In Transcendence and Sensoriness, scholars of theology, philosophy, art, music, and architecture, discuss questions of transcendence, the human senses, and the arts through case studies considered in a broad theological framework of ...
In Transcendence and Sensoriness, scholars of theology, philosophy, art, music, and architecture, discuss questions of transcendence, the human senses, and the arts through case studies considered in a broad theological framework of religious aesthetics of the arts.
Sensoriness and Transcendence: On the Aesthetic Possibility of Experiencing Divinity. In: SA Christoffersen et al. (eds), In Transcendence and Sensoriness: ...
Author: Len Hansen
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Paradoxes have become characteristic of the world we live in - poverty and privilege, empire and oppression, migration and enclaveseeking, war and peace, justice and injustice, reconciliation and revenge. During the 2016 Societas Homiletica annual conference held in South Africa, these paradoxes served as a rediscovery of the calling of preachers to deliver the promise that lies within life's contradictions. A divine promise brought forth by the grace of God and the gospel of Christ - embodied in and through us by the Spirit of Christ. This promise may take many forms and calls for discernment and often interrupts the status quos in surprising, shocking ways. It is a promise that interrupts, in order to comfort.
Author: Joseph Chilton PearcePublish On: 2004-08-16
In The Biology of Transcendence Joseph Chilton Pearce examines the current biological understanding of our neural organization to address how we can go beyond the limitations and constraints of our current capacities of body and mind--how ...
Author: Joseph Chilton Pearce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Uses new research about the brain to explore how we can transcend our current physical and cultural limitations • Reveals that transcendence of current modes of existence requires the dynamic interaction of our fourth and fifth brains (intellect and intelligence) • Explores the idea that Jesus, Lao-tzu, and other great beings in history are models of nature’s possibility and our ability to achieve transcendence • 17,000 sold in hardcover since April 2002 Why do we seem stuck in a culture of violence and injustice? How is it that we can recognize the transcendent ideal represented by figures such as Jesus, Lao-tzu, and many others who have walked among us and yet not seem to reach the same state? In The Biology of Transcendence Joseph Chilton Pearce examines the current biological understanding of our neural organization to address how we can go beyond the limitations and constraints of our current capacities of body and mind--how we can transcend. Recent research in the neurosciences and neurocardiology identifies the four neural centers of our brain and indicates that a fifth such center is located in the heart. This research reveals that the evolutionary structure of our brain and its dynamic interactions with our heart are designed by nature to reach beyond our current evolutionary capacities. We are quite literally, made to transcend. Pearce explores how this “biological imperative” drives our life into ever-greater realms of being--even as the “cultural imperative” of social conformity and behavior counters this genetic heritage, blocks our transcendent capacities, and breeds violence in all its forms. The conflict between religion and spirit is an important part of this struggle. But each of us may overthrow these cultural imperatives to reach “unconflicted behavior,” wherein heart and mind-brain resonate in synchronicity, opening us to levels of possibility beyond the ordinary.
Some of these disciplines , such as “ transcendental meditation " or Zen training ,
are explicit about their transcendent aims . Others , such as techniques for
increasing sensory and kinesthetic awareness or the various group encounter
Author: Herbert Warren Richardson
Category: Transcendence of God
Based on papers presented at 2 symposiums sponsored by the Church Society for College Work, Cambridge, Mass., held Dec. 1967 at the Episcopal Theological School, and May 1968 at Endicott House. Includes bibliographical references and index. Feasibility and fantasy : sources of social transcendence / Harvey Cox -- On the meaning of "God." : transcendence without mythology / Gordon D. Kaufman.
He converted these into the ultimate sensory - deprivation chambers by filling
them with seawater at body temperature and sealing off all sources of light and
sound . When he entered this medium , his only connection with the sensory
Author: John E. Nelson
An examination of the causes and treatment of serious mental illness draws on brain science, psychiatry, transpersonal psychology, and patient case histories to present an innovative view of the workings of the human mind
Author: Férdia J. Stone-DavisPublish On: 2016-03-03
Sensory Thresholds Sensory thresholds underpin the physical impact music has on subject(s) and object(s), and it is this that underpins world-making in real ...
