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Offering from the Conscious Body
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OFFERING FROM THE CONSCIOUS BODY reveals both the theory and practice of a unique body-based process that is cathartic creative healing and mystical as presented by Janet Adler the presiding voice in the field. This Western awareness practice encourages the individual to experience the evolving relationship with oneself another the collective and the divine through the natural impulses of conscious movement compassionate witnessing and clear articulation of experience. Through the vivid examples taken from her own practice Adler demonstrates that physical movement can invite direct experience of spiritual truths. The reader is led through the multiple layers within the discipline - moving and witnessing in dyads and then groups in the presence of a witnessing teacher - to develop a comprehensive and experiential understanding of this innovative way of work. Designed for professionals and laypersons interested in psychology bodywork mystic traditions or personal transformation the discipline of Authentic Movement is at the cutting edge of emerging Western healing practices. * Uses sample sessions and descriptive theory to explain the discipline. * Based on the author's 35 years of movement work.
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Janet Adler, with a Ph.D. in Mystical Studies, teaches the discipline of Authentic Movement in the United States and Europe and was the founder and director of The Mary Starks Whitehouse Institute, the first school devoted to the study and practice of the discipline. She is the author of Arching Backward and of two films: Looking for Me, documenting her work with autistic children, and Still Looking, reflecting her work in the discipline of Authentic Movement. She lives in northern California where she also works as a hospice chaplain.

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" Janet Adler's shaping of Authentic Movement is a significant response to a widely felt needs for a spiritual practice that is both embodied and non-authoritarian. "Offering from the Conscious Body" gives a lucid description of each element of the discipline of Authentic Movement and its impact on the soul. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this area of human development." " A remarkable guide to this spiritual, kinetic, transformative practice." " A remarkably subtle guide to discovering who we are in the present moment through the spontaneous movements of our bodies." " An unusual book?-a novel approach to self-discovery through movement and careful observation . . . a slowing down to step into Presence." " In the richness of her offering, Janet embodies the mystical journey present in all of humanity. Her writing inspires us from the soul of antiquity." " This text promises to find its place among the primary literature on movement written in this epoch. I would teach from it, and I would recommend it to others." " Janet Adler's "Offering from the Conscious Body" is an outstanding contribution?beautifully written, rich with information, scholarly, and deeply moving. Her definitive work on the origins, theory, and practice of Authentic Movement is a great gift to us all." " "Offering from the Conscious Body" is a tour de force for exploring the further realms of our essential human development." " Janet's astonishing ability to track and articulate the development of this work makes her writing a?necessity for those of us who know about Authentic Movement and for others on similar journeys?who seek to know about the relationship of the body to psychological healing, artistic impulse, and?experience of the numinous." & quot; An unusual book?-a novel approach to self-discovery through movement and careful observation . . . a slowing down to step into Presence.& quot; "An unusual book?-a novel approach to self-discovery through movement and careful observation . . . a slowing down to step into Presence." "Janet Adler's Offering from the Conscious Body is an outstanding contribution?beautifully written, rich with information, scholarly, and deeply moving. Her definitive work on the origins, theory, and practice of Authentic Movement is a great gift to us all." "An unusual book--a novel approach to self-discovery through movement and careful observation . . . a slowing down to step into Presence." "Janet's astonishing ability to track and articulate the development of this work makes her writing a necessity for those of us who know about Authentic Movement and for others on similar journeys who seek to know about the relationship of the body to psychological healing, artistic impulse, and experience of the numinous." "A remarkably subtle guide to discovering who we are in the present moment through the spontaneous movements of our bodies." "In the richness of her offering, Janet embodies the mystical journey present in all of humanity. Her writing inspires us from the soul of antiquity." "Janet Adler's "Offering from the Conscious Body" is an outstanding contribution?beautifully written, rich with information, scholarly, and deeply moving. Her definitive work on the origins, theory, and practice of Authentic Movement is a great gift to us all." "Janet Adler's shaping of Authentic Movement is a significant response to a widely felt needs for a spiritual practice that is both embodied and non-authoritarian. "Offering from the Conscious Body" gives a lucid description of each element of the discipline of Authentic Movement and its impact on the soul. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this area of human development." "This text promises to find its place among the primary literature on movement written in this epoch. I would teach from it, and I would recommend it to others." ""Offering from the Conscious Body" is a tour de force for exploring the further realms of our essential human development." "A remarkable guide to this spiritual, kinetic, transformative practice." "Janet Adler's shaping of Authentic Movement is a significant response to a widely felt needs for a spiritual practice that is both embodied and non-authoritarian. "Offering from the Conscious Body" gives a lucid description of each element of the discipline of Authentic Movement and its impact on the soul. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this area of human development." "Janet's astonishing ability to track and articulate the development of this work makes her writing a?necessity for those of us who know about Authentic Movement and for others on similar journeys?who seek to know about the relationship of the body to psychological healing, artistic impulse, and?experience of the numinous." "Janet Adler's "Offering from the Conscious Body" is an outstanding contribution?beautifully written, rich with information, scholarly, and deeply moving. Her definitive work on the origins, theory, and practice of Authentic Movement is a great gift to us all." "In the richness of her offering, Janet embodies the mystical journey present in all of humanity. Her writing inspires us from the soul of antiquity." "This text promises to find its place among the primary literature on movement written in this epoch. I would teach from it, and I would recommend it to others." ""Offering from the Conscious Body" is a tour de force for exploring the further realms of our essential human development." "A remarkably subtle guide to discovering who we are in the present moment through the spontaneous movements of our bodies." "A remarkable guide to this spiritual, kinetic, transformative practice." & quot; Janet Adler's shaping of Authentic Movement is a significant response to a widely felt needs for a spiritual practice that is both embodied and non-authoritarian. Offering from the Conscious Body gives a lucid description of each element of the discipline of Authentic Movement and its impact on the soul. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this area of human development.& quot; & quot; Janet's astonishing ability to track and articulate the development of this work makes her writing a?necessity for those of us who know about Authentic Movement and for others on similar journeys?who seek to know about the relationship of the body to psychological healing, artistic impulse, and?experience of the numinous.& quot; & quot; Janet Adler's Offering from the Conscious Body is an outstanding contribution?beautifully written, rich with information, scholarly, and deeply moving. Her definitive work on the origins, theory, and practice of Authentic Movement is a great gift to us all.& quot; & quot; In the richness of her offering, Janet embodies the mystical journey present in all of humanity. Her writing inspires us from the soul of antiquity.& quot; & quot; This text promises to find its place among the primary literature on movement written in this epoch. I would teach from it, and I would recommend it to others.& quot; & quot; Offering from the Conscious Body is a tour de force for exploring the further realms of our essential human development.& quot; & quot; A remarkably subtle guide to discovering who we are in the present moment through the spontaneous movements of our bodies.& quot; & quot; A remarkable guide to this spiritual, kinetic, transformative practice.& quot;

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