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Spacious Body: Explorations in Somatic Ontology

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In Spacious Body, Jeffrey Maitland brings his knowledge and personal experience of Buddhism, phenomenology, alchemy, psychoanalysis, and the bodywork system of Rolfing to bear in forging concepts adequate to an understanding of embodied experience.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 25th 1994 by North Atlantic Books
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This book is currently changing the world as I believe I know it. Regularly mind-blowing, downright epiphantic, genuinely thoughtful, I have rarely so enjoyed deep, dense philosophy on such a visceral level.

The book eplores bodily perceptions of reality--how our bodies orient to reality, how trauma, patterns of growth, psychological issues, etc. change the way a body relates to the world around it. Your body reflects and is your perception of the world. It pays to know what it's saying.
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Great - especially the first 5 or so chapters (the last few chapters get repetitive). Not nearly as impenetrable as the title makes it sound. Combines so many topics I've been interested in for a long time - the body, structures, emotions, psychologies in space and time, conflict, etc...
Alan Caramatti
An excellent look into the mind-body written by a man who has firsthand experience with Zen, Rolfing and teaching philosophy.
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