Kimerer LaMothe, Ph.D., is a philosopher, dancer, and scholar of religion who lives with her partner and their five children on a farm in upstate New York. After earning a masters degree in Christianity and Culture from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate in Theology of the Modern West from Harvard University, LaMothe taught at Brown and then Harvard Universities. She received fellowships for her work in religion and dance from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study and the Center for the Study of World Religions; and is an award-winning author of several books, including What a Body Knows: Finding Wisdom in Desire, Nietzsche’s Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values, and her latest, Family Planting: A farm-fed philosophy of family relations.

Kimerer speaks with Joanna about our basic human impulse to connect with one other and the natural world,, attuning to the bodily self, the “sting of impossible desire”, thinking and bodily movement, the rhythms of nature, ecstasy and natural birth…

Music: “End” (from Ibero-Caucasian Style) by The Shin

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