Category Archives: Sam Gill’s Podcast: Body Dance Play

Sam Gill Podcasts: Body Dance Play

Podcasts presented by Sam Gill in titled series focused on such topics as dance, play, body, health, and religion.

BBM Vol. 1 Introduction

Graduation … a sea of floating heads
 the body is more than a meaty vehicle for the mind
 ritual studies … an absurdly undeveloped area of study Continue reading

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BBM Vol. 2 The Meaning of the Body

The idea that only words have meanings ignores vast stretches on the landscape of human meaning-making
 there is no academic endeavor more word-bound, headier, than the academic study of religion
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BBM Vol. 3 Tradition and Change: Memory and Neuroplasty

teenage brains undergo periods when the cerebellum keeps getting bigger and better throughout the teen years
 what the brain wants is play
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BBM Vol. 4 Imagination, Theory, Story

Our brains come equipped to make up stories
 our left brains are habitual prevaricators
 Human beings are story-makers and storytellers
 the word story … is commonly used to refer to myth, folktale, anecdote, history, as well as an out-and-out lie
 people can endure anything if it is rendered into a story
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BBM Vol. 5 Color and Reality

The idea that color does not exist independent of our perception of it, is astounding
 We create color in the world as we interact with it
 We must explore the world with our moving experiential touch-based bodies to see the world
 The sensorimotor patternings that have created the schemas that we unconsciously draw on when
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BBM Vol. 6 Phantom and Reality

A piece of your brain the size of a grain of sand would contain one hundred thousand neurons, two million axons and one billion synapses
 The body surface is surely nothing but meat without the interconnection to the brain and the brain area is useless without connection to the body. The skin is the outer surface of the brain. The body is the extension of the brain
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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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