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Old 05-05-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Doing the splits II

We’ve spent a lot of time here on Soma Simple explaining the nature of mesodermalism and ectodermalism. Years ago I began reading aloud a quote from Montagu’s Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin:

The skin arises from the outermost of the three embryonic cells layers, the ectoderm. The ectoderm also gives rise to the hair, teeth, and the sense organs of smell, hearing, vision and touch – everything involved in what goes on outside the organism. The nervous system, which has as a principle function informing the organism of what’s going on outside it, is the most important system to which the ectoderm gives rise.
He wrote this in 1971!!!

Still, the full significance of this didn’t really occur to me until I began reading Diane Jacobs’ expansive work on the subject.

To me, Ligature was an especially useful thread but it didn’t cause much of a stir.

From post #11:

While our formal education prepared us for examination of the ground (read mesoderm, read concrete) our patients in pain are driven mainly by the clouds in their heads (read ectoderm, read fractal, read chaotic).
I think our education creates this split.

What do you think?
Barrett L. Dorko P.T.
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