Oceanic Feeling

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



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