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Brief: Local writer to present “I Am Body”

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Is There A Soul? Book cover
Is There A Soul? Book cover

On Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave., local writer and singer Madeline McNeill will deliver a speech titled, “I Am Body.”

Everyone has a body, she explained, and in her speech asks what the purpose of our bodies our in our lives?

“Is the body a container for the mind? For the soul? Is it at the receiving end of a control center brain? Or is the body active in the creation of the mind?,” she asks.

McNeill is a body philosopher and discuss about how our bodies shape us. She explained that she’s created a theory through subjective self-inquiry, observing how the body contributes to the formation of emotions, minds, consciousness, and spiritual experiences.

Her book, “Is There a Soul?” lays a foundation for this theory with a philosophical perspective that evolved after several years of both formal and autodidactic study. McNeill studied opera for 12 years and earned a BA in Music from Western Washington University. She studied sciences, religious and spiritual practices, as well as body disciplines and therapies. Over time, her years of interdisciplinary work blossomed into a new approach to philosophy where the body is alive in the equations of thought, according to a news release.

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About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Journalism Instructor at Washington State University.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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