The Grammar of Living by David G. Cooper

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There are needless to say many large families in which the parents have never experienced orgasm, since there is no necessary relation between procreation and sexual exas if perience. At this point let me repeat that orgasm is a matter of the right involuntary pelvic muscular contractions and, at the apex, a state ofno-mind-very much like in an epileptic though of course not with the same sequence of events. * This must have some to the fact that men make slower changes class relation in therapy than women, in general, because therapy should involve orgasmic moments; the exception being men already well in touch with their female aspect and overtly homosexual men once they realize that the therapist is not trying to * convert' them sexually - or in the fact that the therapist is able to see homosexuality not as a disease but rather the lack of adequate homosexual experience as the disease.

That is 19 the most vital political act of The problem is that of achieving a sufficient closeness to our deaths within living experience so that, with our fear well contained, all. we may lucidly take the political simple risks necessary to initiate the complex revolutionary strategies by which we shall free ourselves to our oppression in from the bad habit of consenting class and national terms, and to genocidal ecocide and to the minds. now near final loss of our On Becoming Aware To eliminate that preposterous, reified, abstract construct *The Unconscious* - without detracting from its historically limited usefulness - we shall have to deploy simple concepts such as experience and action.

I don't know if I was biologically dead on the "outside" in this time. It was death as a space beyond where we are now - but which we the hole, or in which one grabs hold of can experience something of now. After the nothing I be- came a crouched ape-like stone effigy which gradually moved into life as the " space-time me'M then experienced a rush of "paranoid" fantasies in which I felt that the had entered the room and that I was about to be "busted" on every conceivable, fantastic, or not so fan- police tastic, charge - anarchistic deviation, every sort of alone in this as but I of fear, 5* drug every sort of sexual offence.

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