Attachment IS Power. Why the navel—our body’s bull’s-eye—had to be trivialized. Here, seriously, a birth doula watches one becoming two, an artist reembodies the Western canon, three prayers you can actually say. Plus…Toni Morrison’s missing navel, the bellybutton in ancient rites, and how our bellyroots can save the planet.
In This Feature
Rabbi Susan SchnurHow the Navel Was Erased in the Service of the Penis
Reclaiming the Sanctity of the Bellybutton.
Rabbi Susan SchnurThe Omphalos of Delphi and Mount Tabor
The Cosmological Navel of the Universe...and Mount Bellybutton!