"Mindwalk" Rocks, Sheds Light on Holistic Health

The film "Mindwalk" goes back to 1990, yet sheds light on light - and Light - and how systems theory and notions of holism promised to create a new world.

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Cowboy Desert

Last night I dreamed that I wrote a bestseller called Cowboy Desert (TM), which was made a movie.  I asked what this meant, and received this poem.

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Colorful Birds

Last night I had a dream about colorful birds.

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The Joy of vegetables

"Don't vegetables feel pain when they're eaten?" This is one of those questions people who eat meat sometimes ask vegetarians.

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Healing circles gather support

A Florida hospital is incorporating healing circles into its repertoire of health care modalities.

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Heart centered intuitive business lawyer

"Michael is an intuitive, heart-centered lawyer for small business owners, entrepreneurs, individuals and organizations who need legal guidance."

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Visions - Hildegard the prototypical Healer

The movie "Visions" showcases Hildegard as the prototypical Healer who also carries the raw power to operate effectively in this world.

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I Have a Dream

I had a dream ... I know, Martin Luther King Day is tomorrow, and this is my psyche's homage -- about a spiritual crisscrossing of energies.

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Deck the Chakras with Chimes and Toning

Season's greetings to all ... deck the chakras with chimes and toning...take a moment in the midst of all to experience a moment of peace

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Lawyer with heart attorney aura

lawyer with heart attorney aura is not an oxymoron, but a clever search engine optimization strategy designed to attract business clients who want to see their attorney's aura....

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The Heart Has Its Reasons

"The heart has its reasons that reason does not know," famously said the French philosopher Pascal.

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Vegan lawyer almost vegan

Is vegan an orthodoxy or can one be almost vegan like almost famous?

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Why did she create her own illness

A lot of people have the belief that illness is created by a faulty belief system.

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The Spiral of Creation

Photo for the spiral of creation (Apple store, NYC)...new technologies spontaneously pop into the ether from this singularity vortex on the Upper West Side.

 

 

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Earth Day Message - a call to Love

Words of the heart were spoken long ago for this day of earth:

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The Monk Who Telegraphed the Fullness in Emptiness Story

It was in Iowa City that I really opened to meditation.

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Birthday blessings from Spirit

I am always amazed at how we live in multiple worlds, the human and the cosmic/divine, the material and spiritual, the world of the mundane and then the numinous sacred.

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Blue Moon, you heard me saying a prayer for

Someone I really could care for....

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What time you wake up has meaning

If you wake up in the middle of the night at a certain time, it could have a specific meaning.

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Law and technology: radio interview focuses on accelerating change

When we pray for "all sentient beings," does that include robots?

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Law and technology: radio interview focuses on accelerating change

When we pray for "all sentient beings," does that include robots?

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We are becoming our guides

Tales from the frontier of knowledge: we are becoming our spirit guides.

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Will the Real Michael H. Cohen Please Stand Up

Not since St. Augustine's Confessions has a lawyer been this revelatory!

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Genius is God's Presence in the world

"Genius is God's Presence in the world" - these words came to me while watching Michael Jackson's "This Is It."

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Tracking two Costa Mesa dogs

Today I tracked two dogs from the parking lot near Yoga Works up Harbor Boulevard.

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Bioenergy documentary draws crowd

A documentary on energy healing comes to the marketplace.

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New Earth v. Old Earth

Last year I heard Dolores Cannon speak about the Earth splitting into two.

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Gratitude is the attitude

Gratitude is the attitude, science and religion agree, at least for maintaining healthy health.

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Should doctors pray with their patients?

The better question is how should doctors support their patients who use prayer, meditation, centering, and guided imagery to help heal?

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A call for unity

Every once in a while a great book comes along that opens the floodgates of the heart.

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What happens between lifetimes

Folks, this is really it - what happens between lifetimes. Continue Reading...

Psychological authenticity and spiritual healing

I have been dining with some remarkable human beings. Continue Reading...

The healing power of plants and flowers

Who would have thought that a tiny, soft-petaled flower would have the power to heal the largest of wounds? Continue Reading...

