The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine

Author: Anne Harrington

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Citing the roles of stress and a positive attitude in influencing the survival chances of seriously ill patients, a history of mind-body healing provides coverage of such topics as psychoanalysis, the placebo effect, and meditation to consider the validity of ancient Eastern techniques. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Mind Cure

Author: Christian Larson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

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Category: Self-Help

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THIS book contains "The Cure of Nervousness," "The Cure of Insomnia,""Good Health for the Mind," "The Prevention and Cure of Despondency" and "How to Remove Fear." Get rid of nervousness. You can. Learn to sleep well, and thus double your capacity for work. Build up a strong, clear, vigorous mind. Remove all depressing mental states. And get rid of fear, the greatest enemy of man. This book should be in every household.

Your Mind As Cure

Autosuggestion for everyone

Author: Jean-Luc Mommaerts

Publisher: AURELIS

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

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The huge role of non-conscious processing in daily life, health, work, and play has been proven increasingly over the last few decades. In Your Mind as Cure, Dr. Jean-Luc Mommaerts shows how, apart from the medicines we take, we can also make an important contribution to our healing process. Using scientifically based insights, we can do much more than our materialistically trained physicians or we usually suspect. A cure based on autosuggestion also goes deeper in many cases. Moreover, this way, we avoid the side effects and high costs of an excess of medicines and surgical procedures. Making effective use of one’s deeper mind is something everyone can learn. Dr. Mommaerts describes in an accessible way the role of psychological factors in being sick and how we can best listen to the symptoms in our own body. This book shows that autosuggestion can also be an effective means for those who are not sick: for example, to increase stress resistance in ourselves or to stop smoking. Our mind is a very powerful tool. Let’s put it to work for our well-being.

Brain, Mind and Medicine:

Essays in Eighteenth-Century Neuroscience

Author: Harry Whitaker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Medical

Page: 376

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No books have been published on the practice of neuroscience in the eighteenth century, a time of transition and discovery in science and medicine. This volume explores neuroscience and reviews developments in anatomy, physiology, and medicine in the era some call the Age of Reason, and others the Enlightenment. Topics include how neuroscience adopted electricity as the nerve force, how disorders such as aphasia and hysteria were treated, Mesmerism, and more.

Each Mind a Kingdom

American Women, Sexual Purity, and the New Thought Movement, 1875-1920

Author: Beryl Satter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category: History

Page: 404

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The New Thought Movement was an enormously popular late nineteenth-century spiritual movement led largely by and for women. Mary Baker Eddy's Christian Science is but one example of the fascinating range of these groups, which advocated a belief in mind over matter and espoused women's spiritual ability to purify the world. This work is the first to uncover the cultural implications of New Thought, embedding it in the intellectual traditions of nineteenth-century America, and illuminating its connections with the self-help and New Age enthusiasms of our own fin-de-siècle. Beryl Satter examines New Thought in all its complexity, presenting along the way a captivating cast of characters. In lively and accessible prose, she introduces the people, the institutions, the texts, and the ideas that comprised the New Thought movement. This fascinating social and intellectual history explores the complex relationships among social reform, alternative religion, medicine, and psychology which persist to this day.

The Complete Works of William Walker Atkinson: The Power of Concentration, Mind Power, Raja Yoga, The Secret of Success, Self-Healing by Thought Force and much more

