Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

August 2012 Archives

I Will Not Be Pleased” – Your Health and the Nocebo Effect (Part 2)

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Mainstream medicine has uncovered the placebo effect and discounted it at the same time.  But more and more it appears that a patient’s expectations, beliefs, and personality are important in the outcome of an illness. By extension, they are also […]

“I Will Not Be Pleased” – Your Health and the Nocebo Effect

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For decades the placebo effect has existed basically as a nuisance, so far as the medical profession is concerned.   Some people benefit from being given a sugar pill instead of an actual drug. This remarkable result cannot be marketed, […]

Global Warming and the Meaning of Doom

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Alarming data and warnings about climate change have been with us for twenty years. The issue has morphed into something like a low-level toothache. The public is numbed by all the bad news, and in place of sensible solutions, we […]

The Real Secret to Staying Healthy for Life (Part 3)

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Because the campaign to get people to practice prevention isn’t being followed up with compliance, American health is at risk. This is true financially, of course, as the cost of caring for an aging population rises precipitously. But it’s even […]

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Memo to Neuroscience: “We Are Not Brain Puppets”
The notion that human beings walk, talk, think, and do things because our brains control us is a fringe idea, easily refuted with a few moment’s thought and rarely taken seriously. But it got a boost from an Op-ed piece in the New York Times last week under the title, “Are We Really Conscious?

posted 2:29:43pm Oct. 20, 2014 | read full post »

A Science of Miracles--No Longer Optional? (Part 2)
For most people, miracles are something left behind in childhood. They require innocent belief, not adult rationality. The camp of vocal skeptics and atheists provide a crossroads, in fact, where one way leads to irrationality, the other to rationality, as if this definitively defines where the trut

posted 1:17:47pm Oct. 13, 2014 | read full post »

A Science of Miracles—No Longer Optional?
In its ambition to explain every aspect of the natural world, modern science has sidestepped very few problems. Some mysteries are so difficult that they defy the scientific method. It’s hard to conceive of experiments that will tell us what happened before time and space emerged, for example. But

posted 10:36:20am Oct. 06, 2014 | read full post »

Can Sam Harris Wake Us Up? (Part 2)
Most of us recognized ourselves in the mirror this morning.  The person looking back at us has a familiar name, a family, a job.  He (or she) carries around a long menu of likes and dislikes, along with a personal history from the moment we emerged from the womb. It would amaze the vast majority o

posted 11:38:22am Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Can Sam Harris Wake Us Up?
It caused a stir when Sam Harris, in a new book titled Waking Up, changed his message from militant atheism to peaceful Buddhism. A positive message is better than a negative one, and since Buddhism is often labeled as “a religion without God,” Harris's move isn't as radical as it looks at first

posted 1:31:53pm Sep. 22, 2014 | read full post »


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