Mind, Body, Spirit

Angel’s Task

Laurie Patton

Laurie Patton’s “Poems in Biblical Time” give contemplative voice to the reading cycle of the Jewish year. Replete with ancient imagery coming alive in the language of the present, each poem weaves…

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Laurie Patton

Laurie Patton’s “Poems in Biblical Time” give contemplative voice to the reading cycle of the Jewish year. Replete with ancient imagery coming alive in the language of the present, each poem weaves scripture into everyday life while refocusing a single Biblical moment. In her vision here, angels are also messengers “sent to earth with a single piece of work to accomplish.” Although we are of “so many minds” burdened with “so many tasks,” as readers we again receive messengers and the messages they bring. Recognition may come in the angelic voice, and we can meet angels and ourselves at “the tent door in the heat of the day.” Angel’s Task urges continuous awe—or “trembling.”

Angel’s Task opens Torah for us in the most beautiful and resonant way. Each poem is a gem that lets us see more deeply into a biblical text and into ourselves. Quietly, quietly, the poems reach into our “ancient brain,” touching the soul.
—Alicia Ostriker, author of The Book of Seventy,
winner of the 2009 Jewish Book Award for Poetry

What a beautiful notion Patton gives us, the illumination manifest in our own actions: “these are the lights / that hold / our backward, earthly glances / as we turn our eyes / toward heaven.”
—Natasha Trethewey, author of Native Guard, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize

Angel’s Task accomplishes one of poetry’s most important tasks: to speak in a way that awakens a reader to see more clearly the complexities of her own heart and mind and the challenges and predicaments of our contemporary moment. That’s the miracle of Angel’s Task.
—Richard Chess, author of Tekiah, The Chair in the Desert, and The Third Temple


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Asking for the Earth

James George

Asking for the Earth was first released in 1995 after the author led the international mission to Kuwait to assess damages from Operation Desert Storm. This book is even more timely today as we face the possibility of…

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James George

Asking for the Earth was first released in 1995 after the author led the international mission to Kuwait to assess damages from Operation Desert Storm. This book is even more timely today as we face the possibility of further warfare and destruction. James George presents the convincing argument that our planet is suffering from twin crises, ecological and spiritual, with a common source in our deep separation from nature and from each other. Inspired by the teachings of Gurdjieff, Thomas Merton, Tibetan Buddhism, and other contemplative traditions, the author shows that to avoid disaster we must wed scientific truth to an awakening of consciousness and acceptance of responsibility.

Preface by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; foreword by the Secretary General of the United Nations conference on Environment and Development (the “Earth Summit”) in Rio de Janeiro, 1992.


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Body Against Body

Arnie Zane and Bill T. Jones

World renown dancer / choreographers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane were partners in art and life from 1971 to Zane’s death in the late 80’s, sharing a home, a dance company, and a celebrated creative process.  Body Against Body traces their dramatic (and often controversial) careers as they intertwine and collide….

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Arnie Zane and Bill T. Jones

World renown dancer / choreographers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane were partners in art and life from 1971 to Zane’s death in the late 80’s, sharing a home, a dance company, and a celebrated creative process. Body Against Body traces their dramatic (and often controversial) careers as they intertwine and collide in a unique choreographic collaboration that has influenced much contemporary dance by merging cultures, races, and artistic styles. The book includes Zane’s haunting photos, Jones’ visceral poetry and prose, performance scripts and scenarios, a biographical essay (with performance catalog), dance photos of the company in action, and commentaries by dancers, critics, composers, musicians, visual artists, and a range of others. Among the artists who have contributed their creative visions to these collaborations are Bill Katz, Robert Longo, Peter Gordon, Keith Harring, and Max Roach.


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Chymical Cook, The

Jay Bremyer

This is the true story of several young people in the 1960s who encounter a remarkable teacher of the occult in the menacing world of rural Georgia. The teacher, an elfish woman named Elsie, turns….

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Jay Bremyer

This is the true story of several young people in the 1960s who encounter a remarkable teacher of the occult in the menacing world of rural Georgia. The teacher, an elfish woman named Elsie, turns chance events into mystical symbols through poetic speeches that keep the group awe-struck while giving object-lessons (including alchemical cooking!) in the teachings. Includes an epilogue recounting characters’ lives since the 60s.


