Voice and the Alexander Technique
Accompanying CD with book.
The Organization of Awareness
The Man Who Mastered Habit
A Way of Working
Keeping the Mind and Body Alive
A Means of Understanding Man
Man's Future as an Individual
The Alexander Technique in a Larger Context
Horsemanship and the Alexander Experience
The Body - A Matter of Meaning
About the Books
The books you will find on this site fill an important niche in the literature on the Alexander Technique. These books, whether introductory or advanced in nature, are for the serious student or teacher.
None of the books pretend that you can learn the Alexander Technique by reading a few pages, but they will give you the kind of in-depth information that is so valuable for better understanding this educational method. Whether your interest in the Technique is because of a physical problem, tension while performing, or the desire to enjoy the everyday moments of life more fully, these books will enhance your appreciation of the power and effectiveness of the Alexander Technique.
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Mornum Time Press is very pleased to announce the fourth printing of Thinking Aloud by Walter Carrington. Walter Carrington has written a new preface for this printing. Designed originally for teachers and teachers-in-training, it has become a must-read book for any serious student of the Technique.
Also available from Mornum Time Press is Walter Carrington's second volume of talks, titled The Act of Living: Talks on the Alexander Technique. For anyone who is trying to scratch below the surface of this educational method, the 29 talks in The Act of Living will help the reader deepen their understanding of the thinking process behind the Alexander Technique. The book is designed as a practical tool for better understanding both the impediments to changing habitual behavior and the means for changing the way we move through the world.
A fascinating memoir, in interview form, is now available on the life and thoughts of Marjory Barlow. Marjory Barlow grew up with the Alexander Technique, and the Alexander Technique grew up with her. She started daily lessons on her 17th birthday with her uncle F.M. Alexander, and joined his teacher training course a year later. She was 21 when she qualified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique and she stayed on as her uncle's assistant for a further four years. She ran her own training course from 1950 until the 1980's. An Examined Life is Marjory's opportunity to gather and share the unique experiences of her seven-decade career.
For those of you who know Marjory Barlow, you know you are in for a treat. And if you haven't had that good fortune, these conversations are a generous invitation to share the benefits of an examined life.
An Examined Life is a beautifully designed 352 page hardcover edition. It includes Appendices with Marjory Barlow's two Memorial lectures, as well as stories and aphorisms collected by several teachers trained by her.
Mornum Time Press is honored to be the U.S. distributor for Mind & Muscle. Mind & Muscle is a wonderful book that fills an enormous hole in the Alexander Technique literature. Langford takes the reader through a fascinating exploration of the way our bodies work, gives us a firmer grasp on the physiological basis for movement, and challenges our preconceptions about our bodies as we move through space. Elizabeth Langford ends each chapter with a series of experiments the reader can try out to more fully understand the concepts being introduced in the book. She has created a book that is both an introduction to the Alexander Technique and an invaluable tool for anyone interested in how the body functions.
Each essay in Curiosity Recaptured: Exploring Ways We Think and Move tells a story. Some of the stories are about learning a new skill or the excitement of solving a particularly intractable problem. Others reexamine commonplace moments of our days that often go unnoticed. Each writer tells a personal story that takes us from a specific activity being described to the impact the activity has on our overall interest and curiosity in daily life. All the essayists are teachers of the Alexander Technique writing about the performing arts, athletics, the field of health, or simply finding more satisfying ways to live. This book can open the door to a new world and can change what you notice and how you move through your daily life. Robertson Davies, internationally acclaimed author and long-time student of the Technique, wrote the foreword for the book.
Also available from Mornum Time Press is Freedom to Change by Frank Pierce Jones, the classic introduction to the Alexander Technique, originally published in 1976 and reissued in a new edition by Mouritz Press in 1997. Jones explores the basic principles of the Technique in clear terms and gives a comprehensive overview of the development of the Alexander Technique. This book remains a superb introduction to the Alexander Technique and includes some of the earliest scientific work done to demonstrate the efficacy of the Alexander Technique.
All of these books can be ordered from the Book Catalog.