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By Celeste Snowber

Embodied Inquiry is on the market to all who are looking to deepen the relationship to their our bodies. this is the muse to determine your physique as a spot of inquiry, studying, knowing and perceiving. hearing the sensual realizing and aliveness in the physique can tell our own lives and demonstrate the connections among dwelling, being, and developing. Snowber writes this ebook in poetic and visceral language as a love letter from the physique wooing readers to inhabit their very own skins and rejoice the gorgeous and paradoxical position the place barriers and pleasure live jointly. concerning the vastness of our body’s name to us, Embodied Inquiry explores solitude, paradox, suggestion, lament, waking as much as the sensuous, ecology, listening, and writing from the physique. this isn't a guide, yet a ebook to accompany you in befriending the physique and permit your personal gestures, tales and physically methods of being lead you to hear your personal rhythm. no matter if an artist or educator, researcher or administrator, performer or poet, seeker or scientist, you will discover this booklet as a significant other to maintain a colourful existence and co-create a greater world.

“A appealing, inventive and hugely unique e-book. Written with ardour and knowledge, this booklet makes major contributions to arts-based learn, creative examine perform, embodiment, and dwelling crafty, intentional and hooked up lives. a gorgeous achievement.” – Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., writer of Method Meets Art and editor of the Social Fictions series


“Snowber deals knowledge for studying to dwell exotically, erotically, emotionally, and ecstatically. studying Embodied Inquiry is like strolling on a desert path, in sunlight-infused rain, studying to include the chances of power and vulnerability, pleasure and grief, love and loss.” – Carl Leggo, Ph.D., poet & professor, college of British Columbia

“Weaving prose and poetry, Snowber awakens our sensual and embodied self on the very roots of residing. This deeply own paintings will movement educators, researchers, artists, and people for whom lived event is center to their artistic processs.” – Daniel Deslauriers, Ph.D., Professor, Transformative reviews Doctorate application, CIIS

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98–99). The rest that I am speaking of is not just a physical rest, but one where deep replenishment is at the heart of a reprieve. In the fast-paced life that we live in the twenty-first century, seldom is there time for a reprieve in the midst of dailiness. And if there is, there are usually earphones attached to our ears. I would like to resurrect the meaning of the word Sabbath and its connection to the body. Sabbath, being a place that is set apart, a place where the ordinary becomes sacred.

Sabbath, being a place that is set apart, a place where the ordinary becomes sacred. I find Sabbath when I swim, particularly at the lake. Sabbath shifts my relationship to time, or said so poignantly by Jewish theologian Abraham Heschel, “Sabbath celebrates time rather than space…to turn from the results of creation to the mystery of creation” (1951/2005, p. xviii). I lay on my back doing the back-stroke gazing at the changing clouds in the sky. Cedar and green immerse my sight, and dragonflies sometimes swarm in the air.

When I was in my early thirties both of my parents died within eight months. Newly moved to Saskatchewan, Canada and an only child, my devastation took form in dancing my grief in my basement each day, when there was no separation from my tears and the rips in my soul. Lament took shape in the contractions deep within. None of those dances or writings came to light till many years later, when I wove the material into performances and books, but my own practice allowed me to feel comfortable with opening up the space for others to let their grief be a source of expression and a portal to integrate their tears into ink.

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