This is an incomplete, but seeking to be exhaustive, list of Body Metaphors:


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Did you not know that your bodies are temples…?

Do you not know that  your bodies are temples  of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? - Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? - Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians


Your body is not a temple. It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride. - Anthony Bourdain

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The body as a machine [Gilbert Ryle’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ compression of Descarte’s Mind/Body Split]

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The Body as Property

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The Body as a Score-Keeper

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The Body as a Territory, of which the ‘self-image’ is a map.


The Body as a Great City, the Self as Mayor

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