By Jay Johnston
The concept that the human physique includes 'subtle our bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - are available in numerous esoteric traditions. This radical kind of selfhood demanding situations the dualisms on the center of Western discourse : mind/body, divine/human, matter/spirit, reason/emotion, I/other. 'Angels of wish' explores the aesthetics and ethics of refined our bodies. What emerges is an realizing of embodiment no longer solely tied to materiality. The ebook examines using refined our bodies throughout various traditions, yogic, tantric, theosophical, airtight and sufi. 'Angels of wish' indicates the relevance of the sophisticated physique for faith, philosophy, paintings background and modern feminist spiritual experiences and theories of hope.
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Extra info for Angels of Desire: Esoteric Bodies, Aesthetics and Ethics
Bergson, Matter and Memory, 209. Bergson, Matter and Memory, 186. Bergson, Matter and Memory, 151. Bergson, Matter and Memory, 17-24. 20 Angels of Desire This special image—“my body”—exists not only in relation to images selected and limited by the perception of their potential action upon it: it also exists in relation to the whole of dure8e, the interconnected, unified aggregate of images. However, its interactions and interrelation with dure8e are not, Bergson proposes, in general consciously realised and apprehended.
First, Irigaray’s position vis-a:-vis sexual difference as universal difference needs articulation and consideration with relation to the work of Bergson, Deleuze and Derrida on difference. The presentation herein aims to outline the general scope and influence of the arguments and positions. 2 This chapter will ‘trace’ a consideration of this issue, focused on difference’s ontological role in the relations between subjects. The processural activity of difference will be highlighted as centrally significant in the consideration of this “undecidable” conundrum.
69. David G. White notes that in the Sämkhya and various Tantric traditions, Ether is identified with vyoma, the sexual fluids or essence of the Goddess. See The Alchemical Body, 211. 70. Feuerstein, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga, 396-97; Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy, 154-55; Ozanic, Chakras, 88-89. 71. Feuerstein, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga, 22; Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy, 155-56; Ozanic, Chakras, 80-82. 72. Feuerstein, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga, 210-11; Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy, 156-57; Ozanic, Chakras, 72-74.
Angels of Desire: Esoteric Bodies, Aesthetics and Ethics by Jay Johnston