Many Subtle Channels

Main description: What sort of society could bind together Jacques Roubaud, Italo Calvino, Marcel Duchamp, and Raymond Queneau-and Daniel Levin Becker, a young American obsessed with language play?

Author: Daniel Levin Becker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674065277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Main description: What sort of society could bind together Jacques Roubaud, Italo Calvino, Marcel Duchamp, and Raymond Queneau-and Daniel Levin Becker, a young American obsessed with language play? Only the Oulipo, the Paris-based experimental collective founded in 1960 and fated to become one of literature's quirkiest movements. An international organization of writers, artists, and scientists who embrace formal and procedural constraints to achieve literature's possibilities, the Oulipo (the French acronym stands for 0workshop for potential literature0) is perhaps best known as the cradle of Georges Perec's novel A Void, which does not contain the letter e. Drawn to the Oulipo's mystique, Levin Becker secured a Fulbright grant to study the organization and traveled to Paris. He was eventually offered membership, becoming only the second American to be admitted to the group. From the perspective of a young initiate, the Oulipians and their projects are at once bizarre and utterly compelling. Levin Becker's love for games, puzzles, and language play is infectious, calling to mind Elif Batuman's delight in Russian literature in The Possessed. In recent years, the Oulipo has inspired the creation of numerous other collectives: the OuMuPo (a collective of DJs), the OuMaPo (marionette players), the OuBaPo (comic strip artists), the OuFlarfPo (poets who generate poetry with the aid of search engines), and a menagerie of other Ou-X-Pos (workshops for potential something). Levin Becker discusses these and other intriguing developments in this history and personal appreciation of an iconic-and iconoclastic-group.

Georges Perec s Geographies

Levin Becker, Many Subtle Channels, 33. 4. Levin Becker, Many Subtle
Channels, 62–3. 5. Sturrock, The Word from Paris, 196. 6. Levin Becker, Many
Subtle Channels, 80. 7. Snowball – a form in which each segment of a text is one
letter ...

Author: Charles Forsdick

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787354418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Georges Perec, novelist, filmmaker and essayist, was one of the most inventive and original writers of the twentieth century. A fascinating aspect of his work is its intrinsically geographical nature. With major projects on space and place, Perec’s writing speaks to a variety of geographical, urban and architectural concerns, both in a substantive way, including a focus on cities, streets, homes and apartments, and in a methodological way, experimenting with methods of urban exploration and observation, classification, enumeration and taxonomy.

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

This book explores subtle-body practices from a variety of perspectives, and includes both studies of these practices in Asian and Western contexts.

Author: Geoffrey Samuel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136766473

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 895


Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a variety of perspectives, and includes both studies of these practices in Asian and Western contexts. The book discusses how subtle-body practices assume a quasi-material level of human existence that is intermediate between conventional concepts of body and mind. Often, this level is conceived of in terms of an invisible structure of channels, associated with the human body, through which flows of quasi-material substance take place. Contributors look at how subtle-body concepts form the basic explanatory structure for a wide range of practices. These include forms of healing, modes of exercise and martial arts as well as religious practices aimed at the refinement and transformation of the human mindbody complex. By highlighting how subtle-body practices of many kinds have been introduced into Western societies in recent years, the book explores the possibilities for new models of understanding which these concepts open up. It is a useful contribution to studies on Asian Religion and Philosophy.

Ionic Channels of Excitable Membranes

Author: Bertil Hille

Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015024124383

Category: Science

Page: 607

View: 516


This new, fully revised and expanded edition of Ionic Channels of Excitable Membranes includes new chapters on fast chemical synapses, modulation through G protein coupled receptors and second messenger systems, molecules cloning, site directed mutagenesis, and cell biology. It begins with the classical biophysical work of Hodgkin and Huxley and then weaves a description of the known ionic channels together with their biological functions. The book continues by developing the physical and molecular principles needed for explaining permeation, gating, pharmacological modification, and molecular diversity, and ends with a discussion of channel evolution. Ionic Channels of Excitable Membranes is written to be accessible and interesting to biological and physical scientists of all kinds.


