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Anatomy of the Spirit shows the links between emotional and spiritual stresses and specific illnesses in the context of the anatomy of the human energy system. Dr. Myss's system of energy medicine will teach you the specific emotional, psychological, and physical factors that lie at the root of illness. For example, fears regarding financial matters affect the health of the lower back; emotional barriers to experiencing love undermine the health of the heart; a strong need to control others or your environment influences the health of the sexual areas of the body. Anatomy of the Spirit also presents Dr. Myss's long-awaited model of the body's seven centers of spiritual and physical power, in which she synthesizes the ancient wisdom of three spiritual traditions - the Hindu chakras, the Christian sacraments, and the Kabbalah's Tree of Life. With this model, Dr. Myss shows how you can develop your own latent powers of intuition as you simultaneously develop your personal power and spiritual maturity. As you begin to understand the anatomy of your spirit, you will discover the spiritual causes of illness, as well as how to sense and correct an energy imbalance before it expresses itself as physical illness, and how to recover emotionally and physically from an illness you may already have. By learning to see your body and spirit in a new way that draws on old truths, you can begin to develop a spiritual maturity and authority that will change your life.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
One of the hottest new voices in the alternative health/spirituality scene, Myss is a "medical intuitive" whose work with Dr. C. Norman Shealy resulted in their coauthored book, The Creation of Health. In this engaging volume, Myss describes our "spiritual anatomy" and how its dysfunctions affect the physical body. Going beyond the spirit/body connection, she presents a complete program for spiritual growth, drawing on concepts from three major religions. Linking the seven chakras of Hinduism to the seven Christian sacraments and the Jewish mystical Tree of Life, Myss details the struggles associated with each chakra and its correspondents. To Myss, our primary foundation, or first chakra, for example, corresponds to baptism and the mystical Jewish concept of Shekhinah. This chakra's energy, according to Myss, is concerned with our "tribe," be it our family, country or other group we identify with, and it activates our need for loyalty, honor and justice. Misplaced loyalties or conflicts will most likely manifest in the lower part of the body, in afflictions like lower back pain. The author intersperses her text with case studies and keeps her discussion close to real-life concerns. Her tone can be gratingly authoritative at times ("all human stress corresponds to a spiritual crisis"), and it's questionable whether the alleged correspondences are as firm as Myss posits. Still, there's wisdom here, in words that eschew New Age jargon and that make otherwise esoteric material accessible to a general readership. This book has breakout potential. One Spirit Book Club main selection
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  • ISBN-13: 9781564554253
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged

Meet the Author

Caroline Myss was born on December 2, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. She received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana in 1974. During her career as a journalist, she interviewed Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross, the author of the book, On Death and Dying, which inspired her to pursue a master's degree in theology from Mundelein College, which she completed in 1979. She also studied intuition and energy medicine at Greenwich University. In 1982, she started giving medical intuitive readings and has been in the field of energy medicine and human consciousness for 20 years. She specializes in assisting people in understanding the emotional, psychological, and physical reasons why their bodies have developed an illness. She has written numerous books including Anatomy of the Spirit; Why People Don't Heal and How They Can; Sacred Contracts; Entering the Castle; and Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason.

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Chapter 1

Energy Medicine and Intuition
I disappoint some people when I discuss intuition because I firmly believe that intuitive or symbolic sight is not a gift but a skilla skill based in self-esteem. Developing this skilland a healthy sense of selfbecomes easier when you can think in the words, concepts, and principles of energy medicine. So as you read this chapter, think of learning to use intuition as learning to interpret the language of energy.

The Human Energy Field
Everything that is alive pulsates with energy and all of this energy contains information. While it is not surprising that practitioners of alternative or complementary medicine accept this concept, even some quantum physicists acknowledge the existence of an electromagnetic field generated by the bodys biological processes. Scientists accept that the human body generates electricity because living tissue generates energy.

Your physical body is surrounded by an energy field that extends as far out as your outstretched arms and the full length of your body. It is both an information center and a highly sensitive perceptual system. We are constantly in communication with everything around us through this system, which is a kind of conscious electricity that transmits and receives messages to and from other peoples bodies. These messages from and within the energy field are what intuitives perceive.

Practitioners of energy medicine believe that the human energy field contains and reflects each individuals energy. It surrounds us and carries with us the emotional energy created by our internal and external experiencesboth positive and negative. This emotional force influences thephysical tissue within our bodies. In this way your biographythat is, the experiences that make up your lifebecomes your biology.

Experiences that carry emotional energy in our energy systems include: past and present relationships, both personal and professional; profound or traumatic experiences and memories; and belief patterns and attitudes, including all spiritual and superstitious beliefs. The emotions from these experiences become encoded in our biological systems and contribute to the formation of our cell tissue, which then generates a quality of energy that reflects those emotions. These energy impressions form an energy language, which carries literal and symbolic information that a medical intuitive can read.

Here is an example of the kind of message the energy field may communicate. Lets say you had some trouble with math when you were in elementary school. Knowing the fact that twelve makes a dozen would not ordinarily carry an emotional charge such as would alter the health of cell tissues. On the other hand, if you were humiliated by the teacher because you didnt know that fact, the experience would carry an emotional charge that would create cellular damage, especially if you were to dwell on that memory through adulthood or use it as a touchstone for determining how to deal with criticism, or authority figures, or education, or failure. An intuitive might pick up the literal image of your exchange with the teacher or any other negative symbol linked to that experience.

Positive images and the energy of positive experiences are also held in the energy field. Think of a time when someone praised you for a job well done, or a kind act, or for some help you gave someone. You feel a positive energya surge of personal power within your body. Positive and negative experiences register a memory in cell tissue as well as in the energy field. As neurobiologist Dr. Candace Pert has proven, neuropeptidesthe chemicals triggered by emotionsare thoughts converted into matter. Our emotions reside physically in our bodies and interact with our cells and tissues. In fact, Dr. Pert can no longer separate the mind from the body, she says, because the same kinds of cells that manufacture and receive emotional chemistry in the brain are present throughout the body. Sometimes the body responds emotionally and manufactures emotional chemicals even before the brain has registered a problem. Remember, for instance, how quickly your body reacts to a loud noise before youve had time to think.

As Dr. Pert said on Bill Moyerss Healing and the Mind, Clearly, theres another form of energy that we have not yet understood. For example, theres a form of energy that appears to leave the body when the body dies. . . . Your mind is in every cell of your body. Moyers: . . . Youre saying that my emotions are stored in my body? Pert: Absolutely. You didnt realize that? . . . There are many phenomena that we cant explain without going into energy.

Reading the Field
In addition to reading specific dramatic childhood experiences, sometimes an intuitive can even pick up on superstitions, personal habits, behavior patterns, moral beliefs, and preferences in music and literature. At other times the energy impressions are more symbolic. For instance, from one patient who was suffering from tightness of breath, I kept receiving the symbolic impression of him being shot in the heart before a firing squad. Obviously this had not literally happened to him, but he had undergone extensive medical tests, which could locate no known physical cause for his condition. After I shared my impression with him, he told me that his wife had betrayed him several times with other men, and being shot through the heart was exactly how he felt about her actions. By admitting these emotions, which he had previously tried to ignore, he was able to address the problems both in his marriage and in his health.

Our emotional energy converts into biological matter through a highly complex process. Just as radio stations operate according to specific energy wavelengths, each organ and system in the body is calibrated to absorb and process specific emotional and psychological energies. That is, each area of the body transmits energy on a specific, detailed frequency, and when we are healthy, all are in tune. An area of the body that is not transmitting at its normal frequency indicates the location of a problem. A change in intensity of the frequency indicates a change in the nature and seriousness of the illness and reveals the stress pattern that has contributed to the development of the illness.

This way of interpreting the bodys energy is sometimes called vibrational medicine. It resembles the most ancient medical practices and beliefs, from Chinese medicine to indigenous shamanic practices to virtually every folk or alternative therapy. The truth is that energy medicine is not new; but I believe my interpretation of it and of how you can use it to heal spiritually in conjunction with contemporary medical treatments is unique. If a person is able to sense intuitively that he or she is losing energy because of a stressful situationand then acts to correct that loss of energythen the likelihood of that stress developing into a physical crisis is reduced, if not eliminated completely.

While I can parse the language of energy for you so that you can begin to see and feel the human energy field, begin to understand its corresponding spiritual anatomy, begin to know the sources of your personal power, and begin to develop your own intuition, I have some trouble explaining exactly how I personally acquire energy information. Other intuitives appear to have the same difficulty, but we all pick up on information that has the strongest impulsethe most intensity. These impulses usually relate directly to the part of the body that is becoming weakened or diseased. As a rule, a persons energy system transmits only the information that is essential to bring the conscious mind to an awareness of the imbalance or disease. Like the shot in the heart image, symbolic information can sometimes be disturbing. But this intensity is necessary in order that the bodys message can break through the habitual mental or emotional patterns that caused the disease to form in the first place. Medical intuitions cooperate with the bodys intention to promote its own health and life; that is, our energy will always seek health, in spite of what we may do to ourselves physically. If, for example, we tell a lie, our energy field will often communicate to the other person the energy fact that we are not telling the truth. Energy does not and cannot lie.

Stay with Your First Impression
When you receive an intuitive impression about yourself or the person you are reading, pay attention to whatever image comes up. Most people are looking for safe intuitions, not healthy ones, and safe insights, not healthy insights, because they usually want a safe passage into the future, into the unknown. So you may be tempted to dismiss a disturbing image that you receive, or one that is not congruent with your own desires or those of the person you are reading. Most people who come to me for an evaluation have already intuited themselves that something is wrong, but they are hoping that I will give that feeling some other meaning, such as Youre merely going through a natural body change, but nothing is wrong with you physically.
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Table of Contents

Preface: Becoming Medically Intuitive 1
Introduction: A Brief Personal History 13
Pt. I A New Language of the Spirit 31
1 Energy Medicine and Intuition 33
2 Made in the Image of God 63
Pt. II The Seven Sacred Truths 93
1 The First Chakra: Tribal Power 103
2 The Second Chakra: The Power of Relationships 129
3 The Third Chakra: Personal Power 167
4 The Fourth Chakra: Emotional Power 197
5 The Fifth Chakra: The Power of Will 219
6 The Sixth Chakra: The Power of the Mind 237
7 The Seventh Chakra: Our Spiritual Connector 265
Afterword: A Guide for the Contemporary Mystic 285
Acknowledgments 291
Selected Bibliography 295
Index 299
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  • Posted November 3, 2010

    Dawn of Caroline Myss' Notorious Career

    Anatomy of the Spirit marked the dawn of Caroline Myss' notorious career on the New Age healing circuit. Anatomy is a book that relies heavily on anecdotes and testimonials, offering these as "proofs" of Divine healings. Writing in the fashion of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Myss touts a PhD in the field of "Energy Medicine" and boasts a miraculous healing of a man with HIV. There is no proof of either an accredited PhD or any such healing. Like any good New Age woo, Myss combines all the major world religions and throws in some popular, scientific weasel words (ie Anatomy). Her tone, per usual, is self-praising as she claims that her Divine ability to diagnose illness is far superior to the fields of science, medicine, and psychology. While presenting her pseudoscience in the form of chakra work, prayer, and meditation, she manages to remind the audience that even if all this work is done, there is no guarantee of healing. She has an entire story about a woman who was allegedly told by a mystical being that she would end up with an illness and have to live with it for the remainder of her life. It, like in all of Myss' books, reminds the reader that, though she offers a seeming science to the process of healing, it is likely that if you do not receive any benefit, it is because there is some Divine, incomprehensible reason beyond our current understanding. So, remember, you can do all this work in her book (which is quite a lot, I assure you) and still be stuck where you are. Oh yes, and Myss tells us that the aforementioned woman, who would live the remainder of her days in pain, was on hallucinatory drugs when she had her mystical encounter. And this in no way affects Myss' judgment that the experience was real and Divine. This sort of selective storytelling sometimes leads me to believe that Myss is more deluded than a fraud. And yet, fortunately, her current, alleged interactions with St. Theresa of Avila, reassure me of the charlatan that she has always been.

