Be A Participant-Observer: A Personal View

“Healing is not a science but the intuitive art of wooing nature”

W.H. Auden

Anthropologists describe human interactions from what is called the “Participant Observer” mode. The late anthropologist, Gregory Bateson, who I studied with and admired, would have himself filmed as he filmed his field work. This would provide a context for anyone viewing his work. It included the observer and whatever influences contributed to his ultimate findings.(For further information regarding Gregory…



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