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Physical Alchemy – Neo-guild Structure for the 21st Century

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[*] Historical perspectives   One of the long term projects happening behind the scenes at Physical Alchemy involves changes to the architecture behind the method and rekindling of the idea of a Guild as a central hub for education. In medieval cities people gathered together in guilds based on their crafts. These guilds often had a primary physical location – a guild hall – which functioned as a central meeting area where the members of the guild could work their ...Read More

Body Awakening

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One of the more interesting insights that came out of my European adventure was the coming together of a syllabus I ended up naming ‘Body Awakening’. I had started my adventure with something of an unexpected workshop. Emmet and I had been sharing our explorations online for some time, throwing suggestions at each other to use as experiments on ourselves or the people training with us. Given that my first stop in Europe was to be Germany it only seemed ...Read More

The Crafting of a Diagram [Cerberus Diagram]

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“[The seer Teiresias (Tiresias) performs necromancy :] Then he summons the spirits of the dead, and thee who rulest the spirits [Haides], and him [Kerberos (Cerberus)] who blocks the entrance to the Lethaean stream.”  Seneca, [Oedipus 559 ff] Although I teach physical re-patterning work, whence I have a precious moment of time to look into other people doing wonderful things around the world I do not really find myself looking at the somewhat related fields of movement, S&C, martial arts, ...Read More