Atlas of Mind, Body and Spirit

Atlas of Mind, Body and Spirit

by Paul Hougham
     
 


This beautifully illustrated, holistic view of human anatomy makes graphically clear how consciousness and spirit are manifested and revealed in the physiology of the body. The in-depth coverage is both accessible and authoritative. In large full-color diagrams and photographs, we see how organs, nerves, bones, and muscles connect with the meridian lines and… See more details below

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This beautifully illustrated, holistic view of human anatomy makes graphically clear how consciousness and spirit are manifested and revealed in the physiology of the body. The in-depth coverage is both accessible and authoritative. In large full-color diagrams and photographs, we see how organs, nerves, bones, and muscles connect with the meridian lines and chakras used in ancient therapies, and come to understand how the principles of alternative medicine relate to the discoveries of science. By gathering together for the first time the wisdom of acupuncture, yoga, kabbalah, and shamanism with the practices of conventional medicine, osteopathy, and the Alexander Technique, the atlas gives a vivid overall picture of everything we know today about the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit.

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Library Journal
For the past decade, people have become more open to alternative medicine, and this atlas reflects that interest, challenging readers to look at the interconnectivity of the titular three elements. Hougham, a British acupuncturist, believes that our perceptions of the world are active, not passive, and encourages us to think of the world in a different way. First, he reviews the body's anatomy and physiology from the Western medical perspective, with one-page entries mainly on alternative treatments. Each entry features a beautiful color illustration and photos on the opposite page. Then, Hougham examines body maps from different cultures as other ways of looking at the mind, body, and spirit. These body maps range from the chakras of yoga and the meridians of Asian medicine to the light wheels of Mesoamerican civilizations and the Dogon of West Africa. Although the atlas serves as an introduction to alternative medicine, it has references for sources and further reading and a glossary. An appropriate purchase for public libraries with strong alternative medicine collections or strong patron interest in this field.
—Rebecca Raszewski

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856752473
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
11.12(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.82(d)

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