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  • Arieti, Silvano. Creativity: The Magic Synthesis. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1976
  • Balk, Wesley. Performing Power: A New Approach for the Singer-Actor. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1985. Section on Reiki applied to performance technique.
  • ________. The Radiant Performer. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991.
  • Bates, Brian. The Way of the Actor: A Path to Knowledge and Power. Boston: Shambhala, 1988. Discusses the parallels between subtle energy disciplines and the process of acting.
  • Bono, Edward de. Lateral Thinking. New York: Penguin Books, 1977.
  • Brennan, Barbara. Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field. New York: Bantam Books, 1988. Description of the interface between the meridians, charkas and energy fields. Useful exercises for the beginner in developing facility in subtle energy work.
  • Cameron, Julia with Mark Bryan. The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1992. 0-87477-694-5
  • Chopra, Deepak. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old. New York: Harmony Books, 1993. 0-517-88212-4
  • ________. Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Healing. New York: Bantam Books, 1989. Using medical histories, the mind/body connection is explained through subtle energy systems.
  • Cohen, Bonnie B. Sensing, Feeling and Action: The Experiential Anatomy of Mind- Body Centering. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1993. 0-937645-03-6
  • Crisp, Tony. Liberating the Body: Movements That Awaken the Inner Self. London: Aquarian/Thorsons, HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. 1-85538-176-1
  • Crompton, Paul. The T’ai Chi Workbook. Boston: Shambhala, 1987.
  • Delza, Sophia. T’ai Chi Ch’uan: Body and Mind in Harmony. New York: David McKay Co., 1961. Reissued in 1985 by SUNY-Albany.
  • Diaz, Adriana. Freeing the Creative Spirit: Drawing on the Power of Art to Tap the Magic and Wisdom Within. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. 0-06- 250182-8
  • Dychtwald, Ken. Bodymind. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1986. 0-87477-375-X
  • Eisenberg, David, M. D. Encounters with Qi. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1985.
  • Elrond, Juliana and Sophia Blawyn. Energize: The Alchemy of Breath and Movement for Health and Transformation. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1993. 0- 8752-060-5
  • Emery, Dr. Marcia. Intuition Workbook: An Expert’s Guide to Unlocking the Wisdom of Your Unconscious Mind. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1994. 0-13- 091670-6
  • Feldshuh, David. “Zen and the Actor,” The Drama Review. 20(March 1976): 79-89.
  • Franklin, Eric. Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery. IL: Human Kinetics, 1996. ISBN 0-87322-475-2 How to use imaging techniques to improve posture and alignment, and release tension. Diagrams and exercises.
  • Gendlin, Eugene T. Focusing. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.
  • Ghiselin, Brewster, ed. The Creative Process: A Symposium. New York: New American Library, 1952.
  • Halpern, Steven. Tuning the Human Instrument. Belmont, CA: Spectrum Research Institute, 1978.
  • Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation. Boston: Beacon Press, 1987. 0-8070-1201-7 A Zen master’s method of meditation, concentration and relaxation.
  • Heckler, Richard Strozzi. The Anatomy of Change: A Way to Move Through Life’s Transitions. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1993. ISBN 1-55643-147-3 Discusses how transitions, when experienced in the body, leads to a more awake and alive way of being. Draws upon principles of Aikido.
  • Hendricks, Gay and Kathlyn. At the Speed of Life: A New Approach to Personal Change Through Body-Centered Therapy. New York: Bantam, 1993. 0-553-37381-1
  • Howard, Blanche. Dance of the Self. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974.
  • Hyams, Joe. Zen and the Martial Arts. New York: Bantam Books, 1979. 0-553-27559-3 A personal account of how Zen principles can develop both physical expertise and mental discipline.
  • Johar, Harish. Chakras: Energy Center of Transformation. VT: Destiny Books, 1987.
  • Johnson, Don Hanlon. Bone, Breath & Gesture: Practices of Embodiment. North Atlantic Books, 1995. ISBN 1556432011 A series of writings on the methods and ideas by the forerunners of Somatic education such as Charlotte Selver, Elsa Gindler, Moshe Feldenkrais, F.M. Alexander, Ida Rolf, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and many others.
  • Johnson, Don Hanlon. Ground Works. North Atlantic Books, 1997. ISBN 1556432356 Gives descriptions of the processes of working with teachers in the major schools of Somatics: Lomi School, Body-mind Centering, Continuum, Rolfing, Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique, and many more.