Author: William Walker Atkinson

Publisher: e-artnow

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 7137

View: 423

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Art of Logical Thinking The Crucible of Modern Thought Dynamic Thought How to Read Human Nature The Inner Consciousness The Law of the New Thought The Mastery of Being Memory Culture Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It The Art of Expression and The Principles of Discourse Mental Fascination Mind and Body; or Mental States and Physical Conditions Mind Power: The Secret of Mental Magic The New Psychology Its Message, Principles and Practice New Thought Nuggets of the New Thought Practical Mental Influence Practical Mind-Reading Practical Psychomancy and Crystal Gazing The Psychology of Salesmanship Reincarnation and the Law of Karma The Secret of Mental Magic The Secret of Success Self-Healing by Thought Force The Subconscious and the Superconscious Planes of Mind Suggestion and Auto-Suggestion Telepathy: Its Theory, Facts, and Proof Thought-Culture - Practical Mental Training Thought-Force in Business and Everyday Life Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World Your Mind and How to Use It The Hindu-Yogi Science Of Breath Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism Hatha Yoga The Science of Psychic Healing Raja Yoga or Mental Development Gnani Yoga The Inner Teachings of the Philosophies and Religions of India Mystic Christianity The Life Beyond Death The Practical Water Cure The Spirit of the Upanishads or the Aphorisms of the Wise Bhagavad Gita The Art and Science of Personal Magnetism Master Mind Mental Therapeutics The Power of Concentration Genuine Mediumship Clairvoyance and Occult Powers The Human Aura The Secret Doctrines of the Rosicrucians Personal Power The Arcane Teachings The Arcane Formulas, or Mental Alchemy Vril, or Vital Magnet

A Republic of Mind and Spirit

A Cultural History of American Metaphysical Religion

Author: Catherine L. Albanese

Publisher: Yale University Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 628

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In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Mexicans and Americans joined together to transform the U.S.-Mexico borderlands into a crossroads of modern economic development. This book reveals the forgotten story of their ambitious dreams and their ultimate failure to control this fugitive terrain. Focusing on a mining region that spilled across the Arizona-Sonora border, this book shows how entrepreneurs, corporations, and statesmen tried to domesticate nature and society within a transnational context. Efforts to tame a 'wild' frontier were stymied by labour struggles, social conflict, and revolution. Fugitive Landscapes explores the making and unmaking of the U.S.-Mexico border, telling how ordinary people resisted the domination of empires, nations, and corporations to shape transnational history on their own terms. By moving beyond traditional national narratives, it offers new lessons for our own border-crossing age.

Mind Over Medicine

Author: Lissa Rankin, M.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics. Or it’s just bad luck—and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years. Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes. In the final section of the book, you’ll be introduced to a radical new wellness model based on Dr. Rankin’s scientific findings. Her unique six-step program will help you uncover where things might be out of whack in your life—spiritually, creatively, environmentally, nutritionally, and in your professional and personal relationships—so that you can create a customized treatment plan aimed at bolstering these health-promoting pieces of your life. You’ll learn how to listen to your body’s "whispers" before they turn to life-threatening "screams" that can be prevented with proper self-care, and you’ll learn how to trust your inner guidance when making decisions about your health and your life. By the time you finish Mind Over Medicine, you’ll have made your own Diagnosis, written your own Prescription, and created a clear action plan designed to help you make your body ripe for miracles.

Rethinking the Mind-Body Relationship in Early Modern Literature, Philosophy, and Medicine

The Renaissance of the Body

Author: Charis Charalampous

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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This book explores a neglected feature of intellectual history and literature in the early modern period: the ways in which the body was theorized and represented as an intelligent cognitive agent, with desires, appetites, and understandings independent of the mind. It considers the works of early modern physicians, thinkers, and literary writers who explored the phenomenon of the independent and intelligent body. Charalampous rethinks the origin of dualism that is commonly associated with Descartes, uncovering hitherto unknown lines of reception regarding a form of dualism that understands the body as capable of performing complicated forms of cognition independently of the mind. The study examines the consequences of this way of thinking about the body for contemporary philosophy, theology, and medicine, opening up new vistas of thought against which to reassess perceptions of what literature can be thought and felt to do. Sifting and assessing this evidence sheds new light on a range of historical and literary issues relating to the treatment, perception, and representation of the human body. This book examines the notion of the thinking body across a wide range of genres, topics, and authors, including Montaigne’s Essays, Spenser’s allegorical poetry, Donne’s metaphysical poetry, tragic dramaturgy, Shakespeare, and Milton’s epic poetry and shorter poems. It will be essential for those studying early modern literature, cognition, and the body.