From one to the other there exist many subtle channels . ... and the group began
to participate in colloquia and programs of various sorts : a presentation at Reed
Hall in 1973 , at “ Europalia 75 France ” in Brussels in 1975 , on France - Culture

Author: Warren F. Motte

Publisher: French Literature

ISBN: UVA:X004222359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

View: 986


The literary group known as Oulipo, was founded in Paris in 1960 to pursue writing in a way that contrasts strongly with the Anglo-American tradition. The examples included in this collection all display some form of literary constraint.

The Deliberate Search for the Subtle Trap

Turbidite sands are distributed throughout the fan and as a family they can be
broken into many members ( Walker , 1978 ) . ... Channel sands , as the name
implies , are confined to channels beginning near the apex of the fan and
possibly ...

Author: Michel Thomas Halbouty

Publisher: Amer Assn of Petroleum Geologists

ISBN: UCSD:31822010132702

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 351

View: 885


All that is Evident is Suspect

Presidential foreword / Paul Fournel -- Editor's note / Ian Monk -- Another editor's note / Daniel Levin Becker -- Slept cried / Raymond Queneau -- Lecture on the Oulipo at Cerisy-la-Salle / Jacques Duchateau -- The atheist organist / Latis ...

Author: Oulipo (Association)


ISBN: 1944211527

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

View: 626


Since its inception in Paris in 1960, the OuLiPo--ouvroir de littérature potentielle, or workshop for potential literature--has continually expanded our sense of what writing can do. It's produced, among many other marvels, a detective novel without the letter e (and a sequel of sorts without a, i, o, u, or y); an epic poem structured by the Parisian métro system; a story in the form of a tarot reading; a poetry book in the form of a game of go; and a suite of sonnets that would take almost 200 million years to read completely. Lovers of literature are likely familiar with the novels of the best-known Oulipians--Italo Calvino, Georges Perec, Harry Mathews, Raymond Queneau--and perhaps even the small number of texts available in English on the group, including Warren Motte's Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature and Daniel Levin Becker's Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature. But the actual work of the group in its full, radiant collectivity has never before been showcased in English. ("The State of Constraint," a dossier in issue 22 of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, comes closest.) Enter All That is Evident is Suspect: the first collection in English to offer a life-size picture of the group in its historical and contemporary incarnations, and the first in any language to represent all of its members (numbering 41 as of April 2018 ). Combining fiction, poetry, essays and lectures, and never-published internal correspondence--along with the acrobatically constrained writing and complexly structured narratives that have become synonymous with oulipian practice--this volume shows a unique group of thinkers and artists at work and at play, meditating on and subverting the facts of life, love, and the group itself. It's an unprecedentedly intimate and comprehensive glimpse at the breadth and diversity of one of world literature's most vital, adventurous presences. DISCUSSED: Sharks as poets and vice versa, the Brisbane pitch drop experiment, novel classifications for real or imaginary libraries, the monumental sadness of difficult loves, the obsolescence of the novel, the symbolic significance of the cup-and-ball game, holiday closures across the Francophone world, what happens at Fahrenheit 452, Warren G. Harding's dark night of the soul, Marcel Duchamp's imperviousness to conventional spacetime laws, bilingual palindromes, cartoon eodermdromes, oscillating poems, métro poems, metric poems, literary madness, straw cultivation.

The Primal Power in Man

But many of them are very subtle channels through which flow the life - currents .
The PranaShakti or the life - force works through these Nadis . ' As such , many of
these Nadis are very subtle and are invisible to the physical eyes or to any man ...

