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    The medium is the massage.

    The electronic media have skinned us alive and now our central nervous system is on the outside and sensitive to the slightest touch.

    So when our central nervous system was on the inside, we were insulated by our bodies against the insults and slights of everyday life, but now we have no insulation and are shocked by insults and slights. And that is why insults have been banned on this site.

    And so it behoves us to learn to use our haptic sense, that is, our sense of touch. To this end I enrolled in a massage course. It may as well have been called a haptic course. And it has changed my life.

    Before I would only look but now I touch as well. And interestingly as I develop my haptic sense, I find my other senses are coming alive as well, such as my sense of taste, my aural sense and my proprioceptive sense. And as we have as many as fifteen senses, we have much to explore.

    Of course since the invention of the printing press in 1440, print has been privileging the eye, but since the invention of the electric telegraph in 1840, the other senses have been coming into play.

    The paton saint of the internet Marshall McLuhan told us the medium is the message as we discover for ourselves that the medium is the massage.

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    I still don't follow a lot of what you say, but it makes me want to get a massage tomorrow...

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    The thread title is priceless couldnt have mistyped any better myself
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    + = ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    The thread title is priceless couldnt have mistyped any better myself
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    entropie, you hit 10,000!

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    Massage.... that sounds very nice. Anyone want to come over and give me one?
    Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.

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    Smile Goldilocks' Porridge

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle99 View Post
    Massage.... that sounds very nice. Anyone want to come over and give me one?
    There's all kinds of massage. There is self massage and baby massage and every day I give my favourite dog, Page, a massage as well as my favourite cat, Jasper.

    I have discovered coconut oil and I soothe myself by massaging myself with coconut oil.

    But most of all I massage you every day with this medium.

    And as we become more attuned to our hapitic sense we feel whether the touch is too lite or too heavy, or like Goldilocks' porridge, just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaLuminosity View Post
    I still don't follow a lot of what you say, but it makes me want to get a massage tomorrow...
    You can of course have an imaginary massage.

    Imagine massaging your forehead back to your temples. And every stroke matches your every breath. So you are massaging your face to the rhythm of your breathing. Notice how your breathing changes and change the pace and intensity of your strokes. And as you massage your face and listen to your breathing, you become one with your breathing, and your breathing becomes one with you.

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