Accidents. Luck. Synchronicity. Spiritual Practice. Intentionality. Phenomenology and the spell of the sensuous.
Originally posted on Compassionate Rebel:
Spiritual practice simply makes us accident prone.
Conveniently, one of my classes this winter term, Hermeneutic and Phenomenological Traditions taught by Dr Ed Casey requires me to keep a reading journal which I might as well post and share. (Funny, while I’m an avid blogger, I’m NOT into journaling.)
One of our texts is Phenomenology of Perception by Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
So what’s PHENOMENOLOGY?
“Phenomenology,” Merleau-Ponty explains in the preface, “is the study of essences” (p. xx)
“Phenomenology involves describing, and not explaining or analyzing” (p. xxi).
Weird words aside, I actually picked up this hefty tome last winter because it looked fascinating, Dr Casey had mentioned Merleau-Ponty several times in…
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