By Jay Johnston
The concept the human physique comprises 'subtle our bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - are available in a number of esoteric traditions. This radical kind of selfhood demanding situations the dualisms on the middle of Western discourse : mind/body, divine/human, matter/spirit, reason/emotion, I/other. 'Angels of wish' explores the aesthetics and ethics of refined our bodies. What emerges is an realizing of embodiment no longer completely tied to materiality. The publication examines using refined our bodies throughout various traditions, yogic, tantric, theosophical, airtight and sufi. 'Angels of wish' indicates the relevance of the delicate physique for faith, philosophy, artwork heritage and modern feminist spiritual reports and theories of hope.
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Deleuze, Bergsonism, 112. Boundas, “Deleuze-Bergson: An Ontology of the Virtual,” 93. 1. Subtle Bodies 35 Pluralities of becoming can be considered as comprising an individual, if that individual is considered to be comprised of muliplicities of subtle bodies, differing sheaths of matter–consciousness. This individual would be inherently open and extensive, each becoming identifiable not by form or boundary, but by force, intensity, velocity. Summary How are the two people facing each other across Abramovic’s Wounded Geode relating?
Vijïana–maya–koça: This body references the mind in its “higher” 4. function: discernment. It is the “sheath composed of intelligence,” and the higher mind (buddhi) is conceived of as enabling a point of stillness and lucidity as it is not caught in the illusions of the “lower” mind. Änanda–maya–koça: This body in some traditions is equated with 5. Ätman, or the transcendental Self. The “sheath composed of bliss” references the ultimate realisation of Self. All these bodies are understood to be composed of subtle matter–consciousness in varying degrees and, although the number of bodies and their 59.
Irigaray, “Sexual Difference,” 61. 6. A similar blindness to the cultivation of breath in Western mystic traditions is also evident in Between East and West: From Singularity to Community. 7. Irigaray, “The Time of Difference,” trans. Camille Collins, first published in Famille rurales, Sept. 1995 Why Different? 99. 38 Angels of Desire Presenting the conviction of sexual difference as a universal difference, and the totalising that this implies, carries with it the potential charge of essentialism—the attribution of certain characteristics as essentially and implicitly feminine or masculine—a debate that has shadowed Irigaray’s work for some time.
Angels of Desire: Esoteric Bodies, Aesthetics and Ethics by Jay Johnston