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Embodied Wisdom

Author : Moshe Feldenkrais
ISBN : 9781583944196
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An educational system of neuromuscular re-education known for its gentle approach, the Feldenkrais Method has been shown to dramatically improve individual functioning by increasing self-awareness and facilitating new patterns of thinking, moving, and feeling. Intended for those who need to improve their movement repertoire for professional reasons–-dancers, musicians, martial artists, gymnasts, and athletes–-as well as those wishing to reduce pain or limitations in movement, Feldenkrais is based on the idea that learning to move better can improve anyone’s overall health on many levels. Using Moshe Feldenkrais’s own words, Embodied Wisdom clearly explains the basic principles underpinning his techniques, Awareness Through Movement (ATM) and Functional Integration (FI). These thoughtful articles and lively, sometimes humorous interviews explore a diverse range of subjects: the importance of bodily expression, the primacy of hearing, the mind-body connection, martial arts, sleep and consciousness, movement and its effect on the mind. Embodied Wisdom gives readers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the scientific and spiritual principles behind the Method and offers sound strategies for incorporating it into their lives.
Category: Health & Fitness

Embodied Wisdom

Author : Alison Pryer
ISBN : 9781617352232
Genre : Education
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Embodied wisdom: Meditations on memoir and education by Alison Pryer, Ph.D. explores the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit within diverse educational contexts. Evocative, sensual prose carries the reader on a journey through the personal and the remembered in a layered series of autobiographical essays, each one affording deeper insights into the ways in which the inner, emotional life of an educator is intertwined with everyday embodied practice. This is a provocative text, alive with the richness and complexity of pedagogical experience, one that acknowledges the presence of the body, the spirit, the passionate, the subjective, the intuitive, the chaotic, and the sacred in all the relationships that make teaching and learning possible. In speaking beyond the limitations of dualistic pedagogy, in its diverse forms and locations, Embodied wisdom enters at times into unexpected and little explored pedagogical territories, engaging with educational contexts that our dualistic culture often denigrates, dismisses, or considers taboo. This work offers readers subtle understandings of the centrality of love, desire and eros in teaching and learning; carefully examines the connections between powerful family and school pedagogies, including “domestic” violence against women and childhood sexual abuse; opens up a textual space in which to contemplate the contemporary relevance of the ancient wisdom of Zen pedagogy; and gives serious consideration to the role that the public pedagogies of popular culture play in the formation of personal and cultural identity. The work of healing our dualistic educational culture is a significant political and ethical undertaking – a matter of social justice. Embodied wisdom is a book that lights the way for those who want to engage in meaningful cultural transformation. It is, above all, a generative and hopeful text, one that makes possible new kinds of conversations. It will be of interest to curriculum theorists and teacher educators, as well as those engaged in holistic education, social ecology, women’s and gender studies, and cultural studies. This awardwinning, ground breaking exploration of memoir as methodology is also an exquisitely written resource for those engaged in innovative artsbased and autobiographical research.
Category: Education

Embodied Wisdom

Author : Joy Colangelo
ISBN : 9780595295517
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Embodied wisdom tells us that we have a great capacity to change brain function through proper movement. But powerful culture pressures dictate the way we move and underlies some of our personal failures, our aches and pains, and our feelings of apathy when it comes to changing our lives"--Page 3 of cover.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Trust Your Senses

Author : Deb Lange
ISBN : 0995437203
Genre : Business & Economics
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Trust Your Senses is an inspirational read for anyone interested in transforming the anxiety, overwhelm and confusion that comes from living in a world full of abstract ideas devoid of our whole human nature. New navigation tools are shared that have been developed from the practices of holistic human development, social artistry, play and nature.
Category: Business & Economics

