Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion - Review

"Spirituality is a part of being human, the questions that occur to people at different times and how we answer them ourselves, or who we turn to supply us with those answers are part of who we are as people."

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Humanity's future is a space cruise ship

That is the message of Pixar's new film, Wall-E.

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Massacres of Narnia

Perhaps reading A Problem from Hell: American in the Age of Genocide has biased me toward the new Narnia film. Continue Reading...

Holistic Health Perspective on Macbeth by Attorney

Verdi's Macbeth offers little insight into the worlds of spirit and the nature of fate, although psychologically and musically its greatness shines. Continue Reading...

Meditate with Reiki teacher Pamela Miles and Steve Gorn

Pamela Miles, who has written the only book I know on Reiki in mainstream healthcare, with chapters on how Reiki is being used in medicine, now offers a CD for meditation. Continue Reading...

Velez & Capra, Tools and Tactics for the Master Day Trader

This is an outstanding book, chock-full of tools and tips for the beginning securities trader.

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Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion

The Integrator Blog by John Weeks has done a wonderful review of Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion.

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Superluminal reality

"Superluminal" refers to faster-than-the-speed-of-light, which is the pace of accelerating technology, it seems.

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Health care law attorney Jayne Juvan's health law blog

Health care law attorney Jayne E. Juvan, Esq. is writing a health law blog (Juvan's Health Law Update) with wings.

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Casino Royale (James Bond) "agents" gathering for film

Casino Royale, the new James Bond film, premieres soon, and MI-6 "agents" (extras) are gathering in the Bahamas for a viewing.

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Energy Medicine and Ethics

Creating Right Relationships: A Practical Guide to Ethics in Energy Therapies offers a masterful discussion of legal and ethical issues (including a conversation about practitioner boundaries) regarding energy healing.

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Downfall

For years, I was unable to hear German spoken in public, without an inner wince.

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Sound Mind, Sound Body - Stress Free

Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD(hc), friend and colleague, pioneer in the holistic medicine movement, and author of Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer, a critical work in holistic health care, has written some important, new books offering new approaches to personal health. Check out Sound Mind, Sound Body and Stress Free for Good, both of which received outstanding reviews.

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Law, Policy, Medicine, Spirituality, & Movies

In the Tibetan tradition of the medicine Buddha, everything becomes medicine. The Medicine Buddha brings healing, dispels sickness, and awakens the innate healing potential within every individual.

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I, Robot

What does the film I, Robot have to do with complementary medicine law, policy, and ethics?

A lot. In addition to giving us a sneak preview of what our world may look like as robots begin to live and walk among us, the film essentially poses two seminal questions: what is the proper relationship of humans to machines? And conversely, what is the proper relationship of machines to humans? Both questions ask whether the two-way relationship will (or should) be resolved by force of law (Detective Spooner thinks so), by ethical rules hard-wired into every robot's "brain" (the chairman of U.S. Robotics and Detective Spooner's superior think so), or by healing conversations between the species (what??? more about this below).

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Fahrenheit 9/11

My reviews will be idiosyncratic and focused on books and films tying together issues of complementary and alternative medicine, health care, ethics, law, and spirituality; I will pick up a few elements that correspond to themes in my work or trigger further reflection. Two things stood out for me in Michael Moore's film, Fahrenheit 9/11: curses; rule of the techno-mind's violence. What captures my attention in the film is not politics, but currents of spiritual energy, as I try to connect the dots of what is happening to our world as it pertains to definitions of health and human evolution.

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Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life

Read Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Lifeby David Grispoon (New York, HarperCollins, 2003) to learn about the new field of astrobiology--the legitimate child of the the "thirty-five-year courtship" between astronomy and biology--and how it answers the question: "Hello? Is anyone out there?"

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