Embodied Wisdom: The Collected Papers of Moshe Feldenkrais

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More than fifty years ago, Moshe Feldenkrais began developing the extraordinary movement-based learning method that bears his name. Embodied Wisdom is the first collection of Feldenkrais's articles and interviews published in English, and includes some of the most accessible examples of Feldenkrais's writing. Taken together, the writings form a diverse and textured whole, offering many different points of entry for those unfamiliar with Feldenkrais's ideas and at the same time providing long-time students of the ...

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Overview

More than fifty years ago, Moshe Feldenkrais began developing the extraordinary movement-based learning method that bears his name. Embodied Wisdom is the first collection of Feldenkrais's articles and interviews published in English, and includes some of the most accessible examples of Feldenkrais's writing. Taken together, the writings form a diverse and textured whole, offering many different points of entry for those unfamiliar with Feldenkrais's ideas and at the same time providing long-time students of the method new territory for in-depth study.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Feldenkrais's work is innovative, gentle, and often strikingly effective.… I recommend the Feldenkrais Method to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies."
—Andrew Weil, MD

"The Feldenkrais exercises are ingenious."
—Sir Yehudi Menuhin, KBE, renowned violinist and student of Moshe Feldenkrais

"Feldenkrais has studied the body in movement with a precision I have found nowhere else."
—Peter Brook, OBE, theater and film director

"This is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function."
—Anthropologist Margaret Mead on the Feldenkrais Method

"Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais's method will be of great benefit to all of humanity. From my own experience, I know the remarkable results achieved."
—David Ben-Gurion, first prime minister of Israel

"Moshe Feldenkrais was one of the twentieth century's most original thinkers. This volume presents Feldenkrais's most concise and cohesive statements on the theory behind his work.… I hope the publicatio of this important and long-overdue book will help bring his ideas the recognition and the critical analysis they so deserve. I believe the Feldenkrais Method has the potential to help millions of people."
—David Zemach-Bersin, cofounder of the Feldenkrais Institute of New York

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556439063
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 810,784
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Editor's Introduction xxi

Part 1 Articles 1

1 Bodily Expressions, translated from the French Thomas Hanna 3

2 Mind and Body 27

3 On the Primacy of Hearing 45

4 On Health 53

5 Man and the World 59

6 Awareness Through Movement 69

7 Self-Fulfillment Through Organic Learning Mark Reese 77

Part 2 Interviews 91

8 Image, Movement, and Actor: Restoration of Potentiality Richard Schechner Helen Schechner Kelly Morris 93

9 Feldenkrais Revisited: Tension, Talent, and the Legacy of Childhood Joanna Rotté 113

10 The Extraordinary Story of How Moshe Feldenkrais Came to Study Judo Dennis Leri 127

11 Moshe Feldenkrais Discusses Awareness and Consciousness Aharon Katzir Carl Ginsburg 161

12 Movement and the Mind, interview Will Schutz 179

13 The Forebrain: Sleep, Consciousness, Awareness, and Learning Edward Rosenfeld 191

14 An Interview with Moshe Feldenkrais, The New Sun 203

Notes 215

Photograph Credits 221

A Biography of Moshe Feldenkrais 223

About Elizabeth Beringer 227

About David Zemach-Bersin 227

Resources 229

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