This essay discusses the meaning of embodied spirituality—based on the integration of all
human attributes, including the body and sexuality—and contrasts it with the disembodied
spirituality—based on dissociation and/or sublimation—prevailing in human religious
history. It then describes what it means to approach the body as a living partner with which
to co-create one’s spiritual life, and outlines ten features of a fully embodied spirituality.
The article concludes with some reflections about the past, present, and potential future of
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