Spirituality of the Body: Bioenergetics for Grace and Harmony
Hardcover: 209 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co (May 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0025758713
- ISBN-13: 978-0025758711
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
From Library Journal
Lamenting the split between mind and body that has scarred Western spiritual life, psychoanalyst Lowen claims that spiritual and physical healing happens in a state of grace, when the ego and the body are harmoniously reunited. Lowen argues that repressed emotions cause muscular tension, more often than not stretching this argument too far. For example, nearsightedness is presented as an emotional rather than a physical condition: "When feeling is expressed through the eyes, vision always improves." Broad generalizations abound, conclusions are drawn on slim evidence, and much of the content is a rehash of Lowen's Bioenergetics . The latter chapters dealing with love, faith, and graciousness are refreshing and insightful, but as a whole this work is recommended only for the most ardent adherents of alternative healing.
- Amy A. Canadee, Cuyahoga Cty . P.L., Cleveland
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The greatest book from Alexander Lowen., October 26, 1999
All of Lowen's books are a MUST for anyone interested in health, freedom and emotional vitality, but The Spirtualiity of the Body is for me his greatest. I consider it one of the most important books of the 20th century. This may sound overblown, but if you really understand this book it will transform your life. It offers real solutions to a deteriorating society. Lowen's writing style reaches its most beautiful level of clarity and cleanness in this wonderful addition to his amazing series of books.