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Cocoon and the Butterfly, The

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D., is the woman who has transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological study On Death and Dying….

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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D., is the woman who has transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological study On Death and Dying, through her many books and her years working with terminally ill children, AIDS patients and the elderly, Kubler-Ross has brought comfort and understanding to millions coping with their own deaths or the deaths of loved ones. From her work in war-ravaged Poland to her pioneering counseling of the terminally ill, to her legendary seminars on death and dying at the University of Chicago, to her eye-opening discussions with those who had been revived after death, each experience provided Kubler-Ross with a piece of the puzzle. In a culture determined to sweep death under a carpet and hide it there, Kubler-Ross consistently defied common wisdom to bring it into the light and hold it there for us to see and not be afraid.

In The Cocoon and the Butterfly, drawing on thousands of accounts of “near death experiences” that she has accumulated over the years from persons of all ages and circumstances, Dr. Ross develops the image of the butterfly’s emergence from a cocoon as a symbol for the new beginning that such experiences portend for us when we die.


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Conscious Ear, The

Alfred A. Tomatis

This autobiography was originally published in French (1977). The Tomatis Method, which helps develop listening and communication skills, is used in 15 different countries….

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Alfred A. Tomatis

This autobiography was originally published in French (1977). The Tomatis Method, which helps develop listening and communication skills, is used in 15 different countries. Tomatis addresses his experience with some of the most difficult therapeutic and educational problems (e.g., stuttering, autism, dyslexia, balance, motor control, and integration) and shows how they are affected and controlled by the ear. His account will be welcomed by speech therapists, performing artists, educators, and psychotherapists.

“What Tomatis has done with sound and hearing is virtually a Copernican revolution.” -Jean Houston, Ph.D., author of The Possible Human

“Tomatis’ work is the long awaited foundation for what may well be the most important research in sound, learning and health.” -Don Campbell, author of Introduction to the Musical Brain and Rhythms of Learning

“In the tradition of Buckminster Fuller, Emanuel Swedenborg and Nicola Tesla, Tomatis is an irrepressible pioneer.” -Marilyn Ferguson, author of The Aquarian Conspiracy


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Cycle of Day and Night, The

Namkhai Norbu

The Cycle Of Day And Night by Namkhai Norbu is a practical guide to a fundamental practice of the Dzogchen system of Tibetan Buddhism, presented in a clear and direct manner, written by an acknowledged contemporary master of this ancient tradition. Central to Dzogchen, the “Great Perfection”, is contemplation–the immediate experience of the primordial state of the individual, the unconditioned nature of the mind. This….

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Namkhai Norbu

The Cycle Of Day And Night by Namkhai Norbu is a practical guide to a fundamental practice of the Dzogchen system of Tibetan Buddhism, presented in a clear and direct manner, written by an acknowledged contemporary master of this ancient tradition. Central to Dzogchen, the “Great Perfection”, is contemplation–the immediate experience of the primordial state of the individual, the unconditioned nature of the mind. This nature of the mind transcends the specific contents of mind, the incessant flow of thoughts reflecting our social, cultural, and psychological conditioning. Based on the teaching by Garab Dorje, the first human master of the Dzogchen lineage, The Cycle Of Day And Night gives a translation of the author’s Tibetan Text, together with a commentary drawn from the author’s extensive oral explanations. Actual methods are given for entering into contemplation and integrating it with our activities during the 24 hour cycle of day and night.


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Death of a Marriage/Birth of a Woman

LyaLya Herold

A book to encourage all who have suffered devastating personal losses to take the opportunity that tragedy offers for renewal. Death of Marriage, Birth of a Woman is also an informal, personal introduction to the amazing variety of self-transformative practices presently available. Its story is the….

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LyaLya Herold

A book to encourage all who have suffered devastating personal losses to take the opportunity that tragedy offers for renewal. Death of Marriage, Birth of a Woman is also an informal, personal introduction to the amazing variety of self-transformative practices presently available. Its story is the autobiography of a woman who blossoms as a person after her husband of thirty-eight years abruptly leaves her for a younger woman. The book details how she fought through confusion and despair to a new life of creativity and spiritual adventure, giving warm and vivid accounts of self-transformative practices, trainings, explorations and encounters. The book is a love song to life, filled with a great deal of playfulness and humor, written to bring laughter, affirmation and hope into the hearts of those who have faced great pain.


