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David I love your newsletter!!! And I bought your new book/class. Thank you for the variety of classical interpretations of life.XXOO
Deep Massage saves the day!

A longtime client referred someone to me. The woman he referred contacted me saying that she heard I was an excellent "Masseuse" and she was in need of massage. I booked her for the last session on Friday.

She arrived 30 minutes early (luckily my waiting room has a wide array of reading material) and filled out the health intake I'd left for her. When we sat down to talk about how I could help her I asked when she last had massage. She said her boss had raved about someone for years and she finally tried this woman a few months ago and it was the worst experience she ever had. The massage was terrible, the therapist was talking and checking her phone and acting crazy.

This client had some pain from doing yoga positions and was very high energy (Type A personality). I suddenly felt that I was auditioning to be her therapist and it made me slightly nervous, even after 22 years of practice. However, I know that DEEP MASSAGE is always fabulous and just put my faith in the work. Half way through the session she picks up her head and says "This is AMAZING". ("Whew," I thought).

After the session she said it was the best massage she ever had (and I'm thinking - well, to be fair she'd just had the worst massage she'd ever had so that might have helped....haha) And then she gave me a HUGE tip of $45 and wants to send her daughter and all her office mates to me. She said, "I want you to give my daughter just what you did for me". Deep Massage Rocks!
Hi all lol
any graduates in Orange County CA. looking for a great massage therapist!😀😄😃
Good Morning and Happy Friday Deep Massage Society! We just wanted to remind everyone that the amazing David Lauterstein will be returning to teach Deep Massage at our Jungle Campus in Costa Rica this May!

Please follow this link for more details about this opportunity.

https://crsmt.com/deep-massage-lauterstein-method/
Happy we had an exciting 4 day workshop learning to work with the person through the skull. Many new Zero Balancing fulcrums, anatomy, and inspirations - thanks to Judith Sullivan and her wonderful assistant teachers!
What is your opinion on waterfall massage?
Town Hall is now preparing Welcome Kits for new families that are moving into our community.

These new families are looking for a new EVERYTHING!

Town Hall contacts these new families each week as soon as they move into their new home.

These new families will find new places to eat, work out, wash their car......they need a new Hair Salon, Spa, Auto Repair Shop, Optometrist, Dry Cleaner, Pet Groomer, Day Care Facility, Florist, Nail Salon, Pharmacy......you get the idea. They are actively seeking new local businesses and creating new purchasing patterns. They will become someone's next new local, loyal customer.

Town Hall will direct them to you before your competition even knows they are here.

Since our Welcome Kits are exclusive, and we can only accommodate one business per category, I would ask you to kindly let me know if you are interested in being featured in our local Welcome Kits.

I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our "Welcome Kit" and explain the program in greater detail.

Please reply with your availability or call me at your earliest convenience.

For a faster response, or if you prefer, feel free to text me on my cell which is listed in my signature.

Thanks.
Pam Dugdale
(512) 516-9213
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READ IT AND WEEP

WHY... would the true Yeshua say...
that him and the biblical Jesus shall never agree

Parable Yeshua and Jesus

Wisdom 12:28-34
Come now and hear again this parable:

For it so happened that on a certain day,
Yeshua of Nazareth went walking by the sea,
and in the heat of the day he rested himself beneath the palms

Now there came unto him this Jesus Christ of the Christians
wearing garments made red with blood,
and he desired to contend with Yeshua, seeing that he was alone

And sitting himself down,
Jesus Christ and Yeshua spoke unto one another all that day

And in the evening tide,
when the wind caressed the waters of the sea
and the birds of the air made ready their nests,

Yeshua rose from his place and speaking unto Christ, said:
My friend, I fear that you and I shall never agree

And Yeshua turned himself again unto the children of his soul,
being made joyful that he should walk among them

But Christ, rising from his place,
turned himself again unto the doctrines and creeds of the faithful;
muttering to himself always concerning the works and deeds
of saints and martyrs, popes and preachers

Hear now this great mystery and ponder:

For this Yeshua of Nazareth whom these men would call Christ,
even he is the Father of your soul, being Emmanuel unto the children of men

Why, therefore,
would you let such teachings as these men would afford,
separate you from the Father who loves you?

Is Jesus not really Jehovah...??

In Zechariah 12 JEHOVAH is speaking (verses 1 and 4).
In verse 10 Jehovah says,

"They shall look upon ME whom they have pierced."

This can refer to no one other
than Christ (compare John 19:37 and Revelation 1:7)

In Isaiah 43:10-11 and 45:21
JEHOVAH declares Himself to be the ONLY SAVIOUR.

There is no other Saviour besides Him!

According to the New Testament,
Who is the ONLY SAVIOUR (Acts 4:10-12)?

In Isaiah 45:21-22 JEHOVAH says,
"Look unto ME and be ye saved...there is none else."

In John 3:14-16 we are told to look unto the crucified One to be saved!

In Isaiah 45:21-23 JEHOVAH says,
"that unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear."

Exo 13:21
And the Lord went before them
by day in a pillar of a cloud-
by night in a pillar of fire

But, who exactly is this Jehovah??

We find the answer in the new testament!!

1 Cor 10:1-4
I would not that you should be ignorant
how that all of our fathers were under the cloud...
for they drank of the spiritual Rock that followed them:
and that Rock was Christ.

and ..WHO.. is Jehovah?