  • Johnson, Mark. The Body in the Mind. University of Chicago Press, 1990. ISBN 0226403181 Explores how we are conditioned by our patterns of physical experience, and attacks objective philosophy which separates mind and body unity. Also provides theories on how the imagination bonds the body and the mind together.
  • Judith, Anodea and Selene Vega. The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body and Spirit Through the Chakras. Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1993. Physical exercises and rituals to activate and balance the chakras.
  • Judith, Anodea. Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1992. 0-87542-320-5
  • Karagulla, Shafica and Dora van Gelder Kunz. The Chakras and the Human Energy Fields. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1989.
  • Kauz, Herman. Tai Chi Handbook: Exercises, Meditation, and Self-Defense. New York: Doubleday, 1974. 0-385-09370-5
  • Keleman, Stanley. Embodying Experience: Forming a Personal Life. Berkeley, CA: Center Press, 1987. 0-934320-12-8
  • ________. Emotional Anatomy: The Structure of Experience. Berkeley, CA: Center Press, 1987. 0-934320-07-1
  • ________. Patterns of Distress: Emotional Insults and Human Form. Berkeley, CA: Center Press, 1989.
  • Kleiman, Seymour, ed. Mind and Body: East Meets West. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishing, 1986.
  • Klickstein, Bruce under the supervision of Morihiro Saito. Living Akido. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1987. Klickstein is Chief Instructor of the Akido Institute of Oakland.
  • Knaster, Mirka, Discovering the Body’s Wisdom. Bantam Books, 1996. ISBN 0553373277 Explores Eastern and Western mindbody therapies. Gives examples and experiences from each therapy.
  • Kushi, Michio. Macrobiotic Palm Healing: Energy at Your Fingertips. New York: Japan Publications, 1988. Diet, simple exercises and use of hands in yin/yang balancing.
  • Lakoff, George and Mark Johnson. Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought. Basic Books, 1998. ISBN 0465056733 Looks at rebuilding Western philosophy in alignment with three fundamental lessons from cognitive science: The mind is inherently embodied, thought is mostly unconscious, and abstract concepts are largely metaphorical.
  • Leadbeater, C. W. The Chakras. London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1974. The standard Western classic on charkas.
  • ________. Man Visible and Invisible. Weaton, IL: Quest Books, 1971. Basic book about the human aura.
  • Leonard, George and Michael Murphy. The Life We Are Given: A Long Term Program for Realizing the Potential of Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul. NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1995. ISBN 0-87477-792-5 Describes “Integral Transformative Practice” including a 40 minute kata.
  • Levine, Barbara H. Your Body Believes Every Word You Say: The Language of the Body and Mind Connection. Fairfield: Aslan Publishing, 1990. ISBN 0944031072 Examines the link between language and disease; traces typical phrases such as “that breaks my heart” and “my job’s a real headache” back to their underlying beliefs.Includes 48 Self-Help Exercises, and shows how to draw up a customized “Operating Manual’ to promote a healthy mind and body free from disease.
  • Liao, Waysun. The Essence of T’ai Chi. Boston: Shambhala, 1995. 1-57062-039-3 The underlying principles of T’ai Chi.
  • Lie, Foen Tjoeng. Tai Chi Ch’uan: The Chinese Way. New York: Sterling Publishers, Inc., 1987. Includes a 24 sequence short form, exercises, breath awareness work.
  • Li Po. Wave Hands Like Clouds. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.
  • Litvak, Stewart and Wayne A. Senzee. Toward a New Brain: Evolution of the Human Mind. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986. Survey of human consciousness viewed from the perspective of subtle energy.
  • Loman, Susan and Rose Brandt. Body Mind Connection in Human Movement Analysis. Keene, NJ: Antioch New England Graduate School, 1992. 1-881245-00-4
  • Master Lam Kam Chuen. The Way of Energy: Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Exercise. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. 0-671- 73645-0
  • Masunaga, Shizuto. Zen Imagery Exercises: Meridian Exercises for Wholesome Living. New York: Japan Publications, Inc., 1987. 0-87040-669-8 Uses mental images to facilitate the circulation of energy throughout the whole body instead of just in the parts moved.
