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SYLLABUS
~~ a) In Memoriam: Dr. Carl Ginsburg. by Roger Russell, GCFP (Wednesday, January 16, 2019) 

~~ c) 2OO6, 2OO7 FELDENKRAIS JOURNAL Volume 19, 20 AWARENESS
Volume 19 AWARENESS SUMMER 2OO6 THE FELDENKRAIS JOURNAL NO. 19
https://www.feldenkraisguild.com/files/Feldenkrais_Journals/Journal%2019_%20Awareness%20(2006).pdf

Page 61
The Importance of Daniel Stern, part II
A Review by Carl Ginsburg
The Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life
by Daniel Stern,
W.W. Norton and Co., 2004

Volume 20 AWARENESS .SUMMER 2OO7 THE FELDENKRAIS JOURNAL NO. 20
https://www.feldenkraisguild.com/files/Feldenkrais_Journals/Journal%2020_%20Awareness%20(2007).pdf

A review essay By Carl Ginsburg
The necessity of dynamics and its relevance to the Feldenkrais Method”

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~~ d) 2011 Journal article and book reviews Ginsburg, Carl, “The Inner and Outer: Phenomenology, Science and the Feldenkrais Method”, The Feldenkrais Journal, Volume 24, General Issue, 2011, pages, 53-63.

~~ e) An interlude Ginsburg’s references:
* The Compassionate Brain/ A Revolutionary Guide to Developing Your Intelligence to Its Full Potential by Gerald Hüther and Michael H. Kohn (Translator)pub Trumpeter, Boston & London, 2006

Books reviewed in Ginsburg’s 2007 essay:
1/ The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older, by Elkhonon Goldberg, Free Press, 2005.
https://books.google.ca/books/about/The_Wisdom_Paradox.html?id=Tc09AAAACAAJ&redir_esc=y
https://books.google.ca/books?id=9NEN80chkT8C

2/ Intelligence tn Nature: An Inquiry into Knowledge, by Jeremy Narby, Tarcher/Penguin, 2005.
No entry in books.google.ca; here is Amazon link
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000OCXFZQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

3/ Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo, by Sean B. Carroll, Norton, 2005.
https://books.google.ca/books/about/Endless_Forms_Most_Beautiful.html?id=CnnGKjzw3xMC&redir_esc=y
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39096.Endless_Forms_Most_Beautiful

4/ The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin’s Dilemma,
by Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart, Yale University Press, 2005.
~ https://books.google.ca/books?id=ktPkEk3PpwMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Plausibility+of+Life:+Resolving+Darwin%27s+Dilemma&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiB8OX3wtfnAhUQsZ4KHTrwBCQQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Plausibility%20of%20Life%3A%20Resolving%20Darwin’s%20Dilemma&f=false
~ https://www.amazon.ca/Endless-Forms-Most-Beautiful-Science/dp/0393327795

5/ The Complementary Nature,
by I.A. Scott Kelso and David A. Engstrom, MIT Press, 2006
~ https://books.google.ca/books?id=USwTDgAAQBAJ&pg=PA39&dq=The+Complementary+Nature&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiX9ZXLx9fnAhWTqp4KHQYoCRAQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Complementary%20Nature&f=false 
~ https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=The+Complementary+Nature&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss

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~~ f) Appendices and chapter by chapter study of Ginsburg 2010: The Intelligence of Moving Bodies: A Somatic View of Life and its Consequences by Carl Ginsburg, Ph.D., with the participation of Lucia Schuette-Ginsburg. Published by AWAREing Press 551 Cordova Rd. #369 Santa Fe, NM 87505  

~~ g) Review Article:

* The Intelligence of Moving Bodies by Carl Ginsburg & Lucia Schuette-Ginsburg AWAREing Press, 2010 * A Review in German by Werner Schacker: Ist eine Wissenschaft von der “Feldenkrais Magie” möglich?
~~ h) Review Article:
* A Review by Dennis Leri 
~~ i) Notes following An Evening of Remembering Carl Solomon Ginsburg Thursday, May 23, 2019.  The Feldenkrais Institute  134 West 26th St, 2nd Fl  New York, NY 10001  Hosted by Donna Blank & Anna Wolf (Johnson-Chase).  Those who attended might share with us and learn more about Carl, our dear colleague. Any Contributions to the event beyond expenses will be donated to the Feldenkrais Foundation.
~~ ji) See the tabbed section below for Chapter titles and informal audio recordings ~ The Intelligence of Moving Bodies: A Somatic View of Life and its Consequences by Carl Ginsburg, Ph.D.,with the participation of Lucia Schuette-GinsburgCopyright © 2010 by Carl Ginsburg and Lucia Schuette-Ginsburg. All rights reserved. ISBN 978-0-9824235-4-7 Published by AWAREing Press 551 Cordova Rd. #369 Santa Fe, NM 87505 http://www.awareinginc.net/


