Category Archives: Aging and Brain/Body Acuity

BBM Vol. 7 Making, Agency, Action, Artifice

all making is … motivated by … some projection of the body into the world beyond the body
 In a religious tradition seemingly so opposed to the body, it shocks us to find that important exchanges between god and humans, as depicted by the biblical literature, were about bodies
 The only, and irresistible, power of femininity is the inverse power of seduction
 Seduction is stronger than power because it is reversible and mortal
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BBM Vol. 8 Self and Other: Proprioception and Exteroception

the implications of proprioception are immense for understanding our sense of self, our sense of ownership of our bodies, our relationship with objects and others
 Body schema is dependent upon proprioception
 proprioception is how we know our body position and posture
 We can know or sense our body image because of proprioceptive information
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BBM Vol. 9 Consciousness and Emotion

that old objective of attempting to eliminate one and champion the other is being consistently replaced by dynamic and interactive and interdependent systems
 Body and mind are mobiatic; two-sided and one-sided at the same time, that is, at once separable and inseparable
 Life-style impacts what and how we perceive, feel, think, imagine, experience, know, understand. And, of course, the inverse is also the case
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BBM Vol. 10 Touch, Flesh, and Vision

We are now projected into complicated dynamic systems, structuralities, play, “body without organs,” “body without images,” flesh and mucous, chiasm—images that project us beyond the simple substances and patterns into a contemplation of dimensions that transcend the easily graspable yet fuel and motor the concretions of our existence
 We have to reject the age-old assumptions that put the body in the world and the seer in the body, or, conversely, the world and the body in the seer as in a box
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BBM Vol. 11 Emotion, Depth, and Flesh

Perception is the fabric of our connection, the hedge against isolation
 Depth is the significance of surfaces in relation to the body
 “pure depth,” then is a dimension that is primordial, allowing the perception of distance and the value of the distant
 “Pure depth” is depth without distance from here
 Pure depth is depth without foreground or background, without surfaces and without any distances separating it from me
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BBM Vol. 12 Metaphor, Gesture, Language

concepts are based extensively in embodied experience and that there is a major fluidity in the grasping and expression of concepts
 metaphor is to understand something in terms of something else which it is not
 What we know in our bodily feelings are the hidden certainties that drive everything that we do
 If we accept then that metaphor structuality is comprised of the visible and the invisible or, in bodily terms, the external and the internal, we must then recognize that metaphor structurality is necessarily grounded on depth
 Metaphor then is reversible in turning one outside in
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BBM Vol. 13 Thought and Cognition

Simply because we are human bodies we come equipped with at least two kinds of structures to preconceptual experiences
 metaphor structurality is better characterized as an incomplete reversibility
 metaphor structurality is incomplete reversible and that both terms of the metaphor are necessarily inseparable from body
 Metaphor is not a device to get from one place to another, one level to another, from body to mind; it is rather a resident type of structure readily available to digest interpret and expand knowledge and experience
 Metaphor is then a type of perception
 bodied experience creates constantly shifting patternings, such as metaphor and sensori-motor programs, that are the means by which we live in the world
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BBM Vol. 14 The Backside of God

 Neutrinos … remind me of pure depth, of flesh, of seduction and the many other homologous primitives that we know and can experience, yet are not actually graspable by our efforts
 We are moving creatures and our sense of self and other, of perception and depth, and feeling and form all arise through the bumbling explorations of our self-actuated moving bodies
 I beseech you … to reinvent the academy in terms of movement
 Dancing in most cultures is nearly synonymous with religion and culture
 The moving body is fundamental to flesh, because through movement flesh begins to understand itself or become aware of itself
 Play occurs in the gaps between structural elements
 Chiasm is a crossing place, that hidden dark space where reversibility occurs, a space free of structures, a space without objects, a gap
 It is in the gap, the chiasm, that reversibility becomes vitality
 Metaphor is … a resident oscillating structurality, much like perception, that functions to give us a program to embrace and comprehend our thoroughly bodied experience
 God is to be found when we go up into the gaps, the gaps of synapse, of play, of hidden “nots” and “nos,”of chiasm, of seduction, of metaphor, of blending, and flesh, and dancing Continue reading

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Encore Dance Introduction Podcast

While it is self-evident that happiness and joy of living correlate with good health, with being physically active, with mental acuity, it is important to note that far too few of us are able to live in ways that create these qualities. I want to talk to you about a number of things, each essential to understanding how to live an ever-increasingly happy and satisfying life. Continue reading

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Dancing as Making Podcast Vol. 1

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