This important book adds a new dimension to human understanding.
Julius Fast teaches you how to penetrate the
personal secrets of strangers, friends and lovers by interpreting their body movements, and how to make use of your powers. Why do you move the way you do? Does your body betray your thoughts? Can you enjoy love-making to its fullest? Are you a'closed' or 'open' family? What are homosexual signals? What body language does a girl use to say 'I'm available. I can be had'? A game that can be surprising, frightening, adventurous or revealing — but never dull. 'Provocative ... perhaps the most eloquent body language of all is the silent language of love.'
Pan Books Londonand Sydney
First published in Great Britain 1971 by Souvenir Press Ltd This edition published 1971 by Pan Books Ltd, Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PG 13th printing 1982 © Julius Fast 1978 ISBN 0 330 02826 6 Printed and bound in Great Britain by Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd, Bungay, Suffolk This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent,re-sold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser
1. The Body is the Message
A science called kinesics. A new signal from the unconscious. How to tell the girls apart. To touch ornot to touch. A touch of loneliness.
2. Of Animals and Territory
The symbolic battle. Can we inherit language ?' The territorial imperative.' How much space does a man need?
3. How We Handle Space
A space to call your own. A science called Proxemics. Social and public space. How different cultures handle space. The Western world's way with space.
4. When Space isInvaded
Defending body zones. Advice for status seekers. How to be a leader. The space we hold inviolate. Of space and personality. Sex and non-persons. Ceremonies and seating.
5. The Masks Men Wear
The smile that hides the soul. Take off the mask. The mask that won't come off. When is a person not a person. The masochist and the sadist. How to drop the mask.
6. The Wonderful Worldof Touch
Come hold my hand. The crippling masks. You are what you feel. How to break out of a shell. The silent cocktail party. Playing games for health's sake.
7. The Silent Language of Love
Stance, glance and advance. Is she available? Is the face worth saving? Pick-ups, AC and DC. Choose your posture. Semi-sexual encounters.
8. Positions, Points and Postures
Acry for help. What does your posture say? Different places, different postures. The movement and the message. Postures and presentations. Jockeying for position. Three clues to family behaviour.
9. Winking, Blinking and Nods
The stare that dehumanizes. A time for looking. The awkward eyes. Bedroom eyes. Other cultures, other looks. A long look at oneself. How long is a glance?
13710. An Alphabet for Movement
Is there a language of legs? The ABC of body language. Labelling the kines. Culture and kinesics. Follow the leader.
11. Body Language: Use and Abuse
Let's talk to the animals. Symbols in a world without sound. Mental healing through body language. Faking body language. Putting it all together.
Theauthor would like to express his appreciation to the following for their help in preparing this book: Dr Arnold Buchheimer, Psychologist and Professor of Education at the City University of New York; Dr Albert E. Scheflen, Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Michael Wolff, Doctoral candidate in Social Psychology, City University of New York; Jean Linden, Research...