Author: Férdia J. Stone-Davis
Music and Transcendence explores the ways in which music relates to transcendence by bringing together the disciplines of musicology, philosophy and theology, thereby uncovering congruencies between them that have often been obscured. Music has the capacity to take one outside of oneself and place one in relation to that which is ’other’. This ’other’ can be conceived in an ’absolute’ sense, insofar as music can be thought to place the self in relation to a divine ’other’ beyond the human frame of existence. However, the ’other’ can equally well be conceived in an ’immanent’ (or secular) sense, as music is a human activity that relates to other cultural practices. Music here places the self in relation to other people and to the world more generally, shaping how the world is understood, without any reference to a God or gods. The book examines how music has not only played a significant role in many philosophical and theological accounts of the nature of existence and the self, but also provides a valuable resource for the creation of meaning on a day-to-day basis.
Now any such reasoning must obviously be false when dealing with a reality that does surpass the sensory and empirical order—one might just as well reason ...
Author: Frithjof Schuon
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the author of more than 25 books on religion and spirituality, is the foremost representative of the "Perennialist" or "Traditionalist" school of comparative religious thought. This new edition of Logic and Transcendence, his most important philosophical work, is a fully revised translation from the French original and contains:
"Transcending the Senses, Transcending through the Senses" offers a new perspective on the engagement of Anglo-American literary modernism with the issues of religion and religious experience.
"Transcending the Senses, Transcending through the Senses" offers a new perspective on the engagement of Anglo-American literary modernism with the issues of religion and religious experience. The project investigates representations of visionary experiences in three modernist long poems about war: David Jones's In Parenthesis (Chapter II), H.D.'s Trilogy (Chapter III), and Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos (Chapter IV). It sheds light on vital continuities between religious and non-religious strands of Anglo-American literary modernism by revealing a shared dimension in the spiritual engagements of three modernists with ostensibly widely dissimilar philosophical and spiritual commitments. I argue that relying primarily on the idioms of ontology and aesthetics, rather than any stable framework of a religious practice or orthodoxy, Jones, H.D., and Pound frame visionary experiences in their neo-epic poems as dynamic, subject-object encounters between a speaker and a transcendent object. They also conceptualize those experiences as extensions of ordinary moments of perception. Fundamentally, the project investigates the implications of such framing of the problem of transcendent vision by these three modernists. I situate these poets' approach to the problem of transcendent vision in the context of a broader engagement of aesthetic modernism with the issue of perception. In particular, I examine the attitudes of Pound, H.D, and Jones, as artists and theorists, towards the "optical" aesthetics of nineteenth-century realism and the symbolist discourse of synaesthesia; I also explore these poets' engagements with visual media (sculpture, photography, film, painting, drawing and engraving). Most importantly, however, I draw attention to the ways in which phenomenology and the phenomenological method allow us to understand their conceptualization of the experience of transcendent vision as both a sensory and extra-sensory phenomenon. Specifically, I position the issue of transcendent vision in Anglo-American poetic modernism in the context of the idealism-realism debate animating phenomenology in the first half of the twentieth century, and I demonstrate how this debate allows us to understand central philosophical and formal preoccupations of Pound, H.D. and Jones.
dialectical ideas and (positive) sensory images. Here again, Burke echoes the Upward Way of the Platonic dialogue as an active process that moves from ...
Author: Bryan Crable
Publisher: Parlor Press LLC
Category: Literary Criticism
The nine contributors to this collection examine rhetorician Kenneth Burke’s understanding of transcendence, applying it to a wide range of social and political issues, including racial and presidential politics.
Author: Christopher McKitterickPublish On: 2010-11
... from sensors arranged within it and the car, the Brain modifying and enhancing sensory data and adding synthesized touch to go along with sensory cues.
Author: Christopher McKitterick
Publisher: Hadley Rille Books
Humankind rushes toward self-destruction and must evolve or die. Our perspective: a scientist exploring an alien artifact on Triton, a teen-aged hacker in a city gone mad, three actors manipulated into igniting interplanetary war, the de-facto ruler of half the solar system, a soldier fighting in Africa to entertain his audience, an artificial intelligence facing personal crisis, and a cast of billions.--Publisher description.
In this chapter, I would like to explore the notion of extra-sensory perception (ESP); that is, perception beyond the five ordinary senses, ...
Author: Alexander De Foe
Publisher: Author House
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
'Hearts in Transcendence' offers an insightful exploration of transcendental consciousness states that challenge the boundaries of human potential. These exceptional states of consciousness have been captured throughout literature, but seldom is the real, tangible, and practical significance of exceptional experiences discussed in the modern world. This book sets out to do just that - to uncover the greater potential of the human being through a practical, applied approach to consciousness states and cosmic experiences of transcendence.
The same is true of the sensory impressions that connect the individual to the here and now. They must undergo a process of assimilation and metabolization, ...
