Playing with language, watch excerpt from Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues.
Seeing your blind spots. Exercises to help you identify your own unquestioned assumptions.
Mobial and Kleinian perspectives; polarity management.
What does it take to “create” new language? the role of technology; the role of spirituality; what comes after “peak ego”? Where do I/you/we go from here?
Examine the categories “separate” and “connected” (boundaries); assumptions we don’t know we have; Whorf’s hypothesis and Jakobsen’s extension; wholeness (what makes something “whole”?); things and processes.
Ego boundaries (what keeps them in place, how to drop them); subjects and objects (linguistically and ontologically); individuation; what predication tells us about our "reality."
Speaking about oneness vs. speaking from oneness; local and global perspectives.
Structure vs. content; paradigm shifts as shifts of category structure; consider language as being like space.
Implicit and explicit metaphor; creating new implicit metaphors; giving new meaning to cognitive and emotional dissonance.
The layers that keep language resilient, or why it’s not easy to change language consciously; the usefulness of paradox to show how to speak from wholeness.
We are currently reading John Milton's Paradise Lost. Join for a canto, stay for an epic!
An intimate reading of Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri - A Legend and a Symbol, with virtual meeting every 1st and 3rd Wednesday until the epic poem is completed.
For this week’s Café Menu item du jour, we proudly introduce Davor Löffler, a scholar of overlapping circles, an apprentice to the truth, an in depth interdisciplinary researcher, author and editor.
The Bateson Reading Group is a weekly series of virtual meetings, conducted via Zoom video conference, with accompanying discussion in the Readers Underground forum channel @ Infinite Conversations.