Philip Shepherd – Embodiment and Radical Wholeness | TCM #18 (Part 1)

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What does it mean to be embodied? Bernhard Guenther talks to Philip Shepherd, author of New Self New World and Radical Wholeness. Philip talks about his experiences and teachings around embodiment, how our modern world reflects the disembodied state of humanity, the necessity to fuse the inner male and female, reconnecting to the felt-sense of the body, the pelvic bowl as the seat of feminine Being, the connection between anxiety and control from a Matrix perspective, the self-absorption of modern culture and much more. In the second hour, we dive deeper into the topic of trauma and embodiment, the distortions of embodiment, transhumanism and disembodiment, the insanity of our modern world, the interrelationship between God, being, and embodiment and much more.

Philip Shepherd is recognized as an international authority on embodiment. His unique techniques have been developed to transform our disconnected experience of self and world, and are based on the vision articulated in his celebrated books, New Self, New World (2010) and Radical Wholeness (Nov 2017).  He developed the practices of TEPP (The Embodied Present Process) to help people reunite the thinking of the head with the deep, present and calm intelligence of the body. Unlike the prevailing view of embodiment – which involves sitting in the head and ‘listening to your body’ – Philip’s approach helps you listen to the world through the body.

Philip’s personal path to understanding has been shaped by his adventures as a teenager, when he cycled alone through Europe, the Middle East, India, and Japan; by his deep commitment to and studies of bodywork; by his experiences as an actor, playing lead roles on stages in London, New York, Chicago and Toronto; and by the burning desire for freedom that has illuminated his entire life.  He currently spends his time divided between teaching international workshops, running Facilitators Trainings, and participating in a documentary about his work. Philip is available for private coaching, weekend workshops, retreats, keynote talks, and facilitators’ trainings. His website:


Show Notes Part 1:

  • Philip’s childhood, questioning society and official culture
  • Japanese No Play Theatre had a big impact on Philip’s life
  • Philip’s travels to Asia and his realizations and influences
  • The writing process of “New Self New World”
  • The core principles of Philip’s work of embodiment
  • Human evolution and modern head-centric living, disconnected from the body
  • Male and Female Aspects of Consciousness
  • Alchemical Marriage of the Inner Male and Female
  • The Body, Mind, and the World
  • Being and Doing
  • Consciousness is about Relationship
  • The Pelvic Bowl as the seat of Feminine Being
  • Surrender vs. Control
  • The mind’s obsession with hoarding Knowledge
  • Cleverness vs. Intelligence
  • The connection between anxiety and control (from a Matrix perspective)
  • The self-absorption of modern culture
  • The Call to Adventure and the Hero’s Journey
  • Philip’s embodiment exercises, workshops, and teacher training

In Part 2 (only for members) we’ll be going deeper into:

  • Trauma and Embodiment
  • Emotions vs. the felt-sense of the body
  • The trap of identifying with emotions
  • Importance of being grounded in the pelvic floor
  • Trauma release and lack of integration
  • Distortions and oversights of embodiment
  • The voice, speech, and embodiment
  • What embodiment truly means
  • Fitness/physical exercise does not equate with embodiment
  • Muscles, metabolism, and high intensity (slow) resistance training for better health
  • Society’s obsession with the physical body and youth
  • Transhumanism and Dis-embodiment
  • Is Elon Musk a cyborg?
  • The insanity of our modern world
  • The illusion/trap of trying to enhance our Independence
  • The emptiness of disembodiment and the wholeness of Being
  • God, Being, and Embodiment
  • Using the mind correctly
  • Jordan Peterson’s fractured Being
  • Embodiment, NPC culture, and Identity Politics
  • Transgenderism and the distortion of the unification of the inner male/female
  • The trap of binary thinking and identification
  • Being present vs. being who you know yourself to be
  • Feminist Movement not honoring/embodying the feminine – toxic feminism
  • Philip’s upcoming events and workshops

Go HERE to listen to Part 2 if you’re a member or REGISTER to become a member to have access to membership section (including the membership forum.)

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