Thanks for sharing. What is left out sadly, is the technical aspect of how to open oneself to that state, when one does not climb mountains or can afford space shuttle flights (or even want a bit of variety?). A possible answer: techné of ecstasy or how to escape from oneself/appearance and normal operations of our perceived self.
How to "get out of stasis", is not in many Harry Potter books or in the otherwise informative video. The flavors that ecstasy comes in, and the accumulation of programs of how to modulate it (sex, consciousness altering substances and plants, music, dancing, sitting by a fire, going out into the wild) and how to blend these things, appropriate to our needs and skills, is more nuanced than some hippie attitude "of just doing it". Whatever you want to call it: Prohibition, the great Lacanian suspicion of any ecstasy (But what about Lacan's feminine jouissance => Bataille?), Christian work ethic etc. Despite this stuff, people surround themselves with fictions about transcendental stuff, but when it comes to the risk of placing ourselves outside our comfort zones and engaging the risky frontier of unknown, people stick mainly to their internet connection. What I will say, is that a far more precise form of communicating than language is needed to convey this type of 1p content, if it can be conveyed. Bloated superlatives and salesmanship have nothing to do with what can happen "out of stasis". And the theological connotation that those superlative descriptions of mystical experiences point towards, suggest that this is cross-cultural. Also, the equivalence of different ways to stage personal ecstasy, leaves out that there is no program that "works" for all. I for one, tend to view those types that are less fun with skepticism. I'm not saying its about entertainment, just that I would like to have my current ontology/epistemology etc. shattered with some grace and style, perhaps with some cool lime juice at hand, staring out to sea and stars, on a comfortable hammock, with some good pals, a guitar, some pipes, a light breeze, quiet... rather than say spinning myself into nauseating dizziness, dancing myself into exhaustion, fasting close to death, having myself flogged/whipped by pain into the thing. But I understand if people wan to be whipped. Just not my thing much. Would try spaceflight though, if offered :) m On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 9:59 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > > > -------- Original Message -------- > > The biological advantages of being awestruck: > > http://vimeo.com/46264514 > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to > everything-list@googlegroups.**com<firstname.lastname@example.org> > . > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscribe@ > **googlegroups.com <everything-list%2bunsubscr...@googlegroups.com>. > For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/** > group/everything-list?hl=en<http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en> > . > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.