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Kabbalistic Tradition: the embodied mind
Adam and Eve. Trees of knowledge. Shattered vessels.
We were once one, then we broke down, and our bodies are the locus of all the drama. What do Kabbalistic traditions have to teach us about the sometimes mystical, aften mortifying, always mortal nature of a human incarnation? This course will explore some of the esoteric renderings of creation narratives focused on fruits, faces, light bodies, gender, and the five senses. Our source materials include Genesis, the ancient teachings of the Ari (Rabbi Isaac Luria) and modern interpretations by scholars such as Sarah Yehudit Schneider and DovBer Pinson. Experimental pedagogies will include guided breathwork, embodied meditation, and some surprise sensual delights!
The course is given in English.
Course material is included in the fee for this course.
About the teacher
Dages Juvelier Keates (she/they) is an artist working with and through the materiality of the body as a somatic space for holding paradox. Their transdisciplinary practice spans queer, psychoanalytic, metaphysics, and performance studies. A professional dance artist since 1998, Keates has pursued immersive training in image-based concert dance practices, somatic knowledge methods in Modern Postural Yoga, as well as esoteric philosophies of embodiment in Western Herbalism and Judaism. From 2004-2010, Dages engaged in rigorous Torah study in Jerusalem and Brooklyn, within seminaries and with Hasidic, Haredi, and Modern Orthodox scholars. They are interested in choreographic writing, cultural narratives, and intergenerational affects accretion in the body.