The Biblical Jehovah ...preachers hide from you

Eat Your Children

I will wipe Jerusalem from the face of the earth,
making it a monument to their stupidity

All who pass by will be appalled
and will gasp at the destruction they see there

I will see to it that your enemies
lay siege to the city until all the food is gone

Then those trapped inside will have to
eat.. their own sons and daughters and friends

They will be driven to utter despair
(Jeremiah 19:6-9 NLT)

Mass Murder

This is what the Lord of hosts has to say:

I will punish what Amalek did to Israel
when he barred his way as he was coming up from Egypt

Go, now, attack Amalek,
and deal with him and all that he has under the ban

Do not spare him, but

kill.. men and women, children and infants,
oxen and sheep, camels and asses (1 Samuel 15:2-3 NAB)

The people of Samaria must bear the consequences of their guilt
because they rebelled against their God

They will be killed by an invading army,
their little ones ..dashed.. to death against the ground

their ..pregnant women.. ripped open by swords"
(Hosea 13:16 NLT)

Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly,
cursed he who holds back his sword from blood
(Jeremiah 48:10 NAB)

God Will ..Kill.. the Children of Sinners

If even then you remain hostile toward me and refuse to obey,

I will inflict you with seven more disasters for your sins

I will release ..wild animals..
that will ..kill.. your children
and destroy your cattle,
(Leviticus 26:21-22 NLT)

Let's not let the biblical imposter
feed the true GODs Children any more s**t

"And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes,
and thou shalt bake it with dung
that cometh out of man, in their sight.

And the LORD said,
Even thus shall the children of Israel
eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles,
whither I will drive them." (Ezekiel 4:12-13)

Tell me truly...

What kind of ..loving father...
would ever even ..contemplate..
feeding his darling Children s**t??

Truth can be found...Sharper than a two-edged sword!!

and truly it will ..offend.. many-
who really aren't looking for it...nor really want it

Religion's way to God...
is based upon the murder and death of Yeshua the Sacrifice

God's way to God...
is based upon the Life and Example of Yeshua the Begotten

What would you think
about a parent who ..lost.. their children

I tell you truly...

You have never been lost nor needed to be saved
by the murder of an innocent person

Did you not know...

It wasn't Yeshua’s blood that gives us eternal life…

It is his words and his example that gives us life

What does Yeshua himself,
say about the doctrine of "blood atonement"

Wisdom 14:53,54
For such exaltation as GOD would give
comes ..not.. by reason of my death upon the cross,

but it is my word which gives eternal life,
for the words which I speak are spirit, and they are life

What shall it profit a man
if he believe in my death and burial,

or if he take delight in my resurrection
but does not the things that I say?

For I have left unto all who will,

an ..example..

that they should follow in my steps,
that they might become even as the ..Only Begotten.. of the Father

Wisdom 14:58-61
hear and understand this mystery that you may learn wisdom;
for to shed blood does not atonement make

The doctrine of original sin and blood atonement
was contrived by men ..after.. Yeshua’s death

Yeshua did not die for our sins...

HE WAS MURDERED!!

Blood Atonement is a lie

A ..doctrine.. of men who knew not God-

attempting to “cover up” the murder of God
with some kind of acceptable reasoning

When I see the children on tv
who have cancer, or have missing limbs,
or have been severely burned, and/or deformed ....

My eyes are full of tears

and believe me,
no one knows better than I

that I am not nor will ever be
near to having the perfect love of God.

Truly, a God of Love ("perfect love")

would have to not only be
totally miserable over such things as these

but he would have to be crying every day,
all the time, always

The crying could never stop
without eventually turning to out right anger

that these ..things.. should be no more!!

It's Finished !!

Now let me see if I got this right

The blood of Jesus is so awesomely powerful....

yet, upon his most significant death of all deaths-

nothing changes!!

Satan was immediately and officially defeated-

nothing changes

the conflict was over, settled for once and all-

nothing changes!!

It was finished

The penalty for ..ALL.. Sin, paid in Full-

nothing changes!!

The atrocities continue-
nothing changes!!

Creation was not immediately and instantly made a new-

nothing changes!!

Yes, my friends...

nothing changes!!

lets not insult our own intelligence
and use our heads on this...

if Satan has indeed been
immediately and officially defeated-

Who is the only one left...

responsible and accountable
for the atrocities that still continue??

hmmmm ... maybe ... just maybe-

the all powerful Biblical jehovah/jesus
who ..claims.. to be in total control of all things
and yet never accountable-

nothing changes!!

The real truth about Blood Atonement

Did the precious blood of the true Yeshua-
whom many of you ..believe.. to be Jesus

pay for all Sin for all time (Past, Present, and Future)

If the Sacrificial System was true and forshadowed
what the true Yeshua would come and accomplish;

Only a Priest in the lineage of Aaron

could transfer all the sins of the children of Israel
to the head of the Sacrifice

Lev 16:21
And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the goat,
and confess over him ALL the iniquities of the children of Israel
and ALL their transgressions in ALL their sins,
putting them upon the head of the goat

Question:
Were the sins that were being put upon the sacrifice
committed sins or non-committed sins?

