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176
50 black and white line drawings and 70 black and white photographs
246 x 189
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28 November 2022
Handspring Publishing

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Anatomy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Somatics, Yoga, Dance

The Memory Palace of Bones

Exploring embodiment through the skeletal system

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The Memory Palace of Bones – exploring embodiment through the skeletal system is an unprecedented exploration of the anatomy of the bones of the body, and a unique set of reflections on the role each individual bone plays in our lives, looking at both its physical and energetic contributions. The book began as a proposal from Dr Rockwell who wanted to write a work focused on the bones of the body, in a manner similar to Lauterstein’s earlier book Putting the Soul Back in the Body1, which focused on the major muscles of the body, looking at their role in our structure and movement, and more generally in our lives. In discussion together they decided to write the book as an exchange of “letters” on each bone, partly inspired by John Berger and John Christie’s beautiful correspondence, I Send You This Cadmium Red.

There is no other book quite like this one. No-one else has explored the existential significance of each of the bones of our body. The field of mind-body medicine and healthcare is growing, yet there are few “enlightened” anatomy books. In The Memory Palace of Bones, the authors offer an inspiring, beautifully written book on this deeper layer of the body-mind. Those who read the book will enjoy a deeper insight into the essence of the core layer of their body and lives. The authors’ intention has been to look at the skeletal system in a similar way to that in which the author Deane Juhan, in his book Job’s Body, looks at the muscles and the nervous system. Written and presented in an imaginative and highly readable style the book describes the specific bones and, where appropriate, the joints as well. It combines the anatomical expertise of the authors with their appreciation for the beauty of the body and uniquely arises from two lifetimes involving extensive clinical expertise as well as valuing imagination as a source of wisdom and depth. Seeing and discussing bones as a wisdom source is a topic that until now has never been systematically covered. The Memory Palace of Bones – exploring embodiment through the skeletal system provides that source of wisdom in a highly readable format. It will be read and treasured by practitioners and students of massage therapy, bodywork, movement professionals, Zero Balancers, chiropractors, osteopaths, Rolfers, body-centered psychotherapists, students and teachers of yoga, performing artists and other health professionals as well as by laymen wanting a greater understanding of and connection to their bodies.

Reference

  1. Lauterstein, D. Putting the soul back in the body: A manual of imaginative anatomy for massage therapists. 1985. Self-published by the author.

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David LAUTERSTEIN

David Lauterstein is co-owner of The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and is the founder and teacher of Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method. He is a Zero Balancing faculty member and a member of the Zero Balancing Health Association and the Association for Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

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Jeff ROCKWELL

Dr Jeff Rockwell DC has been in private practice since 1979, specialising in the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, as well as practicing cranial osteopathy, polarity therapy and Zero Balancing Neurodynamics, as well as his own Polyvagal Touch Therapy.

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The Memory Palace of Bones

Exploring embodiment through the skeletal system

£29.95 GBP / $40.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

The Memory Palace of Bones – exploring embodiment through the skeletal system is an unprecedented exploration of the anatomy of the bones of the body, and a unique set of reflections on the role each individual bone plays in our lives, looking at both its physical and energetic contributions. The book began as a proposal from Dr Rockwell who wanted to write a work focused on the bones of the body, in a manner similar to Lauterstein’s earlier book Putting the Soul Back in the Body1, which focused on the major muscles of the body, looking at their role in our structure and movement, and more generally in our lives. In discussion together they decided to write the book as an exchange of “letters” on each bone, partly inspired by John Berger and John Christie’s beautiful correspondence, I Send You This Cadmium Red.

There is no other book quite like this one. No-one else has explored the existential significance of each of the bones of our body. The field of mind-body medicine and healthcare is growing, yet there are few “enlightened” anatomy books. In The Memory Palace of Bones, the authors offer an inspiring, beautifully written book on this deeper layer of the body-mind. Those who read the book will enjoy a deeper insight into the essence of the core layer of their body and lives. The authors’ intention has been to look at the skeletal system in a similar way to that in which the author Deane Juhan, in his book Job’s Body, looks at the muscles and the nervous system. Written and presented in an imaginative and highly readable style the book describes the specific bones and, where appropriate, the joints as well. It combines the anatomical expertise of the authors with their appreciation for the beauty of the body and uniquely arises from two lifetimes involving extensive clinical expertise as well as valuing imagination as a source of wisdom and depth. Seeing and discussing bones as a wisdom source is a topic that until now has never been systematically covered. The Memory Palace of Bones – exploring embodiment through the skeletal system provides that source of wisdom in a highly readable format. It will be read and treasured by practitioners and students of massage therapy, bodywork, movement professionals, Zero Balancers, chiropractors, osteopaths, Rolfers, body-centered psychotherapists, students and teachers of yoga, performing artists and other health professionals as well as by laymen wanting a greater understanding of and connection to their bodies.

Reference

  1. Lauterstein, D. Putting the soul back in the body: A manual of imaginative anatomy for massage therapists. 1985. Self-published by the author.
Paperback, eBook

1
176
50 black and white line drawings and 70 black and white photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
28 November 2022
Handspring Publishing

£29.95 GBP / $40.00 USD

Anatomy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Somatics, Yoga, Dance

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David LAUTERSTEIN

David Lauterstein is co-owner of The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and is the founder and teacher of Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method. He is a Zero Balancing faculty member and a member of the Zero Balancing Health Association and the Association for Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Read More ›

Jeff ROCKWELL

Dr Jeff Rockwell DC has been in private practice since 1979, specialising in the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, as well as practicing cranial osteopathy, polarity therapy and Zero Balancing Neurodynamics, as well as his own Polyvagal Touch Therapy.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
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instructors
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your class?
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