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The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion

  • Aug 31, 2010
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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, our emotions play a huge role in our lives, probably more than we even recognize. That's incredibly ironic being as we as a society tend to encourage hiding or masking our emotions.

The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion begins by looking at our assumptions and misassumptions about emotions. In particular, I was intrigued by the dialogue about sensitivities. Simply put, not everyone experiences light, colour, sound, etc in the exact same way. We tend to assume this is so but our personal experiences are actually quite unique. Some people are more or less sensitive to certain stimuli or may actually find that the sense experiences get a bit muddled.

The question then becomes "why?" Why do some people experience extrasensory perception and others do not? Why are those who suffer from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome more sensitive to pain, light, electricity, etc than the average person? Is there reason or a link? It would seem that the answer may have to do with trauma and stress, especially that in early childhood. To me, that's very interesting and well worth more examination.

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"An insightful exploration of the powerful capacities of the mind-body connection, and its inherent link with perception."
(Andrew Weil, M.D., author ofSpontaneous HealingandNatural Health, Natural Medicine)

The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotionis truly connective, bridging the disciplines of biology, neurology, immunology, psychology, and spirituality. This is a book for the 21st century that will open and enlarge our minds, hearts, and spirits.”
(Miriam Greenspan, author ofHealing Through the Dark Emotions)

The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotionis brilliant . . . comprehensive . . . holistic.”
(Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., editor ofAdvances in Parapsychological Researchand coeditor ofThe Varieties of Anomalous Experience)

The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotionis a landmark book that presents a picture of consciousness that is far more majestic than anything conceived in conventional neuroscience. Based in solid science, this bold effort will challenge anyone who reads it with an open mind. Highly recommended.”
(Larry Dossey, M.D., author ofRecovering the SoulandReinventing Medicine)

“Jawer and Micozzi articulate one of the most profound understandings of consciousness since Descartes. The book brings Antonio Damasio’s ‘feeling brain’ into full embodiment. It is a monumental contribution to understanding ourselves as human beings.”
(Allan Combs, Ph.D., author ofThe Radiance of Being)

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ISBN-10: 1594772886
ISBN-13: 978-1594772887
Author: Michael A. Jawer
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Park Street Press
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