Answer:
They were the "committed" sins of the children of Israel

It was those sins and only those sins that would be gone forever

Since this one sacrifice, had nothing to do at all
with the ..future.. sins of the children of Israel

The same ceremonial sacrifices would continue
as the children of Israel committed future sins

Now, follow me through on this...

When the true Yeshua
met John the Baptist at the Jordan River,

who was indeed the very ..last..
Priest in the lineage of Aaron-

Did he or did he not...
take the sins of the world upon his head at his Baptism?

Were the sins that John the Baptist put upon Yeshua
the committed sins or the non-committed sins of the world?

They were the "committed" sins... of the entire world

Yes the sins of the entire world that had been committed-

Those sins, only those sins!!

As forshadowed, this sacrifice
had nothing to do with the non-committed sins of the future

If the Biblical account was true...

Then Yeshua, your sacrifice...

had to have the "committed" sins of the world
on his head before he was killed

His sacrifice would be meaningless to the world
if he was killed without the sins upon his head

Let's go back in time...
to the Sacrificial System and imagine this:

If the Priest was lazy one day and decided NOT
to put the sins upon the head of the sacrifice-

but decided to just kill it and be done with it

Would this be acceptable to Biblical Jehovah?

No Way!!

The sins had to be
ON the sacrifice before it was killed-

no other way would be acceptable
than the very way Jehovah required it to be done

Now then..

Let's say the Priest had a change of heart...

and felt guilty for not having performed the ritual
exactly as God had required it to be done

and so he went to the already ..dead.. sacrifice
and proceeded to now put the sins upon it-

AFTER IT WAS ALREADY DEAD

Can you tell me...
that you really and truly believe-

that this secondary effort
would be acceptable to the Biblical Jehovah?

NO WAY!!

So tell me...

Why is it that most Christians are taught to pray daily
putting their sins upon a sacrifice...

THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN KILLED?

Is this after the fact effort ever going to be accepted
by the angry wrathful God of man's Bible?

NO!!

Only those sins ...

that were on the head of the Sacrifice before it was killed
would be gone to the satisfaction of the Biblical Jehovah

Here is the ..LIE.. of "It is Finished"
Here is the ..LIE.. of "Blood Atonement"

Upon the Death of Yeshua
the Salvation of the Human Race was completed

The required ..payment.. of Blood and Death for sin-

should have been immediately satisfied
at the very moment Yeshua was killed

And there's another big problem
with this lie of blood atonement...

Any future sins of the people living at this time
not to mention the sins of those not even born as yet

could never ever be put upon an already dead sacrifice

Thus, we would have to have
another Sacrifice, another Savior, another Murder-

Nothing was ever FINISHED...

Ponder this for a few thousand hours:

The reason Jehovah had no problem with the Cross
was because he wasn't watching jesus being murdered...

He was watching the true Yeshua being murder
which when finished would allow him to switch masks
becoming ..jesus..

Completing the deception of allmost the entire world

If Yeshua (whom many believe to be Jesus)
.had.. to die

for ..your.. sins

Then you are "in agreement"

with the "murder" of Yeshua
by religion and the imposter god of man's bible

and if you are "in agreement" with this ..atrocity..

You are also ..guilty.. of the crime itself

Even the very thought
of being ..washed.. in his blood is atrocious

as is the ceremonial cannibalism...

of drinking his blood and eating his flesh

We do not inherit sin-
and ..we.. are solely accountable
for our own actions not anyone else’s

Yeshua!!

You and your ..truths.. of the true God
will ...not... be the "undoing" of our Church

We will murder you and replace you with Jesus
and the entire world will believe in him over you

Jehovah's reign of fear and servitude will continue
and your name and your memory will be forgotten

Who will you send and who will listen to them
as the entire world has already been deceived

The False Christ finally identified

Yeshua speaks of the false christs...
and ..their.. teachings of the ..False.. Christ

Who are they...
who almost deceive
the VERY ELECT and DECEIVE MANY?

We read that they are
"false Christs" and "false prophets"

But WHO are these false Christs and false prophets?

How will we know them?

What IDENTIFIES them as
false prophets, liars, and deceivers?

Here are just two Scriptures
where Yeshua gives us the IDENTIFYING SIGNS
of the these false teachers, and deceivers:

"MANY will say to me [Yeshua] in that day,
Lord, Lord [Master, Master], have we not:

A: PROPHESIED
[taught, preached] in Thy ..other.. Name [Jesus]?

B: In Thy ..other.. Name [Jesus]
have CAST OUT DEVILS [demons]?

C: And in Thy ..other.. Name [Jesus]
done MANY WONDERFUL WORKS [miracles]?

And then will I (Yeshua) profess
[plainly, openly, tell them to their face]

I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME
YOU THAT WORK INIQUITY [lawlessness]" (Matt 7:22-23)

"For MANY shall come in my name (Yeshua),
saying [that], I am [Jesus] the Christ,
and shall deceive MANY" (Matt 24:5)

Who are the "MANY" today who,
(1) Teach and preach in the ..other.. name of Jesus Christ?
(2) Cast out demons in the ..other.. name of Jesus Christ?
(3) Do MANY (not a few, but many) WONDERFUL WORKS
(not evils works, but good and wonderful works),
in the ..other.. name of Jesus Christ?
..Who?

The Russians? The Chinese? The Muslims?
The Hindus? The Confucianists?
The Buddhists? The Jews?

The QUARTER BILLION Ethnic Religionists?

The HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLION Athiests?

Do ANY of these worldwide religions
"teach, preach, cast out demons,
and do many wonderful works
IN THE ..OTHER.. NAME OF JESUS CHRIST?"

No, they don’t!!

Well then,

WHO ARE THESE "MANY" who do these things?

Do not "MANY"

of the TWO BILLION CHRISTIANS in the world today,

"teach, preach, cast out demons, and do many
wonderful works IN THE ..OTHER.. NAME OF JESUS CHRIST?"

Then I would say that we have identified
the "many" that the true Yeshua warned us about

For the Biblical God,
so loved ..his.. world,

that he gave us
a "make believe" Son,

that whosoever
believeth in ..him..

should surely perish-

having never found
the true Yeshua.

More Eye Opening Truths:

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07/25/2023

This workshop will feature Zero Balancing - a fantastic bodymind therapy - and will introduce you to knowing how bones are alive and as much a vital part of our yoga and life as our muscles and nervous system.

Register through Sukha Yoga - https://app.arketa.co/sukhayogaaustin/checkout/4kmDV6K8Lu6acT5bYme2

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The Yoga of Bone – The Deepest Life within You 07/24/2023

The Yoga of Bone – The Deepest Life within You Friday – July 28th, 2023. With Mark Herron and David Lauterstein. Explore the deepest structures and energies in your body. When we do yoga, we engage not just muscles and ligaments but, so i…

07/24/2023

Another incredible class - 21 wonderful people in Zero Balancing II class this last week. Wow! Jeff Lennard, ZB teacher from London and Sheila Palmer from Houston co-taught with me. It is astonishing to explore this fascinating territory together.

Next up is our Zero Balancing Advancing Skills day on August 27.
https://www.tlcmassageschool.com/continuing-education/upcoming-ce-workshops/zb-advancing-skills-day/

Al Green - Chariots Of Fire (Official Audio) 07/21/2023

Al Green - Chariots Of Fire (Official Audio) Official audio for "Chariots Of Fire" by Al Green, from the album The Belle Album (1977)Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2j8ulPshttp://www.hirecords.com/http://www.f...

Newsletter Sign-up — David Lauterstein 07/17/2023

I'll be sending out my July newsletter this Wednesday. I hope you find it inspiring. Subscribe if you haven't yet!

Newsletter Sign-up — David Lauterstein A monthly newsletter with insights and resources that help us all shine a bit more brightly. Plus a little news, if I have any.

The Memory Palace of Bones: Review from Tom Myers - Anatomy Trains Blog 07/16/2023

Tom Myers review of our new book!

The Memory Palace of Bones: Review from Tom Myers - Anatomy Trains Blog As a writer who happens also to be an anatomist, I am absurdly eager to recommend The Memory Palace of Bones, from our friends at Handspring. This

Book – The Memory Palace of Bones: Exploring Embodiment through the Skeletal System – by David Lauterstein and Jeff Rockwell 07/14/2023

Just learned our book is being translated into Korean!! May the "Memory Palace of Bones" bring deepest appreciation world-wide - to these deepest members of our bodies and our lives.

https://www.theaustinalchemist.com/book-the-memory-palace-of-bones-exploring-embodiment-through-the-skeletal-system-by-david-lauterstein-and-jeff-rockwell/?fbclid=IwAR0RHRWv15GWwJz3lqOY8hMXW5c3iNi_EMnv3gCSsLG3LbMUaGWvTpILO4M

Book – The Memory Palace of Bones: Exploring Embodiment through the Skeletal System – by David Lauterstein and Jeff Rockwell Exploring Embodiment through the Skeletal System. This unprecedented exploration of the anatomy of the bones of the body is a unique set of reflections on the role each individual bone plays in our…

Zero Balancing II 07/11/2023

Happily insane how popular our Zero Balancing courses are - only 2 spots left for ZB II on July 20-23. (ZB I is prerequisite)

Zero Balancing II Zero Balancing II with David Lauterstein Thursday -Sunday, July 20-23 , 2023 Thur: 1:00 pm – 5:00pm Fri - Sun: 9am – 5:00pm 25 CE's - $795 Hold your spot

Alchemical Active Imagination 07/05/2023

Alchemical Active Imagination In her book Alchemical Active Imagination, Marie Louise von Franz explores the work of Gerhard Dorn who was a doctor, natural philosopher, and alchemist.

Paul Brady : 'The World Is What You Make It' 06/27/2023

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM!
Since being in Costa Rica this time, the worlds “flotsam and “jetsam” have been repeatedly been coming to my mind. Finally I looked them up. “Flotsam” comes from the same root at floating, and refers to things that float after for instance a shipwreck or storm. On the other hand, “jetsam” comes from the same root as “jettison” which refers to the "act of throwing goods overboard to lighten a ship,"

I got a massage yesterday that revealed a deeper lesson on and experience arising from this preoccupation with these words. About 2/3rd of the way through, I felt myself not as my “self” but as just organic matter! The perception that I am essentially organic mater, protoplasm, with some little voice in my head and with some sensations and feelings – has been a existential reset. It is too easy to identify oneself with the voice in one’s head, but that is just something extra, an epiphenomenon.

Here we are, flotsam and jetsam, thrown into this world, and afloat in it. Perhaps this truth can lighten and enlighten our experience of being.

