Moshe Feldenkrais

Embodied Wisdom: The Collected Papers of Moshe Feldenkrais

Edited by Elizabeth Beringer

Embodied Wisdom contains some of Feldenkrais's most concise and accessible writings. These thoughtful articles and lively interviews explore a diverse range of both Moshe's interests and inspirations. Some of the most prominent themes include—the importance of bodily expression, the primacy of hearing, sleep and consciousness, movement and its effect on the mind, and many more. This book provides the readers with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the scientific and spiritual principles behind the Method and offers sound strategies for incorporating it into their lives.

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Edited by Elizabeth Beringer

Embodied Wisdom contains some of Feldenkrais's most concise and accessible writings. These thoughtful articles and lively interviews explore a diverse range of both Moshe's interests and inspirations. Some of the most prominent themes include—the importance of bodily expression, the primacy of hearing, sleep and consciousness, movement and its effect on the mind, and many more. This book provides the readers with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the scientific and spiritual principles behind the Method and offers sound strategies for incorporating it into their lives.

Embodied Wisdom: The Collected Papers of Moshe Feldenkrais includes all of Feldenkrais's English language articles and interviews and is a must-have for Feldenkrais enthusiasts. The articles span a period between 1965 to Feldenkrais's death in 1984. The book was carefully edited by Elizabeth Beringer and contains some of Feldenkrais's most concise and accessible writings. David Zemach-Bersin has written an inviting foreword that helps make the book a wonderful introduction to the Method. The volume contains something for everyone, with articles relating to the theater, martial arts, learning, awareness and consciousness, and with in-depth discussions of the Method.

From the editor's intro: "Taken together, the articles and interviews become greater than the sum of their parts, forming a diverse and textured whole. The text offers many different points of entry for those unfamiliar with Feldenkrais ideas and at the same time provides plenty of territory for in-depth study for the serious student of Feldenkrais work."

From the foreword: "I hope that the publication of this important and long overdue book will help bring his uniquely original and innovative ideas the recognition and the critical analysis they so deserve, and that readers will appreciate this small volume, which is so large in outlook and vision."

Table of Contents
PART 1: Articles
  1. Bodily expressions, translated from the French by Thomas Hanna
  2. Mind and Body
  3. On the Primacy of Hearing
  4. On Health
  5. Man and the World
  6. Awareness Through Movement
  7. Self-Fulfillment Through Organic Learning, edited by Mark Reese
PART 2: Interviews
  1. Image, Movement, and Actor: Restoration of Potentiality, interview with Richard Schechner and Helen Schechner, translated and edited by Kelly Morris
  2. Feldenkrais Revisited: Tension, Talent, and the Legacy of Childhood, interview with Joanna Rotte
  3. The Extraordinary Story of How Moshe Feldenkrais Came to Study Judo, interview with Dennis Leri
  4. Moshe Feldenkrais Discusses Awareness and Consciousness with Aharon Katzir, edited and with an introduction by Carl Ginsburg
  5. Movement and the Mind, interview with Will Schutz
  6. The Forebrain: Sleep, Consciousness, Awareness, and Learning, interview with Edward Rosenfeld
  7. An Interview with Moshe Feldenkrais, The New Sun



Moshe Feldenkrais, D. Sc. (1904 - 1984) began developing what has become known as the Feldenkrais Method after he sustained a crippling knee injury while working in England during World War II. His own recovery process and subsequent wide-ranging research resulted in the creation of a unique educational system that incorporated his background in physics, Judo, and a lifelong interest in human development. By the end of Dr. Feldenkrais’s life, the Feldenkrais Method had gained an International reputation and he had trained a significant number of teachers. The Method that bears his name continues to evolve and spread across the globe.

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