Special Liminalist event, highlights from a recent Men’s Group online meeting, with participants Simon G, Sebastian, Brian M, Hugo D, Joe B, John S, & Cedomir.
Part One: Trauma Space (0 – 26 mins)
(Simon G) Finding a voice, sensitivity & creativity, creating identities, isolation, the Saturday Dave Oshana free event, connecting to others, abandonment issues, locating anxiety in the body, the challenge of articulation, ancestors & problematic paternal relations, (Jasun) communicating by affect, love and pain, being triggered, opening an old wound, betrayal trauma, father figures & cults, the limitations of analysis, the opportunity of crisis, how spirit enters, (Sebastian) woman devastates, history repeating, sucked into trauma space, leaving the past out of the present.
Part Two: Into the Psychosomatic Realm (26 – 57 mins)
(Simon G) A sense of betrayal, facing the gatekeepers, how the gatekeepers work, the first whiff of danger, system red alert, what courage is, martial arts, (Brian) micro-tensions in the body, mixed martial arts fights, Khabib, (Jasun) non-reactivity in martial arts, a semblance of outer calm, internal flinches, better out than in, the challenge of the enlightened, allowing strong emotions out, (Sebastian) expression in close relations, (Hugo) boxing training, pushing hands, maintaining balance, being in the energy of another, the right response, (Simon) where energy ends & begins, moving into the punch/pain, pushing forward, psychosomatics, finding affinities, (Joe) transmuting force into counterforce, facing the tension, astrology, the undefeated Khabib again.
Part Three: The Love Field (57 mins – end)
(Brian) The importance of rough-housing, positive & negative imprints of being touched, (John S) unease in the US, uncertainty in the air, people in lockdown, the love field, deep-seated issues, (Sebastian) loneliness in the world, enjoyment of being with oneself, never alone, (John S) an exchange with Dave, a natural evolution, personal development, (Cedomir) rediscovering sport, basketball with brave souls, a joyous affair, futsal, a groin injury, not letting the side down, in awe of the body, commitment to action, wicked moves from nowhere.
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Podcast Art: Martin Jolly
Songs: “The Power of AW” & “Chasing Time” by Joy Zipper; “Burden” and “St James Bed” by The Bones of JR Jones.