Monday, June 28, 2010

The Healing Arts: Addiction and Art


Half a million people die annually in the United States from substance abuse or addiction, which represents 1 in 5 deaths overall. One-half trillion dollars are lost annually in the battle against abuse and addiction. Faced with those numbers, medical science recognizes that science itself may not be enough and turns to the humanities. “Science gives us the tools, but art gives the inspiration and the drive to make a difference in reducing addiction and helping people achieve recovery,” says the introduction to Addiction and Art from Johns Hopkins University Press. “What is more important—the tools or the drive? They are inseparable.” Marrying two disciplines that often stand in opposition, Addiction and Art unites science and art in the name of bringing the scourge of addiction to an end. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "The Healing Arts."


[Many thanks to Johns Hopkins University Press for providing me with a review copy of Addiction and Art, edited by Patricia B. Santora, Margaret L. Dowell, and Jack E. Henningfield.]

2 comments:

Ken Joslin said...

Great story.

Adele said...

Remember the movie Avatar?

Where all those blue people were connected by an
“energy”?

They were able to communicate with plants and
animals?

Well, that is not just a fantasy.

It turns out that kind of “energy” is real.

Deepak Chopra wrote about a study, where scientists
saw monkeys dipping potatoes in saltwater before
eating it.

Then they saw the rest of the tribe doing it.

Pretty logical so far right?

But get this: Monkeys in different parts of the WORLD
started dipping potatoes in salt water.

There was no way they could have communicated
with each other.

The only explanation was that they communicated
through an invisible, “intelligent energy.”

The Japanese call this energy “Ki”.

It stands for “Life Force”

In fact, a man named Mikao Usui developed a
SYSTEM of healing called Reiki.

And this system of healing uses this intelligent energy
to heal people.

It is one of the most ancient, profound and
POWERFUL healing arts in the world.

Reiki masters can HEAL just by touching someone
with their hands.

They can also heal people REMOTELY using their
intention.

It’s amazing.

It USED to take YEARS and THOUSANDS of dollars
to become a Reiki master.

But this guy named Owen Coleman discovered how
to attain these healing powers rapidly.

Even in as little as 48 hours.

According to him he already had this power, but
don’t realize it. And that’s we don’t have to spend too
much time learning it.

We just need to recognize it and release it.

[Check out his presentation on Reiki here.]

Alright, till next time.

Yours Truly,
Chandalie Perera

P.S. - Owen is offering a special training that
won't be around forever.

He's planning on releasing his training methods on
a large scale.

But for now, it is invitation only.

So, if I were you, I'd take advantage of that as well.

Look forward to hearing from you!

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