Author: Swami Narayanananda

Publisher: Rishikesh : U.P., Narayanananda Universal Yoga Trust

ISBN: UCAL:$B365062

Category: Yoga

Page: 307

View: 528


Secret Power of Tantrik Breathing

Some yogis are known to have lived for many centuries and others have become
almost immortal by carefully halting the ... The Subtle Body Within the subtle body
are numerous channels ( nadis ) through which the ' vital energy circulates all ...

Author: Swami Sivapriyananda


ISBN: UOM:39015012852144

Category: Breathing exercises

Page: 76

View: 525


Nonverbal Communication

Use of Space A subtle component of nonverbal communication , the use of space
, or proxemics , indicates territory to ... and tables , also dictates spatial
boundaries and effectively communicates through subtle channels ( 156 , 145 ) .
Most ...

Author: Patrick W. Miller

Publisher: National Education Assn

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032413739

Category: Interaction analysis in education

Page: 32

View: 223


Based on the premise that effective teaching depends on successful communication, this booklet discusses the nonverbal dimension of communication. The booklet contends that humans use nonverbal communications for the following reasons: (1) words have limitations; (2) nonverbal signals are powerful; (3) nonverbal messages are likely to be more genuine; (4) nonverbal signals can express feelings too disturbing to state; and (5) a separate communication channel is necessary to help send complex messages. The booklet argues that teachers should be aware of nonverbal communication in the classroom to become better receivers of student messages and to gain the ability to send students positive signals that reinforce learning, and at the same time become more adept at avoiding negative signals that stifle learning. Several significant research highlights are presented and various areas of nonverbal expression are treated, including facial expressions; eyes; vocal intonation; touching; body postures and movements; dress; and use of space. The conclusion of the booklet maintains that if effective communication is to be achieved in today's schools, it must be as an open process where teachers and students possess the ability to send and receive messages accurately. (A table is included, and 181 references are appended.) (MS)

Healing with Form Energy and Light

The subtle channels are not substantial but are energetic , like the meridians of
the energetic circulation system recognized ... There are three main channels
used in many of the yogic practices : the central channel and the two side
channels .

Author: Tenzin Wangyal

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004470005

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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In the highest teachings, the elements are understood to be the radiance of being and are accessed through pure awareness. This book offers the reader healing meditations and yogic practices on each of these levels.

Mind Beyond Death

The central channel is located in the middle of the subtle body , extending in a
line from the crown to a point that is approximately the width of four fingers below
the navel . It is described in slightly different ways in the various scriptures and ...

Author: Rinpoche Dzogchen Ponlop

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X030104104

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 504


A guidebook through the journey of life and death draws on Tibetan Buddhist traditions and uses lighthearted analogies to introduce the concept of the bardo--the intervals of life, death, and beyond--in order to counsel readers on living a fulfilling life of fearless abandon.

Indian Science Abstracts

... land degradation statistics indicate that Yavatmal and Akola districts are
graded as having most problematic lands in ... III data was helptful in
enhancement and better mapping of subtle ground features like palaeo channels
and many subtle ...



ISBN: UOM:39015078444471

Category: Science


View: 642


The Subtle Body

Here is a reference that no personal or professional health-care library should be without—an in-depth, illustrated guide to the invisible energies of the spirit, psyche, and consciousness that influence every aspect of our well-being.

