DEEP ETHOLOGY also refers to deep levels of organization that are as far into behavioral phenomena as possible before leaving science and entering metaphysics. Rilke speaks to this …
If I were to tell you where my greatest feeling, my universal feeling,
the bliss of my earthly existence has been,
I would have to confess: It has always, here and there,
been in this kind of in-seeing,
in the indescribably swift, deep, timeless moments
of this divine seeing into the heart of things.
(Rainer Maria Rilke, 1987)
Epigraph to “Phenomenology of Practice” by Max van Manen (2007. Phenomenology & Practice, Volume 1 (2007), No. 1, pp. 11 – 30).