615. Books on pharmacology and therapeutics
Carl Greer Change the Story of Your Health: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing, 2017.
Clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and shamanic practitioner Carl Greer shows us how to improve our health through changing the stories we tell ourselves about it. Using journaling and expanded awareness exercises, he covers how we can manage our weight, fitness, sexual health, and chronic ailments.
Don Lattin Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy, 2017.
Journalist Don Lattin looks into the latest research involving the use of psychedelics like MCMA (Ecstasy) and psilocybin to help with psychological issues like trauma and addiction. He discusses the research with neuroscientists, psychotherapists, spirit guides, and patients to uncover the ways psychedelics can help us.
Gary Schwartz The Energy Healing Experiments: Science Reveals Our Natural Power to Heal, 2007.
For years there have been stories of miraculous healings from prayer and energy work. Some happen instantly and some take time. But are the reports true? Are the positive results from a placebo effect, or is something else going on? Scientist in the fields of medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery Gary E. Schwartz examines the scientific studies of the phenomenon.
Barry Werth The Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company’s Quest for the Perfect Drug, 1994.
The story of the drug, Vertex is traced here by journalist Barry Werth. Developed by Joshua Boger in the late 1980s to be an immunosuppressant, designed to combat the AIDS virus. This book relates how the drug goes through the lab trials to Wall Street for investment funds and finally goes public. It’s an eye-opening look at the business side of science.
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