The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion: How Feelings Link the Brain, the Body, and the Sixth Sense (Google eBook)

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, May 21, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 576 pages
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A cutting-edge examination of feelings, not thoughts, as the gateway to understanding consciousness

• Contends that emotion is the greatest influence on personality development

• Offers a new perspective on immunity, stress, and psychosomatic conditions

• Explains how emotion is key to understanding out-of-body experience, apparitions, and other anomalous perceptions

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.

The less consciousness we have of our emotional being, 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, poltergeists, and ESP. The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion challenges the prevailing belief that the brain must necessarily rule the body. Far from being by-products of neurochemistry, the authors show that emotions are the key vehicle by which we can understand ourselves and our interactions with the world around us as well as our most intriguing--and perennially baffling--experiences.


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User Review  - Rita Hickman - Goodreads

Love it so far! It brings a lot of great body/mind info together for my bodywork nerdiness. Read full review

Review: The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion: How Feelings Link the Brain, the Body, and the Sixth Sense

User Review  - Tami - Goodreads

A lot of us live by the notion “I think therefore I am”. However, when you look closely at emotions, the thought-reaction sequence doesn't necessarily explain everything. When you really look at it ... Read full review


1 Putting Emotion in a New Light
2 Feelings and Emotions
3 Feeling as the Integrator ofBrain Body and Self
4 Selfhood
5 Energy Electricity and Dissociation
6 Feeling and the Influenceof Atmosphere
7 Anatomy of a Crisis
10 Psychosomatic Plasticity and the Persistence of Memory
11 Time Energy and the Self
12 Evidence for the Emotional Gateway
13 The Mind Reconsidered

8 Sensitivity Personality Traits and Anomalous Perception
9 Environmental Sensitivity Attesting to the Bodymind

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About the author (2009)

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 adjunct professor of physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He edited the first U.S. alternative medicine textbook, Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and Rockport, Massachusetts.

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