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    i agree. it's what people missed about modernism. thick cunts cant interpret things past the level of style. thick as you like. no idea what the project was.
    only see the colours and the shapes.

    ive often been tempted to buy one of those pyramids though. they look cool.

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    sorry. i havent been in high minded mode for a long time. i'll say something intelligent and engaged soon i promise

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    i got fed up with the levels of discourse and switched off
    (not just here, everywhere)

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    i need to be coaxed out, flattered, seduced

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    Don't we all

    Grandiose projects are where it's at. I remember being struck while reading Reich and Neill's letters at how they saw changing the world - as a a duty, definitely different from the defeatist attitude we have now. What's changed in our culture to close up that sense of the possible like that? Perhaps there's an implicit defeatism in post-modernism?

    You should build an orgone acculmulator if you have the space. Will be my first project if I ever end up in a big enough house. Shame I suck at carpentry.

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    this is part of what i was railing about on the big beat thread.
    there is a rhythm of engagement and disillusionment.
    people dream and people burn out. you go so far, then falter and fall.
    it's a continual process of forgetting and remembering, on an
    individual level and on a cultural level.

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    A few thoughts:

    Re what you said about bad moods as physical contractions rather than external environment changes, Danny, that makes total sense to me - makes me think of how object relations might explain the same phenonmenon, as internal readjustments/expansion of the bad objects and increased difficulty in making contact with the good objects, again in preference to any external changes. Which also fits with the way one - or at least I - experience life, and why moods can be baffling if you approach solely from an external perspective.

    Yoga classes often feel humiliating, as they're frequently given by hectoring narcissists dedicated to alternately buffeting and destroying egos - feels like a re-run of sports at school. But I had a few individual yoga lessons with a good teacher once, and it totally transformed the way I feel about it. It was approached in a more holistic way.

    Sweeping ideas and broad intellectual/emotional vistas are definitely where it's at. The world needs more visionaries who can create links between ideas and between whole disciplines, not a surfeit of blinkered thinkers happy to be stuck in silos. eg In my contact with academia, it always alarmed me how academics very skilled in one area could have such a sub-par (often laughable) understanding of other disciplines - politics experts without any sense of personal psychology, for example, which inevitably made it impossible for them to really understand politics.

    Which makes me think of:
    "in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticise after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic.” Sounds good.

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    as you tune in you become more aware of things which arent working properly
    your eyes arent fully open, they sting, there are tight bands about the top half of the chest preventing full in breaths, a constriction in the throat, sinus blockages meaning the ears and nasal passage are constricted....

    or whatever it might be. the whole point is to get the vehicle working properly so you can receive and transmit a pure signal. a polluted vehicle is no good to them. make yourself useful.

    clarity is the new condition for contact. derangement of the senses is over.
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    Anxiety is the flagship emotion of the age, permeates everything. As you say, it prevents you from seeing and hearing properly, or even breathing fully. It's amazing to me, how, the more tuned in I am to other people, the more I see anxiety is an epidemic - suddenly I start seeing the signs in huge swathes of the population. Those little tell tale signs, overbusy flittering eyes, or nervous tics, or protective false selves suddenly becoming visible like clunky ill-fitting suits of armour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    Yoga classes often feel humiliating, as they're frequently given by hectoring narcissists dedicated to alternately buffeting and destroying egos - feels like a re-run of sports at school. But I had a few individual yoga lessons with a good teacher once, and it totally transformed the way I feel about it. It was approached in a more holistic way.
    yoga genius whose class i recently attended said that the best yoga practitioner - the master effectively - is the person who feels the best while doing the asanas. that nails it IMHO.

    [clarification - ie not the guy who can wrap his leg round his neck and then under his armpit]

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    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...ious-breathing

    my dad did yoga from when he was about 21 to when he died. he said he never got past the beginners class and didnt particularly care but what it did do was to teach him how to breathe.

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    anyone been ROLFED?

    https://www.therolfingspace.co.uk/ida-rolf/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolfing
    https://carolinejordanfitness.com/yo...es-experience/

    there's that good story of fritz perls being whisked to within an inch of his life by ida rolf innit

    or massaged for that matter...

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    Sorry to revive thread with a charity request but it 's for a good cause. Hopefully the film will be of interest to people as well. I've not seen it yet, but I might try and organise a London screening. Jim Strick, dude who wrote the letter below, wrote Wilhelm Reich: Biologist which is amazing.e

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    I've never been Rolfed sadly, but I'd be up for it. I did do a 2 day holotropic breathing workshop which was interesting for how durational - 2 x 4 hours, once as recipient, the other time as a kind of guide for the person receiving but I didn't get that much out of it, sadly.

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    QUOTE=luka;354525]as you tune in you become more aware of things which arent working properly
    your eyes arent fully open, they sting, there are tight bands about the top half of the chest preventing full in breaths, a constriction in the throat, sinus blockages meaning the ears and nasal passage are constricted....

    or whatever it might be. the whole point is to get the vehicle working properly so you can receive and transmit a pure signal. a polluted vehicle is no good to them. make yourself useful.

    clarity is the new condition for contact. derangement of the senses is over.[/QUOTE]

    Been doing a few deep breaths every day when I get up, and just checking out the depth of my breathing, how loose it is, where I feel tight or constrained, and then doing some work on my eye as in the shower. Seems to pay dividends as I've felt generally more expanded each day, no sustained bad moods.

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