THE METAPHORIC BODY

THE METAPHORIC BODY

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853021527
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Leah Bartal is an artist, teacher and therapist living in London, and has been Tutor/Director in theatre schools. She leads 'Journey into Myth' workshops in the UK, Denmark and Norway, practices Psychosynthesis and teaches T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Nira Ne'eman lives in Israel, is Head of Movement Department and Integrated Arts at 'Oranim' Kibbutz School of Education, Lecturer in Dance Therapy at Leslie College, Boston USA and Tel Aviv, and teaches T'ai Chi Ch'uan. She works in hospitals and leads 'Metaphoric Journey' workshops in Israel and the USA.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction. Stepping Stones: Sources and Wisdom from East and West. The Creative Process. The Way We Work. How to Use This Book. RESOURCES OF THE PHYSICAL BODY I: The Body from Anatomy to Metaphor. Skeleton - Bone, Muscle, Skin. Hands - Communication, Touch, Stories. Back - Sensitivity, Awareness, Expressiveness. Pelvis - Centre of Power, Tan T'ien. Feet - Grounding, Animals. Breathing - An Expression of Wholeness. Rigid and Soft. Personal Stories. RESOURCES OF THE PHYSICAL BODY II: The Body in Relationship to Objects. Rosemary - Developing Free Association. Plants and Trees as Metaphor. Masks - Masked Images of the Soul. The Body in Relationship to Works of Art: Individuals in a Museum Environment. The Body as Social Communicator. Circles. Boundaries - Individual Space and Limits. Density and Open Space. Polarities and Opposites: Movement and Stillness. Hands - Relating, Feeling, Sensing. The Mother. Childhood Landscape. Personal Responses. TAOIST ELEMENTS. The Allegorical Journey. The Symbolic Journey. RESOURCES OF THE MYTHOLOGICAL BODY I: Biblical Stories. Rebekah - The Decisive Woman. Leah and Rachel - Two Faces of Woman. The Scapegoat - Aspects of the Human Shadow. Deborah. Dry Bones - Ezekiel's Dream. RESOURCES OF THE MYTHOLOGICAL BODY II: Stories from Greek Sources. Aphrodite - Queen of Heaven: The Tasks of Psyche. Oedipus - The Classic Tragedy of Understanding One's Own Fate. The Marriage of Ariadne and Dionysus. Epilogue. Appendix. Bibliography.

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