Phenomenology Archives

Homecoming

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Travel and homecoming are intertwined – in myth, stories and experience. From Homer’s Odyssey to Plato’s cave, ancient stories highlight that return from travel can allow the familiarity of home and everyday life to be seen anew, with fresh eyes. In modern times, authors have drawn on variations of  the travel and homecoming  theme, from James Campbell’s Hero’s…

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Settled Work

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In the frenzy of the past week at work, with projects to be pushed along and deadlines to be met, I was aware of a feeling of excitement and satisfaction. Despite often being tired and sometimes being frustrated by the pace of work, I love being there. I’m grateful for the people I connect with through work and…

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Wondering about Life

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I really loved and felt a resonance with  Meg’s comments to my first blog about ‘turning sixty’ which she described as a ‘cause for reflection and wonder’ . Her thoughts about the ‘unspoken paradigms that guide the way I live’ mirrored those of Jung in his urging of us to re-examine  taken-for-granted assumptions that may have served us well in our…

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