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Re: [xmca] Body expression as sign.

Well put Jack - I will look out for suggestions as this forum is quite

I have greatest part of the Pg research training certificate requirement at
Hull completed with no difficulty, just the upgrade proposal to prepare. I
am, though, intercalating at present. My father died at the end of April
and as I cared for him in his last years I miss him very much.
Valilyuk's work, when I return to write about how I value it, will be
reviewed from my experiential pool afresh. Particularly his view that value
formation emerges from  a work of creating an aesthetic from reflection
upon ( energetic)  emotional response- in a cycle. So to the relation of
dynamics with energy that you mention 'aesthetic' seems to be integral.

Love Christine.

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 9:37 AM, Jack Whitehead <jack@actionresearch.net>wrote:

> On 23 May 2012, at 17:24, Joseph Gilbert wrote:
> > Let us remember that spoken-word language is composed of sounds made by
> the body, sounds that issue forth as expressions of emotions and that cause
> hearers bodies to assume patterns of motion analogous to those in the
> generators of the sounds. Thereby motion and emotion are transferred from
> originators to receivers. It is that sense of emotion, that we experience
> by our spoken words, that provides us with a sense of meaning. Our own
> emotion is the bottom line of our sense of meaning. Things have meaning
> only in as much, and in how, they affect us. And our emotions are the way
> we experience effects. Our words deal in the currency of meaning - our
> emotions - , and they refer to things. Because of this dual nature, words -
> the very things that identify things - inform us of the meaning of our
> world simply by affecting our emotions with their sounds. Since we are
> normally preoccupied with the referential aspect of words, it is
> subconsciously that we experience their emotional effects.
> >
> >               Joseph Gilbert
> Dear Joseph Gilbert (and all), I like very much your points about emotion.
> I'm also like the point below from Vasilyuk about energy and motivation,
> energy and meaning and energy and values. I'm wondering if anyone has any
> references you can send me that can help me to understand how to represent
> flows of energy with values, in explanatory principles that can be used in
> explanations of educational influences in learning?
> Vasilyuk, F. (1991) The Psychology of Experiencing: the Resolution of
> Life’s Critical Situations.  Hemel Hempstead; Harvester Wheatsheaf.
> “The Energy Paradigm
>  Conceptions involving energy are very current in psychology, but they
> have been very poorly worked out from the methodological standpoint. It is
> not clear to what extent these conceptions are merely models of our
> understanding and to what extent they can be given ontological status.
> Equally problematic are the conceptual links between energy and motivation,
> energy and meaning, energy and value, although it is obvious that in fact
> there are certain links: we know how ‘energetically’ a person can act when
> positively motivated, we know that the meaningfulness of a project lends
> additional strength to the people engaged in it, but we have very little
> idea of how to link up into one whole the physiological theory of
> activation, the psychology of motivation, and the ideas of energy which
> have been elaborated mainly in the field of physics. (p.63-64)
> Love Jack.
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> When Martin Dobson, a colleague, died in 2002 the last thing he said to me
> was 'Give my Love to the Department'. In the 20 years I'd worked with
> Martin it was his loving warmth of humanity that I recall with great life
> affirming pleasure and I'm hoping that in Love Jack we can share this
> value of common humanity.
> Jack Whitehead , Professor, Liverpool Hope University, UK.
> Visiting Fellow, University of Bath, UK.
> Life-time member of OMNIBUS (All Bath University Staff).
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