Eternitys Sunrise (New)
Not after death but in this life And therefore not retreating from bodily love but going deeper into it finding richer and richer possibilities in relationship in psychic and physical creativeness bringing the full inner body awareness into being togetherAll of this was of course the author s personal musing reflecting on her Christian upbringing and coming to terms with her arly rejection of that teaching and her interest in nature and in paganism and later in psychology Although the author was a Freudian psychoanalyst she occasionally referenced Jung and skirted around Jungian ideas In fact throughout her four books that I ve now read she made reference to what she called the inner gesture and an Answering Activity or the sense of something other that lives one All these I found leading to or similar to what Jung referred to as the SelfI ll stop sharing passages here and leave the rest to be discovered by those who choose to read the book as I think I ve made clear by now that this isn t so much a travelogue of Greece and Israel as it is a travelogue of Marion Milner s uniue vision of life and an invitation for others to find their own uniue visions of lifeThere are some passages that refer to her Understanding Markets and Strategy earlier books and are likely best understood if one has read them but I don t think any lack of familiarity with those books will detract too much from understanding this one I just feel lucky to have read them and feel as if I know the author better to start with This was almost like finding as yet unread letters from a dear frien. Is her lifelong intention to live as completely as possible in the moment With a new introduction by Hugh Haughton Eternity’s Sunrise will bessential reading for all those interested in reflecting on the nature of their own happiness – whether readers from a literary an artistic a historical an ducational or a psychoanalyticpsychotherapeutic background.
Despite the subtitle A Way of Keeping a Diary this is not a self help book nor ven a creative writing guide Marion Milner Immerwelt - Der Pakt examines beads in her diaries moments of intense pe Magnificent This was a satisfying read in that the author was aging at this point and became if possibleven introspective and it was fascinating to follow the delight she took in seemingly simple things but on a much deeper level Internalizing Modern South Asia experience can happen at a lot of levels and it seems to me that as one ages one seems to seeternity Picture Theory easily in the mundane I think that s what I m trying to get at as what I found in this bookMarion Milner also wasn t just any aging woman She was someone who dxplored her inner workings from the time she was young had spent years helping others do so as a psychoanalyst and had never stopped growing and learning and considering that there was something deeper she needed to get at So many people seem to decide that they re finished at some point and become know it all than uesting I feel that it s our uests that really define us and make us wise rather than just knowledgeableThe book is organized as a kind of internal travelogue It follows her on four different trips to Greece and a visit to Israel paying attention only to what stood out for her observations if you will that she identifies as beads as if she were putting together a string of prayer beads Ancestral Voices each one special for its own and her own internal reasons This isn t what onexpects from a travelogue There isn t anything that a casual tourist looks for It. Following on from A Life of One’s Own and An Experiment in Leisure Eternity’s Sunrise And Bid Him Sing explores Marion Milner’s way of keeping a diary Recording small private moments she builds up a store of ‘bead memories’ A carved duck a sprig of asphodel moments captured in her travels in Greece Kashmir and Israel circus clowns a paintingach makes up a 'bead' th.
Will appeal only to the tourist of the psyche playing with the images that stand out for the author in her travels viewed as one might read the images in dreamsSome passages that I penciled stand outp 23 Now I knew what it was I had missed in the other two visits when there had been no time to climb the mountain knew that it had not been that I had wanted just to see what flowers and birds were there nor to get to the top nor to find the Bacchantes cave we really knew we d never reach it but rather to achieve something of what arriving at a holy place by mechanical transport deprives one of the sense of spending not one s money but one s self to get thereSee the Greek play Bacchantes by Euripides O hidden cave of the Curetes which the author had been reading while on an Aristotle Detective (Aristotle earlier trip to Greecep 33 I had certainly found that the whole idea of turning one s attention inwards was deeply threatening to some peoplep 39 Contemplating the Daphni monastery Christ Pantrocrator mosaic could this be a glimpse of a new vision that the artist who made the mosaic was speculating about perhaps notven knowing that he was a secret doubt whether the wholesale rejection of the body which had become so Bones, Clones, and Biomes embedded in the way Christianity had developed since the days of Christ really was what Christ had meant Could it be showing the mosaic maker s own intuition that to be truly human did not mean denying the body but redeeming it from the body mind split that practical life in the world so often seems to demand redeeming it by a recurrent resurrection. At has a warmth or glow which comes in response to asking the simple uestion What is the most important thing that happened yesterday From these beads – sacred horrific profane funny – grows a sense of an ‘answering activity’ the result of turning one’s attention inwards toxperience real joy What Marion Milner conveys so vividly and inspirationally.