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Larry Dossey MD

Counterclockwise: When Biology Is Not Destiny

A recurring temptation in psychology is to consider the latest discovery as something final. What could possibly lie beyond mind-body unity? This attitude is deadly, particularly when we already possess the building blocks for a nonlocal view of consciousness

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Birthmarks and Reincarnation

“Experimental birthmark” describes an Asian custom: the body of a dying person is marked with a substance, most often soot, so that if the individual is reborn the infant’s body will bear a birthmark corresponding to the placement of the mark on the deceased — a death mark becoming a birthmark.

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Distracted Doctoring and the iPatient

The term “distracted” doctoring does not adequately describe healthcare providers who habitually use electronic devices for non-medical purposes during patient care. These doctors, nurses, and technicians aren’t distracted by outside happenings; they’re purposefully deciding to interact with Facebook friends or Twitter followers instead of the patient in front of them.

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The Lemon Juice Syndrome and the Hunger Games

Americans who, under the rubric of conservatism, oppose nutrition assistance to children also tend to deny the looming devastation of global climate change, the human costs of an inept healthcare system, the negative consequences of a constricted view of consciousness, and the dangerous costs of denying biological evolution. This is very troubling.

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Saving Others

Evolutionary biology says we are genetically programed for individual survival. So when Wesley Autrey saw a man fall onto subway tracks in front of an approaching train, why did he leap down and cover the man's body with his own?

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Savants: What They Can Teach Us

Savants show us that it is possible to access transpersonal aspects of consciousness
that are currently denied in conventional science. Are the occasional strobe-like
bursts of insight, creativity, and epiphany that some people experience
reminders of what we are capable of?

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