A feeling is a knowing, desire or understanding that comes from within a person, and may not be attributed to a sense, or a single sense
Is it possible that when we feel a shock in our body that it can trigger other senses and emotions without us being conscious of it happening?
She also touches on the differentiation of ‘feeling’ versus ‘sensation’… how they are experienced with varying reliability and medium
As to smell good (and be clean) is godly, but to smell bad (and be dirty) is closer to the devil and hell…
Perhaps smell was privileged during this highly religious period in Western history because, as Classens article explains, it was tied to God
I squeezed the camel’s torso noticing that the fibers it is comprised of have a degree of retention…
I tried to understand in my own terms what this could mean; my own prime example: the feeling of butterflies in the stomach when one gets nervous
The account of everything smelling sweet, spiced and perfumed, especially her vomiting her internal organs and wormy open sores was rather hard to take.
I believe the odor of sanctity allows one to take a leap of faith to the non-rational where things cannot be explained in rational logical terms but rather metaphorical depictions that are understood through our sense of sight- what is one without the other?
What is taste without smell? What is smell without vision? What is taste without smell?
To ignore your sense of smell is to ignore a part of the world around you.
…individuals tend to take themselves out of the mindset that there could be more than the five that we are constantly exposed to
Seselelame then is not one of the five senses but it branches off from the five senses.
Seselelame is the ability to feel through the body…
They don’t simply dismiss an experience that they have (driving over a rock) and see it as nothing, they would tell you to listen to your body, and recognize what your body does.
In effect, they ask us to be sensual rather than rational, to be ‘primitive’ rather than ‘civilized.’
I have never thought about the idea of how deprived we are of our sense of touch when we visit museums
Touching and feeling these objects were not allowed and frowned upon
Sight itself is a powerful sensorium and allows us to bring upon memories and imagine what life or the existence of the artefact back in the time period it belonged in – our ability to touch each sensorium and use it to its full potential has simply lost its purpose in a western context.
Natives prized the sense of touch more than sight and as a result were seen as ‘living in the dark’.
As a result of this occularcentric ideology, Natives were seen as lesser beings and ‘unlightened’…
By not allowing ourselves to touch these things we are limiting our sensory experience greatly.
What if our ways of knowing the world are not as obvious, superior and natural as we may think?