Recovering the Soul
A Scientific and Spiritual Search
What is the soul? Can the soul be scientifically explained? In this thought-provoking book, Dr. Dossey provides an alternative view of human consciousness, one which asserts that an aspect of the human mind–the soul–exists independently of time, space, and matter.
“Why speak of the soul in an age of science?” asks Dr.Dossey. “Why suggest that there is some aspect of the psyche that is not subject to the limitations of space and time, and which might precede the birth of the body and survive its death? The main reason is that something vital has been left out of almost all the modern efforts to understand our mental life– something that accounts as a first principle, without which everything is bound to be incomplete and off base. This missing element is the mind’s nonlocal nature: the soul.” In Recovering the Soul, Dr. Dossey interweaves the wisdom of ancient texts with quantum physics, mysticism with scientific research, religion with Western medicine and triumphantly affirms our interconnectedness with the universe, and each other.
In this thoughtful and thought-provoking new book, Larry Dossey provides and alternative view of human consciousness—a theory of mind and being independent of matter, time, and space. As a physician, Dossey has often confronted events and miraculous cures in his patients that cannot be explained by conventional science. Drawing from the latest scientific research, Dr. Dossey synthesizes the ideas of eminent scientists such as Schrodinger, Einstein, Godel and Margenau, with the time-honored knowledge of visionaries and mystics to present convincing evidence for a nonlocal, holistic view of mind and reality that can explain transcendental experiences. In short he provides new proof of the existence of the
Embroidered with thoughts from Lao Tzu and Jung, Meister Eckhart and Rilke, as well as from ancient texts such as the Upanishads, Recovering the Soul beautifully interweaves Western and Eastern wisdom into a rich tapestry of intellectual depth and spiritual power. Here is a penetrating exploration of the nexus of mysticism and healing, religion and physics that helps us to understand our deepest and most elemental selves—a book that triumphantly affirms our interconnectedness with the universe … and each other.
“A truly luminous book … exciting, challenging, and ultimately inspiring, it is bound to become a classic in the convergence of science, medicine and religion!” —
Author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
“A bold, insightful, and enlightening journey that bridges the gap between science and religion.” —
Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier
Author of Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer