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History & Liminality, Part 2: Dancing about the Ruin  

Jun 16th, 2015 | By

Words & images by Jasun Horsley Blood Cement: Concretizing the Abstract In a recent conversation with paranormal researcher George P. Hansen, Hansen told me that liminality does not lend itself to abstract expression: it is very hard to talk about liminality in the abstract, Hansen said; you have to refer to concrete examples. Liminality is anti-structure,

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History Through a Liminal Looking Glass (Part 1)

May 31st, 2015 | By

Part One:  The Unbearable Lightness of Liminality Words & images by Jasun Horsley The Outer Limits (What is Liminality?) Liminality can be understood as providing four different contexts: spiritual or religious, social, political, and psychological. Originally the word was coined by anthropologists to refer to religious ceremonial practices, during which participants were led by ceremony masters

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Your Real Imaginary Friend (Escaping Consensual Perception Part 2)

Apr 30th, 2015 | By

Part One of this piece can be read here Text and images by Jasun Horsley IV A dozen eyewitnesses to the same event supply different details, at times radically conflicting. The police officer on the case shakes his head in frustration and curses them all. But what if all of those witnesses are faithfully reporting

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What Is Consensual Perception and How Can We Escape It?

Apr 13th, 2015 | By

(Images by Jasun Horsley) I Let’s start with three concepts. Consensus. Perception. Language. Consensus: a general agreement about something : an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. Perception: awareness of the elements of the environment through physical sensation. (This was the third definition I found online: the first

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