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This publication is predicated on contributions round the concept of the elegant and its presence, avoidance or use in modern psychotherapeutic perform. it's a respond to the yearnings of the folk of our time for an acknowledgement and an honouring of the transpersonal, the attractive, the soul-full and the rules of perennial knowledge.

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Extreme states of human feeling and consciousness . . ' that in fact are our common birthright in the sense that we are all sexual beings. The pornographic imagination as Sontag describes it is not exploitative, nor does it point to sexual deficiency or lack, but celebrates the possible in desire through ' . . the voluptuous yearning for the extinction of one's consciousness . ' Expression of this erotic imagination is also not a secular indulgence, but offers a 'spiritual risk' and involves one in the ...

In another performance, Finlay expressed breast milk on to black velvet in a spoof on action painting. A parody of striptease reverses the process, so that Finlay begins naked except for shoes and hat, and erotically puts on her clothes until fully dressed. A review describes her feminist, body-based, performance art as expressing 'what women really want, as opposed to the . . ' What Mona Hatoum wanted was to film an endoscopic exploration of her body's Sublime Moments in the Body of the Double Pelican 49 interior, set to a soundtrack of sucking and gurgling intestine.

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