There is no secret

The secret about The Secret is that there is no secret. Continue Reading...

Close Encounters of the Numinous Kind

Kunati Inc. Book Publishers will issue a commemorative edition of Passport to the Cosmos by John E. Mack, MD.

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My First Meeting with Obama

I had my first meet with Barack Obama last night. Continue Reading...

X-Men, Tikkun Olam, and the Gathering of the Exiles

That is a grand title for a post about gathering people together in community for a healing purpose. Continue Reading...

A Brief History of God

Believe it or not, this is the title of a standard lecture given by Professor Ken Hanson at the University of Central Florida. Continue Reading...

A Christmas Eve Dream

Whether one celebrates Christmas Eve or not, the power of millions of people focusing on peace is undeniable to someone who meditates. Continue Reading...

Meditation study suggests no physical health benefit

A recent meditation study suggests no physical health benefit. Continue Reading...

Kurzweil Obama double-header showcases religious pluralism

Kurzweil and Obama spoke together about the contribution of their religious upbringing to their distinctive social visions.

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Hard-wired to believe in God

The evolutionary anthropologist's response to atheism: we are hard-wired to believe in God, for our own good and that of the species.

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Chimps should make love not weapons

We humans are not the only ones to beat our ploughshares into swords.

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Twilight Brigade talk on compassion in dying

Twilight Brigade founder Dannion Brinkley will speak on compassion in dying.

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Spiritual care at end of life emphasized by researcher

Spiritual care at the end of life receives emphasis in a new report by a clinical oncologist.

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Religious belief and spiritual practice may aid stroke recovery

Strong religious beliefs can protect strokestroke patients from emotional distress, perhaps aiding recovery, according to a new study.

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ET Phone Princetown: ESP lab closes

The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory, or PEAR, will close, not because of controversy but because, its founder says, it is time.

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Consciousness the key to positive world shift

That would be my mantra in any election and is the theme of a forthcoming manuscript.

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Spirituality Missing in Psychotherapy

Spirituality is missing in psychotherapy, according to Whole Life Times in The Soulful Shrinks: Exploring the Spiritual in Psychotherapy.

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Floods, Draughts, Famine Ahead

Mary's Message to the World, published in the 1990's, predicted massive global failures, which could be averted by prayer.

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Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Creates nergy Psychology Certification Program

The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology announced a pilot program for energy psychology certification.

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Healthy Life After Death, Digitally

In Digitial Life After Death, Scientific American.com writes of the possibility of surviving death by downloading ourselves into a sophisticated computer program.

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Energy Healing Finds Support in Physics Theory of Parallel Universes

Skeptics scoff at the 'weakest link' in the integrative medicine chain, the notion of 'human energy fields' that have not, to date, found satisfactory scientific evidence of efficacy or mechanism.

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Woman in Coma Played Tennis in Her Head

And her ability to do so raised new questions about consciousness for doctors believing that a coma equated with lack of consciousness.

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Dark Matter Exists, Researchers Say

Researchers have confirmed that the majority of the Universe (some 70%)- is composed of dark energy, which exerts negative pressure.

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Have Your Robot or Droid Call Mine

Want to make a social or business appearance while cruising on your yacht?

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Lucid Dreaming: Flying Lessons I

I've written a lot in Future Medicine about spiritual healing and the need for psychological boundaries.

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Hands of Light

10 years after graduating from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, I finally reclaimed my healership with a "7th-level seal" on Ooj.

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Results of Prayer Study Suggestive

The "most scientifically rigorous investigation of whether prayer can heal illness," involving more than 1,800 patients, suggests that prayer either did not work, or worse, created complications.

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Prayer Study Criticized

Recent Commentary in Science and Theology argues that studies of prayer as an "alternative health" modality are misguided.

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Cosmic Reunion

Economists say "assuming a world with no death or taxes." But in the dream state even more idiosyncratic assumptions are possible.

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Dreaming a Dream About Moses and Unity

Once in a great while I'm told to write down a dream and inclined to share it.

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A Book Opening

Here's a dream that opened a book on energy medicine:

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Love Train Dream

Now that the "peak oil" situation has been put in my awareness I keep seeing it pop up in the news.

