Not to mention the 17th-century French academicians whose work no doubt formed some of the basis for their 18th-century successors.
I have just now discovered an article from 2004 by Stephen Jones, titled "Philippa Cullen: Dancing the Music" (Leonardo Music Journal vol. 14, 64–73). It appears to confirm both of the hypotheses (1) that Cullen had a lot to do with the gestures in INORI and (2) that the mudras are at the centre of things. On p. 69: "After Utrecht [in 1973], Cullen went to work with Stockhausen in Germany. She had met Stockhausen in Hobart during his tour to Australia in 1970  when she was helping out with the equipment. She spent time with him at his home in Germany and is credited with inspiring his use of the gestures of prayer (particularly the Hindu mudra, which she had been studying as part of her choreographic work), in his composition Inori (1973-1974). She also danced with a theremin controlling a synthesizer during the Summer Night Music concerts held by Stockhausen's students and associates, the Öldorf Group, at a farmhouse in Öldorf near Kürten in Germany ." (The two notes both reference Michael Kurtz's Stockhausen biography.)
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I feel that it could be useful to have a discussion-forum on the music of Stockhausen. There are so many people from all over the world, young and old, learned and eager to get into contact with this musical world: musicologists, composers, musicians, music lovers; people who plan concerts - who write books or have to give lectures and so on. So there should be much stuff, many ideas that we can share. And when we have open questions, there may be people who studied just that and could give a hint or a stimulus.
A problem might be the English language, but i feel that is the only possibility that many people who are interested can participate. And we can exercise tolerance to mistakes!