Weekly most moving moment: A quote on religious experience of kama muta

„The Russian Orthodox liturgy is new to me. For hours, I stand in the cathedral, amidst these Russian people, taking my cues from them as I participate in the liturgy – moving, bending, crossing myself when they do these things. My legs are tired from the standing; my heart, light …

The European Fundraising Association: Can kama muta increase people’s propensity to donate?

The European Fundraising Association (EFA) reports on kama muta and how the emotion can be linked to fundraising campaigns. They demonstrate with some interesting videos how previous campaigns from charity organisations might have already used kama muta in order to stimulate people to donate.If you have examples from the charity …

Weekly most moving moment: Two quotes about the dead and kama muta

This week we are looking exactly in the opposite direction we looked last week. We will see two examples of how death can be closely connected to feelings of Kama Muta: „The body of the deceased affords the most direct consubstantial assimilation with her or him. In some cultures, survivors …

Weekly most moving moment: A moving quote from the Swiss psychologist Édouard Claparède

Contemplant un jour un beau bébé de deux ans, frais et rose, aux cheveux bouclés, qui dormait paisiblement en plein air, caressé par le soleil d’une douce matinée en printemps, j’ai été ‘emu’. — Édouard Claparède, in L’émotion „Pure“ (1930) [Observing one day a beautiful two-year-old baby, fresh and pink, with …

Weekly most moving moment: A moving quote from astronaut Sam Durrance

„The Earth is dramatically beautiful when you see it from orbit, more beautiful than any picture you’ve ever seen. It’s an emotional experience because you’re removed from the Earth but at the same time you feel this incredible connection to the Earth like nothing I’d ever felt before.“  — Astronaut Sam …