from Chapter 4
FACING THE LAST TABOO: WHY DID THE QUAKERS STOP QUAKING AND THE SHAKERS STOP SHAKING?
Why did the Quakers stop quaking and the Shakers stop shaking? Is it related to why the majority of technologically developed cultures all but eliminated shaking bodies from public performance, worship, and healing encounters? I believe that ecstatic shaking is the last great taboo for the technologically developed (but spiritually underdeveloped) world. Studying what happened to the shake and quake in Europe and North America shows that the greatest fear about the body does not necessarily concern sexual expression, but liberation...