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Two Truths: What is Important Depends on More Than the Five Traditional Senses

The difficulty with the skeptical world is that it is exclusionary, driven by a materialist natural scientific philosophy, driven only by what is physically tangible. If you can perceive it through the five senses, it’s designated as real. If you can measure it, quantify it and calculate it, it somehow has more credence. Read more »

Dreams: The Chang Tzu Phenomenon

      One day the Chinese philosopher Chang Tzu exclaimed upon arising: “last night I dreamt of a butterfly. I didn’t know if I was a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming I was a Man. This short comment speaks to the heart of the spiritual understanding of dream life and of the event called “dream.” Read more »

For Our Military Heroes -- Stress Reduction: Mental Healing Through Imagery

As a medical doctor in the receiving hospital at Valley Forge, PA, I saw first hand the physical and emotional toll of the Vietnam War on the returning vets. At that time I did not know of mental imagery (visualizations) and its potential as a powerful healing tool to help our veterans readapt to civilian life.  Read more »

Turn Back the Clock with Your Mind

Wow! I just read a great New York Times article “What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?”  which reports on the work of Dr. Ellen Langer, a Harvard University psychologist. 

Dr. Langer’s social psychology experiments demonstrate the power of beliefs, the unity of every moment and the possibility of reversing the habitual human experience of aging.  Read more »

Mental Imagery: Instagrams of the Mind

We all have a mind, but sometimes it needs to be coaxed into cooperating so our intentions and actions work in harmony. 

There are many figures of speech substantiating the mind’s existence:  “What do you have in mind?”  “You are in my mind!”  “My mind is elsewhere.”  These phrases can go on endlessly.  Some people we think are out of their mind!

Most people are in one or the other camp as to whether the mind is materialistic or spiritual. Read more »

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