Body-language and nonverbal communication

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Body-painting and ritualisation

There’s a long tradition in body-painting in almost all cultures. Still nowadays you find body-painting connected with important cultural rituals, special dance performance, in theater and so on. Insofar body-painting is an official, socially and culturally accepted habit for special purposes and with a special meaning. And it is necessary for those cultures.

People who are part of those rituals know what they do, that they do it and they know about the meaning of what they’re doing. They feel integrated in society and in the culture and often they are proud of being part of this. Even if they do not know consciously there is a social knowing, a social unconscious knowing.

Each person feels being part and this helps to feel being accepted also on the very personal level of self-expression. One could think that there is not such a shame which I felt in the man’s reaction I talked about some days ago in my blog.

Body-painting and body-language related ……………..

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Western body painting

Last week there was the world bodypainting-festival with the world championship in different categories in Austria. The world awards were presented to more than 40,000 visitors. Artists from more than 40 nations joined the competition for the world champion titles.

Body-painting is body-language and nonverbal communication! Body-painting also is a kind of fashion, a kind of self-presentation. Body-painting also is some kind of art.

To be honest I feel much more familiar with this kind of skin-message than the message of……………………

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