Depression: an obstacle to learning LO11283

Barry Mallis (
5 Dec 1996 08:20:00 -0500

Replying to LO11256 --

Reply to: RE>Depression: an obstacle to learning LO11256

Jack writes:

"What is happening when you "sing along" with a musical performance? How
does the kinesthesis of dancing evoke the internal swirl of feelings that
most people experience? How can we use these experiences to empty our
minds and enter the present? Of what earthly use is all this?

No film at 11."

This "internal swirl" you mention is provocative. The late Dr. =
Celaleddin B. Celebi wrote:

"It is scientifically recognized that the fundamental condition of our =
existence is to revolve. There is no being or object which does not =
revolve, because all beings are comprised of revolving electrons, =
protons, and neutrons in atoms. Everything revolves, and the human being =
lives by means of the revolution of these particles, by the revolution of =
the blood in his body, and by the revolution of the stages of his life, =
by his coming from the earth and his returning to it."

The Dervish ceremony know as the "sema" (roughly "listen") empties the =
mind, rather than generating a purely ecstatic state-- makes the =
participant revolve in harmony with all things in nature rather than =
leave earthly consciousness somewhere else for a moment.

When groups of people in an organization come together to interact at a =
task, sometimes participants feel this bond of harmonious "revolution." =
With enough concentration, the entire group revolves around its sun. =
Depression is removed.

Best regards,

Barry Mallis

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