We all need to jettison some no longer useful thoughts, feelings, sensations in order to lighten our selves. So toss that jetsam overboard!

And, as for flotsam, we are all survivors, in some sense, of the shipwreck we call history and culture. We are surrounded by this flotsam.

Yet we survivors are afloat. We are oceans contained within a body, with organs, tissues, and psychological artefacts floating within.

The philosopher, Heidegger, had a phrase he used – the “thrown world”. “Geworfenheit” in German. It denotes the arbitrary character of experience in the sense of its having been born into a specific family in a particular culture at a given moment of human history.

It’s up to us to make it up now, our life. It’s intriguingly real and make-believe at the same time.

Two songs –
Jules Shear – “It’s Only Make Believe”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la5fRNZuVEI
Paul Brady – “The World Is What You Make It”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v98CAKNAnPU

Paul Brady : 'The World Is What You Make It' an uplifting, magnificent song by the former member of influential Irish folk band Planxty

Berlioz: Grande Symphonie funèbre et triomphale / Rattle · Berliner Philharmoniker 06/22/2023

Yesterday - auspicious day to begin the Deep Massage class here in Costa Rica. We celebrated the solstice, one of the students' birthday, plus learned from a French student in class that in France June 21 it is "Féte de la Musique."

Berlioz: Grande Symphonie funèbre et triomphale / Rattle · Berliner Philharmoniker Full-length concert: http://www.digitalconcerthall.com/concert/16914/?a=youtube&c=trueHector Berlioz: Grande Symphonie funèbre et triomphale / Sir Simon Rat...

The Memory Palace of Bones: Exploring Embodiment Through the Skeletal System 06/19/2023

IMHO - Everyone who has bones needs to read our book. More good news - the translation rights have been sold to a Korean publisher!! It will be published by "Happiness Forum".

Remember to get "The Memory Palace of Bones: exploring embodiment through the skeletal system" - through Amazon or directly from the publisher, Singing Dragon.

I recommend reading the chapters in any order you please. Like the skeleton itself, the book embodies order, yet the bones are like a mandala or labyrinth. You can start anywhere and you will always find yourself ending up within all these marvelous articulated, living places.

The Memory Palace of Bones: Exploring Embodiment Through the Skeletal System The Memory Palace of Bones: Exploring Embodiment Through the Skeletal System

06/18/2023

STRONG AND SOFT

The other day I was working with someone who wanted to be rid of insecurity and to confidently move forward. In the back of my mind as I worked with her was the feeling that there was nothing "wrong" with her, that she had and was what she wanted right then.
Toward the end she remarked that she had had a realization. It was that she was strong and that she was soft too - the insight that one could be strong and soft!
For me too that was a revelation - I'm deeply grateful for that session.
Strength has been thought of, in most of us, as hardness, action, breaking through, undeniable power, intensity. That - when we can feel it - is balanced by the capacity for softness, pausing, yielding, listening and receiving. It's a truism - but when you feel its truth - that strength and softness go together - like most truisms, it's also the highest form of wisdom.

"Be water, my friend," said Bruce Lee.
Well we are water - 60%!
And how strong is water?

Happy Father's Day.

Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method: Continuing Education in Costa Rica 06/17/2023

Looking over and over - my powerpoints for Costa Rica. You can't step into the same curriculum twice. 🙂

And trying to retain the cosmic perspective along with anatomical accuracy. This morning the Einstein quote charged up that perspective. "The soul given to each of us is moved by the same living spirit that moves the universe." We each are the result of universal momentum that results in order and chaos. It's humbling!

That we can talk and think about it at all, and, through what I call Deep Massage, reinforce positive function and relative order in bodies, minds and hearts- wild!

Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method: Continuing Education in Costa Rica Learn the Lauterstein Method of deep massage with Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy's NCBTMB-approved continuing education.

Zero Balancing II 06/16/2023

Have you taken ZB I? - that is the prerequisite - If so, you can be the last person in this incredible class.

There is only one place left in the upcoming Zero Balancing II workshop, July 20-23 (having taken at least ZB I is the prerequisite).
This is an incredible enthusiastic group of over 20 people involved in this class (and in ZB Certification). So a truly stellar opportunity!

Zero Balancing II Zero Balancing II with David Lauterstein Thursday -Sunday, July 20-23 , 2023 Thur: 1:00 pm – 5:00pm Fri - Sun: 9am – 5:00pm 25 CE's - $795* Hold your spot

The Memory Palace of Bones 06/16/2023

Dr. Jeff Rockwell and I will be guests on the podcast of David Lesondak, himself a terrific writer ("Fascia: What It Is and Why It Matters) to be recorded on July 10th. The podcast is https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/david-lesondak

Excited to converse about our new book - its origin, inspirations, insights and hopes - could have been titled - Bones: What There Are and Why They Matter - but of course we think we know what bones are and why they matter - but each and every bone is a repository of largely unexplored, unappreciated treasures living at the very core of our structural and energetic experience.

The Memory Palace of Bones 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....

06/14/2023

Grateful that over a third of the subscribers to my monthly newsletter have opened it in less than 24 hours. Here's a gift to everyone (and if you haven's subscribed yet here's the link - https://www.david-lauterstein.com/newsletter-signup).

