Medicine, Mythology and Spirituality: Recollecting the Past and Willing the Future

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Rudolf Steiner Press, 2004 - Medical - 118 pages

In his discussion of the art of healing, Ralph Twentyman places the problems of modern medicine in the context of the evolution of consciousness and the modern crisis of selfhood and community. He relates this to today's all-too-common experience of loneliness in relation to the experience of individuality. In contrast, he points to the dawning vision of humankind as a "true being" it itself--a living organism. The illnesses that characterize our time are considered within the context of these birth pangs of a new era of evolution and consciousness.

 

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Contents

Order and Disorder
1
Crossing Frontiers
8
Pathology Gets to the Point
14
Seeing the Picture
21
Upside Down Thinking
31
Dogs Snakes and Mirrors
42
Miasms and Moral Challenge
49
The Human BeingAn Indefinite Article
58
EvolutionFacts Theories and Myths
72
The Single and the whole
85
Finding Our Way Through the Underworld
91
A Way Forward
96
Loss and Gain
102
Conclusion
107
Bibliography
112
Copyright

Materialism Grips Medicine
65

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About the author (2004)

Ralph Twentyman trained at Cambridge and University College Hospital, and later served in the RAF medical service in Habbaniya, Iraq. After release from the RAF, he trained in homeopathy at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and was appointed to the staff as Consultant Physician. There he introduced the mistletoe treatment of cancer as suggested by Rudolf Steiner and viewed anthroposophic methods as a valid extension of Hahnemanns homeopathic approach. Twentyman edited the British Homeopathic Journal for twenty-one years and has lectured extensively.

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