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Space, Time & Medicine

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What we call modern physics says something entirely new about the world and how it behaves. For many years, these theories have been accepted as the most accurate descriptions we have ever had about our world. Nevertheless, medicine has been reluctant to incorporate these ideas into itself, continuing to view the body as a clockwork mechanism, in which illness is caused by ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published April 12th 1982 by Shambhala
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Marilyn Chandler
Feb 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
A provocative reflection on the way our notion of time affects the rhythms of our lives and even the rhythms of our bodies and, quite palpably, our health. Borrowing a note from Fritjof Capra (The Tao of Physics), Dossey takes a wide view of our psycho-physical connectedness to the energies of the universe and to other creatures, and invites us to consider the ways in which it can be demonstrated that imagination or thought affects physical experience.
Sep 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Thought provoking and insightful, especially for those who believe in Eternity. Also looks at how our mind affects how we respond to treatments, and how anesthesia warps our perception of time.
Isabeau Vollhardt
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Don't let the quantum physics scare you off: Dr. Dossey's descriptions make the theories easy to follow and understand with regard to revising our entire concept of the human body and health, which has been stuck in Cartesian logic and Newtonian causality since the 1600s. Ironically, some forms of what are called "alternative" medicine actually incorporate awareness of quantum reality in their practices (acupuncture is just one of those). Anyone who wants to seriously understand how we need to a ...more
Apr 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
Rated: F

A little too "out there" for my tastes. If you believe that time is non-linear in our everyday life, it might be good.
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“When our focus is toward a principle of relatedness and oneness, and away from fragmentation and isolation, health ensues” 6 likes
“[Some scientific] experiments…tell us that what we consider the objective world depends in some measure on our own conscious processes. There is no fixed eternal reality……… true understanding is not to be achieved with the rational mind.” 2 likes
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