Many years ago, I learned that Dr. Rolf was not the typical scientist; she had an esoteric bent. When I moved my Rolfing practice from Boulder to Scottsdale, one of my teachers introduced me to an old friend of Dr. Rolf’s in Mesa, AZ. This woman made her money in the stock market by using numerology – she did well at it. Being a young man and her being a grandmother, she took me under her wing and feed me. I heard stories of how my new friend and Dr. Rolf would hang out and speak about the occult and esoteric interests from astrology to numerology.
Carole LaRochelle a Rolfer in Santa Rosa, CA wrote a fascinating post on Dr. Rolf’s hidden interests. William Garner Sutherland, the founder of Osteopathic cranial work and Emanuel Swedenborg, a scientist and mystic as Carole describes were two of Dr. Rolf’s primary teachers. Check out her post to learn more about the foundations of Rolfing – they go deep.
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