The primary aims of the Guitar Craft History Project are to:
1. continue learning from our prior experiences & experiencing;
2. transmit information to new & subsequent generations of students;
3. develop insights & ideas that are presently under-appreciated, ignored and/or in danger of being forgotten;
4. develop harmony, personally & within the group;
5. hold our Aim in front of us.
One way of approaching the Guitar Craft History Project is to see it as an extension of the daily practice of recapitulation.
At the end of our day, before our head hits the pillow, we re-capitulate, re-experience, re-member the events & arisings of our day.Recapitulation: making a connection to our experiences & experiencing in the past enables us to continue learning from them.Re-experiencing enables us to digest the content of our experiencing, to nourish us today & better support our tomorrow.Remembering connects us to our Aim.We make a connection to the content of our prior experiencing.
When this connection is established, we may be surprised to discover that there is no separation in time
between our experiencing then & now; ie the present moment of our experiencing has extended.
As this practice becomes more established, even the experiencing of our very early lives may become available to us.
Who, When, Where, Why?
Who am I?
Where do I come from?
What brought me here?
What is my aim?
What led to that happening?
Who else was present?
What did I do?
What was done to me?
Why was this taking place?
What were the results of this event?
How has this effected how I live my life today?
What relationship does this bear to my present life aim/s?
Simply put, what does my experience mean to me, really, today?
There are different ways & kinds
of experiencing; eg through ideas & patterns of thinking; feeling & affective states; and practical, hands-on, visceral application & engagement.
There are different qualities of experiencing; eg a Point of Seeing
is a direct & instantaneous connection to what is seen. In a sense, there is no distance between the Observer, the Observed & the Observing.