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The New Anxiety Therapy That’s All About Accepting Your Fears

A new kind of counseling is changing how people get help  —  and it’s working

Source: The New Anxiety Therapy That’s All About Accepting Your Fears

Zeitgeist Spam: Sandow Birk, “The Triumph of Fear”(2017) acrylic on canvas; 46 x 54 inches

Sandow Birk, “The Triumph of Fear”(2017) acrylic on canvas; 46 x 54 inches

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: Sandow Birk, “The Triumph of Fear”(2017) acrylic on canvas; 46 x 54 inches

 Lascaux – aus unruhigen Träumen

An image from the caves of Lascaux. Located in the deepest shaft of the caves, this bird-headed man lying prone in front of a disembowelled bison is the only human figure depicted in the palaeolithic paintings.

Theodor Adorno writes:

Looking at the other end of the historical spectrum, i.e. at the origin of the concept of ugliness, we find further proof of the thesis that the ugly is indeed a historical and mediated category. It probably originated contemporaneously with the passage from archaic to post-archaic art and it has marked the eternal recurrence of the archaic ever since. That is why it is intimately tied up with the general dialectic of enlightenment, of which art is a part. The archaic ugliness of primitive cult masks and painted faces was a substantive imitation of fear, diffused in the form of repentance. As the mythical fear grew weaker and as subjectivity grew correspondingly stronger, the ugly traits in archaic art became the target of a taboo (whereas originally they had served as a vehicle for enforcing taboos). Their ugliness did not disclose itself until the idea of reconciliation was born in the wake of the formation of the subject and its nascent sense of freedom. But for all that, the old bogies did not fade away in the future. History did not redeem the promise of freedom. Instead, the subject as the agent of unfreedom has perpetuated the mythical spell, rebelling against it and submitting to it at the same time. The empirical basis for Nietzsche’s dictum that all good things were once terrible things and for Schelling’s insight that at the beginning of time there was horror may well be the history of art.

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Jiddu Krishnamurti: Fear Destroys Love – YouTube

Abdullah Ibrahim, Calypso Minor – YouTube

How the Powerful Fear Art: Lessons from John Berger | Literary Hub

Books to Share with Everybody You Can

1984 by George Orwell

Ways of Seeing by John Berger

The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

Aliens and Anorexia by Chris Kraus

Waiting for God by Simone Weil

Postwar by Tony Judt

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt

Source: How the Powerful Fear Art: Lessons from John Berger | Literary Hub

Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer – NYTimes.com

Hanna Barczyk

Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer – NYTimes.com.