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Heterotopia


Ut opi ai sapl acewher eever yt hi ngi sgood;dyst opi ai sapl acewher e ev er yt hi ngi sbad;het er ot opi ai swher et hi ngsar edi f f er ent .

Fr om Gr eekἕ τ ε ρος( hét er osot her ,anot her ,di f f er ent )/τ όπος( " pl ace" )

Het er ot opi ai saconcepti nhumangeogr aphyel abor at edbyphi l osopher Mi chelFoucaul tt odescr i bepl acesandspacest hatf unct i oni nnonhegemoni ccondi t i ons.Thesear espacesofot her ness,whi char enei t her her enort her e,t hatar esi mul t aneousl yphysi calandment al .Foucaul t us est het er m het er ot opi at odescr i bespacest hathavemor el ayer sof meani ngorr el at i onshi pst oot herpl acest hani mmedi at el ymeett heeye.

I ngener al ,ahet er ot opi ai saphysi calr epr esent at i onorappr oxi mat i onof aut opi a,orapar al l elspacet hatcont ai nsundesi r abl ebodi est omakea r ealut opi anspacepossi bl e.


Iwi l lbeusi ngt het er m‘ ’ Het er ot opi a’ ’ t or ef er st ot hel ayer i ngoft her eal i t yi nourmi nds.Toment i ont hatwedon’ texper i encet hewor l dasi ti s.Toi ndi cat et hatdel usi onsar ea mer el ayer i ngoft her eal i t yandt hati l l usi onsf eedsonel ement sf r om t hecommonr eal i t y .

AHet er ot opi aofi l l usi on.


Thi si samer er epr esent at i onali nt er f aceof di al ogue.Thatwascr eat edt ocompr ehend whatIcan’ t .Or i gi nal l y ,t hi si saHet er ot opi c nonut opi cr eal m.Thatf ol l owsaut omat i sm andasi mpl enonor i ent edmi ndpr ocessi ng. Buti nt hi sessay ,Iwasenj oyi ngt hr owi ng t hought si nt ot hi sr eal m.Andobser vi ngat whatpoi ntt heaut omat i sm st ops,andt he gui ded( f i gur at i ve/ phant oms)begi ns.To obser vehownat ur al ,t he‘ ’ ar t i f i ci algr owt h’ ’ canbe.Andmosti mpor t ant l y ,Howmuch l ayer i ngandt wi st s,t het houghtwi l lmani f esti nt hepr ocessofgr owt h. Wi l lat houghtwi n?


Adel usi onst ar t sl i keanyot heri dea,per f ect l yshaped.Att hebegi nni ng,youcan’ tr ecogni zei fanyt hi ngi swr ong.Wehavei deasal lt he t i me,mostdi ebef or et heycangr ow.Ot her st hought sconnect sand cr eat eacont i nuum.Youbui l dont hem. I nor derf oradel usi ont ot hr i ce,ot herst r uct ur ed‘ ’ r at i onal ’ ’ i deas mustbedest r oyed.Onl yt hen,adel usi oncanbl ossom,i taf ul lbl own ps ychosi s.


Iwantt ospeakaboutChuangTzu, whof el lasl eeponeday ,anddr eamt hewasabut t er f l y .Forhour shef l ut t er edhappi l y .Unt i lhenol ongerr emember edt hathewasChuangTzu. Suddenl yhewoke,andhewas ChuangTzuagai n.

Butatt hatmomenthedi dn’ tknow,i f hewasamandr eami ngt obeabut t er f l y ,orabut t er f l ydr eami ngt obea man.


Humanbei ngsexper i encet hewor l dbeyondamer ebi ol ogi cali nt er ac t i on.Weper cei vei tnott hr oughourbodi es,butt hr oughour mi nds.Wef or mi deas,wedebat e.Wemustagr eeonwhati tr eal .

Becauseoft hi s,wear et heonl ycr eat ur eonear t ht hatgoesmad.


Quest i on:Whati fyourr eal i t yi sdi f f er entf r om t hecommonones. Ar eyouawakened?Oramadman?

Phi l i pK. Di cksai dt hatr eal i t yi swhatwhenyoust opbel i evi ngi n i t ,doesn’ tgoaway .


Mor alpani ci sdef i nedaspubl i canxi et yoral ar mi n r esponset oaper cei vedt hr eatt oamor als t andar ds ofsoci et y .Whet herornott het hr eati sr eal .Ther esponsecer t ai nl yi s.Andi ti sof t enexcessi ve.Thedi l emmaher ei st hatmor alpani ccanst ar twi t hasubj ect i ve‘ ’ i nnocent ’ ’ concer n.I tt akesonl yt wopeopl e t ogi veat hi r doneal abel .