The Thinking Hand

Author : Juhani Pallasmaa
ISBN : 0470779292
Genre : Architecture
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In our current global networked culture that puts so much emphasison the virtual and the visual, the mind and the body have becomedetached and ultimately disconnected. Though physical appearance isidolised for its sexual appeal and its social identity, the role ofthe body in developing a full understanding of the physical worldand the human condition has become neglected. The potential of thehuman body as a knowing entity – with all our senses as wellas our entire bodily functions being structured to produce andmaintain silent knowledge together – fails to be recognised. It is only through the unity of mind and body that craftsmanshipand artistic work can be fully realised. Even those endeavours thatare generally regarded as solely intellectual, such as writing andthinking, depend on this union of mental and manual skills. In The Thinking Hand, Juhani Pallasmaa reveals themiraculous potential of the human hand. He shows how the pencil inthe hand of the artist or architect becomes the bridge between theimagining mind and the emerging image. The book surveys themultiple essences of the hand, its biological evolution and itsrole in the shaping of culture, highlighting how thehand–tool union and eye–hand–mind fusion areessential for dexterity and how ultimately the body and the sensesplay a crucial role in memory and creative work. Pallasmaa herecontinues the exploration begun in his classic work The Eyes ofthe Skin by further investigating the interplay of emotion andimagination, intelligence and making, theory and life, once againredefining the task of art and architecture through well-groundedhuman truths.
Category: Architecture

Dancing Wisdom

Author : Yvonne Daniel
ISBN : 0252029666
Genre : Performing Arts
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Concentrating on the Caribbean Basin and the coastal area of northeast South America, Yvonne Daniel considers three African-derived religious systems that rely heavily on dance behavior--Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahamian Candomblé. Combining her background in dance and anthropology to parallel the participant/scholar dichotomy inherent to dancing's "embodied knowledge," Daniel examines these misunderstood and oppressed performative dances in terms of physiology, psychology, philosophy, mathematics, ethics, and aesthetics. "Dancing Wisdom offers the rare opportunity to see into the world of mystical spiritual belief as articulated and manifested in ritual by dance. Whether it is a Cuban Yoruba dance ritual, slave Ring Shout or contemporary Pentecostal Holy Ghost possession dancing shout, we are able to understand the relationship with spirit through dancing with the Divine. Yvonne Daniel's work synthesizes the cognitive empirical objectivity of an anthropologist with the passionate storytelling of a poetic artist in articulating how dance becomes prayer in ritual for Africans of the Diaspora." --Leon T. Burrows, Protestant Chaplain, Smith College'
Category: Performing Arts

Wisdom Embodied

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 9781588393999
Genre : Buddhist sculpture
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The Metropolitan Museum's collection of Chinese Buddhist and Daoist sculpture is the largest in the Western world. In this volume, archaeological discoveries and scientific testing and analysis serve as the basis for a reassessment of 120 works ranging in date from the 4th to the 19th century.
Category: Buddhist sculpture

The Wisdom Of The Body

Author : Erik Shonstrom
ISBN : 9781475840667
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Combing cutting edge science and educational philosophy, The Wisdom of the Body offers practical, effective advice for anyone interested in how humans learn and think. With compelling arguments in favor of an embodied approach to school, Shonstrom illuminates the power of learning through physical, sensory experiences, and challenges traditional approaches in education by offering dynamic, ground-breaking examples of how an embodied pedagogy could revolutionize learning.

