The Memory Palace of Bones: Exploring Embodiment through the Skeletal System
by David Lauterstein and Jeff Rockwell
This unprecedented exploration of the anatomy of the bones of the body is a unique set of reflections on the role each individual bone plays in our lives, looking at both its physical and energetic contributions. To experience a meaningful and holistically healthy life, it’s important to delve into the innermost places within you. This book provides you with valuable insights, inspiration, practices, and wisdom that arise from the deepest structures and energies in your body–your living bones.
Written and presented in an imaginative and highly readable style, the book describes each individual bone and, where appropriate, the surrounding joints. It combines the anatomical expertise of the authors with their appreciation for the beauty of the body, presenting a unique perspective that values extensive clinical expertise as well as imagination as a source of wisdom and depth.
Seeing and discussing bones as a wisdom source is a topic that until now has never been systematically covered. The Memory Palace of Bones will be read and treasured by practitioners and students of massage therapy, bodywork, movement professionals, Zero Balancers, chiropractors, osteopaths, Rolfers, body-centered psychotherapists, students and teachers of yoga, performing artists, and other health professionals as well as by laymen wanting a greater understanding of and connection to their bodies.
About the Author
David Lauterstein, co-founder of The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, has been in massage and bodywork practice since 1977 and has become one of the most highly respected international educators in the massage therapy realm. David regularly teaches in Costa Rica, England, and throughout the U.S. since 1982. He is the author of the books, “Putting the Soul Back in the Body,” “The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork,” “The Art of Massage: Ways of Touching” (online), “Life in the Bones: A Biography of Dr. Fritz Smith and Zero Balancing,” and as of March 2023, “The Memory Palace of Bones.” His teaching, practice, and writing integrate Deep Massage, Structural Bodywork, and Zero Balancing.
Where To Purchase This Book
This book is available for purchase on Amazon for Kindle and Paperback
This book is also available for purchase at Singing Dragon
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“A source of wisdom that offers readers an opportunity to manifest a personal transformation, one that can restore health and reignite one’s passion for life.” – Bruce H. Lipton, author of “The Biology of Belief”
“Every once in a while teachers come along who do so much more than just give you information. Every once in a while teachers lead you back home and help show you why it meant so much to you in the first place. This book is both deeply informational and deeply devotional. What a wonderful combination.” – Amazon Review
“This book is a beautiful blend of poetry, visual art, anatomical reference, and heartfelt inquiry. Any bodyworker, anatomist, or curious human will benefit from reading it! Each author has a distinct voice that comes through and perfectly compliments the other. The bones are our deepest, most ancestral tissue of the body, and the authors truly facilitate the potential for great healing that can come from feeling a greater sense of connection and embodiment with the core of our being.” – Amazon Review