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Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies

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Leon Hammer, M.D.

A critically acclaimed, comprehensive resource for the layperson or the professional in any of the healing arts, this book examines the natural energy functions of the human organism as a key to mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It offers new insight into….

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Leon Hammer, M.D.

A critically acclaimed, comprehensive resource for the layperson or the professional in any of the healing arts, this book examines the natural energy functions of the human organism as a key to mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It offers new insight into disease, showing how it is not merely an invasion from the outside but rather a by-product of an organism’s unsuccessful attempt to restore its own balance. Informative case histories are included.



Dream Worlds of Pregnancy, The

Eileen Stukane

Pregnant women have intense and strange dreams, some ecstatic but many anxious and frightening. They almost always keep them secret, fearing that the dreams might mean that they are bad mothers-to-be, or that they might be somehow harmful to their unborn babies…

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Eileen Stukane

Pregnant women have intense and strange dreams, some ecstatic but many anxious and frightening. They almost always keep them secret, fearing that the dreams might mean that they are bad mothers-to-be, or that they might be somehow harmful to their unborn babies. The Dream Worlds of Pregnancy brings good news for all such women. Based on meticulous research into the dream journals of hundreds of normal, expectant parents, it demonstrates how common such dreams really are and how they can be used to help smooth the path to motherhood. It gives practical help in dream interpretation so parents-to-be can use dreams to gain insight into what they are experiencing and begin bonding with their baby.


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Emotional First Aid

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The only “how-to” book on emotional crises as distinct from long-term emotional problems, Emotional First Aid shows how to handle intense emotional episodes…

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Sean Haldane

The only “how-to” book on emotional crises as distinct from long-term emotional problems, Emotional First Aid shows how to handle intense emotional episodes as well as crises between parents and children. Haldane argues that these crises must be dealt with on an individual basis if one is not to be invasive in coming to another’s aid, and that emotional first aid can help avoid the necessity for psychotherapy just as physical first aid can prevent extended medical treatment.


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Healing Fiction

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Healing Fiction — meaning both “fiction that heals” and “the process of healing the fiction itself” — is a radical revision of the act of therapy. One of the most influential psychological writers of our time, Hillman conceives…

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Healing Fiction — meaning both “fiction that heals” and “the process of healing the fiction itself” — is a radical revision of the act of therapy. One of the most influential psychological writers of our time, Hillman conceives and practices therapy as an imaginative art, intimately bound with poetics — the making with words, fictioning. To heal the symptom, he argues, we must heal the person, and to heal the person we must first heal the story in which the person has imagined himself. Three essays “revision” the work of Freud, Jung and Adler through the role of fiction in their thought and practice.



Healing in Our Time

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By sharing several stories about people whose rich inner lives belie their outer circumstances and appearance, Dr. Ross opens unexpected vistas on the nature of the human soul and the power of personal truth to inspire…

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By sharing several stories about people whose rich inner lives belie their outer circumstances and appearance, Dr. Ross opens unexpected vistas on the nature of the human soul and the power of personal truth to inspire and heal.

KUBLER-ROSS IN PERSON is a series based on public lectures or talks to the medical community by the world-renowned medical doctor, psychiatrist, and thanatologist, Elisabeth Kubler Ross. The four titles in this series are: _Healing in Our Time_, _The Cocoon and the Butterfly_, _The Meaning of Suffering_, and _Say Yes To It_. You meet Dr. Ross at her most personable, engaging and passionate.

Dr. Kubler-Ross is the author of _On Death and Dying_, _AIDS_, _On Children and Death_, and _Death is of Vital Importance_.