Nietzsche On Consciousness And The Embodied Mind

Author : Manuel Dries
ISBN : 9783110391657
Genre : Philosophy
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Nietzsche’s thought has been of renewed interest to philosophers in both the Anglo- American and the phenomenological and hermeneutic traditions. Nietzsche on Consciousness and the Embodied Mind presents 16 essays from analytic and continental perspectives. Appealing to both international communities of scholars, the volume seeks to deepen the appreciation of Nietzsche’s contribution to our understanding of consciousness and the mind. Over the past decades, a variety of disciplines have engaged with Nietzsche’s thought, including anthropology, biology, history, linguistics, neuroscience, and psychology, to name just a few. His rich and perspicacious treatment of consciousness, mind, and body cannot be reduced to any single discipline, and has the potential to speak to many. And, as several contributors make clear, Nietzsche’s investigations into consciousness and the embodied mind are integral to his wider ethical concerns. This volume contains contributions by international experts such as Christa Davis Acampora (Emory University), Keith Ansell-Pearson (Warwick University), João Constâncio (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Frank Chouraqui (Leiden University), Manuel Dries (The Open University; Oxford University), Christian J. Emden (Rice University), Maria Cristina Fornari (University of Salento), Anthony K. Jensen (Providence College), Helmut Heit (Tongji University), Charlie Huenemann (Utah State University), Vanessa Lemm (Flinders University), Lawrence J. Hatab (Old Dominion University), Mattia Riccardi (University of Porto), Friedrich Ulfers and Mark Daniel Cohen (New York University and EGS), and Benedetta Zavatta (CNRS).
Category: Philosophy

Adult Education And The Pursuit Of Wisdom

Author : Elizabeth J. Tisdell
ISBN : 9781118133279
Genre : Education
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Delve into the nature and mystery of wisdom in adult education, and what it might mean for the practice of adult education in the complexity of changing times. This issue begins with a look at the nature of wisdom, the wisdom of nature, and how it relates to current issues in the field of adult education. It then looks to neuroscience and the evolution of sacred knowing to explore the connection between learning and wisdom. Covering transcendent and practical wisdom, the issue then draws on Eastern, Western, and Mideastern cultural and religious perspectives to develop a fuller understanding of wisdom. Finally, it covers the aspects of gender and/or culture in relation to wisdom, though in quite different ways. This is the 131st volume of the Jossey–Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, this indispensable series explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
Category: Education

The Embodied Image

Author : Juhani Pallasmaa
ISBN : 9780470711910
Genre : Architecture
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The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture Juhani Pallasmaa All artistic and architectural effects are evoked, mediated and experienced through poeticised images. These images are embodied and lived experiences that take place in ‘the flesh of the world', becoming part of us, at the same time that we unconsciously project aspects of ourselves on to a conceived space, object or event. Artistic images have a life and reality of their own and they develop through unexpected associations rather than rational and causal logic. Images are usually thought of as retinal pictures but profound poetic images are multi-sensory and they address us in an embodied and emotive manner. Architecture is usually analysed and taught as a discipline that articulates space and geometry, but the mental impact of architecture arises significantly from its image quality that integrates the various aspects and dimensions of experience into a singular, internalised and remembered entity. The material reality is fused with our mental and imaginative realm. The book is organised into five main parts that look at in turn: the image in contemporary culture; language, thought and the image; the many faces of the image; the poetic image; and finally the architectural image. The Embodied Image is illustrated with over sixty images in pairs, which are diverse in subject. They range from scientific images to historic artistic and architectural masterpieces. Artworks span Michelangelo and Vermeer to Gordon Matta-Clark and architecture takes in Modern Masters such as Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto, as well as significant contemporary works by Steven Holl and Daniel Libeskind.
Category: Architecture

Wisdom S Wonder

Author : William P. Brown
ISBN : 9780802867933
Genre : Religion
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Wisdom's Wonder offers a fresh reading of the Hebrew Bible's wisdom literature with a unique emphasis on "wonder" as the framework for understanding biblical wisdom. William Brown argues that wonder effectively integrates biblical wisdom's emphasis on character formation and its outlook on creation, breaking an impasse that has plagued recent wisdom studies. Drawing on various disciplines, from philosophy to neuroscience, Brown discovers new distinctions and connections in Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Each book is studied in terms of its view of moral character and creation, as well as in terms of the social or intellectual crisis each book identifies. Most general treatments of the wisdom literature spend too much time on issues of genre, poetry, and social context at the neglect of discussing the intellectual and emotional power of the wisdom corpus. Brown argues that the real power of the wisdom corpus lies in its capacity to evoke the reader's sense of wonder. An extensive revision and expansion of Brown's Character in Crisis (Eerdmans, 1996), this book demonstrates that the wisdom books are much more than simply advice literature: with wonder as the foundation for understanding, Brown maintains that wisdom is a process with transformation of the self as the goal.
Category: Religion

