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[Xmca-l] Re: "cultivating Minds



Very far out! That video of their performance is amazing.
mike

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 9:43 PM, HENRY SHONERD <hshonerd@gmail.com> wrote:

> Larry and Mike,
> I think you guys are on to something. Thank goodness for valence, the salt
> of the earth according to the McGarrigles:
>
> KATE & ANNA MCGARRIGLE
> "NaCl"
> Just a little atom of Chlorine, valence minus one
> Swimming through the sea, digging the scene, just having fun
> She's not worried about the shape or size of her outside shell
> It's fun to ionize
> Just a little atom of Cl with an unfilled shell
> But somewhere in that sea lurks handsome Sodium
> With enough electrons on his outside shell plus that extra one
> Somewhere in this deep blue sea there's a negative
> For my extra energy
> Yes, somewhere in this foam my positive will find a home
> Then unsuspecting Chlorine felt a magnetic pull
> She looked down and her outside shell was full
> Sodium cried, "What a gas, be my bride
> And I'll change your name from Chlorine to chloride!"
> Now the sea evaporates to make the clouds for the rain and snow
> Leaving her chemical compounds in the absence of H2O
> But the crystals that wash upon the shore are happy ones
> So, if you never thought before
> Think of the love that you eat when you salt you meat!
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpTzawl3OmI <
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpTzawl3OmI>
>
> Henry
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> > On Mar 2, 2015, at 8:47 PM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Mike,
> > I will follow further in Simmels and Urs Furher's footsteps as this
> > theme also brings in Ernst Boesch's theory of "symbolic action" which was
> > developed as a notion that all phenomena [including action] have both
> > objective and symbolic "aspects". Boesch wrote:
> >
> > "This 'pervasiveness' of symbolism may be easy to grasp for a
> psychologist
> > with psychoanalytic experience or with strong artistic tastes; in my
> case,
> > however, although I believe myself to have a bit of both, this insight
> had
> > much more 'rational' roots. ... I trace its inception back to the 1963
> > article 'Raum und Zeit als Valenzsysteme', in which I formulated, for the
> > first time, the close *interrelatedness of 'valence' *[LP- worth/value ]
> > and 'structure': the conceptual structuring of space depends, I said,
> upon
> > the location of valences [worth/values] - it was the *'wish to return'
> *which
> > led to the specification and stability of *places.*"  [cited in "reasons
> > For a Symbolic Concept of Action" in Culture and Psychology 1997
> > Volume 3(3): pages 423-431]
> >
> > I am suggesting that Simmel, Urs Furher, and Ernst Boesch were all
> > following in the footsteps of the concept of "polyvalence" [multiple
> worths
> > and  values] as symbolic actions.
> >
> > Larry
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 3:23 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> >
> >> Amazing "coincidence" Larry--- I just wrote to Urs who I have not
> >> corresponded with for years as a result of going through his book on
> >> cultivating minds. It has a chapter on behavior
> >> settings as media for promoting children's development that has me
> >> re-thinking a number of issues. Among other things, there is a very
> >> interesting discussion of Roger Barker's research program. Very worth
> while
> >>
> >> I could not open that file you sent, but I found the link to the journal
> >> article. Its here:
> >>
> >> http://lchc.ucsd.edu/Histarch/ja93v15n1.PDF
> >>
> >> There are a number of other interesting/relevant articles there. "The
> sound
> >> of the violin" is a favorite.
> >>
> >> Thanks for reminding us of Simmel.
> >> Today, March 1, was his birthday!
> >> Coincidence?
> >> mike
> >>
> >> On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 3:01 PM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Mike,
> >>> I continued to explore Urs Furher's book that you mentioned on Simmel
> >> that
> >>> would be potentially beneficial to follow. In my explorations I came
> >> across
> >>> this article on the metaphor of "traces" or "footprints" in the XMCA
> >>> archives. It was written in 1993 and is an interesting perspective on
> the
> >>> metaphor of cultivation AS FOOTPRINTS.  It is the third article in the
> >>> newsletter.
> >>> Urs is pointing to the reciprocal processes of "internalizing" and
> >>> "externalizing" the inner "affective sense" of "place" through
> attachment
> >>> to "home" and "vehicle" as concrete ways to form one's identity through
> >>> attachment/security needs and  autonomy needs.
> >>> Larry
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> object
> >> that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
> >>
>
>


-- 
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.