Utilizing artistic-creative and heuristic methodologies, this thesis examines the role a meditative photographic practice can play in relating an individual to the surrounding world. Drawing on the work of Carl Jung, James Hillman, Robert Sardello, and other depth psychologists, as well as the writings of photographers and artists such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Wassily Kandinsky, this thesis presents a series of photographs that, for the author, capture some of the beauty suffusing his everyday world. The effects of these photographs are then situated within the context of the concepts of the anima mundi and Martin Buber’s I-Thou style of relation. The author’s experience during this practice will be presented as a case study suggesting that a simple, regular appreciation of small moments of beauty serves to situate one in one’s environment and restore one to a stronger felt body-sense.
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|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Multimedia Communications, Counseling Psychology, Spirituality|
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