Saturday, November 26, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 305


Wiggle Room




As Townsley (2001:271) argues: "From this standpoint, not even the often mentioned idea of 'illocutionary force', or any speech act or narrative which changes the world by redefining it or changing people's perception of it, could possibly encompass the sheer physicality of the transformations claimed by shamanism".
Amazonian Vegetalismo: A study of the healing power of chants in Tarapoto, Peru.
Fran├žois DEMANGE
Medicine M.A in Social Sciences by Independent Studies
University of East London, 2000-2002.






Saturday, November 19, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 304


F The MSM









We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.
Toni Morrison









Saturday, November 12, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 303


Lots of Counter-Narrative



Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University, and Mark Robert Waldman, a communications expert, collaborated on the book, “Words Can Change Your Brain.” In it, they write, “a single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.”
Study Confirms: The Words We Speak Can Literally Alter Our Brain
Mystical Raven

[thanks to Jacquie Rafuse]





Saturday, November 5, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 302


As We Speak




The Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) was developed by Brazilian theatre director Augusto Boal during the 1950's and 1960's. In an effort to transform theatre from the "monologue" of traditional performance into a "dialogue" between audience and stage, Boal experimented with many kinds of interactive theatre. His explorations were based on the assumption that dialogue is the common, healthy dynamic between all humans, that all human beings desire and are capable of dialogue, and that when a dialogue becomes a monologue, oppression ensues.
from
Theatre of the Oppressed Workshops
by Douglas L. Paterson







Saturday, October 29, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 301


All Mixed. Up!



The need to deal with a broad variety of contexts and issues has led to many different propositions.

Sound-bite/Comprehensive Analysis
Both/And
Continuity/Discontinuity
Both/And
Particular/General
Both/And
Organized/Chaotic
Both/And
Retrospective/Progressive
Both/And
Decontextualization/Recontextualization
Both/And


And if all the roads
end up in dead ends
you'll be shown the secret paths
no one will comprehend.
Rumi