Army, Vietnam Biography "I used to believe that we must choose between science and reason on one hand, and spirituality on the other, in how we lead our lives. Now I consider this a false choice. We can recover the sense of sacredness, not just in science, but in perhaps every area of life. Bringing the experience of a practicing internist and the soul of a poet to the discourse, Dr. Larry Dossey offers panoramic insight into the nature and the future of medicine.
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Larry Dossey, M. This state-which we can all access-explains phenomena as diverse as epiphanies, creative breakthroughs, premonitions of danger or disaster, near- death experiences, communication with other species and with the dead, reincarnation, the movement of herds, flocks, and schools, and remote healing.
Even before publication One Mind drew praise from the finest minds of our time. It has been heralded as "landmark," "a brilliant synthesis," a "magnum opus," a "feast" of ideas, "compelling," "gripping," and "a major shift in our understanding of consciousness.
More than a dozen people are no shows for choir practice for the first time ever at the moment their church explodes. Are these coincidences, or is something happening that we need to pay attention to? This is the question Dr. Larry Dossey asked himself during his first year of medical practice. He had never had any sense of knowing the future when he experienced a week of premonitions about patients all of which came true.
He was scared to talk about his premonitions because if he dared believe anything he was experiencing was possible—that the future could be known before it happened—then his entire education and worldview would be turned on its head.
But as suddenly as the premonitions started, they stopped: "It was as if the universe, having delivered a message," writes Dossey in the Introduction, "hung up the phone. It was now my job to make sense of it — which I try to do in this book.
Dossey uses cutting-edge science to prove the value of what had long been considered the provenance of mystic charlatans and to show readers how to cultivate their natural abilities. Listen to the stories people tell. Explore the research that demonstrates our capacity to sense the future. Ponder the implications of mind outside of time.
Invite premonitions into your life and see what happens. If you do so humbly and reverently, your life will likely become more premonition-prone, and you may touch that exquisite, infinite realm to which premonitions, now as always, are a door.
More purchasing options are available on the book detail page. Dossey takes readers on a poetic, well-researched journey into the many paradoxes that are inherent in the human condition and how they relate to healing the body, mind and soul. This brilliant collection of medical essays is a great contribution to the literature of medicine, and of consciousness, placing Dossey in the tradition of Richard Selzer, Lewis Thomas, and Oliver Sacks. Larry Dossey created a sensation in with his groundbreaking book, Healing Words, in which he presented solid scientific evidence that prayer can figure prominently in healing illness.
Dossey again surveys the future: We are on the brink of a new era of medical care, an era that considers and implements our growing knowledge of the power of nonlocal mind in healing and life. Dossey defines the major periods in the history of medicine: Era I medicine mechanical medicine , Era II medicine psychosomatic medicine , and Era III medicine nonlocal medicine. Era III medicine incorporates all the benefits and warnings we have gleaned from intensified understanding of the effects of prayer and intention.
Dossey lays out a compelling argument for merging awareness of consciousness into the practice of modern medicine. By perceiving the boundlessness of the nonlocal mind, Dr.
Dossey argues, we discern our own interconnectedness - with extraordinarily practical implications. We are further able to reevaluate our concept of mortality even as we are increasingly guided by the Golden Rule of Era III: "Do good unto others because they are you!
In so doing, we shall reinvent medicine, adding ancient wisdom to modern science. The result will be fabulously more successful-and fulfilling-than science alone. Dossey sets out to understand the "neglected shadow side" of prayer. Having established the benefits of prayer in Prayer is Good Medicine and Healing Words, Dossey flips the coin and asks "Can prayer harm? Assessing negative prayer from the perspective of evolutionary biology, Dossey considers how we can protect ourselves from the negative thoughts of others.
By acknowledging the potential harm of each negative thought, it becomes possible to manifest the positive in its stead.
In some parts of the book he is highly rational, in other parts he gives me the impression of being too supersticious for a scientist. In fact, sometimes he manages to convince me that what our modern society has established as "scientific" is If the author did not have an M. In fact, sometimes he manages to convince me that what our modern society has established as "scientific" is nothing but another level in relative superstition. I cannot deny the fact that he is being fully scientific in his approach, but his conclusions seem a little too optimistic at times. Almost like he is lacking skepticism for the sake of proving the point he wants to convey.
Larry Dossey, MD