From Latin propagare, ‘to spread, propagate’;
‘that which is to be propagated’.
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Aaron Cheak, PhD and Sabrina Dalla Valle, MFA
THE WORD CHIASMUS comes from the Greek word chiazō, ‘to shape like the letter x’. A chiasmus usually describes rhetorical forms involving inversion and reciprocity, and perhaps the oldest and most immediate chiasmic structures are those found in the fragments of Heraclitus: “Mortals are immortals, and immortals are mortals, living the others’ death, and dying the others’ life. At the heart of the chiasmus is thus a paradox—two opposite conditions are placed in seeming contradiction—yet both are integral to each other’s truth”. (continue reading).
Aaron Cheak, PhD
JEAN GEBSER (1905-1973) was a German poet, philosopher, and phenomenologist of consciousness. He is best known for his magisterial opus, The Ever-Present Origin (Ursprung und Gegenwart, 1949-1953), in which he articulates the structures and mutations of consciousness underpinning the pivotal shifts in human civilisation. Gebser’s key insight was that as consciousness mutates toward its innate integrality, it drastically restructures human ontology and with it civilisation as a whole. Five hundred … (continue reading).
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