This blog has the on-going aim of reflective and interactive enquiry into experience.  My hope is that the responses of my readers will contribute new material and alternative perspectives, making it a rich experience for us all.  Please go to “What’s Happening Here” to see the current direction of the enquiry.

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I, Mary Booker, claim the right to be identified as the author of all of the writing in this blog, unless otherwise indicated.

The phenomenological world is not pure being, but rather the sense that shines forth at the intersection of my experiences, and at the intersection of my experiences with those of others through a sort of gearing into each other.  The phenomenological world is thus inseparable from subjectivity and intersubjectivity, which establish their unity through the taking up of my past experiences into my present experiences, or the other person’s experience into my own.   ( Maurice Merleau-Ponty, from his Preface to Phenomenology of Perception )