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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 2474
Posted:so what is this dark syncronisity i hear you say

a dark movement is one in which vision plays no part, the movement is felt and experienced through tactile sensations, this enhances control and focus.

a syncronised movement is one where the transition between the staff being out of contact with the body to in contact occurs seemlessly as if the path upon which it travelled where apart of the person.

videos to follow shortly


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:tease!

ummm, what can i think of which is like such, well the dark movment stuff i can get, well you know what i mean......

and sync stuff, hummm, might have to go and play:)

damned having to mow lawns, damned nests of flying ants


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Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:doesn't this just mean like, closing your eyes and doing contact and [censored]?

WTF?

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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:probibly yes!
would be good to see the video tho, rather than just promised it with no follow through :P


Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:contact with closed eyes may possibly recieve a better reaction.

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TheApprovingNinja


TheApprovingNinja

From the Ashes of a Ninja Rise THE HIPS OF RAGE
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 371
Posted:Contact with closed eyes feels great, It's a bit hard to do at workshops though. As for synchoristy or however the hell you spell it I'm assuming that's where your body just happens to move along a line that continues the path of a thrown staff?

Viva UGLY STAFF

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:contact with your eyes shut is indeed very cool. i do it all the time and it helps getting the flow of moves too

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:its all magnets, or maybe ben is really a puppet, controlled by an invisible dark overlord.

maybe...

cheers, pete biggrin


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Howdy Ben,
U and ur wacky names...
Think what your getting at here is important though.

I once met a German lady who was making the most remarkable sculptures. She was 80 something, had only been learning for two years, and had been blind her entire life. cool

A little tip if ur williing to go to the point of practicing a bit blind:
Try using a blindfold. The shift away from visual processing is much stronger when you don't even have the OPTION of opening your eyes. Obviously, take care where you do this hehe

Fine dates & Camel milk,
Kyle


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Kyle McLean
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Kyle McLean

Living it up
Location: Brisbane/Berlin, Australia

Total posts: 364
Posted:Whoopsy redface
Next I'll be posting funny stories about Knoxy's childhood...


ubbangel


Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Oi I don't post stories about Knoxy's childhood! He'd kill me!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:humm,

i got something similar with contact balls, its called "deep stupidity" but its pretty cool catching a btb to elbow stall blind....

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:tried playing compleatly blindfolded.
that is something else, was actually quite supprising to see that i knew where i was, even with throws and stuff, boubles pattens become quite confusing, but the "feeling" for space that you have to bring in can be quite intersting


Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., Uni...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:Written by: newgabe

Oi I don't post story's about Knoxy's childhood! He'd kill me!



we dont need stories about his childhood Gabe, hes doing pretty well at creating great stories now.............

Seeing him on stage at the weekend was priceless..... if only i had a camera, you would have been proud! biggrin ubblol

He looks great in a dress wink ubblol

weavesmiley

*waits for bens video*


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Oh yeah, he's always looked good in a dress. Did he tell you about going on stage at age 14 as Shirley Temple in a blue dress and blonde wig singing the Good Ship Lollipop ?!? At his somewhat macho high school ubblol ubblol

And getting away with it!


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Kyle McLean
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Kyle McLean

Living it up
Location: Brisbane/Berlin, Australia

Total posts: 364
Posted:Written by: newgabe

Oi I don't post story's about Knoxy's childhood! He'd kill me!


umm


Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:oooh now Kyle ubblol ubblol Good to see you back under your own name wink



And you do know that umm is exactly how the Boy would look if he caught me posting bout him!

see ya in the kitchen! We can trade funny looks and fall about laughing hehe nana tongue ubbloco clap ubblol


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:ubblol

come on ben, sort it out and either tell us that this isn't just stick with closed eyes or wow us with a lovely video.....

x
R


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:and if you're going to go around doling out names, make sure you remember to put the 'h' in where it's supposed to be
tongue


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:^^ omg i completely missed that too, roberto!

anyhoo, kudos to you Ben for your use of evocative naming - it appears that one person's poetry is another's train schedule.


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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:Synchronicity doesn't actually mean synchronise or anything like that...its all about so called coincidences. smile

Synchronicity is a word created by the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung to describe the alignment of "universal forces" with the life experiences of an individual. Jung believed that many experiences perceived as coincidences were not merely due to chance, but instead reflected the creation of an event or circumstance by the "co-inciding" or alignment of such forces. The process of becoming intuitively aware and acting in harmony with these forces is what Jung labeled "individuation." Jung said that an individuated person would actually shape events around them through the communication of their consciousness with the collective unconscious.

Jung spoke of synchronicity as being an "acausal connecting principle" (ie. a pattern of connection that is not explained by causality).


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:biggrin

Getting to the other side smile

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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:biggrin

Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:was jung a greek ?


synchronicity = coincidence

synchronized = to occur at the same time; be simultaneous. To operate in unison. Greek sunkhronizein, to be contemporary, from sunkhronos, contemporaneous.


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:was jung a greek ?


synchronicity = coincidence

synchronized = to occur at the same time; be simultaneous. To operate in unison. Greek sunkhronizein, to be contemporary, from sunkhronos, contemporaneous.

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If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Carl Gustav Jung was Swiss

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:thanks star!! i learned something useful today!
jung's concept of synchronicity resonates with that recurring sense of deja vu i have....

*apologies* ben! we'll talk contact on your thread soon yeh?

it spose it would be more considerate to link to a fresh social discussion thread on modern psychoanalysis/llama jokes instead of leading this thread further off-topic..


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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:was Jung a geek?

Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:ubblol

Getting to the other side smile

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Groovy_Dream
SILVER Member since May 2005

Groovy_Dream

addict
Location: , Australia

Total posts: 449
Posted:Written by: bluecat

was Jung a geek?



Well he did have glasses. NARRRR. Then again, he was good with the ladies. Maybe he was one of those geeks who pulled the chicks.

Dark synchronicity eh? Maybe that happens when you creatively visualise bad things happening. I know I'm not game to try it :P.


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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:if you wish to discuss this further, i've started a thread in Social Discussion biggrin

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/show...5/o/all/fpart/1


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