The Tacit Dimension lf Learning Ortho-Bionomy


"Ortho-Bionomy can't be taught, it must be caught."



"We can know more than we can tell." 



The "tacit dimension" that Polanyi studied can be thought of as eqquivalent to what in Ortho-Bionomy is known as Phase 6. Though Phase 6 is typically referred to as 'energy' work I have not found it useful for myself to think of it in terms of 'energy.' This usage is what Fowler, in his Modern English Usage, a "borrowed technicality." This is usually not a good thing, leads to confusion and blocks understanding of what may really be going on. I can argue that energy is here a metaphor but some metaphors are better than others.


I could also defend this usage from a phenomenological viewpoint. The experience we have can be one of something pushing, drawing, resisting. 

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


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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

I was born. I am always a vessel for something other than myself. The self is only a

vehicle for Foreign matter which comes from elsewhere and is destined to go on

elsewhere without me, whether it's words, smells, vision                                                      ––EMANUELE COCCIA  Metamorphoses

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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