perception

A Taxonomy of Triggers (Part 2)

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Dave Wardman   Properly understood the different classes and orders of triggering should yield a few key insights: 1) there are different classes of trigger. This means that there are different alchemical ‘works’ available to a human being – some being related to timeline issues, some unrelated to them [and thusly being ‘atemporal’, in a […]

A Taxonomy of Triggers (Part 1)

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Dave Wardman   The observation of ‘trending’ phenomena on social media is essentially a study of the currents of a disenchanted sea or ocean. Categories of information, imagery, art, word and online behaviour all give us detail on the anatomy of Cerberus [the allegorical beast used within Physical Alchemy to represent the subliminal, specific ‘disenchantement […]

The Problem with Language

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Craig Mallett     We (modern) humans have a great tendency to want to categorize things to make sense of them, and I dare say it’s linked directly to our allergy of the mysterious and unknown. Every week I run into the inevitable “so what do you do” question, and as I start my attempt […]

Body Cartography

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Dave Wardman       [Feature Photo by Mikhail Nilov via Pexels.]  

Daily Practice Creates Friction

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Ramon Castellanos   Long term practice carves pathways in the being that previously did not exist. This is not always comfortable. This is not about chasing discomfort, or making yourself uncomfortable on purpose. Any practice (and the act of practice itself), done with heart and integrity will eventually cause friction. Heat. Cooking. Flames. Death. Rebirth. […]

The Work

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Dare Carrasquillo   insects stir 3/1/23   it takes a lot of concentration, dedication to become clear in a culture designed for confusion designed for ignorance   the work, as they say, in all caps with a hint of righteous pride THE WORK is not constantly explaining things to ignorantly confused people becoming famous for […]

Everything’s Filtered

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Chris Davis   “The light in me” seems to be a mess of pixels.   EVERYTHING’s filtered. I was listening to someone complain about how SO much of life is online these days. I agreed and disagreed. Then it was something about how much is lost over Zoom — nonverbal cues, body language, unconscious behaviors […]

Voice Parallels Movement

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Nadia Genois   When I was little I loved being told stories, hearing the voice of loved ones rock me and fall asleep. As an adult, this happens to us too infrequently. There is certainly the music, words, images, cinema of others, but they are distant, unknown. And yet…   Yet, sometimes we receive them, […]

Reframing Functional Movement

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Nicki Miller     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Movement Missing Links (@movement.missing.links)     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Movement Missing Links (@movement.missing.links)     Feature Photo by Helena Lopes via pexels.  

Thinking with the Body

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Chandler Stevens   It only took us 400 years, but we’re finally remembering that the body is the foundation of our cognitive function, meaning that our mental health and performance is developed from the bottom up. Perhaps more significant: the way that you carry yourself (that is, what you do with the body – how […]

The Young Teacher

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Nick Konow   This is what I believe.  It is not correct.   A young teacher insists on the work, and that anything aside from performing said work, points to a lack in prioritization. This is the practice and spirit of teaching, as the young teacher sees it. Forgive him, for he is young and […]

Spectacular Okay-Ness

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Nick Konow     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by N I C K K O N O W (@worldmvmnt)

Learning Perception

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Dare Sohei   heres a working list of things i do and have done to think/perceive the way i do. i come from a pretty normal background — poverty, depression, anxiety, no college, lots of illnesses, addiction etc.   my saving grace was probably the things that also screwed me up, which was animistic perception […]

Binary Fictions vs. Complex Realities

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Dare Sohei   why & how so many “logics” are poisoning us into monsters, a furiously incomplete discourse on furiously incomplete discourses   this will be a ramble. i like rambles. #deathjazz this week we got the pereniall christo fascists wanting to overturn roe vs wade thing again, because their idea of heaven-on-earth is a […]

“Sensemaking” & the Senses

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Seth Dellinger   “NOW it all makes sense!” Hear those words in your head and yes, perhaps you are in the midst of a life-changing insight. But it’s also possible that you just opened the door to a dangerous delusion with significant consequences for your way of being in the world. Both mental moves involve similar […]

The Things You Tell Yourself

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Tom Morrison   I’m guilty of this, so I feel a bit hypocritical, but it needs pointing out that our body is extremely influenced by what our brain says about it. We latch onto things. Parts of our physical health come to define us as a person: “I have a bad back”, “that’s my bad […]

See Me So I Can See Myself

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Nick Konow       View this post on Instagram   Some audio on seeing and being seen, on the stories we tell others and those stories we tell ourselves. The visual, meaningless. I am a screensaver. I am a dolphin swimming in the ocean. A post shared by N I C K K O […]

False Beliefs & Growth

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Fanny Tulloch The Narrative I need to possess a good aesthetic, or I am not worthy of peoples love. Not until I look like the image of the ideal woman in my mind I will deserve the respect and love from others. Therefore, I need to work hard, really hard, in the gym to get […]

A Non-Central Axis

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Christine Ruffolo   The medical, fitness, and wellness worlds are fixated on correcting imbalances.  Amidst all the readily available treatment plans, too few remain curious about why so many asymmetries exist.  The undoubted anatomical and functional differences between the hemispheres give structural scientific cause, but it may be negating the brain’s role in left-right dominance.  […]

Guest Post #1 – “Everything & Nothing”

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Chris Lowndes   People go to school and they graduate. Teachers teach and sometimes pupils learn. Maybe the pupil learned only part of what the teachers wanted to teach them. For example they may have learned enough maths to get by and then as life developed they get or work out what else they need to know. […]