    If you want to read something written by someone who believes that she is far superior to the rest of humanity-who acts as though she has been chosen by God to heal the world-who creates a pseudoscience based on sorta kinda maybe experiences and anecdotes-then Caroline Myss is your author. She will surely show you all the things wrong with your life, and remind you that you are imperfect, selfish, and stupid. The only value in reading this book is in the fact that it has been a major influence in the world of woo. As always, I remind all readers to enter with caution. Myss is known for encouraging irrational thinking (as she believes that the Divine is irrational). It is likely your brain might fall out in reading such garbage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2008


    Like many of you, I¿m one of those readers who likes to highlight words or sentences or passages with a yellow marker. So, it makes me chuckle every time I consult my copy of ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss because it often looks as if I highlighted everything! Once, I went back through the book just to convince myself that I had been doing a weak job somehow, that I wasn¿t really present when I read, that I wasn¿t paying attention. But no, that wasn¿t it. The thing is, Caroline Myss is a marvelous writer, let alone a profound medical intuitive and teacher. With her significant help, and for the first time, really, I was able to make sense of the Seven Sacred Truths, or seven Hindu chakras. As she blends them, point by point, with the Kabbalah¿s Tree of Life and the Christian sacraments, I felt repeatedly as if a brilliant, warm and clear light were going off in my head. I was raised a Catholic, and I never understood the sacraments so well! In addition to this magnificent breakthrough model, Myss¿s narratives of individual cases she¿s worked with are inspiring and riveting. Finally, her introduction on becoming a medical intuitive and serving her intuitive apprenticeship is simply remarkable. This book, in short, is jaw-droppingly astounding. It would be impossible for me to praise it to excess, because anything I say cannot quite measure up to Myss¿s poetry in prose. I¿m suggesting everyone I know and meet read and cherish this book! To Caroline Myss, I bow down. Robert McDowell, The Poetry Mentor, author of the forthcoming POETRY AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE (Free Press, July 2008),

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2005

    Psychological strengths and formulaic weaknesses

    This book is well-written and gives a fascinating glimpse into one woman's experience with the energy system and what it can mean for us psychologically and physically. However, be careful to take it all with a grain of salt - throughout the book Myss tends to create definitions, formulas, and types, as she does in all her work, that may go beyond her actual experience. People like fitting into a formula, but the formulas found in this book are over-simplistic to the point of being misleading. Pain in the back does not always correlate to a particular chakra being imbalanced, for example. The three systems she addresses are NOT direct parallels of each other, and to 'make them fit' she lessens the innate depth, complexity, and true value of each. Far better to experience one of these systems in detail for yourself than to depend on someone else's interpretation. However, this book does have the strength that runs through all of Myss' work, and that is psychological insight - as a work of psychology, she has valuable ideas that anyone can apply to their lives right now.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2015

    This is a terrific book. It is deep, very comprehensive and trea

    This is a terrific book. It is deep, very comprehensive and treats many issues we find intuitive and some guidelines for conduct that are treated by different disciplines as luminous. I don't believe really in books of self-help as I don't believe in gurus. No one has found the real truth. Caroline makes a very responsible effort to understand and let us comprehend the illness that we suffer in modern societies. Being Christina she doesn't impose a religious was of interiorization. Looks at the different contributions of several spiritual paths and combine them. I come from the world of Kabbalah as I found this old tradition appealing and giving me the answers of self-understanding and meditation. But I am not a Jew, so some of the appealings seem for a Southern European odd. This book completed the way I perceived the internal voyage within ourselves as something open to everyone: to those who worship a religion, for those who don't (like myself) and for those that have doubts about the sacred and the path to the divine. I read it in Portuguese and by searching other books available from the author I found that she has published others. I recommend this book to anyone not satisfied with what he or she knows about his/her spiritual demands and demanding about what he or she needs to do change his/her life. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2002

    This is the cornerstone

    I've read many books on spirituality and healing and this is the best. I've given copies to all my family members; I recommend it to my children when they are having difficulty. The book is like a Bible to me; it is a stone upon which I can build my faith. It makes sense.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    Caroline Myss is a kind geniuis

    It is good to know that there are human beings like Caroline Myss, who aperantly cares for people, and helps them heal in this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2002

    The Amazing Power of the Human body

    I've had a long time where I have been in pain from something resulting from my cerebal palsy (whether it be recovering from one of my many surgeries or having gerneral joint pain almost everyday). It has been hard to get thru the everyday. After finding this book, and she going on the Oprah show a few years ago, I realized that this woman/healer could be onto something. Now, not only do I take good care of my body by exercising and eating better, but I relax and meditate to center myself and see what my body is trying to tell me. Caroline is a heaven-sent, and if it weren't for her, my life would be much more miserable than it is now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    thumbs up

    thumbs up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Wonderful and Insightfull

    I bought this book as a gift to a sick friend. I first read this book many years ago when it was given to me by my sister. It has been a great resource for me to call attention to the core of some of my own challenges and questions. I have given it away to many other people and end up buying another copy for myself. It is one of those books that you refer back to over and over again. I love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    NookBook please :)

    I would like to request a nookbook for this title.

