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❚ somatic ❚ embodiment ✱ Edward Maupin

body epiphany the somatic insight

a particular experience, the “body epiphany,” (less dramatically, the “Somatic Insight,” an initial discovery of the body/mind unity, a discovery which matures into a more sustained state of “embodiment,”) was important in the beginning of the Somatic Movement, a new relationship with the body seemed to coalesce in the late 1960’s … that body is an on-going process in the here-and-now; that it possess an acute intelligence quite apart from conscious thought; and that how awareness is distributed in it determines consciousness … When broadened and deepened, this initial insight becomes “embodiment,” which could be considered our central term