I Am A Personal History: The Formation of a Sexual Consciousness

I Am A Personal History: The Formation of a Sexual Consciousness

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A look into history tracing the development of consciousness through a line of thinkers accumulating in a sexual conception of the self. — Pamphlet – 33 pages © 1985, Revised Edition, 2010

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I AM, Socrates
“Who are you?” I heard answers such as, “I am a shepherd” or “I am a potter.” I do not mean what do you do but “Who are you?” One man responded that he was a spirit. I asked him what he meant by that. He did not know. Another said he was only his body which disintegrated at death. I asked him how he knew that. He could not tell me. Most people I ask the question to just walk away. They apparently do not like that question, it seems to upset their equilibrium. It upsets mine some, too. (Page 3)

I AM, Augustine
It seems to me that I am on a journey, a journey of struggle to find my place in life. Shall I just have faith that life is its own place and contained within itself is its own purpose and direction? I seek solace from this struggle and feel relief when I accept my limitations and place my life into the hands of the life movement itself. (Page 7)

I AM, Schopenhauer
The answer is not so difficult. I only need ask myself what is it I must do to find the answer. I must engage my will. Without first a willingness to do something, to move or think for example, nothing happens. The reason why this inquiry into the question “Who am I?” is occurring is because of will. Take that will away and there isn’t any inquiry or process in motion at all. Take away will and there isn’t any life. Is not life but an enactment of the will to live? (Page 17)

I AM, Thoreau
In my center of solitude I experience myself alone, completely alone. From this true aloneness, and only from it, may I reach out and extend my hand to another whereupon if he, too, extends his hand, we may touch and join together in our own solitude. I only touch upon that purity. I need not hold malice towards any man, and will not receive malice from another man. (Page 21)

I AM, Martin Buber
Let us include this other in our conception of ourselves. Let us know that although we are an individuality so, too, are we a connection. If we do not know our touch with that other, we do not know it with ourselves. If we do not know the touch of our existence relationship, what do we or what can we possibly know? I hold my being in the relationship of myself and the other for I, am relationship. (Page 29)

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