Feldenkrais and The Vatican (for real)
By: Date: November 9, 2020 Categories: Feldenkrais History

I just noticed a mention of Feldenkrais on a report called, “A Christian reflection
on the “New Age.” posted on the Vatican website here.

The report does nothing more than lump Feldenkrais in with other approaches but it is interesting to read the full report. They Vatican scholars (whoever they might be) do seem to be trying to get an understanding of various approaches:

“There is a remarkable variety of approaches for promoting holistic health, some derived from ancient cultural traditions, whether religious or esoteric, others connected with the psychological theories developed in Esalen during the years 1960-1970. Advertising connected with New Age covers a wide range of practices as acupuncture, biofeedback, chiropractic, kinesiology, homeopathy, iridology, massage and various kinds of “bodywork” (such as orgonomy, Feldenkrais, reflexology, Rolfing, polarity massage, therapeutic touch etc.), meditation and visualisation, nutritional therapies, psychic healing, various kinds of herbal medicine, healing by crystals, metals, music or colours, reincarnation therapies and, finally, twelve-step programmes and self-help groups.(25) The source of healing is said to be within ourselves, something we reach when we are in touch with our inner energy or cosmic energy.”

And this from Women of Grace. Folks who are Catholic and want to know which “new age” methods to avoid:


One thought on “Feldenkrais and The Vatican (for real)

  1. Though people can sue individual dioceses for their information, the Church itself is equivalent to a sovereign nation and can do what it pleases. The Pope is the only one who could release the documents early and as it looks now, it could be decades before journalists, historians and victims learn more about the Catholic Church s role in the abuse.

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