people throw about (usually in defense of like. privileged groups of people?!) were developed PRECISELY to interrogate dynamics and experiences specific to marginalized people (USUALLY BLACK WOMEN).

    #i'm specifically thinking about the concept of body-shaming and how it's been used to tell people they can't say they're not into someone #no mate body-shaming is about how fat-phobic society is. it's not body-shaming to say someone's got a flat ass. #things can be rude or distasteful without being phenomenologized #so sorry i'm not into your favorite f1 driver i don't think they're hot that's not body shaming these rich white men will be fucking fine #you know who won't be? fat people who are systematically excluded from public spaces because the world won't accommodate them #THAT'S where terms like body-shaming can come in and be USEFUL #similarly bi women making fun of their boyfriends isn't AS BAD as men making fun of women in sitcoms #sorry. it's just not the same thing. one is a symptom of the patriarchy #a SYSTEM-WIDE ill #a SOCIETAL ILL that has created conditions of female infanticide domestic violence marital rape etc etc etc #and the trope of nagging wife *IS* part and parcel thereof bc it dehumanizes women #is it kinda shitty to make fun of your bf like oh i wish i was with a woman instead! sure. yeah. i guess. #is it ON PAR WITH SYSTEMATIC OPPRESSION? fucking no #so stop pretending it is because it cheapens the very purpose of these ideas which is to provide an interrogative and analytical framework #that can then be used to DISMANTLE these assumptions and systems. #so. think before you apply a capital c Concept to something pedestrian thanks. #hibi politicks
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  • thejohnfleming
    04.05.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    A bit of a chat with Robert Wringham - Part 2 - Comedy, characters, dreams...

    A bit of a chat with Robert Wringham – Part 2 – Comedy, characters, dreams…

    Robert Wringham is not his real name… Yesterday’s blog finished with: ROBERT: So, when I moved to Scotland, I thought: I’m taking that name! It’s sort of similar to mine and the thing about that book is it’s about doppelgängers. So I thought: My persona is going to be my evil twin. He’s going to do the stuff that I don’t do in real life. Now read on… JOHN: I am not in any way a performer. No…

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  • theoptia
    04.05.2022 - 3 weeks ago
    Jean-Paul Sartre, from Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology

    Text ID: My body is a point of departure which I am and which at the same time I surpass…

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  • theologymatt
    03.05.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Existential or Existentiell?

    Years ago, when I was researching Juan Luis Segundo, I went to Montevideo, Uruguay and spent several weeks in the Jesuit archives at Manresa Retreat Center. When Segundo died in 1996, one of his friends gathered his papers and draft manuscripts, put them in boxes, and drove them to Manresa. Among those papers, I found an unpublished manuscript labeled “La fenomenología de Heidegger y la…

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  • daemonicdasein
    03.05.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    “Descartes, in fact, inaugurates an entirely new kind of philosophy. Changing its total style, philosophy takes a radical turn: from naïve Objectivism to transcendental subjectivism — which, with its ever new but always inadequate attempts, seems to be striving toward some necessary final form, wherein its true sense and that of the radical transmutation itself might become disclosed.”

    — Edmund Husserl, Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology (1931). "Introduction". §2. "The necessity of a radical new beginning of philosophy”. Page 4. Springer; January 1, 1960. Translated by Dorion Cairns.

    “Descartes himself presupposed an ideal of science, the ideal approximated by geometry and mathematical natural science. As a fateful / prejudice this ideal determines philosophies for centuries and hiddenly determines the Meditations themselves. Obviously it was, for Descartes, a truism from the start that the all-embracing science must have the form of a deductive system, in which the whole structure rests, ordine geometrico, on an axiomatic foundation that grounds the deduction absolutely. For him a role similar to that of geometrical axioms in geometry is played in the all-embracing science by the axiom of the ego’s absolute certainty of himself, along with the axiomatic principles innate in the ego — only this axiomatic foundation lies even deeper than that of geometry and is called on to participate in the ultimate grounding even of geometrical knowledge.

    None of that shall determine our thinking. As beginning philosophers we do not as yet accept any normative ideal of science; and only so far as we produce one newly for ourselves can we ever have such an ideal.”

    — Edmund Husserl, Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology (1931). "First Meditation". §3. "The Cartesian overthrow and the guiding final idea of an absolute grounding of science”. Page 7-8. Springer; January 1, 1960. Translated by Dorion Cairns.

    “The epoché can also be said to be the radical and universal method by which I apprehend myself purely: as Ego, and with my own pure conscious life, in and by which the entire Objective world exists for me and is precisely as it is for me.”

    — Edmund Husserl, Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology (1931). "First Meditation: The Way to the Transcendental Ego". §8. "The ego cogito as transcendental subjectivity”. Page 21. Springer; January 1, 1960. Translated by Dorion Cairns.

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  • dontrunfromyourexistence
    02.05.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Thus in the depths of the naive, natural way that the world presents itself we find or "there appears to us" another phenomenon, a "pure phenomenon" which phenomenology brings to light but which invariably remains hidden in our ordinary posture focused on the reality of things. This pure phenomenon is not simply a correlate of "natural consciousness" which, as one object among others in the world, is linked to them by causal relations and figures in psychophysical apperception as a property or aspect of an organism, but it is, rather, a correlate of an absolute "transcendental" consciousness responsible for any manifestation of any object whatever, including the organism as well as real, objectified consciousness.

    Jan Patočka, HERETICAL ESSAYS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY

    #phenomenology#jan patočka#pure phenomenon #a correlat is a phenomenon that accompanies another phenomenon is usually parallel to it and is related in some way to it #pure phenomenon accompanies transcendental consciousness responsible for any manifestation of any object #any manifestation of any object is due to the transcendental consciousness #transcendental consciousness enables phenomena as manifestation of objects
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  • itsmightyfunny
    28.04.2022 - 1 mont ago

    So also virtue, for example, is not without struggle; it is rather the highest, the perfect struggle, and thus not only a positive but rather absolute negativity; virtue is virtue, not just by comparison to vice, but for the opposition and the combat in it. Or again, vice is not only the lack of virtue—innocence too is such a lack—and distinct from virtue not just in the eyes of an external reflection, but is opposed to virtue in itself; it is evil. Evil consists in maintaining one’s own ground as against the good; it is positive negativity.

    Hegel

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  • pkgupta
    28.04.2022 - 1 mont ago

    Depression in Epilepsy: Etiology, Phenomenology,

    Depression in Epilepsy: Etiology, Phenomenology,

    Eprlepsia, . Department o l of Medicin Department zyzxywxwvuvtusrtsqrpqopnomnmlkljkih 4O(Suppl 47, 1999 zwyvxuwtsvruqtpsornmqp Depression in Epilepsy: Etiology, Phenomenology, I0):SZ I- & Wilkins, Philadelphi a Lippincott Williams 0International League Against Epilepsy f Psycholog S zyxwvutzsyrqxw Summary: A history of depression or depressive symptom- atology has been reported in up to…

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    #Depression in Epilepsy: Etiology #Phenomenology
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  • theidealistphilosophy
    27.04.2022 - 1 mont ago

    The heart and mind of another are unknowable, even unapproachable, except in fantasies and projections that are really elements of the knower’s own life, not the other’s.

    Martha Nussbaum, Love’s Knowledge.

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