COACHING PHENOMENOLOGY AND FLOW
Megan is a future champion at pole vaulting but her further improvement is limited because her coaches cannot stand in her shoes and know what she is experiencing. They make and interpret observations through the prism of their own earlier experiences, which are irrelevant. Applying the phenomenology of philosopher Martin Heidegger, she refocusses, recording, analysing and modelling her lived experience. She self-coaches, helped with biomechanics and psychology by Chance, her physicist boyfriend who researches risk taking and flow.
Turkeys Not Bees tells their personal philosophical journeys, becoming opposed by new regulations of the athletics and Covid authorities. They are leaders in a campaign, with non-violent civil disobedience, against takeover by a Spectacle, created by media, capitalism and nanny states, of overreach in sport, health, academia and employment. This an exciting story of individual fulfilment that achieves excellence.
The latest of my six novels on Amazon, it is reviewed on my blog: martinknox.com
Individual Versus Collective
Turkeys Not Bees is a new book about individualists who, like Australian Brush Turkeys, enjoy lives of independence and freedom, tolerating others. They are opposed by Honey Bees, who are enslaved by the rulers of their collectives, stopped from breeding and have enforced treatments.
Many humans, influenced by Debord’s spectacle with its appearance of egalitarianism, are brainwashed to accept nanny-state overreach with bee-like servitude. The book has an exciting philosophical story about Chance, a physicist and his girlfriend Megan, who resist takeover by the nanny state with non-violent civil disobedience.
Available on Amazon. Reviewed on my blog: martinknox.com