Dialogue - silence LO10251

Jim Michmerhuizen (jamzen@world.std.com)
Sun, 29 Sep 1996 20:57:03 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO10238 --

On Sun, 29 Sep 1996, jack hirschfeld wrote:

> Replying to LO10219 --
> >Replying to LO10204, Jim Michmerhuizen eloquently expressed my own
> >responses to Mike McMasters' use of a gong to call people to "awakening".
> >Inter alia, JIm remarked:
> >Here is a group of
> >people subordinating their individual and collective judgements about
> >"what to do next" to a simple inanimate object, a GONG?
> ...to which I would add that it is not the object (the gong) to which the
> group subordinates judgement, but to the discipline contained in the
> practice. For me, this is one more example of the use of practices to
> promote learning.

Yes, thanks. I confess I somewhat melodramatically exaggerated the gong.
What happened was, in the middle of writing I got this mental image of a
stereotypical 19th-century anthropologist walking in on the group, and
trying to understand what was going on. And I almost laughed out loud
realizing what this would look like to him.

     Jim Michmerhuizen    jamzen@world.std.com
     web residence at     http://world.std.com/~jamzen/
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