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I am sure some form of ‘Jouissance’ Is in there somewhere, although that be moving away from the word and concept of desire but maybe that’s what is need. And Jouissance is such a juicy word, and concept - at least when read through the French feminist lens. The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia . The French feminist writer Hélène Cixous uses the term jouissance to describe a form of women's pleasure or sexual rapture that combines mental, physical and spiritual aspects of female experience, bordering on mystical communion: "explosion, diffusion, effervescence, abundance...takes pleasure (jouit) in being limitless".[13] Cixous...
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Rob’s second talk resonated so deeply in my body - I already ‘knew’ what he is talking about, his speaking it made it more concious in me. Not acting on feelings and desire for another, but moving forward with that desire into a deeper relationship is something I feel I knew about in my early twenties. As Burbrea sort of states, the boundaries and constraints on a relationship can facilitate a movement from the mundane to the mystical and the divine if we don’t turn away. Eros - or ‘Divine Eros’ as Almaas and Jackson describe it. I feel the...
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By the way the photograph is beautiful.
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Being cared for - a sticky subject for me. I used to fantasize about going to either prison or hospital to get caring. I also cared for others as a way of gaining importance and identity for myself. I couldn’t allow myself to be cared for as I distrusted the world and everyone in it because of too much hurt in my early life. As the new brain research is showing, caring, relational behaviours can easily be ruptured by a wrong word, gesture or movement, necessitating repair before things can move forward Allowing an open, aware presence at a deep...
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I vividly remember this desire/ longing for the Other, or an other, to share these ecstatic moments with. Now you have reminded me of those feelings I realise I no longer have them. Not sure why. Maybe I am dead, or maybe ‘I am’. I am sure being with my new grandchild is will change things as I see the world through his experiencing.
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Hi Mary, I am trying to think through what for me is a conflation of ideas here. According to Lacan, desire arises when need becomes demand - that some how makes sense to me. Also, that the raw material of desire arises out of a mangled need. The need is mangled so much that it’s no longer a question of getting the need met any more. That’s the frustrated needs and drives you wrote about Mary. Your need was probably for release, comfort , warmth and rest and some body shoved a snickers bar in your mouth instead! Lacan also...
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