The Way Of Wisdom

Author : Margaret Silf
ISBN : 9780745957524
Genre : Religion
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Wisdom for life's journey from around the world
Category: Religion

Finding Inner Courage

Author : Mark Nepo
ISBN : 9780857386960
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In Finding Inner Courage, Mark Nepo invites readers to explore their own inner core through the stories of ordinary people, from a variety of traditions. These are people who have faced themselves: people who have stood by the courage of their convictions in moments both great and small. The book is divided into three sections - finding our inner core, standing by our inner core and sustaining the practice of living from that place. Nepo's broad range of stories and people, of traditions and insights, offers myriad ways for readers to relate to their own search for courage.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Women S Intuition

Author : Paula M. Reeves
ISBN : 1573241563
Genre : Psychology
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Explores the biochemical relationship between mind and body to reconnect women to the intuition that is encoded in their DNA
Category: Psychology

Virtue And The Voice Of God

Author : Daniel J. Treier
ISBN : 9780802830746
Genre : Religion
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Theology has its deepest roots as a course of study that leads to wisdom. Yet with the growth of the academy it began to be sidetracked into a fixation with the predictable results of science. In this illuminating study, Daniel Treier retrieves this older, deeper understanding and connects wisdom in theological education to the theological interpretation of scripture, giving rise to a renewed understanding to the role of virtue. Engaging in dialogue with a number of prominent proponents of theological interpretation of scripture, Treier builds on a biblical theology of wisdom that involves daily lives of all God's people. Ultimately, Treier connects educational discussions of theology and hermeneutical discussions through a Trinitarian understanding of wisdom. As a result, the increasingly diverse forms and social locations of theology can be integrated into the mainstream of theological reflection. Filled with interdisciplinary wisdom, Virtue and the Voice of God is a timely recovery of the essential conversation between theological education, virtue and the interpretation of scripture.
Category: Religion

The Last Days

Author : Edward Irving
ISBN : OXFORD:600005165
Genre : End of the world
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Category: End of the world

Jung And Educational Theory

Author : Inna Semetsky
ISBN : 9781118297322
Genre : Philosophy
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Jung and Educational Theory offers a new take onJung’s work, providing original, rich and informativematerial on his impact on educational research. Explores Jung’s writing from the standpoint ofeducational philosophy, assessing what it has to offer to theoriesof education Highlights Jung’s emphasis on education’s role inbringing up integrated and ethical human beings Offers the perspectives of a diversity of academics andpractitioners, on topics ranging from the role of the unconsciousin learning to the polytheistic classroom Both a valuable addition to the academic library and asignificant new resource in the professional development ofteachers
Category: Philosophy

Leadership For An Age Of Wisdom

Author : Chris Branson
ISBN : 9048129966
Genre : Education
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This book provides a clear, comprehensive, and compelling description of the nature, characteristics, and prerequisites of wisdom-led leadership. It not only includes a detailed description of what is meant by wisdom-led leadership but also it describes how wisdom-led leadership can be developed based on current research data. In other words, practical ways to promote wisdom-led leadership are described. In addition, a metaphysical foundation in support of wisdom-led leadership is provided along with a detailed analysis of how this form of leadership can better prepare the leader to confidently and capably attend to their relational and organisational development demands, which are pivotal to their success. Finally, the fundamentally important and influential external issues of performance management, vision, goals, and accountability are discussed at length with respect to their potentially detrimental impact on the achievement of wisdom-led leadership. Embracing wisdom-led leadership does not mean that we have to forgo what performance management, vision, goals, and accountability procedures seek to achieve. It just means that these desired outcomes need to be achieved differently.
Category: Education