  • Maruyama, Koretoshi under the supervision of Koichi Tahei. Akido with Ki. Kodansha International, through Harper and Row, 1983. Maruyama sensei is Chief Instructor of Ki Society International. This text includes photographs, sections on Ki development and Akido.
  • McKim, R. Experiences in Visual Thinking. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub., 1972.
  • Minton, Sandra Cerney. Body and Self: Partners in Movement. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Books, 1989. 0-87322-219-9
  • Motoyama, Hiroshi with Rande Brown. Science and the Evolution of Consciousness: Chakras, Ki, and Psi. Brookline, MA: Autumn Press, 1978.
  • Moyers, Bill. Healing and the Mind. New York: Doubleday, 1993.
  • Murphy, Michael. The Future of the Body. Putnam, 1993. ISBN 084777305 Written by the co-founder of the Esalen Institute, based on his belief that human potential can be cultivated through transformative experiences. He presents evidence from literature, religion, movement, science, history, culture and psychology, supporting the idea of mindbody unity as a universal phenomenon.
  • Nakamura, Takashi. Oriental Breathing Therapy. New York: Japan Publications, Inc., 1981.
  • Olsen, Mark. The Golden Buddah Changing Masks: Essays on the Spiritual Dimensions of Acting. Nevada City, CA: Gateways/IDHHB Publishing, 1989. Fifteen essays comparing the practice of various spiritual traditions with the creative process, specifically acting. Some practical exercises included.
  • Pang, Chia Siew and Goh Ewe Hock. Tai Chi: Ten Minutes to Health. Sebastopol, CA: CRCS Publications, 1985. 0-916360-30-X Step by step demonstration of moves shown through nearly 900 photographs and diagrams.
  • Pavio, A. Imagery and Verbal Processes. New York: Holt and Rinehart, 1971.
  • Pierce, Alexandra and Roger. Expressive Movement. New York: Insight Books, 1989.
  • ________. Generous Movement. Redlands, CA: Center of Balance Press, 1991.
  • Ray, Barbara. The Reiki Factor. St. Petersburg, FL: Radiance Associates, 1983. History of Reiki, the philosophy and use of ki.
  • Reed, Will. Ki: A Practical Guide for Westerners. New York: Japan Publications, Inc., 1986. A book on ki-akido by an American who lives and works in Japan.
  • Richardson, A. Mental Imagery. New York: Springer Pub., 1969.
  • Samuels, Mike and Nancy. Seeing With the Mind’s Eye. New York: Random House, 1975.
  • Seem, Mark and Joan Kaplan. Bodymind Energetics: Toward a Dynamic Model of Health. VT: Inner Traditions International, 1989. 0-89281-246-X
  • Shapiro, Debbie. Body-Mind Workbook. Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1990. 1- 85230-167-8
  • Smith, Fritz Frederick. Inner Bridges: A Guide to Energy, Movement and Body Structure. Atlanta, GA: Humanics New Age, 1986. ISBN 0-89334-086-3 Explores connections between Eastern and Western beliefs about health and the human body focusing on energy.
  • Steinman, Louise. The Knowing Body. Boston: Shambhala Press, 1986.
  • Tohei, Koichi. Book of Ki: Co-ordinating Mind and Body in Daily Life. New York: Japan Publications, 1979.
  • Tulku, Tarthang. Gesture of Balance: A Guide to Awareness, Self-Healing and Meditation. Dharma Publishing, 1977.
  • Westbrook, A. and O. Ratti. Akido and the Dynamic Sphere. VT: Charles E. Tuttle, C., 1973. An introduction to akido.
  • Whitelaw, Ginny, Ph.D. Body Learning: How the Mind Learns from the Body, A Practical Approach. NY: Perigee Book, 1998. ISBN: 0-399-52406-1 Topics include increasing energy, reducing stress, focusing the mind, enhancing awareness, and developing a practice.
  • Wiehl, A. Creative Visualization. Los Angeles: Peach Pub., 1972.
  • Yang, Jwaing-Ming. Advance Yang Style T’ai Chi Chuan: Volume I and II. Jamaica Plain, MA: Yang’s Martial Arts Association, 1988.
  • Yuasa, Yasuo. Body: Toward an Eastern Mind-Body Theory. New York: State University of New York Press, 1987. 0-88706-469-8
  • Zarrilli, Phillip, ed. Asian Martial Arts in Actor Training. New York: Drama Book Publishers, 1981.
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