Saturday 7 August 2010

Medicine and Spirituality: Is There a Link?

The Re-Emergence of Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine

Dr Larry Dossey states that:

"The data shows that people who follow some sort of spiritual path in their life… live on average seven to 13 years longer than people who do not follow a spiritual practice."

Watch this series of 5 videos on premonitions, meditation, consciousness and healing intention in the medical scene:

Dr Larry Dossey is trained in internal medicine and is the former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and has lectured in medical schools and hospitals throughout the US. In 1988 he delivered the annual Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, India. He’s the only physician ever invited to do so.

He has also served as the co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr Larry Dossey is author of "Recovering the Subtle", "Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine", and "The Power of Premonition".

"Scientific" Resistances

"Many people have difficulty wrapping their minds around the possibility of infinite, unlimited mind, with all that that implies, because this opens up the door not only for premonitions, but for a whole host of other inexplicable phenomena." (Dr Mercola)

"I have yet to meet a skeptic who has read even a handful of the relevant studies," Dr Dossey says. "Their typical strategy is to find one flawed study… and then generalize to condemn the whole field. This is an embarrassment to science. That's just not the way science should be done.
"I collect statements from skeptics and some of them are just downright humorous. My favorite is a skeptic who said, "This is the sort of thing I wouldn't believe even if it were true."
"I always keep that one handy because I think it just captures the ideological, dogmatic, prejudicial, bigoted response of most skeptics toward these issues we're talking about."

Best Attitude:

- Think for yourself.

- Keep an open mind.

- Update your knowledgebase from time to time as new evidence emerges.

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