This beautiful quote is from William James,

"In one sense, the more or less of tension in our faces and in our unused muscles is a small thing: not much mechanical work is done by these contractions. But it is not always the material size of a thing that measures its importance, often it is its place and function. One of the most philosophical remarks I ever heard was by an unlettered workman who was doing some repairs at my house many years ago. "There is very little difference between one man and another," he said,"when you go to the bottom of it. But what little there is , is very important." And the remark certainly applies to this case.

The general over-contraction may be small when estimated in foot pounds, but its importance is immense on account of its effects on the over-contracted person's spiritual life. This follows as a necessary consequence from the theory of our emotions to which I made reference at the beginning of this article.

For by the sensations that so incessantly pour in from the over-tense excited body the over-tense and excited habit of mind is kept up; and the sultry, threatening, exhausting, thunderous inner atmosphere never quite clears away. "If you never wholly give yourself up to the chair you sit in, but always keep your leg and body muscles half contracted for a rise; if you breathe eighteen or nineteen instead of sixteen times a minute, and never quite breath out at that,-- what mental mood can you be in but one of inner panting and expectancy, and how can the future and its worries possibly forsake your mind? On the other hand, how can they gain admission to your mind if your brow be unruffled, your respiration calm and complete and your muscles all relaxed?-

James, William, 1899, Chapter 1-The Gospel of Relaxation, TALKS TO TEACHERS ON PSYCHOLOGY: And To Students On Some of Life's Ideals

06/10/2023

Poem on the humerus - excerpted from our new book - "The Memory Palace of Bones"

FOREVERLAND

Outside the Christian church, after the service for Asian Americans
A man in his 70’s in brown pants and white short-sleeved shirt
And a woman in her 60’s with a floral blouse and a linen skirt
Hugged each other. They hugged and hugged and hugged.

Long after some attendees had hurried off
home to early Sunday dinner or to McDonald’s,
We stood and watched them,
Their arms wrapped around each other’s backs
Their humeri pressing each into the other.

They had just exited from the church’s eaves,
As if from the ribs of a large boat from heaven
That had perhaps also bore them upon an ocean,
A voyage from China to the new continent.
Hearts can reach that far through arms.

Neither was young. And with their heads bent down,
Nestled into their shoulders and necks,
We couldn’t see their faces, nor the fronts of their bodies,
Only their backs and those encircling arms.

Those humeri arising from the shoulder blades,
The ball and socket speaking in a language of completeness
And freedom - movement through the union of opposites.
Their shoulders were free to move – but now he and she were wrapped in stillness,
A stillness we all could feel like wings of embracing herons,
Each disappearing into the oneness of four still wings.

Or in China they would be seen as one large flame,
An illustration of the fire element coursing through the arms:
The heart meridian, the inner sea of fire,
Pericardium, the “heart protector”, now opened wide,
Triple warmer, three depths of love through pelvis, belly and chest,
The small intestine meridian leading to a point called “Heavenly Ancestor.”

She and he shared ancestors in the fires of stars.
They leaned back, faces shining, still hugging,
Yet now each reflecting the light of the other in their faces.

In their hug we could feel the vast generations of upper arms,
Humeri assuring the embrace until new life became possible for all
On a new continent formed by a love that we lived in then,
Joints connected the countries of history.

They had come full circle and stopped: we were all their children.
They invented a new kind of time.
There we were, all the begats of the Bible,
Living in the world we wanted,
Through a hug in the promised land.

(illustration by Christy Krames)

History of Massage (20th Century, 1950 – 2000) |Timeline 06/09/2023

Interesting take on the history of massage in 20th century -

https://www.massageschoolnotes.com/history-of-massage-1950-2000/?fbclid=IwAR2JdjK2-YjmbUJexwYtzjqCGN6BFMCu03u6RPFupmjzexzw6hH1MMFUezg

History of Massage (20th Century, 1950 – 2000) |Timeline History of Massage (20th Century, 1950 – 2000) February 13, 2021 By Julie Onofrio 1948 – Francis Tappan’s Masters Degree Thesis – Development of Modern Massage Techniques compared the methods of J. Hoffa, Mary McMillian and James Mennell (who were instrumental in development of massage being...

06/08/2023

THROW BACK THURSDAY

As some of you know, my first massage teacher was Bob King (in 1977). We became good friends and during my last years in Chicago I lived in a rear spare bedroom on the second floor of his house of Pratt Ave. It was so cold there I had to use six blankets just to not freeze to death.

Bob was a wonderful teacher and co-founder, with Jim Hackett, of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. A former seminarian as well as a former amateur boxer, he brought a sacred and profane spirit into our profession. He elevated the whole realm of massage therapy as President of AMTA, overseeing the transition from the older, more conservative generation to us post-psychedelic wholistic therapists!

He had his darker and lighter sides - both of which contribute to his memory in bold relief - those shadows and lights gave him a power he otherwise would not have manifest - yet made life, as it is for all of us, more or less challenging.

In any case and from the bottom of my heart, thank you, Bob!

