Self Practice in Yoga: Rhythms, Subjectivity & The Gunas
October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$25 for Sunday only; $50 for Sunday + a week of Mysore practice; Free for LAYC members
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Where Poetry Meets Perception
Merging classic poets such as Walt Whitman with scientific inquiry and clever animation, the Poetry of Perception is an eight-part video series on representations of perception and sensation made for the crazy-deep Fundamentals of Neuroscience course. We’re personally partial to #4 with words by William Carlos Williams and animation by Isaac Holland & #5 with words by Emily Dickinson, and narration by Nak Yong Choi).
On Provenance and Authenticity
In any discussion of the origins of Ashtanga Yoga there comes a point when the conversation finds its way to the infamous palm leaves of lore, said to have contained the blueprint for the asana poses as we practice them today, but destroyed by ants and the passing of time.
The find story of the Nag Hammadi codices is similarly romantic, involving an illiterate peasant, a search for fertilizer gone awry, and the fortuitous discovery of a mysterious jar deep in the Egyptian wilderness containing ancient secret books.
The author of this article wonders – are all find stories of ancient documents mere folktales? Did this particular story evolve to neatly explain, and conveniently contain nefarious dealings? And what, she wonders, are the consequences? Nicola Denzey Lewis is (Still) Rethinking the Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices.
Klea McKenna in LA | GENERATION
Visual artist Klea McKenna presents her newest body of work, GENERATION. Her invitation: “this work is dark and tactile and surprisingly human and I would love for you to see it in person. Onward.” Showing through October 20th at Von Lintel Gallery ((2685 S. La Cienega Blvd).
Spiritualized | And Nothing Hurt
J. Spaceman’s band Spiritualized has released a new record – the first in more than half a decade. (Full disclosure—our Dreamweapon tees take a cue from his earlier band’s seminal release, An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music) We’ve been enjoying the droning cathedral somber yet sing-song-y sweet contemplations. Have a listen to “And Nothing Hurt” on NPR.
The Universe of Magic and The Limits of Reason
“The universe of magic is a large place…from simple good luck charms to complicated systems of belief and practice such as astrology and alchemy…the variety of ideas and objects it contains is almost limitless; the one thing they have in common is that rationalism would scoff at all of them as absurd, outdated, meaningless superstitions that aren’t worth wasting time on…I find myself in an awkward position because my name is listed on the website of the Rationalist Association as a supporter…But rationalism doesn’t make the magical universe go away.” – Philip Pullman on The Limits of Reason.