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Currents, the BMCA Journal
Currents is the annual journal of The Body-Mind Centering® Association, Inc. and offers professional writing in the field of somatics. The journal's content reflects the depth and breadth of the Body-Mind Centering work and includes articles and case studies about working with infants, children and adults and applications of BMC to yoga, dance, and teaching movement. It also contains photos, artwork, and poetry expressing varying aspects of somatic states.
The 2019 Currents is an open issue. The value of the Open Issue is twofold: first, to provide a broad platform for the sharing of ideas that speak directly to the author and where somatic writers may place the diverse richness of their work. Second, for the pleasure and the mystery of “serendipity” that has been proven, in the end, to create a “theme.” Through the opening flows a current that finds itself at our Journal doors. Our doors are now open, so let the wide world in and move something our way. Always drop us a line if you have any suggestions for the future.
The 2019 digital and print issues are now available in the BMCA store for purchase.
THE JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE
CURRENTS’ THEME FOR 2021:
For further information on 2020 theme contact Currents Editor, Kate Tarlow Morgan
Process is defined as “a series of actions directed to some end or a continuous action, operation, or series of changes taking place in a definite manner.” This may take place in the physical world or on the more intangible level of unpacking emotional issues or thinking through a problem. The original meaning of the word comes from the Latin “course” or a “sequence.” However, Middle English evolved the word towards the idea of a “journey” and a ‘’procession,” which conjures images of movement from one stage to the next. Also, “pilgrimage,” “parade” or “festival” leads us through beginning, middle and end towards transformation. For artists of all kinds, process is involved in developing the creative outcome, just as in developing new skills or letting go of old habits. The healing process aims to bring us to a sense of well-being. Ultimately, Process operates on all levels—the cellular, the planetary–telling the travelers they are going somewhere.
Currents, the annual journal of BMCA, is a professional periodical that publishes writing on the nature of the body-mind experience and its interrelationships across disciplines. Supporting both scholarly and creative texts, Currents is unique in its attention to the development of somatic writers and their writing. We welcome fresh research, rich description, and embodied documentation of new modes of healing and expression.
We invite submissions from both beginning and advanced writers.
Important Dates for 2021 Currents submissions
Dates for March 2021 publication are as follows:
Feature length abstracts to be considered: June 1-August 15, 2020.
Final Drafts: November 1, 2020.
Short pieces, poems, visuals, and ads: October 1, 2020.
Full submission guidelines and formatting can be found at: https://bmcassociation.org/publications/currents
ConCurrents is a quarterly e-newsletter for members, the BMCA board and committees, and the BMC training programs to share news, photos, writing, and updates. It is a vehicle for keeping members in touch all around the world, and to celebrate our development and achievements as a community. Members may access and download all back issues of ConCurrents online.
- Sample issue from July, 2015