Heide Hatry: Icons in Ash

Heide Hatry

The art of the human image arose millennia ago as a way beyond impermanence and, especially, to keep the dead among us. The pictorial object “the icon” often carried a charge as ritual or ceremonial artifact and, indeed, as a thing with a certain power. The artist Heide Hatry has extended this tradition by creating realistic portraits made out of the actual ashes of the departed person portrayed….
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Heide Hatry
The art of the human image arose millennia ago as a way beyond impermanence and, especially, to keep the dead among us. The pictorial object “the icon” often carried a charge as ritual or ceremonial artifact and, indeed, as a thing with a certain power. The artist Heide Hatry has extended this tradition by creating realistic portraits made out of the actual ashes of the departed person portrayed. Are the results reminiscent of ancient sacred and secular traditions and their complex, even mysterious function to, say, calm, enrich or transform our experience? Icons in Ash includes seventeen of Hatry’s portraits and twenty-seven contemporary writers who explore this phenomenon in original and engaging meditations on death, the dead body, art, relics, psychology, philosophy, religion, mourning, evolution, transformation, and immortality. Contributors include, among others, Hans Belting, Mark Dery, Eleanor Heartney, Siri Hustvedt, Jonas Mekas, Rick Moody, Mark Pachter, Steven Pinker, Wolf Singer, Luisa Valenzuela, and Peter Weibel.


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How to Get Along With Other People

Janice Krasnow

And now to a book that exhorts us to turn off our televisions … Practical and witty, written with a light touch but always deeply felt, Janice Krasnow’s remarkable little book lays out a series of specific steps to help readers make meaningful connections with other human beings…

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Janice Krasnow

And now to a book that exhorts us to turn off our televisions … Practical and witty, written with a light touch but always deeply felt, Janice Krasnow’s remarkable little book lays out a series of specific steps to help readers make meaningful connections with other human beings. The book combines invaluable suggestions and insights (“give up the comparison mode for good”; “life is disturbing, and it should be”) with a series of specific exercises that lead to genuine communication and interaction. These include temporary withdrawal from the media and a program to break through the conversational cliches that allow us to maintain a destructive distance. With a list of things not to say (from “You look good!” to “Take care of yourself!”) to suggestions for getting along with people you know well (but ought to know better), this is a social survival guide for the 21st century.


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Intimate Partners

Intimate relationship can be the source of great joy and the cause of deep suffering. It offers a unique opportunity to see oneself reflected in the other, for better or worse….

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Intimate relationship can be the source of great joy and the cause of deep suffering. It offers a unique opportunity to see oneself reflected in the other, for better or worse. When intimate partners manage this process in a mutually supportive and loving way, it is a pathway both to individual growth and healing, and to the rich, mature bond we call “enduring relationship.” This book reveals the underlying principles of enduring relationship, and serves as a guide to becoming skilled in its ways. Read it alone, and it will change how you relate to others. Read it out loud with your partner, and – chapter by chapter – it will revolutionize your relationship.


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Job’s Body, 3rd Ed.

Possibly the most famous and widely used resource in therapeutic bodywork, this beautifully written…

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Possibly the most famous and widely used resource in therapeutic bodywork, this beautifully written, detailed and readdition includes advances in neurophysiology and physics, recoer-friendly picture of how and why the body responds to touch is both scientifically reliable and inspiring. Furthering the presentation of recent research in biochemistry, cell biology and energy medicine in the Second Edition, this new and greatly expanded enfiguring knowledge of mind and body, from microgenesis to quantum consciousness. A rare book, required reading for national massage therapy certification, that also serves the general reader. this beautifully written, detailed and reader-friendly picture of how and why the body responds to touch is both scientifically reliable and inspiring. Furthering the presentation of recent research in biochemistry, cell biology and energy medicine in the Second Edition, this new and greatly expanded edition includes advances in neurophysiology and physics, reconfiguring knowledge of mind and body, from microgenesis to quantum consciousness. A rare book, required reading for national massage therapy certification, that also serves the general reader.


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Journey to the Ancestral Self

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“For the deer and the grasses I have written this book, so that we may again be At One with them.” Thus writes Tamarack Song, in this extraordinary, practical guide to native lifeways- the essential wisdom…

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“For the deer and the grasses I have written this book, so that we may again be At One with them.” Thus writes Tamarack Song, in this extraordinary, practical guide to native lifeways- the essential wisdom connecting all native peoples. The book speaks to readers of every background who seek a connection with their essential self- that person, deep within each of us “who dances to the Drum around the ritual Fire, who knows healing lore from times when plants spoke, who yearns for the peace and Blessings of walking again in the Balance of Our Earth.” In clear but evocative language, the author shares his unique message: that the lifeways of all Native peoples are essentially one, sharing not just the same ceremonies and life transitions, but the same spirit and reverence for life; and that all of us, regardless of ethnic background or religious upbringing, are essentially Native people. The book begins by demonstrating how native lifeways- the ways of the Guardian Warrior, the caretaking of children, the reverence for elders (“Keepers of the Ancestral Voice”)- are intrinsic to the human experience. Drawing on a series of native traditions, from fasting and feasting- to dreams and the receiving of visions, the book shows the reader how to bring to life intuitive, sensory, and spiritual powers long-hidden.



