the idiotplayers podcast 20: Essence as Media 01

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The idiotplayers podcast is a caravanserai of conversations with important thinkers, be-ers and doers. The idiotplayers podcast aims to explore art, creativity and expression.  If there is an elephant standing in the dark, as the Sufi story goes, we want to do more than grope and theorize. We invite conversations with people who aim from the heart to make practical, the far-reaching.

Essence as Media

In this podcast I’m presenting material from my essay, “Essence as Media.” The essay is not yet available in a text form, but may be at some future date. I’m experimenting with reading it as a means of getting it out there and, I hope, generating interest.

The inspiration for the essay (series of essays really) was to explore JG Bennett’s presentation of the essential self. In podcast 09, “Hamlet and the Divided Self” I explored Bennett’s idea of the divided self through Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” At that time I mentioned I was working on material related to the essential self that I would present at some future date. Well, here it is. Except, that I cannot claim that “Essence as Media” is at all that closely related to Bennett’s material on the essential self. And so it is with all journeys. I ended up somewhere different than where I started.

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