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My Grandmother's Message

This short vignette offers an unexpected teaching from my grandmother.

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The Dance

The Spirit speaks to us sometimes in dreams about our path.

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Energy Healing Commonly Used in Hospitals

Approximately 50% of Americans use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), of which "energy healing" is among the top ten most frequently used, according to a recent report.

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University Planning to Study Meditation's Effects on Academic Performance

Researchers at Mahariashi University in Iowa are hoping to prove that meditation improves academic performance.

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"Meditation Nation," Herald Reports

A North Dakota paper reported on increasing use of meditation under the curious title, "Public pressure forces health-care industry to accept alternative medicine practices."

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Neither Complementary Nor Alternative but Integral: The Biochip is Here

For years we've been warned of developments that may strip us of our very humanness, including the implantation of tiny chips in the 'third eye' region that track, monitor, diagnose, regulate, and control our physiology (or maybe even that of others).

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Hypnotherapists Declare First World Hypnotism Day

A coalition of hypnotherapists declared this January 4 to be official World Hypnotism Day, with the aim of encouraging the public to learn more about the benefits of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

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Physician Response to Patients' Religious and Spiritual Perspectives

A study released in the England Journal of Medicine today noted that although patients often disagree with medical recommendations for religious reasons, most physicians intuitively navigate the tension between patient preferences and medical judgment.

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Spirituality, Technology, and Free Will

Presidential elections represent "duality:" the either/or; one vote for, attaching positive projections onto the favored candidate and splitting negative projections off onto the disfavored. A mass pscychology takes hold: one becomes identified with, absorbed into, a larger energy field--this group or "party" or that one.

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List of Legal and Ethical Issues in Spiritual Care (Such as Energy Healing)

What legal and ethical issues apply to spirituality in medical care generally as well as mental healthcare? Consider, for example, practices such as energy healing (Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Polarity).

The same legal and ethical issues apply as they do to CAM generally, only they loom larger. For example, the following questions may arise concerning potential liability.

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Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion

How does the law regulate spiritual and energy healing? Does it regard these practices as "health care" and "medicine" or "religion?" How does the law handle the kinds of potential abuse of power in the relationship between spiritual healer and client? What remedies are available, and what about legal rules governing fraud? How does this compare to the way the law handles misconduct in relationships between provider and patient generally?

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Technology and Spirituality

Paradoxical as it may seem, is the rapid unfolding of technological "wizardry" a route to spirituality?

Yes and no. Technology is double-edged: it separates and alienates us from our own being while at the same time having the potential to connect us to our deeper potential. Take cell-phones, for example; they connect us to loved ones, important particularly during emergencies and health care crises, yet they also take us out-of-body: witness people on the street, energetically and visually hooked to their gadgetry, or gazing around with vacant eyes because they are literally "not there," not present.

I was reading in Arthur C. Clarke's book 3001: The Final Odyssey about the advent of informational implants in people's palms so that when they great each other (by shaking hands or raising the palm) there will be an exchange of digital (pardon the pun) information.

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Regulation, Religious experience, and Epilepsy

Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies include chiropractic, acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine, massage therapy, and herbal remedies; mind-body therapies (such as meditative practices and visualization); and folk practices and religious healing. Of these, modalities based on spiritual healing create a number of conundrums for the clinician, including legal, regulatory, and ethical issues. Further, the historic relationship between the study of epilepsy and religious experience suggests particular, potential associations between CAM therapies (and especially spiritual healing) and care for epileptic patients. There are at least two dimensions to this exploration: first, the widespread use of spiritual healing for treatment of epilepsy; and second, the hypothesized connection between epileptic seizures and mystical states. A number of legal rules help address potential abuse of authority by health care professionals, and include: (1) medical licensure; (2) scope of practice; (3) professional discipline; (4) malpractice; and (5) fraud. The longer article offers a preliminary resource for clinicians interested in these topics. Cohen MH, Regulation, religious experience, and epilepsy: a lens on complementary therapies. Epilepsy Behav 2003;4:6:602-606.