Last night I dreamed that I was doing bodywork with a woman. I held her arm gently and pulled slowly to loosen up the shoulder joint. She let me know when there was too much or too little of a stretch motion. I respected her expressing her limits and used this feed back. I felt her arms and legs between the palms of my hands, I sense with an inner sight, into organs and muscles and bones. I felt through my hands a vision that was from a fourth dimension.
My description is not at all like Durer’s meta-drawing, a drawing that imposes a perspectival grid upon the living flesh of a real person and representing that human form in an objective way.
I would suggest that the personal pronoun ‘I’ is much more than just a view from which the viewing of the object is done. This assumption so widely believed is a distortion. The dreamer is able to tune into vast psychic landscapes, and can engage the other as self. The personal pronoun 'I" is a prerequisite for this kind of aesthetic relationship, that can do more than just measure a public space but can enter into the interiors of the other and appreciating boundary objects as they arise. The skin, the sense of touch, the warmth and coolness, the lightness , the heaviness, the texture, the tone, all of this is registered through multiple pathways, some of them are invisible to the eye but felt from the field.
And where are you perceiving your perspective from?
" I suggest that the 4th dimension needed to complete the formation of the Klein bottle engages the inner dimension of human being; it is not just another area of reflection, one that stretches before us; it is unfolded, with us, entailing the pre-reflective depths of our subjectivity." Steven Rosen
The pre-reflective depths of our subjectivity is reflexive. There is the presence of an active “I” that is not trapped into ocular proofs but slips and slide in a non-Euclidean geometry.
Our brain centric, physicalist, subject/object grid, ( modern mind) has high jacked the highly sensitive kinesthetic, auditory, gustatory and olfactory. The inner senses and the endogenous imagery that the Soul produces are ignored by the modern, objectivizing, measuring, perspectivism,
Arm chair critics, gazing into the light produced by flat screens, are easily manipulated by texts, and digitized productions. Bad posture, constricted breathing, neuromuscular locks, and tight sphincters, compound the problem.
Now we are in a great battle field of archetpyes… but are we doomed to be manipulated by the dark side of archetypes or can we decide as poets and dancers and actors do…to play with complimentary archetypes? If you are addicted to the co-dependent lover pattern, why not try being a warrior once in awhile? A warrior who fights in order to protect those who are helpless? Or the Magician who can use language to create enchantment rather than the tyrannical King who makes outrageous demands?
There has to be a center, an 'I" that can make the difference that can make a difference. If you enter the field without the sense of a center you are easily trapped in the dark side of the archetype…and doomed to act out from externally generated images produced by gadgets…