Author: Cyndi Dale

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781591798279

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 516

View: 458


Welcome to the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the human energetic anatomy. Here is a reference that no personal or professional health-care library should be without—an in-depth, illustrated guide to the invisible energies of the spirit, psyche, and consciousness that influence every aspect of our well-being. Whether you are looking for the right complementary medicine to enhance your own healing practice, seeking perennial wisdom about your body’s energetic nature from world traditions, or exploring the quantum edge of intention-based care, The Subtle Body is an indispensible companion for exploring virtually any facet of holistic healing. Created for healing professionals and patients alike, this volume provides a lexicon of terms, illustrations, and detailed entries about our energetic biology and how it relates to our physical being. This invaluable information will help you enhance any form of health care and give you the knowledge you need to develop an integrated approach for your clients’ well-being—or your own. All healers are "energetic" healers, whether they know it or not. Because every health issue has a physical and an energetic component, even a simple physical treatment like bandaging a cut also impacts the body's spiritual, mental, and emotional welfare. The Subtle Body is a comprehensive encyclopedia devoted to the critical world of our invisible anatomy, where so much of healing actually occurs. Compiled by intuitive healer and scholar Cyndi Dale, this 500-page full color illustrated reference book covers: What is the "subtle body"? New scientific understanding of our quantum-state existence and the unseen fields that determine our physical condition True integrative care: how combining Eastern energetic modalities with Western scientific rigor yields optimum results The meridians, fields, and chakras: detailed information and diagrams about the role of these energetic structures in our overall health Energy-based therapy principles from the world's healing traditions--including Ayurveda, Qigong, Reiki, Quabalah, and many more For professionals who want to make the leap from being good healers to great ones, one thing is clear: we need to care for every facet of our well-being. With The Subtle Body, practitioners and patients alike now have an unprecedented resource for understanding the physical, energetic, and spiritual elements of human health--for an informed, complete approach to healing.

Seeing Nature

It flowed gently along many subtle , parallel channels rather than in one large
gully . However , when overgrazing caused more of the rain to run off , erosion
began to deepen one of the channels . As side gullies radiated from this gully ,
they ...

Author: Paul Krafel

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028529472

Category: Nature

Page: 193

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Seeing Nature is a series of true stories or parables that offer tools for understanding relationships in the natural world. Many of the stories take the reader to wild landscapes, including canyons, tundra, and mountain ridges, while others contemplate the human-made world: water-diversion trenches and supermarket check-out lines. At one point, Krafel discovers a world in a one-inch-square patch of ordinary ground. Inspiring for parents and teachers seeking to encourage excitement about the positive role of people in nature, Krafel's work harkens to St. Exupery's The Little Prince, Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and Jean Giono's The Man Who Planted Trees. As Barbara Damrosch has noted: [This book] is a gift.... With curiosity, wit, and a spare and graceful style, Krafel notes why birds in flocks land as they do, how islands can move upstream in a river, how kelp forests, swaying gently, break the force of the sea's power, how tundra plants create whole ecosystems on bare rock from mere specks of life. Yet there are no long-winded sermons about the woods, or cute anthropomorphizations of animals. The book's economical, unsentimental style is part of its originality. Paul Krafel's years as a park ranger afforded him time to walk and think--his job was to observe the world around him. He is now a teacher, creating a curriculum for young people that is built on a startlingly simple truth: The world around us is an extended conversation between "upward spirals"--nature in regenerative, procreative modes--and downward spirals toward entropy and disintegration. As nature refreshes and rebuilds, the downward spirals are overcome. Nature's process becomes the process of replenishing hope.

Multichannel Communication

has an infinite number of expressions involving many subtle nuances ( e . g . , the
Mona Lisa Smile ) . Examination of the research on paralinguistics reveals that
this channel may vary in multiple aspects as well . For example , tone , pitch , and

Author: Linda B. Brideau


ISBN: WISC:89014959159

Category: Facial expression

Page: 216

View: 870


Two Views of Mind

Finally , much of the anatomy of the millions of pathways which make up the brain
have been described in great detail and ... Subtle channels and physical
anatomy Tibetan Buddhism in general speaks of many subtle channels through
which ...

Author: R. Christopher DeCharms

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004133119

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Scientists compares and contrasts the Buddhists theory of perception and Western neuroscience.


The body consists of numerous levels of subtlety and all Tantric traditions agree
that a subtle body is composed of subtle channels ( nāļīs ) and winds ( prāna ) ,
which circulate in the subtle channels . Furthermore they agree on the existence
of ...

Author: Elisabeth Anne Benard

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: UOM:39015037349357

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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On the significance and worship of Chinnamaståa (Hindu deity), and Chinnamuònòdåa (Buddhist deity).