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Out of Touch with Nature

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0088
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Nature cannot be destroyed by humanity. Nature is always superior; it shall always prevail. Humans, under the spell of chemistry, physics, and technology, have fallen out of touch with nature and ... More


The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

June O. Leavitt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book aims to show that the “Kafkaesque” in Franz Kafka may be immediate or residual impressions of the clairvoyance which Kafka admitted he suffered from: Those aspects of his writings in which ... More


The Mystical Life of Animals: Investigations of a Vegetarian

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the possibility that Kafka’s abstention from meat and empathy for animals may have generated his large repertoire of narratives written from a mammal, rodent or insects’ points ... More


Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Allison B. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In a post-truth, fake news world, we are particularly susceptible to the claims of pseudoscience. When emotions and opinions are more widely disseminated than scientific findings, and self-proclaimed ... More


Midcentury Transitions

Joseph W. Williams

in Spirit Cure: A History of Pentecostal Healing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765676
eISBN:
9780199315871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765676.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter highlights the dramatic changes at work in pentecostal healing by the mid-twentieth century. Due in large part to the growing prestige of orthodox medicine, as well as the improved ... More


An Inside Look at Naturopathic Medicine: A Whistleblower’s Deconstruction of Its Core Principles

Britt Marie Hermes

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Naturopathic medicine (a.k.a., naturopathy) is marketed as a unique form of primary care medicine that is allegedly patient-centered, safe, and effective. The heart of naturopathy is positioned ... More


Living and Working on the Margins: A Countercultural Industry Develops

Laura J. Miller

in Building Nature's Market: The Business and Politics of Natural Foods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226501239
eISBN:
9780226501406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501406.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter describes the development of a coordinated health food industry at the same time as the natural foods field became a domain of unconventional people and beliefs in the first half of the ... More


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