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To Begin with Breathing Anew

Luce Irigaray

Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Breathing with Luce Irigaray

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Many thanks to Nicole Fermon for agreeing to reread my English version of the text. Breathing as a condition for natural and spiritual life Breathing amounts to living, living in an autonomous way. Unfortunately, we defend badly...

Deleuze and Guattari’s Machinic Animism

Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Religion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...All so-called initiatory journeys include these thresholds and doors where becoming itself becomes, and where one changes becoming depending on the ‘hour’ of the world, the circles of hell, or the stages of a journey that sets scales...
...Neoplatonism In an excerpt from his 1939 introduction to several practical proposals worthy of those means possessed by the College of Sociology, Bataille begins by saying that one of the best established results of ‘the efforts man has...

On the Mysticism Attributed to the Early Fathers of the Church.

Aesthetics and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Britain : Volume 3: Tractarians

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...§ i.—Occasion, Grounds, and Limits of the Present Inquiry. (1.) It is curious, and may be not uninstructive, to observe how from time to time the assailants of Primitive Antiquity have shifted their ground, since the beginning...

Nature.

Aesthetics and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Britain : Volume 6: Miscellaneous Writings 1828-89

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...“ Thou art become exceeding glorious ; thou art clothed with majesty and honour. Thou deckest thyself with light as it were with a garment: and spreadest out the heavens like a curtain.”Nature has two great revelations,—that of use...

Bataille and the Left Pole of the Sacred

Georges Bataille and Contemporary Thought

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Sacred things are constituted by an operation of loss.G. Bataille, ‘The Notion of Expenditure’, in Visions of Excess: Selected Writings 1927–1939, ed. and trans. A. Stoekl. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1985, 119. G. Bataille,...

The Bricolage of Images: Constructing the Cartographies of the Unconscious

Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Religion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Deleuze considered ‘an unconscious of thought [to be] just as profound as the unknown of the body’ (Deleuze 1988b: 19, Deleuze’s italics). The quality of profundity is significant and relates schizoanalysis (Deleuze and Guattari 1983...

Lecture I.

Aesthetics and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Britain : Volume 6: Miscellaneous Writings 1828-89

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...As some of the topics contained in the following Lectures might seem out of place, as addressed to the members of a Mechanics’ Institution, it may he well to state that they were delivered before a mixed audience. They are printed...

That Tender Discipline: Spacing, Structured Nothingness & Kumbhaka

Breathing with Luce Irigaray

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction In the discussion that follows here, I will attempt what I have decided to call an onto-poetic reading of the yogic practice of kumbhaka. I choose the double-barrelled nomination ‘onto-poetic’ since I would like to use my...

Breath of Awakening: Nonduality, Breathing and Sexual Difference

Breathing with Luce Irigaray

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction Luce Irigaray's work in Between East and West: From Singularity to Community explores the relationship between Eastern practice, philosophy and the question of sexual difference.An earlier version of this paper, ‘The Oneness...