Oceanic Feeling (with reference to Roman Rolland and Freud): a feeling of limitlessness and oneness, becoming aquatic.
‘Like a sheet of water which I feel flushing under the bark’ (Rolland, in Parsons, 1999, p.16-17).
‘I feel very much protected when I’m underwater. . . . I feel as though the sea is on my side.’ (free diver Tanya Streeter in The Guardian).
‘A flood; a torrent of waves; a delicious immersion; a feeling of drowning; arriving in a liquid that rolls, shakes, exhausts and draw one up’ (Clement, 1994, p.201).
Bayonne, France, 9-10 of August 2018
For more reading:
Bosanquet, A. (2005). Luce Irigaray’s Sensible Transcendental: Becoming Divine in the Body. Transformations, 11, Edges & Centres. http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Bosanquet_Transformations11.pdf