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Chapter Three: Rhythms of the Unconscious

Jan Campbell Karnac Books ePub


Rhythms of the unconscious

We all have rhythm. Memories have a rhythm and so has the unconscious. Character is built through rhythm. A rhythm to begin with, is like the dream. Far away, on the horizon of what seems our distant past we perceive this indistinct and shadowy ghost and then, as it suggests itself to us, the memory begins to grow and move closer. We can imagine it and colour it in. As gradually our sensations begin to give this memory body and materiality; a character, a scene, or an event come into view. The rhythm of memory therefore suggests, and we answer mimetically with, an affectual bodily rhythm that brings ourselves to life. The past is always beating in relation to the present, but as a dream other, this history is only sensible, can only become composed as character, when we can carry and remake these dreams in relation to the world.

Dreaming pleasure

We are all aware of those memories, often summoned by evocative objects in everyday life sending us into a kind of reverie and dreaming; bringing to life, like Proust's Madeleine cake, the memories of childhood. Time, here, returns through the image, but it is an image that is brought into being by what we sense and feel, as if our senses can put us back there: into a landscape of what we have forgotten. For me, it is the smell of sandalwood and I am back sitting in what my grandmother used to call her summerhouse, but was in effect just a wooden hut with big windows at the back of her garden. I follow my daydream, dissociate and float in my mind, until the image comes, faint at first and then stronger. There it is: an octagonal shaped white house with a thatched roof, my bedroom with the grey sea-light streaming through slanted windows. Free association and images pan out, cinema-like, to reveal the hill on which my Granny lived, the beautiful curve of Lyme Bay below. And then, another image of me and my brother, swinging legs side by side in the sandalwood shed, or sitting together on the top of a flight of crustacean studded, stone steps that lead down to the beach. Although this is a memory, it is inseparable from the objects that materialise and embody it. Sandalwood reminds me of summer as a child and being with my brother, when we were like twins, exploring the rock pools for sea anemones and crabs. The beach at Lyme also reminds me of my father in a photo holding my hands and laughing as I scowl furiously into the camera. Sea-light is also the grey-blue of my mother's eyes, as she puts up her hand to shield herself from cross children or perhaps the sun's glare.

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Activity 8. Listening Bad Habits

Peter Garber HRD Press, Inc. PDF

8. Listening Bad Habits


A list of listening bad habits is presented for participants to evaluate their listening skills.

Time Guideline

30 minutes


To help participants better understand areas in which they can improve their listening deficiencies


Handout 8-A


1. Distribute Handout 8-A to participants and ask them to complete it.

2. Explain that each participant will use this list of listening bad habits to honestly evaluate his or her listening skills or lack thereof.

3. Explain that participants are to check the bad habits they may be sometimes guilty of committing when communicating with others.

4. Emphasize that most people have some problems being good listeners and these bad habits are not unusual for people to demonstrate.


Emphasize again that most people are, at least from time to time, guilty of many or most of these listening bad habits. The most important thing is to be aware of your tendency to fall into these bad habits and consciously try to avoid making these mistakes. Tell participants not to be too hard on themselves if they check many or even all of these bad habits. It is all part of human nature!

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What Is a Web Framework and Why Would I Want to Use One?

Daly, Liza O'Reilly Media PDF

Welcome to the Next Generation

This Short Cut is meant to be a complete and high-level overview of the three most prominent "next-generation" frameworks. I provide code samples throughout as concrete examples, not as application how-tos. Each of these frameworks comes with excellent tutorial-level documentation that walks novices through the process of creating a simple application, if that is what you need.

I expect that readers are familiar with basic Python syntax, database design, and general web development practices. I hope that if there are any unfamiliar concepts, the ample links I provide will suffice.

About the Code Samples

The code in this Short Cut is based on a simple application: a system to catalog a collection of wine. The basics of wine can be easily represented through a relational database, and the requirements of such a system are those of any content-based application: create, read, update, and delete operations (CRUD), search, and browse.

A quick specification of the application would look like this:

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Richard Kamchen and Greg Oliver ECW Press ePub


Goaltending today is as much about science as it is about stopping the puck. The unprecedented advancements in, well, just about everything are pretty incredible.

The skates are better, the pads are lighter, the masks offer better protection, and the players are in better shape, with their personal trainers and chefs and year-round exercise regimens.

But the mental aspect of playing goal hasn’t changed a lot over the decades, and the stress of the job has been altered but not lessened, now that every team has a goalie coach (or two) working with netminders throughout the system.

David Marcoux, the goalie coach with the Calgary Flames from 2003 to 2009, is an example of the fundamental switch that happened in the early 1990s—the educator hadn’t come from the NHL ranks.

“I was a teacher, maybe the psychologist a little bit. But I was not intimidating,” said Marcoux, whose star pupil, Miikka Kiprusoff, took the Flames to the 2004 Stanley Cup Final. Marcoux added, “The trust that we could create was ‘Hey, I am here to help.’ We all say that as goalie coaches, the former goalies and the non–former NHL goalies, but I think there’s a way of going through your daily routine where he did not sense that I was a threat or judging.”

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Putting It All Together

David Balmain O'Reilly Media ePub

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