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Bibliography of "Betwixt and Between"

including references to liminality and Neti Neti

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Bibliographical annex to Living as an Imaginal Bridge between Worlds: Global implications of "betwixt and between" and liminality (2011). Previously distributed as Explorations of "Betwixt and Between"


The extraordinary phrase "betwixt and between" -- historically associated with evocative folk tales and myth -- is now widely used in a variety of contexts. This is evident in the references below to those obliged to live "between worlds" to some degree and variously confronted by their contradictions -- also recognized as a "twilight zone". Of particular relevance is any sense of being "caught between worlds" as a "dweller in a twilight zone". The experience is the subject of both serious study and a theme of creative cultural exploration in works of imagination. However the bibliography includes very few of the many references to commentaries from a pagan, wiccan or shamanistic perspective -- readily to be found by web searches.

Additional references are provided at the end of this document, notably with respect to "inside/outside". The items in the bibliography, with the indicative addition of some (of the many) focusing on liminality, can be roughly grouped as follows:


Manuel Aguirre. The Lure of the Limen: an introduction to the concept, uses and problems of liminality. Gateway Press, 2006

Jesús Benito and Ana Mª Manzanas (Eds.). The Dynamics of the Threshold: essays on liminal negotiations. Gateway Press, 2006

Daniel Bertaux, Thomas P. Boje and Susan McIntosh (Eds.). BETWIXT -- Between Integration and Exclusion: a comparative study in local dynamics of precarity and resistance to exclusion in urban contexts. 2002 [text]

Gernot Böhme. The Aesthetics of Atmospheres: ambiances, atmospheres and sensory experiences of spaces. Routledge, 2016

Christian Borch. Architectural Atmospheres. Birkhauser, 2014

Joseph L. Bower. Solve the Succession Crisis by Growing Inside-Outside Leaders. Harvard Business Review, November 2007 [text]

Diane Caney:

Erebos. Betwixt and Between. South African Pagan Council (SAPC), 23 November 2008 [text]

Tonino Griffero. A tmospheres: aesthetics of emotional spaces. Routledge, 2014

Tess Moeke-Maxwell. InSide/OutSide Cultural Hybridity: Greenstone as Narrative Provocateur [text]

R. W. Momeyer. Philosophers and the public policy process: inside, outside, or nowhere at all? Journal Med Philos, 1990 Aug;15, (4), pp. 391-409 [abstract]

Claire Montanaro. Betwixt and Between Times., 2008 [text]

Andrew Moore. Australian Aboriginal Cosmologies: Inside/Outside. 2006 [text]

Susan J. Newton:

Michael Karlsson Pedersen. The Light Touch: towards an aesthetic of half-thingification. University of Southern Denmark [text]

Deborah Pike. Sharon's Wall and the Dialectics of Inside/Outside. Borderlands e-journal, 5, 3, 2006 [text]

Sundar Sarukkai. Inside/outside: Merleau-Ponty/Yoga. Philosophy East and West, October 2002 [text]

Isabel Soto (Ed.). A Place That Is Not A Place: essays on liminality and text. Gateway Press, 2000

Philip Sutton (Ed.). Betwixt-and-Between: essays in liminal geography (Studies in Liminality and Literature). Gateway Press, 2002

Bob Trubshaw. The Metaphors and Rituals of Place and Time: an introduction to liminality or Why Christopher Robin wouldn't walk on the cracks. At the Edge, 1996 [text]

J. Turner. Betwixt and Between: a mixed media expose of the epistemologies of cyberspaces and beyond places. Queensland University of Technology [text]

Victor Turner:

Arnold Van Gennep. The Rites of Passage. University of Chicago Press, 1972

E. Victor Wolfenstein. Inside/outside Nietzsche: psychoanalytic explorations. Cornell University Press, 2000

Judith H. Young:

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