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The Much-at-Once

Bruce W. Wilshire


This reflective journey ventures an open exploration of ecstatically experienced embodiment. It seeks to rediscover the fullness of life in the world by relocating us in a more complete activation of the body’s potentials. Wilshire builds on William James’s concept of the much-at-once to name the superabundance of the world that surrounds, nourishes, holds, stimulates, and feeds us from all directions through the medium of our experiencing bodies. Extensive reflections on music serve to exemplify this. The author employs the dynamism and multiplicity of the fugue as a metaphor for how we weave ... More

Keywords: American experience, ecstasy, embodiment, Greek tragedy, hearing, holism, music, sacred energies, William James

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823268337
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823268337.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce W. Wilshire, author
Rutgers University