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Entering Not-knowing: Psychotherapy and the Value of Embodied Spiritual Development in the Discipline of Authentic Movement

The spiritual dimension As I dance, especially in my many years of practicing the Discipline of Authentic Movement, time and again I experience states of great clarity, coherence and wholeness. They are neither accompanied by personal emotions, nor can they … Continue reading

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Authentic Movement, Somatic Inquiry, and Post-traumatic Strengths

What follows are three video clips, with comments by the two people in them, Aileen Crow and Annette Geiger, captured extemporaneously during a break at an informal movement-oriented retreat. The work they share here serves to illustrate one of the … Continue reading

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So What About Ducks?

This piece arose from Authentic Movement done by Ruthellen Griffin, a noted grief counselor and play therapist. We include it here as a wonderful example of what can be revealed in our moments of unknowing. What can emerge from our … Continue reading

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Psalmology Part Two by Julie Leavitt

In this video clip, I describe how to join in the practice of Psalmology; a combination of authentic movement and spiritual direction. The following poems were written during my morning practice described previously in Part One of Psalmology. I wrote … Continue reading

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Psalmology by Julie Leavitt

I close my eyes, as I’ve done thousands of times. I keep them closed. I sense my body: feet to the cool wooden floor which I love, breath full throughout my torso, spine straight and sensing its own steady rhythm. … Continue reading

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Among the Redwoods by Paul Herriot

I come to the garden alone While the dew is still on the roses – From In The Garden, by C. Austin Miles          I go to the redwoods for solace. To reflect. To find peace. At dawn and … Continue reading

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Witness Consciousness and the Origins of a New Discipline

Paula Sager’s master’s thesis is an inquiry into how the inner witness develops within the experience of relationship between mover and witness. Her research leads to evidence that, over time, individuals practicing Authentic Movement experience a transformation of inner capacities … Continue reading

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Everyday Healing

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Oddball Movement

by Paula Gallagher A few years ago, I took a job at a large corporate institution. Their work environment was very formal and conservative, which felt strange and alienating to me.  I was not very happy there and one morning, … Continue reading

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Health and the Body: A Tantric View

by Rudolph Ballentine, M.D. In his new book, Kali Rising, Rudolph Ballentine M.D. presents a holographic view of our current world crises through a modern Tantric perspective. His focus is on the dynamism between two basic aspects of the universe—the … Continue reading

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