    Thank you.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Thought-provoking material - new twists on old patterns.

    I am giving this book a solid 4 stars - in many ways, it has helped me grow and heal, and most importantly recognize exactly where I am and how I got here. I realized that my alignment with my spiritual path and life's purpose began many years ago as she talks about leaving your tribe to seek your soul family. I gained a sense of confidence by recognizing that I had accidentally been taking large steps, I just hadn't given myself any credit for them because I didn't know they were universal steps. Anatomy of the Spirit gave me a sense of camaraderie that there are many souls out there who have come to the same realizations I have, who had dealt with difficult situations, and how it all ties together.

    Caroline Myss ties in several different religious aspects, which honestly bored me to tears. I don't need a justification or an explanation from a variety of different belief systems in order to validate the truthfulness of her statements - I could feel it within me, and that is good enough for me. I could have done without the extraneous (in my humble opinion) cross-referencing to religion. That being said, many of you will love the way she has carefully studied and presented these seemingly different religions within the framework of our spiritual anatomy. I highly recommend this book as a confidence builder, as a means to identify where you are today, and what areas you could continue working on.

    Janet Stephenson, author
    "Young Bodies, Old Souls"
    (coming soon to Barnes & Noble)
    www (dot) young-bodies-old-souls (dot) com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2005


    I listened to these tapes with high expectations but I din't get much outof them. Drawing connections between confession, communion etc to the chakra system seemed fairly obscure. If the chakras are so important to teach why don't they just tell you about them? Most religions seem so steeped in their own confusion and dogma that I wonder if the people in those religions actually have any knowledge of any of the more esoteric teachings at all. Myss deserves credit for her intent to bridge the gap between the more esoteric teachings and Christianity, Hinduism etc. but it seems like a really roundabout way to do it. IMHO I like Barbara Brennans approach as well as Mark Rich's Energetic Anatomy. It seems to get to the point more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2004

    How spirituality is understood

    Incredible book. She really explains why people feel the way do, think the way they do and how to help yourself overcome physical ailments and emotional turmoil. She has opened my mind to spirituality that i was so afraid of before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2004

    Fascinating and Wonderful!

    I recently survived a serious illness and I feel that owe a lot of this to Caroline Myss and this book that she wrote. As she says in this book, our body is a reflection of our state of mind in many ways. Because of this book, I have been focusing on bringing myself to a healthy state of mind which leads to a healthy body. In doing so, I am learning so much about my own personal, emotional, and spiritual development partially through this book but also from other incredible books like 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato (this one is also a wonderfully inspirational, enlightening, absolutely great book by the way!). I love how Myss puts together some of parallels in the spiritual traditions of Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity and tries to show us that these teachings are all trying to guide us in a similar, if not the same, direction. Wonderful, Wonderful book! Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2003

    A Very Good and Interesting Account

    A unique and interesting elaboration on ancient wisdom of energy anatomy. Good cross discipline discussions and nice applications to life in general.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2003

    Very insightful

    This book provides us with a wonderful outline of spiritual development. It explains the problems we may face in our spiritual development and how they are manifested as physical problems. I love how the author puts together the stages in christianity, judaism, and hinduism and illuminates us to the parellels she finds. I also love how she discusses the flow of spiritual energy and how it affects our physical health. If you'd like to read a fascinating book explaining this using a more rational (rather than intuitive) approach, read 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato. It explains things like 'spiritual energy' and 'spiritual' development by relating it to many contemporary theories in Psychology. Both books are absolutely amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2001

    A Wonderful Book for One's Spiritual Journey

    A powerful read! I was actively engaged on several levels. Caused me to do a great deal of self reflection...challenged me...fed my soul...made me dig deep. Absolutely loved it! Am grateful to have this book as a reference source in my 'Life Library'. Peace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2000

    Join the Dance

    Allow yourself to be invited to dance to the divine music of the universe. This book elevated my connectedness to the divine. A better result I could not fathom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2000

    Great Book

    Some great insights into people.

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