Steve, I quickly read the mentioned Epistemology Paper (so please correct any misunderstandings or misquotes), but based on what I understand, would it be correct to say the following:
...That the "and logic" of hypnosis (simply defined as co-experiencing two contrasting ideas, like weight and lightness) is a part of the experience which helps therapists and clients break up the linear model of explanation? (For example, instead of a linear progression of thoughts in a paragraph, the "and logic" brings about a singular experience, as if experiencing the thought of an entire paragraph in a single word.) This could create an experience of rest and presence (present) that could be used to help a client move forward towards their desired goal?
...That the practice of confusion within therapy, is part of the language of co-creation?
...That Erickson's comments about what he was doing during an induction (noticing a pulse, muscle tonality, shifts in language, etc.) were less a linear prescriptive (first you notice a change in the client, then comment on it to deepen the trance) but were more descriptive of the creative process (i.e., this what was going on during the experience of co-creating)?
...That, although Erickson's work is creative and future-oriented, it gives a nod to some linear progression from present to future? (ie - the creative work done in therapy will lead to some sort of desired change for the client.) Said another way, he utilized the timeline of causation from past to present to what he felt was more useful, namely, present to future.
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