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What a Body Knows

Finding Wisdom in Desire



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What a Body Knows by Kimerer L. Lamothe
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When we blame desire for our dissatisfaction, we cut ourselves off from the best guidance we have for finding health and well being. There is wisdom in desire, though we have learned to ignore it. Trained to think and feel and act as if we were minds living in and over bodies, we tend to perceive our desires as unruly forces that we must control - or be controlled by. But our desires are us. They are what we are creating in the moment. When we learn to find and move with the wisdom they contain, we become who we can be, and unfold what we have to give. "What a Body Knows" illustrates how, in relation to three life-enabling desires - our desires for nourishment, physical intimacy and spiritual fulfillment. Food. Sex. Spirit.

Author Biography

LaMothe, a philosopher, dancer, and scholar of religion, lives with her life-partner and their four children on a farm in rural New York. After seven years teaching at Brown and then Harvard Universities, where she completed two books, many articles, and performed two original solo dance concerts, LaMothe moved to the country to co-found Vital Arts-a center for creating life-affirming responses to the challenges of our time. An award-winning author, she has received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Center for the Study of World Religions, both at Harvard. Her previous books are: Nietzsche's Dancers (Palgrave MacMillan) and Between Dancing and Writing (Fordham University Press).
Release date NZ
March 5th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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