Author: Adele Tutter
Grief and its Transcendence: Memory, Identity, Creativity is a landmark contribution that provides fresh insights into the experience and process of mourning. It includes fourteen original essays by pre-eminent psychoanalysts, historians, classicists, theologians, architects, art-historians and artists, that take on the subject of normal, rather than pathological mourning. In particular, it considers the diversity of the mourning process; the bereavement of ordinary vs. extraordinary loss; the contribution of mourning to personal and creative growth; and individual, social, and cultural means of transcending grief. The book is divided into three parts, each including two to four essays followed by one or two critical discussions. Co-editor Adele Tutter’s Prologue outlines the salient themes and tensions that emerge from the volume. Part I juxtaposes the consideration of grief in antiquity with an examination of the contemporary use of memorials to facilitate communal remembrance. Part II offers intimate first-person accounts of mourning from four renowned psychoanalysts that challenge long-held psychoanalytic formulations of mourning. Part III contains deeply personal essays that explore the use of sculpture, photography, and music to withstand, mourn, and transcend loss on individual, cultural and political levels. Drawing on the humanistic wisdom that underlies psychoanalytic thought, co-editor Léon Wurmser’s Epilogue closes the volume. Grief and its Transcendence will be a must for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and scholars within other disciplines who are interested in the topics of grief, bereavement and creativity.
Author: John Niemeyer FindlayPublish On: 2014-06-17
The overcoming of the alienation consists in the manner in which the contingent material and sensory items are all made to co-operate and interpenetrate, ...
Author: John Niemeyer Findlay
First published in 1967, The Transcendence of the Cave is the second in a series of Gifford Lectures on philosophical issues, and continues the themes of the first series entitled The Discipline of the Cave. In the opening chapters, J N Findlay sketches an ontology, an axiology and a theology which are ‘phenomenological’ in the sense of Husserl, as they attempt to show that a ‘firmament’ of logical and other values emerges out of the contingencies of first order liking and interest. The synthesis of these values in an object having many paradoxical, mystical-religious properties is also a necessary outcome of this ‘logic’. In the later chapters, the author attempts to construct an orderly picture of other worldly experiences and their objects based solely on the premise that these experiences must be such as to resolve the many philosophical surds that plague us in this life.
(6) If by 'sensual' Ruskin means 'sensory,' saying that impressions of beauty are in no way sensual must be doubtful, unless they are of a purely abstract, ...
Author: Anthony O'Hear
This book expounds and analyses notions of transcendence, creation and incarnation reflectively and personally, combining both philosophical and religious insights. Preferring tender-minded approaches to reductively materialistic ones, it shows some ways in which reductive approaches to human affairs can distort the appreication of our lives and activities. In the book’s first half it examines a number of aspects of human life and experience in the thought Darwin, Ruskin, Scruton with a view to exploring the extent to which there could be intimations of transcendence. The second half is then devoted to outlining an account of divine creation and incarnation, deriving initially, though not uncritically, from the thought of Simone Weil. The text concludes by exmaining the extent to which grace is needed to engage in religious practice and belief. Taking in art, literature, music and classical Greek writings, this is a multifaceted thesis on transcendence. It will, therefore, will be of keen interest to any scholar of Philosophy of Religion, Theology, Aesthetics and Metaphysics.
Elsewhere , however , he expresses himself quite clearly on this question :
Religion is an attempt to master the sensory world in which we are situated by
means of the wishful world which we have developed within us as a result of
Author: Wolfgang Smith
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
With elegance and clarity, Wolfgang Smith leads the reader, step by step, to the realization that the specifically 'modern' world is based intellectually, not indeed upon scientific facts, but ultimately on nothing more substantial than a syndrome of Promethean myths. And this 'opening' enables him to recover and reaffirm the deep metaphysical insights that have come down to us through the teachings of Christianity: having broken the grip of scientistic presuppositions, the author succeeds in bringing to view universal truths which had long been obscured.
Ap parently , what is real must have objective existence , suscep tible to sensory
experience . Feuerbach adopts an empirical position with regard to the existence
of God , and finds that by this standard divine existence does not pass muster .
... that we will become more able directly to see the past as our ability to record
events improves in the future , perhaps so much so that historic events may be
literally re - created in all their sensory possibilities by vast technological archives
The transcendence of mind is enlightenment of self, with no dependence on the five senses. The transcendence of form is ... the five types of sensory data.
Author: John R. McRae
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Using modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, John McRae shows how a skeptical, accurate & productive assessment of Chan lineages may be made. He offers new, accessible analytic models for the interpretation of Chan spiritual practices & religious history.