YOUR BODY IS ALIVE! The Bio-Energetic Way to Self-Awareness and Sexual Freedom by Stanley Keleman

YOUR BODY IS ALIVE! The Bio-Energetic Way to Self-Awareness and Sexual Freedom

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Keleman, whose Living Your Dying (1974) attracted a good deal of praise, is a bioenergetic therapist whose commendable motives cannot be doubted, but oh, my, how he writes. When he isn't announcing ""Each of us is a uniquely embodied field of oscillating excitation which resonates in the field of the biosphere,"" he's putting us ""in a position to reconnect more lusciously with our surround."" Does it mean anything? Well, of course it does; Kelman is working with experiences for which there are no names. What he calls pulsations and streamings have probably been felt at moments of physical and emotional excitement by all of us; boundary-forming and expansion are obviously, as Keleman claims, naturally successive processes of lifelong growth; emotional constrictions clearly have something to do with peculiarities of voice, posture, and facial expression, and it is not absurd to suppose that working on the ""effect"" may help the ""cause."" Still, these insights degenerate with remarkable swiftness into jargon, and Keleman's heavy reliance on metaphor tends to be annoying rather than illuminating. Aren't there any bioenergeticists who can write English?

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1975
Publisher: Simon & Schuster