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Embodied wisdom

A new book

Embodied wisdom: The collected papers of Moshe Feldenkrais

is now available.

Editor, Elizabeth Beringer, has collected a collection of articles and interviews, by and with, Moshe Feldenkrais between 1964 and 1981.

Elizabeth notes that these writings comprise all of the generally unavailable, and mostly unpublished, of Moshe’s shorter works.

“I believe that the unity of mind and body is an objective reality.
They are not just parts somehow related to each other, but an inseparable whole while functioning.
A brain without a body could not think … the muscles themselves are part and parcel of our higher functions.”
from the article ‘Mind and body’ 1964

More importantly, the articles are easy to read and give concise descriptions of the Feldenkrais Method from differing perspectives.

My favourite aspect is the photographs of a younger Moshe in different environments, such as in judo uniform and being thrown by his sister.