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About The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion
A cutting-edge examination of feelings, not thoughts, as the gateway to understanding consciousness
• Contends that emotion is the greatest influence on personality development
• Offers a new perspective on immunity, stress, and psychosomatic conditions
• Explains how emotion is key to understanding out-of-body experience, apparitions, and other anomalous perceptions
Contemporary science holds that the brain rules the body and generates all our feelings and perceptions. Michael Jawer and Dr. Marc Micozzi disagree. They contend that it is our feelings that underlie our conscious selves and determine what we think and how we conduct our lives.
The less consciousness we have of our emotional being, the more physical disturbances we are likely to have--from ailments such as migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and post-traumatic stress to anomalous perceptions such as apparitions and involuntary out-of-body experiences. Using the latest scientific research on immunity, sensation, stress, cognition, and emotional expression, the authors demonstrate that the way we process our feelings provides a key to who is most likely to experience these phenomena and why. They explain that emotion is a portal into the world of extraordinary perception, and they provide the studies that validate the science behind telepathic dreams, poltergeists, and ESP. The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion challenges the prevailing belief that the brain must necessarily rule the body. Far from being by-products of neurochemistry, the authors show that emotions are the key vehicle by which we can understand ourselves and our interactions with the world around us as well as our most intriguing--and perennially baffling--experiences.
About the Author(s) of The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion
Michael A. Jawer is an emotion researcher and expert on “sick building syndrome.” He lives in Vienna, Virginia. Marc S. Micozzi, M.D., Ph.D., is adjunct professor of physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He edited the first U.S. alternative medicine textbook, Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and Rockport, Massachusetts.
Praise for The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion
"An insightful exploration of the powerful capacities of the mind-body connection, and its inherent link with perception."
Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing and Natural Health, Natural Medicine
"Michael Jawer and Dr. Micozzi challenge readers and scientifically confirm what in our hearts we have always known...who we are and what we do is determined by much more than what lies in our brains."
Robin S. Phillips, ForeWord Reviews, Sept/Oct 2009
“The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion is brilliant . . . comprehensive . . . holistic.”
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., editor of Advances in Parapsychological Research and coeditor of The Varieties of Anomalous Experience
"Recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil, this book should be on every scholar's library shelf. If you're interested in holistic medicine and the mind-body connection, this is a book you simply must read, fascinating page to fascinating page, story to story, and cover to cover. Events and experiences you have heard about or experienced may actually begin to make sense."
Lynette Fleming, BasilandSpice.com, Sept 2009
"The authors have previously documented an apparent overlap between anomalous perceptions and various physical sensitivities. . .explains what the overlap might mean, i.e., how it sheds light on the development of the self and the foundational role of sentience in shaping our cognitions, memories, and dreams."
ASD International Association for the Study of Dreams, Sept 2009
“Jawer and Micozzi have come up with important findings that could open up a whole new field of research.”
Carlos Alvarado, Ph.D., assistant professor of research in Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia
“The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion is truly connective, bridging the disciplines of biology, neurology, immunology, psychology, and spirituality. This is a book for the 21st century that will open and enlarge our minds, hearts, and spirits.”
Miriam Greenspan, author of Healing Through the Dark Emotions
"This book is particularly valuable for anyone who is especially sensitive to the environment (light, noise, smell, chemicals), since it puts those experiences in a new context and helps us understand the benefits and side effects of being unusually sensitive."
Elaine Zablocki, Townsend Letter, The Examiner of Alternative Medicine, Oct 2009
“This book is a comprehensive collection of opinions, anecdotes, and scientific studies; the authors weave these into the supporting structure of their theory. The book is a comfortable, easy read; it is well-organized and referenced from beginning to end. It is appropriate for both professionals and academics in the fields of neuroscience and cognitive science, yet at the same time does not exclude a much larger audience.”
The Journal of Mind and Behavior (Volume 31, Numbers 3 and 4), March 2011
“The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion is a landmark book that presents a picture of consciousness that is far more majestic than anything conceived in conventional neuroscience. Based in solid science, this bold effort will challenge anyone who reads it with an open mind. Highly recommended.”
Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Recovering the Soul and Reinventing Medicine
"The paranormal is looked at in a completely fresh and new way, as a natural component to more creative, sensitive ways of relating. . . . This book is a must for any counselor, therapist, or medical professional. For the rest of us, well, there are many surprises here."
P.M.H. Atwater, L.H.D, author of The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences and The New Children and Near Death Experiences
“Jawer and Micozzi articulate one of the most profound understandings of consciousness since Descartes. The book brings Antonio Damasio’s ‘feeling brain’ into full embodiment. It is a monumental contribution to understanding ourselves as human beings.”
Allan Combs, Ph.D., author of The Radiance of Being
"Neurochemistry and new age thought blend in a fine research-based examination perfect for new age and science libraries alike."
The Midwest Book Review, Oct 2009
“The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion presents a unique and arresting view of such topics as mind, body, memory, illness, perception, and emotion. The authors show us an altogether novel way of understanding who we are and what we’re about. There’s more to being human than we ever imagined, and this book is an excellent roadmap for anyone who wants to take that journey.”
Eric Leskowitz, M.D., department of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion makes remarkably good sense. Both the scientist and the student will learn immensely from it. If you really want to know how highly I think of the book, I read it twice."
The Amazing Kreskin, Dec 2009
“Jawer and Micozzi have collected a unique body of data on environmental sensitivity, which has great relevance to human health and psychology. They put together this data with original ideas on emotion very persuasively in The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion. I highly recommend this well-written and accessible book.”
Ernest Hartmann, M.D., author of Dreams and Nightmares and Boundaries in the Mind, professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, and past president of the Association for the Study of Dreams
"The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion begins by looking at our assumptions and misassumptions about emotions. In particular, I was intrigued by the dialogue about sensitivities. . . . very interesting and well worth more examination."
Tami Brady, TCM Reviews, July 2010
“I agree completely with the thesis in The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion from what I have observed in the many case reports we receive from the general public; from a monthly paranormal experience group at our center; and from my experience as a clinical psychologist.”
Sally Feather, Ph.D., director of research, Rhine Research Center
"It is very readable, very informative--and highly recommended."
Robert A. Charman, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, October 2010
"This is another book that I found to be valuable in a variety of ways. Primarily, it opened my eyes to the wide variety of experiments that have been done with regard to emotions and their influences both within and without the individual. It also showed possible areas of exploration regarding poltergeists and some other phenomena. . . . well worth the time and effort to read."
Michael Gleason, Witchgrove.com, July 2009
“. . . well written and is almost as encyclopedia of research on anomalous experiences, plus even more interesting science about trauma, emotions, electromagnetic energy, and the body/mind. You will learn a lot and enjoy it.”
The Highly Sensitive Person, December 2010