Accidents. Luck. Synchronicity. Spiritual Practice. Intentionality. Phenomenology and the spell of the sensuous.
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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