LomiLomi "Hawaiian Temple Bodywork" 06/06/2023

Expanding your techniques? Thinking about saving your hands? Explore Lomi Lomi coming to TLC. Check out this Interesting Interview with Jason Bratcher instructor for the course... and to link to the course go to- https://www.tlcmassageschool.com/.../lomi-lomi-basic.../

LomiLomi "Hawaiian Temple Bodywork" LomiLomi 'Hawaiian Temple Bodywork' with Jason Bratcher, LMT, MTI Fri, Sat & Sun, June 23-25, 2023 9am-6pm 24 CE's - $475 Hold your spot with a

The Memory Palace of Bones: Exploring Embodiment Through the Skeletal System 06/06/2023

TOM MYERS' REVIEW OF ‘THE MEMORY PALACE OF BONES”
Please read and share Tom Myers’ amazing review of our new book. It is a great honor and pleasure to read this and to be mentioned in the same sentence as Deane Juhan’s “Job’s Body” – which Jeff and I repeatedly thought of as we were writing our book.

Order the book today! https://www.amazon.com/Memory-Palace-Bones.../dp/1913426599

The Memory Palace of Bones: Review from Tom Myers
Posted April 22, 2023

"As a writer who happens also to be an anatomist, I am absurdly eager to recommend The Memory Palace of Bones, from our friends at Handspring. This is the most poetic journey through our innerness since Deane Juhan surprised us all with the soaring and elegant Job’s Body (wow, nearly five decades ago). Like Deane, David Lauterstein and Jeff Rockwell are very experienced bodywork therapists and teachers. And also like Deane, they are artists with a deep appreciation of history, exploring the skeleton’s subtle nuances and obscured meanings.

Who reads anything any more? You do, with this one. These days, I need to read a lot quickly to even appear to keep up, and a lot of it is papers or articles online. This is pure pleasure reading, with your favorite beverage nearby. Just relax into the unique situation of being led, gently and mellifluously, into new (and, for me, clinically useful) views of the memory palace written into our skeleton and all that surrounds it. Thank you, David and Jeff!"

- Please share this post with your associates and friends!

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06/05/2023

THE ART OF MEETING AND THE ART OF MASSAGE

Today I took a walk at dawn. I took a walk just where the night meets the day.

The philosopher and teacher, Martin Buber, said it is not the educational intention but it is the meeting which is educationally fruitful. In therapy we can say also it is not the therapeutic intention, but it is the meeting which is therapeutically fruitful. Indeed studies have shown it is the client-therapist relationship quality that is the best predictor of positive therapeutic outcomes.

Each sense has a place of meeting – the place where the sound can first be heard, the place where we first see something illuminated by light – and every time we’re met, whether by sound, smell, light, or touch, we come to a point of awakening – with conscious contact we wake up. We come to the meeting point where we identify the smell, the taste, the voice, the touch.

"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s 'Amore'."

Well, we’re not precisely looking for amore, but it is certainly common to see the restoration of self-appreciation, of self-love as the client meets him/herself again through our touch-reflection.

“This is indeed that unknown person I was – and so close to me!” – Jacques Riviere

It is said that the Buddha upon being asked if he were enlightened, refused all claims except to say “I am awake”.

Experimentally finding just the right pressure is a large part of the art of massage – whether it be the right touch quality for this person here like a butterfly or a gentle wave, like a paw or a pointer or a loose fist – everything we do becomes a call to consciousness. Everything we do becomes an opportunity for awakening.

Soft tissue manipulation has its limits as our definition; rather what if we were just pointing, pointing the way - here, here, here, we meet.

The poet Issa said, “The man pulling radishes, points the way with a radish.”

We point the way with our carefully chosen pressures.

The Memory Palace of Bones: Exploring Embodiment Through the Skeletal System 06/04/2023

"Touch the bones. Let them give you the answers. That's why you're here."
~ Dr. Temperance Brennan

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RESOURCES ON  SOCIAL JUSTICE, INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY — David Lauterstein 05/30/2023

May we deepen the breadth of our kindness and understanding of each other. Here are valuable resources on social justice, inclusion, and diversity collated by ZB teachers, Mary Murphy and Misty Rhoads for our recent ZB "Faculty Fire" Retreat" in Vermont.

RESOURCES ON  SOCIAL JUSTICE, INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY — David Lauterstein Exploring our inner world, our soft spots, our presence in teaching capacities, and facing the challEnges of opening our mindsets to more inclusive, sensitive, and equitable ways of relating is the goal we hope we have shared with you. - Misty Rhoads and Mary Murphy , ZB Faculty

Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method: Continuing Education in Costa Rica 05/30/2023

Still three weeks until my Costa Rica course! There is still room! I hope to see you there! Infuse your work with insights and exciting new skills! I will be exploring life and the body in new ways - via Deep Massage, Zero Balancing and "The Memory Palace of the Bones".

Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method: Continuing Education in Costa Rica Learn the Lauterstein Method of deep massage with Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy's NCBTMB-approved continuing education.

05/30/2023

I've been posting these "13 'rules' of massage" on my fb story - here they all are. Add your own!

THIRTEEN RULES OF MASSAGE
1. Slow down when you need to. Speed up when you don’t need to slow down. Massage that’s always slow is ultimately boring massage.
2. Palpate – how can you love if you don’t know what’s there?
3. Know anatomy – not just in general. Have memorized the origins, insertions and actions for at least the 90 most important muscles.
4. Care; really care; let your care be palpable.
5. First do no harm – to yourself! Pay attention to your body mechanics and your psycho-mechanics.
6. Don’t substitute force for intelligence.
7. Take a history; your client’s complaint arises from and takes place within their whole life. You’re working on time as much as space.
8. Try to do not more than 4 sessions a day.
9. Become a boundary genius; when you hold to impeccable boundaries it becomes a powerful part of the healing process. When you create an atmosphere of total safety and trust, the healing process is initiated.
10. Don’t hedge on the business side – you are in the massage business as much as you are assisting in the healing process.
11. Get massage. Not getting massage is like a writer never reading.
12. Take a workshop at least once a year; a vacation twice a year, and a contemplative break once a day.
13. Don’t give up. Work, exacting work, moves mountains.

