ISSN 1538-1080

Tag: Volume 11, Number 2

Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

This article describes the origin and workings of Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil. Spiritist healing practices include: laying-on of hands, prayer, blessed water, fraternal assistance, consultation with medical intuitives and disobsession. Treatments appear to be effective for healing. They are typically accomplished by trained volunteers donating their time as part of their own spiritual growth,

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Dream of a Blue Bucket

An ovarian tumor was diagnosed by ultrasound after a large mass was found in my abdomen on a routine annual physical exam by my family doctor. A malignant tumor was suspected. I declined the recommendation for a total hysterectomy along with removal of the tumor, choosing treatment with German New Medicine (GNM) instead. GNM helped

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Self-Healing: Who is In Charge In My House?

Conventional medicine, and to a large extent conventional psychology as well, teach that the mind is a product of the electrochemical activity of the brain. Disturbances of psychological functions including both thoughts and emotions are explained as resulting from malfunctions in the nervous system and/or hormones of the body. Psychology allows that tensions in the

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Mauve? Gallery

The Mauve? Gallery is an art gallery made unique by virtue of its location: the gallery occupies a small cubicle in a large office building in downtown Berkeley, California. Founded in March of 2009, we endeavor to curate shows of new and interesting work, and in the process make one workplace a legitimate site of

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IJHC Book Reviews May 2011

Norman Doidge. The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain ScienceEmma Bragdon, PhD (Editor). Spiritism and Mental Health: Practices from Spiritist Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in BrazilElisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler. On Grief and Grieving: Finding The Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of LossKen Robinson and

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