Not Only The Only Authorized Bio, But Most Worthwh
September 25, 2015
mark notzon from Decatur, Michigan United States
There is no privilege in being the first to review this book; the greater value is in saying (I hope) something intelligent. I must further confess that I have not yet read the entire opus. I took the advice of Carol Kress Reese who states in her preface that â€œpractitioners .. and readerx... will find their own pathway (italics mine) to the treasure it holds.â€ I first covered the account of Feldenkrais and the Gurdjieff work, the comparison with Wilhelm Reich and the tangled (is there a better word?) relationship between the Feldenkrais and F. M. Alexander schools.
Reesâ€™s comparison of various schools and their degrees of influence on Feldenkrais are thorough and fair. In no way does Reese become a mouthpiece for an ideology (the McThink of thinking) turning Feldenkrais into a father figure to be worshiped, an unfortunate feature of Ernest Jonesâ€™s early biography of Freud. The worst fate of a creative iconoclast is to become an idol. .