Pregnancy Massage: Thru each Trimester with Susan Salvo 05/29/2023

Helpful video from my friend, Susan Salvo -

Pregnancy Massage: Thru each Trimester with Susan Salvo Listen and learn as Dr Susan Salvo shares how to safely modify massage and massage positions thru each trimester. She’ll discuss high-risks, postponing massa...

11/23/2022

Someone asked me the other day if I was still associated with my massage school. Just to reassure and clarify for everyone - John Conway and I retired from running the school day-to-day in early 2020 (after running it for 31 years). We are still co-owners and meet weekly with the wonderful people running the school.

I am tremendously grateful for The Lauterstein-Conway (TLC) administrative staff, faculty, students, workshop participants and clinic clients. I am grateful that, in the larger sense, people are still prioritizing Tender Loving Care in this world - even though it doesn't get the publicity of awful things happening.

There is more Tender Loving Care in this world than its opposite. It is all of our jobs to spread that TLC wider and deeper in this world.

TLC Intensive Zero Balancing Certification Program 11/20/2022

THE ZERO BALANCING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 2023!

In October we announced the first ever anywhere Intensive Zero Balancing Certification program. We‘ve already had great response, many applicants, so contact us soon!

It consists of four courses, an advancing skills day, mentoring, and a practical exam:
1. ZB I - May 4-7, 2023
2. ZB II - July 20-23, 2023
- Advancing Skills Day - August 27, 2023
3. Alchemy of Touch - September 14-17, 2023
4. Geometry of Healing - November 9-12, 2023

These will also be available as individual workshops. But, for the Intensive cohort going through together, they will enjoy the wonderful advantage and experience of each class building on the last with the mutual support and in community - with the primary teacher, David Lauterstein, ZB teacher for over 25 years, and the exciting participation of Certified ZB mentors who will be giving additional individualized support.

Click the link for information and to apply:

TLC Intensive Zero Balancing Certification Program Intensive Zero Balancing Certification Program with David LautersteinTLC Co-founder /ZB Faculty for over 25 years 100 CE hours - Offered in 4 - 25hr

11/16/2022

Just want to pass on info about what looks to be a good seminar this Sunday -

Hi Folks!

Live with Gil this Sunday: "Bone Health And Movement Quality Over Time!" with Special Guest Rebekah Rotstein, founder of Buff Bones® coming up! Click link for all info!

S2 E10: Friend and fellow somanaut Rebekah’s amazing work comes with direct endorsements from luminaries including the U.S. Surgeon General emeritus Richard Carmona, M.D. We will be leaning into Rebekah's career long exploration into "building buff bones" to discuss "Bone Health and Movement Quality Over Time.” Rebekah’s insights will challenge some of the conventional approaches which are in current circulation regarding aging and menopause with her brilliant integrated movement approach to injury prevention. Woohoo, we can't wait to see you there! (Live with Gil is a perk for Explorer Members, if you are not a member, you can learn more about Membership Options here!

Warmly, Gil :)

Newsletter Sign-up — David Lauterstein 11/15/2022

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Some delightful features: the cover of the new book I've co-written with Jeff Rockwell, Dylan's new book, how to navigate life and sky by a balloonist and psychiatrist named Piccard, Lake Street Dive, the new ZB Certification Intensive, an impassioned plea for the end to bodywork and aggression, Gil Hedley's Nerve Project, The Body as Found Object: Antony Gormley, brilliant quotes from Ida Rolf, the Magic of "Temporal Integration", new workshops, and a reminder to enjoy "micro-dancing".

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10/25/2022

For an exploration I'm doing - what is the ratio of sensory to motor neurons in the human body? Initially with internet search I'm seeing rough estimates of maybe half a million motor vs. six million sensory neurons. Does anyone out there know more precisely the figures?

TLC Intensive Zero Balancing Certification Program 10/24/2022

Announcing the first-ever anywhere Intensive Zero Balancing Program in which you can be certified in less than one year!
The Lauterstein-Conway School is now enrolling for this program that begins in 2023. It consists of four courses, an advancing skills day, mentoring, and a practical exam:
1. ZB I - May 4-7, 2023
2. ZB II - July 20-23, 2023
• Advancing Skills Day - August 13, 2023.
3. Alchemy of Touch - September 14-17, 2023
4. Geometry of Healing - November 9-12, 2023
These will also be available as individual workshops. But, for the Intensive cohort going through together, they will enjoy the wonderful advantage and experience of each class building on the last within the context of mutual support and the ZB community - and with the guidance of David Lauterstein, ZB teacher for over 25 years, who will be the primary teacher in this program.

TLC Intensive Zero Balancing Certification Program Intensive Zero Balancing Certification Program with David LautersteinTLC Co-founder /ZB Faculty for over 25 years 100 CE hours - Offered in 4 - 25hr

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