Kundalini and the Art of Being

Kundalini and the Art of Being is the soulful memoir of a young man’s profound experience of unanticipated kundalini awakening…

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Kundalini and the Art of Being is the soulful memoir of a young man’s profound experience of unanticipated kundalini awakening. It details both the events leading up to his life-changing spiritual experience, and how he learned to cope with its bewildering and multi-dimensional aftereffects. Part spiritual adventure story, part wandering travelogue, Morris relates both his inner and outer struggles and adventures as he criss-crosses the western United States traveling to Rainbow Gatherings and music festivals, backpacking alone in the wilderness, and visiting assorted communal settings. Unknowingly, he follows the path of Chris McCandless, subject of the book Into the Wild, as he hitchhikes the same stretch of highway through Canada and Alaska taken by McCandless just a few months earlier to a different fate. Documenting the challenges faced by many young people in today’s world, this book is both a gripping adventure tale, and a wise and genuine account of one such person’s process of spiritual awakening and discovery.


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Little Green Book On Awakening, The

As we confront the challenges of climate change, author James George calls us to wake up and stop our careless treatment of our planet before it’s too late. At the same time, he shares his own practice towards waking up – the practice of Presence, known to all spiritual paths, and simply and eloquently presented in this book.

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As we confront the challenges of climate change, author James George calls us to wake up and stop our careless treatment of our planet before it’s too late. At the same time, he shares his own practice towards waking up – the practice of Presence, known to all spiritual paths, and simply and eloquently presented in this book.

From The Little Green Book

“To become aware of the omnipresence of Consciousness may be the next great leap in human evolution and the foundation of the new paradigm in which both science and spirituality can find common ground. For consciousness is the field that connects – not separates – everything with everything, at all levels, and everything with the All, in one Wholeness.”

Advance Praise:

“The ecological revolution needed for a sustainable society will involve our technologies and institutions, of course, but it must also involve a radical shift in our relationship with ourselves, with each other, with other species and with the planet as a whole, in short a revolution of consciousness. This book is highly recommended.” – Ravi Ravindra, author of Science and Spirit

“What is needed above all, James George writes, is a radical awakening of our consciousness, a transformation of what we have mistakenly called human nature. This book eloquently cries out to the world for a radical blending of environmental sensibility and spiritual insight. – Jacob Needleman, author of The American Soul

“The Honorable James George has put into his thoughtful and timely book a lifetime of wisdom and helpful insights as to what human beings can and must do in the face of the plundering and polluting of the planet by our species.” – Dr. Brent Blackwelder, President, Friends of the Earth


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Meaning of Suffering

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Moving Medicine

Jack Liskin

Moving Medicine is an exuberant story of the inspired life of a major innovator on bodywork and health, Dr. Milton Trager: his journey from muscle-happy beach acrobat, boxer, dancer and local Miami celebrity, through the discovery of his healing gift…

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Jack Liskin

Moving Medicine is an exuberant story of the inspired life of a major innovator on bodywork and health, Dr. Milton Trager: his journey from muscle-happy beach acrobat, boxer, dancer and local Miami celebrity, through the discovery of his healing gift, to his stature today as the internationally recognized genius of a major bodywork system based on “freedom and lightness” of body and mind. Along the way we learn of his successes in rehabilitating “hopeless” cases ( such as polio, MS, and osteoarthritis), his founding of an institute that has taught thousands who have brought benefit to many more thousands, and his discovery of a remarkably easy and straightforward approach to movement reeducation. In addition to telling his life story, Moving Medicine presents a detailed account of Dr. Trager’s work and serves as a complement to his own book, Movement as a Way to Agelessness (the new edition of Trager Mentastics, Station Hill). Milton Trager’s work will benefit anyone wishing to lead a healthier and more dynamic life.”-Deepak Chopra