The Memory Palace of Bones: Exploring Embodiment Through the Skeletal System
By Jeff Rockwell & David Lauterstein 2023
About the Authors
Dr Jeff Rockwell DC initially studied Rolf Structural Integration before graduating as a chiropractor from Life Chiropractic College. In addition, Jeff holds a Master’s degree in somatic psychology. He has been in private practice since 1979, specialising in the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, as well as practicing cranial osteopathy, polarity therapy and Zero Balancing Neurodynamics, as well as his own Polyvagal Touch Therapy. He has published an extensive and successful series of DVDs for the chiropractic and osteopathic professions which are inspired by the work of the late Dr Robert Fulford, osteopath.
David Lauterstein is co-owner of The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and is the founder and teacher of Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method. He is a Zero Balancing faculty member and a member of the Zero Balancing Health Association and the Association for Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). He is the Presiding Chair of the Massage Therapy Advisory Board in Texas, under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)
About the Book
“The Memory Palace of Bones celebrates the musicality of cellular communication emanating from the resonant marrow of our being. Poetry and prose illuminate unexpected associations, evoking marvels of motion, sensuality of touch and delighted satisfaction. When the sirens of trans humanism scramble subtle signals of deep wisdom and artificial intelligence disturbs the delicacy of complex living systems, recalibrate, and attune with the experience of this book.–Elizabeth Larkam author, Fascia in Motion
“A source of wisdom that offers readers an opportunity to manifest a personal transformation, one that can restore health and reignite one’s passion for life.–Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, author of The Biology of Belief
“The authors guide us on a rich and intimate journey to the heart and meaning of our bony skeleton. Somatic practitioners of all kinds can benefit from taking this journey and making it their own–so as to feel the breadth and depth of what the bones have to tell us, physiologically and psycho-emotionally. An impressive achievement.–Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose, authors of How Life Moves, Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness
The Memory Palace of Bones: Exploring Embodiment Through the Skeletal System is an unprecedented exploration of the anatomy of the bones of the body, and a unique set of reflections on the role each individual bone plays in our lives, looking at both its physical and energetic contributions.
Written and presented in an imaginative and highly readable style, the book describes each individual bone and, where appropriate, the surrounding joints. It combines the anatomical expertise of the authors with their appreciation for the beauty of the body, presenting a unique perspective that values extensive clinical expertise as well as imagination as a source of wisdom and depth.
Seeing and discussing bones as a wisdom source is a topic that until now has never been systematically covered. The Memory Palace of Bones will be read and treasured by practitioners and students of massage therapy, bodywork, movement professionals, Zero Balancers, chiropractors, osteopaths, Rolfers, body-centered psychotherapists, students and teachers of yoga, performing artists and other health professionals as well as by laymen wanting a greater understanding of and connection to their bodies.