The modern science of mind-body medicine is providing some fascinating but surprising insights into the relationship between consciousness, mind and body. These insights include how the mind can influence not only our physiology and immune system, but even change the way our genes express themselves.
A purely materialist view of science finds such observations hard to accept, let alone explain. But, from a more philosophical and metaphysical perspective such as one would find in the world’s great wisdom traditions, such scientific observations make perfect sense. This three week short course will explore the science and philosophy of mind-body medicine and explore how we can apply some of the resulting insights to our lives.