REVIEW

Here is a book that offers deep insight into the human psyche from the perspective of how we move … engagingly written and filled with insightful exercises, Carl Ginsburg´s book is an elixir for both mind and body. ALAN FOGEL, PROFESSOR OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, AND AUTHOR OF THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SELF-AWARENESS

REVIEW

I especially enjoy the vast context, the strings linking this thinking to so many diverse, creative Beings and the combination of humanness and rigorous inquiry … A true contribution for all of us RUSSEL DELLMAN, FOUNDER, THE EMBODIED LIFE SCHOOL; FELDENKRAIS TRAINER AND MEDITATION TEACHER

REVIEW

The Intelligence of Moving Bodies is a genuinely enlightening work, a revelation to anyone who lightly passes over the experience of his or her body and is thereby actually unfamiliar with the subtleties of bodily experience …

An extensive survey of recent work in psychology on feeling, perception, and motion runs in tandem with the exercises and provides a much needed corrective to objective models with `how the body works`.

MAXINE SHEETS-JOHNSTONE, AUTHOR OF THE PRIMACY OF MOVEMENT & THE CORPOREAL TURN

Feldenkrais®, Functional Integration®, Awareness Through Movement®, and the Feldenkrais Method® are registered service marks of the FELDENKRAIS GUILD® of North America

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Below are Chapter titles for The Intelligence of Moving Bodies:
A Somatic View of Life and its Consequences
by Carl Ginsburg, Ph.D.,
with the participation of Lucia Schuette-Ginsburg.

A Personal Preface …………………………………………………………………………………… xi

An Introduction to the Book ……………………………………………………….. 1

The Importance of Movement as a Biological Dimension

PART one

From Origin to Perception …………………………………………………. 9

1 INTRODUCTION to Part I ………………………………………………………………… 11

Life’s Contingencies Bring Questions …………………………………………………… 11

2 Origins ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 18

Origin I ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 21

Conscious Space ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 23

Inside and Outside …………………………………………………………………………………………. 26

Origin II What is Life? ………………………………………………………………………………….. 35

Movement and Life …………………………………………………………………………………………. 37

Origin III The Nervous System Makes Order:

So Does the Biological System as a Whole …………………………………………. 39

The Order Problem ………………………………………………………………………………………… 40

Non-linearity ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 45

Movement and Sentience ……………………………………………………………………………. 47

3 Perception ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 50

John Lilly’s Experiment ……………………………………………………………………………….. 52

Out on the Grass with my Dog …………………………………………………………………. 52

Eigen Forms ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 55

Explorations in Perceiving ………………………………………………………………………… 59

4 Space ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 70

Being in the World ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 72

The Effect of Changing the Spatial Environment

of Perception and Function ………………………………………………………………………… 77

The Space of Yourself and the Sense of Self ……………………………………… 78

5 Time ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 84

Event Perception …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 85

The Specious Present …………………………………………………………………………………… 88

Time and Movement ……………………………………………………………………………………… 90

6 The Contrast of Two Basic Attitudes ……………………… 93

The Conflict of Conceptualizations ………………………………………………………. 96

Plasticity …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 100

CONTENT

vii

PART two

Affect Learning and Development ……………………….. 107

7 Introduction to Part II …………………………………………………………… 109

A Review of our Progress …………………………………………………………………………. 109

8 A New Look at Infancy:

Human Affect and Emotion …………………………………………………. 112

‘Affect and the Emotions’:

The Relation to Movement and Embodiment …………………………………. 119

9 A New Look at Infancy: SeLf-Learning ………………….. 129

The Conditions of Self-Learning, Part I …………………………………………….. 129

The Conditions of Self-Learning, Part II:

Applying the Feldenkrais Insights ………………………………………………………. 139

10 FROM PERCEPTION TO CONCEPTION ………………………………….. 143

Preverbal Conceptualization:

Thinking begins before language …………………………………………………………. 145

Making the Label: A Dialog ……………………………………………………………………… 148

11 Affect: A Hidden Dimension and

a Major Part of Daily Life ……………………………………………………… 152

The examples of music, painting, and dance ………………………………….. 152

Glenn Gould Plays Beethoven’s Sonata Number 13 ……………………. 153

Affect: Movement in Painting ………………………………………………………………… 162

Affect and Dance: Bodies in Movement …………………………………………….. 165

PART THREE

What Can We Do with what

We have Learned? …………………………………………………………………. 171

12 INTRODUCTION to Part III ………………………………………………………….. 173

Somatic Thinking and Feldenkrais Functional Integration —

Paradigms of a New Practical Thinking ……………………………………………. 173

The Discovery of a Learning Pathway ……………………………………………….. 176

Learning the Art of Functional Integration ……………………………………. 182

What is Function? What is Integration? …………………………………………… 184

13 The MindSet of Self-Learning …………………………………………… 186

Case Study: Working with a Young Child ………………………………………… 188

Lucia Schuette-Ginsburg

Case Study: A Forty-Eight-Year-Old Man with a Stroke …………. 201

Carl Ginsburg

viii

Perception, Movement, Space:

The Importance of Phenomenology …………………………………………………… 207

The Missing Image ……………………………………………………………………………………… 208

14 The Conditions of Self-Learning III: ………………………… 212

Shifting Patterns of Mobilization and the Question of Pain ….. 212

Movement, Pattern, Pain: Unlocking the Mystery ………………………. 213

Referred Pain and Body Pattern ……………………………………………………………. 221

15 Moving Yourself as an Entry into

Awareness and Self-Observation ………………………………… 223

Important and Necessary Conditions for Learning …………………… 223

Exploring Synergies …………………………………………………………………………………… 226

Completing the Image Improves

the Self-Perception and the Synergy …………………………………………………. 230

Exploring Reflexive Balancing ………………………………………………………………. 231

Finding Two Ways of Attending …………………………………………………………… 235

16 The Necessity of Dynamics ………………………………………………….. 239

Complexity in Nature ………………………………………………………………………………… 239

Coordination Dynamics ……………………………………………………………………………. 243

Feldenkrais’ Cybernetic Loop Model of Movement,

Learning and Environment ……………………………………………………………………… 247

17 The Intersection of Science and Experience… 249

The View from Monte Grande ……………………………………………………………….. 252

What is a Brain for Anyway? ………………………………………………………………….. 253

Some Clashes Between Science and Common Belief and

the Usefulness of Experience ………………………………………………………………… 255

The Example of Mirror Neurons ………………………………………………………….. 262

Inter-subjective Connections: The Art of Dancing Together…. 266

Learning Re-visited …………………………………………………………………………………….. 267

An After Word ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 270

CONTENT

ix

Appendices / references …………………………………………… 277

Appendix I

Notes on Language and comparisons …………………………… 278

Appendix II

Neurological Aspects of

the Feldenkrais Method ……………………………………………………………….. 288

1. A List of some Interventions used in the Feldenkrais Method

and the Effects on CNS Patterns of Mobilization ……………………….. 288

2. The Body in Gravity ……………………………………………………………………………………. 290

3. Inter-subjectivity as Mediated Through Body Contact ……………. 291

4. Future Investigations …………………………………………………………………………………. 292

References ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 293

Suggestions for further reading …………………………………….. 299

Acknowledgments ……………………………………………………………………………….. 301

About the Authors ………………………………………………………………………………. 303

Carl Ginsburg …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 304

Copyright © 2010 by Carl Ginsburg and Lucia Schuette-Ginsburg. All rights reserved. ISBN 978-0-9824235-4-7
Published by AWAREing Press 551 Cordova Rd. #369 Santa Fe, NM 87505 http://www.awareinginc.net/

Informal readings ~ The Intelligence of Moving Bodies:
A Somatic View of Life and its Consequences
by Carl Ginsburg, Ph.D.,
with the participation of Lucia Schuette-Ginsburg. 2010.

… tba

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  1. happybones
    happybones says:

    **Notes from FELDENKRAIS RESOURCES regarding “The Intelligence of Moving Bodies 
by CARL GINSBURG & Lucia Schuette-Ginsburg”
”I would like to bring your attention to Carl’s potent contribution to our profession through the book he wrote with his wife Lucia Shuette-Ginsburg: The Intelligence of Moving Bodies. Feldenkrais Resources together with Lucia would like to offer 50% REDUCTION on the cost of the book through FEBRUARY 15th, 2020. We hope to honor his memory and encourage a wider appreciation of this gift that Carl left the Feldenkrais community.”
    https://www.feldenkraisresources.com/The-Intelligence-of-Moving-Bodies-p/1425h.htm
    [emphasis added]

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