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22 02, 2014

equivalence (finale)

By | 2017-10-19T17:58:14+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|homepage, philosophy & ethics|Comments Off on equivalence (finale)

So, what did I observe, as I sat in the 'spectator space' as an outsider to a long, slow process of education into tradition... I watched my friend pause (cautiously, nervously, in her act of pouring tea, sweat forming on her upper lip, her eyes sliding towards her teacher, asking all at once for [...]

22 02, 2014

equivalence and tea

By | 2017-10-19T17:59:44+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|homepage, philosophy & ethics|0 Comments

My flatmate had been studying Tea Ceremony for 10 years. I went with her to one of her lessons. On the way, we visited a tea ceremony shop, where she needed to purchase something  essential to her learning. I was put well in my place by the shop owner. I observed the beauty of [...]

15 12, 2013

revisiting ‘equivalence”

By | 2017-10-19T18:01:31+00:00 December 15th, 2013|homepage, philosophy & ethics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I visited Japan in 1996. I experienced a country of delicacy and madness, an intersection of 'old' and 'new' time, Crowds swarmed through crowded train stations; suited commuters seemed shamed by the 'floating world' of tramps and kicked them as they passed. Chain-smoking was popular but so too were small packages of pickles bought [...]

11 11, 2013

receptivity, and vulnerable authority

By | 2017-10-19T18:07:19+00:00 November 11th, 2013|bodysongs, homepage, philosophy & ethics|0 Comments

I perceive the body as a microcosm of all this. I believe the body’s polyrhythm [complex of rhythms] is a key to health, to flow. I hear the rhythms of the internal body as a kind of orchestra. It doesn’t all play in the same time or tone. I tune into this orchestra and try [...]

6 11, 2013

the question of relativity

By | 2017-10-19T18:09:06+00:00 November 6th, 2013|homepage, philosophy & ethics|0 Comments

Whilst pondering the nature of acting, I also pondered the theory of relativity, and came to the realisation that if e=mc2, then the relation of matter to energy, of inside the body to outside of it, is one of relative densities. Logically, then, one should be able to access all molecular activity as information, [...]

1 11, 2013

searching the invisible…

By | 2017-10-19T18:10:12+00:00 November 1st, 2013|bodysongs, clinical practice, homepage, philosophy & ethics, shamanism|0 Comments

The role of the shaman has always been to cross the border into the realm of the not-yet-know and bring it back into cognition. Along the way, the shaman may encounter cultural or emotional taboos. It is one reason why the healer exists—to cross the border, retrieve missing information, find links, act as guide. [...]

31 10, 2013

new (old) perspectives on the world

By | 2017-10-26T18:58:03+00:00 October 31st, 2013|bodysongs, clinical practice, homepage, philosophy & ethics, shamanism|1 Comment

One day, in clinic, someone came to see me whose tract of land was poisoned, and by reading the “map” of her land from the energy in her body, I was able to help her plan strategies to cleanse the water and soil. To a scientist, this might sound spurious, but I tell you: [...]

25 10, 2013

approaching the condition of joy

By | 2018-06-15T02:54:19+00:00 October 25th, 2013|bodysongs, homepage, philosophy & ethics|0 Comments

APPROACHING THE CONDITION OF JOY Spinoza, whose philosophy of being-in-the-world includes concepts of joy and sorrow which contribute to or detract from our quality of engagement in the world-- outlines two types of joy which are useful to consider. One type is partial, and the other is more of an overarching condition which has [...]

24 10, 2013

“soft time”

By | 2018-06-15T03:16:54+00:00 October 24th, 2013|bodysongs, homepage, philosophy & ethics|0 Comments

Working with Soft TimeTime is an exercise in relativity. One moment is dinner in New York, but breakfast in Australia. We live on one globe, but in many segments of time. Our bodies, too, whilst being present, are also forward and back in time. We anticipate, and we re-member; we look ahead, and back. In [...]

10 10, 2013

response-ability

By | 2017-10-26T18:52:46+00:00 October 10th, 2013|collaborations, dance ecology, dramaturgy, homepage, philosophy & ethics, shamanism, theatre|0 Comments

The principal of equivalence refers not just to an attitude to things outside of ourselves—respect for nature, and others—but to components within as well. This principle, as an active consciousness, helps response-ability-—i.e., the ability to respond with more resilience, more options, more variety and creativity. We can expand our repertoire of things we can [...]