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The Role of Transformation, Spirit, and Psychospiritual Approaches on Human Brain Activity and Immunity

The Role of Transformation, Spirit, and Psychospiritual Approaches on Human Brain Activity and Immunity

by Cassandra Vieten, PhD

Vieten C, (2004). San Francisco Medicine: Journal of the San Francisco Medical Society 77:7, 28-31.

The word transcendent conjures images of seeking a mountain top experience, of catapulting above the mundane physical world into a realm where one is unaffected by day-to-day complaints. One definition of the term transcendent is "separate from" or "beyond." But the root of the word transcend is "to climb over or across," which may more accurately describe the lived experience of one facing an illness or other challenging experience. In the real world, transcending life's events has less to do with finding a way to avoid or remove them and more to do with developing ways to live with them on a daily basis.

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Publication Date:
2004
Length:
4 pages
Keywords:
mind-body, mindfulness
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