Poetics of Orthobionomy



The moment that 'mood' was introduced as a major mode of the practice of Ortho-Bionomy, a bodywork, gateway pores opened in the membrane to poetics.  Much of the work is done by the act of a shift in mood. "I'm in a Phase 4 sort of mood but now I want to shift (change the lighting, request the bandleader play a different tune, maybe Stardreams) into a Phase 5 mood.


Arthur Pauls said till I was sick of hearing it, "Ortho-Bionomy can't be taught; it can only be caught." I am trying to make a liar of him and prove it can be taught. 


Poetics takes us into Aesthetics and that happens to be identical to Ethics, different words for the same thing.



The vision is for Ongoingness; Life continuing on . . . .


Flaneur (Out for a Stroll)


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I am I and my circumstance;

and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself.                       —JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET

Changing the Conversation

Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be––this is the interrelated structure of reality.


The Story Teller

Now, more than ever . . . our place in the universe and the place of the universe in us, is proving to be one of active relationship. That is more than a scientist's credo. The separateness of our lives is a sham. Physics, mathematics, music, painting, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, my politics,  clocks diurnal, time perpetual, the roll, rough, tender, swamping, liberating, breathing, moving, thinking nature, human nature and the cosmos are patterned together.

      —JEANETTE WINTERSON                Gut Symmetries

What you do, what you become, is not my concern.                      ROBERT MCCALL



Yes, there is beauty

There is love

There is joy.

All you who suffer from

the world's miseries

Defend them.

                         ––EEVA KILPI


"Don't immanentize the eschaton."  

                     ––ERIC VOEGELIN

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