Yousee,Humanhavemani f est edt hr oughouthi st or yat endencyt ocr eat ecommondel usi ons.I ti soneaspectofsoci al gat her i ngandhumannat ur e.Tof i ndcomf or ti npopul arbel i eves.I tbecomesacer t ai nr eal i t yandi ti sof t enunshakabl e. Andwhent heyf acesomet hi ngt heycannotcompr ehend. Theypani c.I ft heyt r yt oi dent i f yi twi t ht hei runder s t andi ng ofl i f e.Theywi l ll abeli t . Al so,peopl econdi t i onusweat herbyat t acki ng,j udgi ng,or ev enr emai ni ngsi l ent . Thati swhycer t i t udei st heenemyoff l exi bi l i t yandk i l l scur i os i t y .


si gmundf r eudbel ei vedt hathumans’ per sonal i t i esar edet er mi nedbyhow t hei rpar ent shavedeal twi t ht hei rf i r st ex pl or at i onsandencount erwi t ht he wor l d.(most l ysexualandagr essi ve behavi or )

Iam st ar t i ngt obel ei vet hatt he degr eeofquest i onni ngt hatf i r stexpl or er ,det er mi neshowconnect edwe ar et oourr eal i t y . Condi t i onni ngone’ s chi l dcanr esul ti naf i xedheavi l yl ayer eddel usi ons.

Thechi l di sver ycr eat i ve.Heonl y wantt opl ay .Gr ownuppl aygames ( wi t har esul tt oachi eve) . chi l dr en onl ypl ay . Medi t at i onasapr act i ceal l owst he per sont oescapehi sownt hought s., i t ’ spat t er nsandt heconnect i vi t yof t hemi nd evenf oramoment -.


Peopl ebecomedel usi onalf ordi f f er entr easons.Fort hesmal lones most l yi ti scomf or tandsaf et y .On t heot herhand,Heavydel i r i umsar e si mpl yanescapef r om t her eal i t y .A t wi st edal t er nat escenar i os.These ar ecausedbypai n. I nt r auma,t her at i onali deast hat st r uct ur esourf unct i oni ngcol l apses. Then,evendaydr eami ngcan becomedanger ous.Themi nddoes whati snecessar yt opr ot ecti t sel f . Theper sondoesnotevenr eal i zei t . I tt akesbr aver yt oescaper eal i t y t hough.Thesear epeopl ewho soughtf r eedom i nacondi t i onedenvi r onment . Toescaper eal i t y ,youneedt ounder st andhowt hewor l dwor ks.Del usi onalpeopl et endt omani f esta hi ghl evelofpat t er ni dent i f i cat i on. Par anoi acomesf r om under st andi ngt hepossi bi l i t yofdangert hat ‘ ’ mi ght ’ ’ happen,accor di ngt ot he pat t er n’ sr eadi ngs. Tot hewor l d,t heper soni spar anoi ac ,t ohi m,i ti shi sr eal i t y .


Quest i on:Whati fyourr eal i t yi sdi f f er entf r om t hecommon ones.Ar eyouawakened?Oramadman?

Ihavenoanswerbesi deskeepi ngconnect i vi t yandassur i ng t hef l exi bi l i t yofourt hought sandi nnerwor l ds. Ther ei sal wayst her i skof‘ ’ mor alpani cki ng’ ’ i fyouar ebad sur r ended. Butt hei deaofnott r ust i ngpeopl e, onl ybecauseoft hatpossi bi l i t y ,makemequest i ont hewhol eexi st anceofhumani t y .


Iam wr i t i ngt hi sessayi nor dert or ef l ectont he or i gi nofdel usi ons,andhavemor eunder st andi ngofwor koft hemi nd. Tobeni cet odel usi onalot her s.Vi ol encewi l l onl ypusht hem deepf ur t her . Tot heor i zet hatal l del i r i um comesf r om at wi sti n r eal i t y ,al ayer i ngpr ocessandahet er ot opi c vi si on. Toi nvi t eyout oshakeeachot her ’ si nner wor l d( s) .Andbef l exi bl et owar dchange. Tol ear nhowt obal ancebet weenaut omat i cand gui dedgr owt hoft hedr awi ngs. Tol ear nhowt obal ancebet weennat ur alandar t i f i ci albehavi or ,t hr ought hedr awi ngs.


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