Collective Intimacy w/ Bonnitta Roy & Jim Rutt
A dialogue on group coherence, somatic & creative intimacy, and dangerous ideas
I recently had a dialogue with Bonnita Roy and Jim Rutt on the subject of collective intimacy, which was prompted by a tweet exchange exploring intimacy as “both the problem and the solution.”
We discuss the context of the exchange, today’s shallowness & loneliness epidemics, Bonnitta’s recent retreat at the Monastic Academy, intimacy as the breakdown of self-other boundaries, somatic markers of the truth-sense, porous membranes, “actual thought rather than simulated thinking,” my experience of collective intimacy at an Emerge conference, Dunbar numbers & nested group coherences, embodied conceptualization & why it’s needed now, Jim’s experience at early GameB meetings, intimacy & risk-taking, the limits of pro-sociality, speaking dangerous ideas, regaining bodily play, attachment as a feature not a bug, why intimacy isn’t attachment, and much more.
The audio is available here: https://www.jimruttshow.com/euvie-and-bonnitta
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