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Our Fear of Psychic Phenomena

I just returned from a fantastic conference: the 2nd International Medical Spiritist Congress, “The Dawn of a New Era in Medicine”, October 1-2, 2016, at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  The roster of speakers was world class–almost all of

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Posted in anomalous experience, hallucinations, Meditation, mental health, non-ordinary states of consciousness, Psychiatry, psychosis, spirituality, Spiritually Transformative Experiences

Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil  “If the spirit is not acknowledged as existing and real, psychiatrists will only pay attention to effect. They will be impeded from divining the root causes and will never cure effectively… New theories—with solid experimental

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Posted in alternatives to psych meds, Anxiety, Depression, diagnosis, drugs, health, Integrative, medication, Meditation, mental health, Psychiatry, Spiritual Healing, spirituality

How Meditation Helps Your Game

Russell Razzaque, MD

Fortunately, it’s becoming increasingly more acceptable for a medical doctor or psychiatrist to teach about spirituality while he or she is active in private practice.  Russell Razzaque, a psychiatrist based in London who work within the NHS, teaches his patients mindfulness

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Human Flourishing

After 21 years of private practice, Dr. Elliot Dacher, a family practice MD, began an in-depth study of the principles and practices of consciousness and health.  He pursued his study researching the subtle aspects of integrative medicine for many years,

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Trading Truth-telling for Shame

Gayathri Ramprasad has just published a memoir, Shadows in the Sun, which uncovers her intimate story of growing up in India when it was shameful to admit mental disturbances of any kind–especially crippling anxiety and  depression. With the help of

Posted in alternatives to psych meds, Anxiety, Depression, Meditation, mental health, Psychiatry, suicide
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