A comprehensive course in the power of energy medicine—drawing on polarity therapy, esoteric anatomy, and somatics—that reveals the vital role of consciousness in the healing arts
Esoteric Anatomy offers a spiritual approach to massage, bodywork, and somatic psychology, demystifying an ancient transpersonal model for understanding energy in nature and working with consciousness in the healing arts. It offers a comprehensive health care system based on understanding the body as a field of conscious energy—a system that promotes healing, health building, and self-actualization.
Author and spiritual healer Bruce Burger begins by introducing Polarity Therapy in a series of energy-balancing sessions that can be used in conjunction with other forms of therapy and bodywork. This holistic approach can alleviate physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering, including clearing trauma from the cellular memory of the brain. Next, he turns his attention to Esoteric Anatomy in a section of essays that explore the role of energy—or life force—in the healing arts, drawing from the wisdom of ancient India. And finally, Burger builds upon his studies of Polarity Therapy and Esoteric Anatomy to present a unique system of Somatic Psychology that can promote further healing.
Thorough, insightful, and complete with illustrations, Esoteric Anatomy is a fascinating course in energy medicine that can guide you toward better health, personal growth, and spiritual transformation.
About the Author
Bruce Burger, M.A., R.P.P., is the founder of Heartwood Institute, one of the world's leading centers for professional training in massage and somatic psychology. Located on 240 acres outside Garberville, California, Heartwood is now in its twentieth year as both a utopian community and educational institution. Burger holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the New School for Social Research. He has been a member of the faculties of the University of Nevada and Rutgers University. Since he left academia in 1972 he has traveled widely and studied in Asia and India.
“When I hold this text, I feel as though I am holding one of the more important documents of our time—an extremely comprehensive and extraordinary map of our subtle anatomy.”
—Richard Gordon, author of Quantum Touch and Your Healing Hands
“This book is a significant addition to holistic-health literature.”
—John Chitty, R.P.P., President, American Polarity Therapy Association
“With Esoteric Anatomy, Bruce Burger integrates profound levels of Oriental wisdom and Ayurvedic theories of creation and transformation in a new and convincing way.”
—Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods