Mike Sell is Professor of English and member of the Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Avant-Garde: Race Religion War (Seagull Books 2011) and Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism (University of Michigan 2005), and editor of Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange: Vectors of the Radical (Palgrave Macmillan 2010) and Ed Bullins: Twelve Plays and Selected Writings (University of Michigan 2006). His essays have appeared in TDR, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Modernism/Modernity, African American Review, and other journals.
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Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism looks at the American avant-garde during the Cold War period, focusing on the interrelated questions of performance practices, cultural resistance, and the politics of criticism and scholarship in the U.S. counterculture. This groundbreaking book examines the role of the scholar and critic in the cultural struggles of radical artists and reveals how avant-garde performance identifies the very limits of critical consideration. It also explores the popularization of the avant-garde: how formerly subversive art is eventually discovered by the mass media, is gobbled up by the marketplace, and finds its way onto the syllabi of college and university courses. Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism is a timely and significant book that will appeal to those interested in avant-garde literary criticism, theater history, and performance studies.
“An important study that will raise the bar not only on scholarship of the Black Arts Movement, but on U.S. avant-gardism generally.”
—James Smethurst, University of Massachusetts
Dr. Wayne Carr is a licensed psychologist with a psychotherapy practice in Seattle.
Dr. Carr received his Ph.D. in psychology from University of Nevada Reno in 1992, Biofeedback Certification in 1993, an MA in educational psychology from Northern Arizona University in 1982, and a BA in psychology from Sonoma State University in 1973. He has practiced in California, Nevada, and New Jersey. He is originally from Pasadena, California and is settled permanently in Seattle. He is currently licensed as a Psychologist for the State of Nevada & California.
Dr. Carr draws from his unique background in cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, Primal, Transpersonal & Gestalt therapies, biofeedback, and neurofeedback.
He also has a background in Zen meditation, martial arts, re- birthing, breath work and critical thinking (he was originally a philosophy major). He is developing Psychological Remote Viewing and Therapeutic Remote Viewing for use in psychotherapy, communication and health. He is into aerobics, cycling, windsurfing, hiking, soaking in hot springs and life extension. His main interest is finding ways to integrate the spiritual with the primal-emotional.
Remote viewing is a powerful, teachable, paranormal technique that was developed at Stanford Research Institute and was used by our government for 20 years. When one remote views an object building, a person or an event, one can get a sense of actually being there. One can see and hear the event or person even if it’s 20,000 miles away, or even in the past!
The Zen of remote viewing (Remote viewing might not be what you think it is)
Remote viewing is a unique psychic technique that involves the interdimensional experiencing or intuiting of a particular person, place, energy, idea, emotion, being, abstraction, mind, dimension, body, structure, object, vortex, activity, event or timeline selected by the viewer or by someone else.
(The thing that I remote view is referred to as a “target”.) Most natural psychics say that it is quite a different experience than what they are used to.
When people hear of remote viewing for the first times, they naturally try to categorize it in terms what they already know and have experienced. Once we categorize something, we may limit our ability to discover something totally new and unexpected. You might notice that as some people get older they began to suffer from “hardening of the categories”. They become quick to categorize and dismiss without actually looking to see what is really there.
Remote viewing is a process of discovering the unknown by learning to let go of the known. Remote viewing asks the basic question: “If I put aside all bias, preconceptions and past knowledge, and intend to experience a person, place or activity in a totally fresh way, using my subtle senses, what will I perceive? In doing so, I am purely interested in “what is” and nothing more.
To do this, I must be open with all my subtle senses and with all my Chakras, because I will not know how the impressions might come to me. What I get may not make sense. I must be open to being surprised by what I get, and how I get it. I must attend to the faintest, faintest of impressions. Remote viewing is simply a way of paying attention. It is the subtle dance or interplay of intention and attention. Remote viewing provides a particular structure and sequence to this interplay, almost like a sheet of music provides structure and sequence to the interplay of intention and sound for a musician.
To remote view, I must also not be affected by what I think the “target” is. I must notice my tendency to categorize things and not invest in that activity. I must learn to distinguish between my true intuitive impressions and my own intellectual and emotional stuff that distort my perceptions. I must let go of my projections, “overlays” and deductions, for they are of no help to me. Remote viewing is both discrimination training and a process of learning to let go.