More Connections Between Emanuel Swedenborg, Ida Rolf & William Sutherland, DO

It turns out there is more to this story about Ida Rolf, William Garner Sutherland and Emanuel Swedenborg. Since the publication of the first piece I have run across two transcripts of Rolf speaking … [Read more...]


Conscious Connection, The Ego & Embodied Presence: A Tribute for Elena Avila, Curandera

A while ago I had an interesting conversation with David Rickey over at www.SoulsCode.com. You can read our conversation about "A History of Consciousness, and How to Live in Presence" here. The next … [Read more...]


How Swedenborg’s Mysticism Influenced Osteopathy, Rolfing SI and The Psychological Lineage of The Fledgling Esalen Institute

I recently spent some time at Esalen® Institute and while there picked up a copy of Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion by Jeffrey J. Kripal. This book recounts the fascinating formation … [Read more...]


Sullenberger’s “Highest Duty” To Maintain Ego Capacity in High Intensity Emergency Landing

Just as US Airways Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III skillfully landed his jet in the Hudson River on January 15th, 2009, there is an art to landing from peak experiences. Everyone on board the jet … [Read more...]


5Rhythms® Movement Practice Helps Me Get My Flow On

I went to a Sweat Your Prayers: Silent Practice last Sunday hosted by The Moving Center School. I had not been to a Sweat Your Prayers in quite some time and the practice got me back in touch with a … [Read more...]


What do New York Times science writer Sandra Blakeslee and Rolfing® SI have in common?

I just returned from The 2009 Annual Membership Conference of The Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration. Award-winning science writer for The New York Times, Sandra Blakeslee, presented material … [Read more...]


Bodywork as Meditation Part 4 of 4

Final installment of the article by my friend Raymond Bishop, Certified Advanced Rolfer. Another dimension of this subtle and global sensing is a phenomenon called entrainment.¹?  Entrainment is the … [Read more...]


Bodywork as Meditation Part 3 of 4

Continuation of the article by my friend Raymond Bishop, Certified Advanced Rolfer. The ideas of Tolle have a strong resonance with a much earlier esoteric philosopher, George Ivanovich Gurdjieff who … [Read more...]


Bodywork as Meditation Part 2 of 4

Continuation of the article written by my friend Raymond Bishop, Certified Advanced Rolfer. If we focus too much on muscular structures, we miss the larger fascial planes that morph and alter the … [Read more...]


Bodywork as Meditation Part 1 of 4

The following is the text of an article written by my dear friend Raymond J. Bishop. Ray did his basic Rolfing® training and his Rolf™ Movement training at the Rolf Institute for Structural … [Read more...]