Is a New Life Possible? Deleuze and Philosophical So(u)rcery

This is my clarification of Deleuze and Guattari and how their philosophy can be helpful in everyday life. Published in 2013 by Deleuze Studies Journal. I now realise it contains many germs of my current practice of Philosophical Counseling as transmutation. I became a so(u)rcerer.

https://philarchive.org/archive/MIRIAN

Abstract

In his dialogues with Claire Parnet, Deleuze asserts that: ‘Whether we are individuals or groups, we are made of lines’ (Deleuze and Parnet 2007: 124). In A Thousand Plateaus (with Guattari), Deleuze calls these kinds of ‘lifelines’ or ‘lines of flesh’: break line (or segmental line, or molar line), crack line (or molecular line) and rupture line (also called line of flight) (Deleuze and Guattari 2004a: 22). We will explain the difference between these three lines and how they are related to the ‘soul’. We will also explain how a singular individual or group can arise from the play of the lines. Eventually, we will introduce the concept of ‘Creal’ to develop the Deleuzian figure of the ‘Anomal’, the so(u)rcerer.

 

Author: Dr Luis de Miranda

Crealectician, PhD, author, philosophical counselor

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