Contemporary science holds that the brain rules the body and generates all our feelings and perceptions. Michael Jawer and Dr. Marc Micozzi disagree. They contend that it is our feelings that underlie our conscious selves and determine what we think and how we conduct our lives. Based on differences in how each of us literally feels–our innate sensitivity–the more physical disturbances we are likely to have, from ailments such as migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and post-traumatic stress to anomalous perceptions such as apparitions and involuntary out-of-body experiences. Using the latest scientific research on immunity, sensation, stress, cognition, and emotional expression, the authors demonstrate that the way we process our feelings provides a key to who is most likely to experience these phenomena and why. They explain that emotion is a portal into the world of extraordinary perception, and they provide the studies that validate the science behind telepathic dreams, poltergeist disturbances, and ESP. The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion challenges the prevailing belief that the brain must necessarily rule the body. Far from being a mere by-product of neurochemistry, emotion is shown to be the vehicle by which we can understand ourselves as well as our most intriguing–and perennially baffling–experiences.
“An insightful exploration of the powerful capacities of the mind-body connection and its inherent link with perception.”
Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing and Natural Health, Natural Medicine
“Challenges us to open our eyes, expand what we’re willing to engage, and cease our censorship of reality . . . ideas on which we eventually will base our concepts of what it means to be human.” Larry Dossey, M.D., from the Foreword
“Truly connective, bridging the disciplines of biology, neurology, immunology, psychology, and spirituality. This is a book . . . that will open and enlarge our minds, hearts, and spirits.”
Miriam Greenspan, author of Healing Through the Dark Emotions
MICHAEL A. JAWER is an emotion researcher and expert on “sick building syndrome.” He lives in Vienna, Virginia. MARC S. MICOZZI, M.D., Ph.D., is professor of physiology and biophysics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and Rockport, Massachusetts.
THE SPIRITUAL ANATOMY OF EMOTION
How Feelings Link the Brain, the Body, and the Sixth Sense
Michael A. Jawer with Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D.
Foreword by Larry Dossey, M.D
ISBN: 978-1-59477-288-7, July 2009
Imprint: Park Street Press
Paperback: $24.95, 576 pages, 6 x 9
For information on the publishers, please visit www.InnerTraditions.com
Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD,is adjunct professor of physiology and biophysics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He edited the first US alternative medicine textbook, Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, now in its fourth edition. He has consistently been committed to helping to raise the standards for research, investigation, and practice in the growing field of complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Micozzi has been a frequent speaker on these topics nationally and internationally, and has organized and chaired conferences with the likes of former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and Dr. Dean Ornish.