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Consciousness manifesting as sentience

"Consciousness manifesting as sentience (matter) is the human experience. Our game, task, joy should be in the movement and/or interplay between these two experiences rather than preferring one to the other. It is the interplay that is important." Rupert Sheldrake

Appreciation of duality

"Soma refers to the lived body, more than a mere physical corpus of flesh and bones. It is the recognition of the body that is simultaneously object and subject.  Aesthetics is this mindful attention and appreciation of this duality."

Richard Shusterman

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Your body is the seat of consciousness

"Your body is a wonder. It is a masterpiece of the cosmos. It is the seat of consciousness. We don’t know the value of our bodies. Our bodies contain all the information of the history of the cosmos. In every cell of your body you can access the history of life. Mother earth is in you. We are made of sunshine, fresh air and fresh water. To value that wonder is all you need for inner peace and happiness."Thich Nhat Hanh 

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Kinesthetic Interaction and

Cosmological Connection

Ancient indigenous traditions practiced kinesthetic interaction in their spiritual practices. For example, in the kinesthetic world of the southern African Kalahari San, the shaking experienced in San healing dances profoundly informs the San of their cosmology. Bradford Keeney claims that “by using our body in the same way we might get a glimpse at, not only the San art of healing, but a more widely found religious phenomenon, ‘shaking medicine’, the original medicine.”Bradford Keeney

Body Tissue

“The tissues possess an infallible memory for trauma. Everything is recorded in them.” Jean-Pierre Barral & Alain Croibier (2000). Trauma: An osteopathic approach. Eastland Press.

Body Movement

“Muscles that do not move are muscles that are not sensed”. There must be a movement in order to stimulate the sense endings within the muscle and in the joints.” Hanna, T. 1993. “The Body of Life”, Healing Arts Press, p.54

The body refuses to be ignored

“For both clinicians and their clients there is tremendous value in understanding the psychophysiology of trauma and knowing what to do about its manifestations. In essence, the body of the traumatized individual refuses to be ignored.” The body remembers: the psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment (2000) By Babette Rothschild

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