JL & Husserl

cartmel at alphalink.com.au cartmel at alphalink.com.au
Fri Oct 8 00:22:04 UTC 2021

Hi Rob,
Thanks for these references.
Yes – Moreno was keen on existentialism – especially Kierkegaard as birthing what JL saw as the 
‘intellectual’ phase of it.
These days it is very crude to lump Heidegger and Husserl in the existentialist camp; even as 
phenomenological existentialists.
But we can see what JL was valiantly trying to accomplish. A vitalized ‘I-Exist’ consciousness as 
further emergence [if not evolution] of 19th C German Idealism post- his beloved Vienna.

Our difficulty is that our contemporary culture is hell-bent on forms of ‘science’. We all want to 
understand some-one and some-thing before we want to value them or ‘it’.
If IAGP is to connect to this ‘science’ malady we will need to find ways to show we see the limits of 
understanding as obsession.

I just saw a documentary on Elon Musk’s space [Mars]  probe. Pundits were saying Musk is a 
prophet for the Universe [God-head] that is calling us to a new inter-planetary intelligence. If that is 
the case should we then run small group-work dressed in astronaut suits so we are socio-metrically 
more aligned to the God-head?
Of course it was easier in the 1970s to go hippie and just drop-out. Wear flowers and not space 

My understanding is Husserl got gobbled up by the science of Lacan’s 1980s layered symbology.
It is entertaining to ponder what Moreno’s antidote to that would have been.

Best Til Next,

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