CD / DVD Review II: Candace Pert - Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind
Posted May 22 2009 11:55pm
Candace Pert, molecular biologist who participated in the movie The Secret, and who is the author of The Molecules of Emotion, has had an audio CD out for some time that I love listening to. Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind is a fascinating exploration into the mind-body connection. The website that sells this as a CD or instant download (I couldn't find it on her own website) has this to say about the CD:
Your brain is not in charge. This revelation by Dr. Candace Pert challenges conventional science – and everyone interested in total wellness – to reconsider how our bodies think, feel, and heal. As the leading pioneer in a radical new science of life, this bestselling author and world class neuroscientist has given us an inside look at the molecular drama being staged within every cell of the human body – and a glimpse into the future of medicine. Now, in her own words, Dr. Pert describes her extraordinary search for the grail of the body’s inborn intelligence with Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind.
Dr. Pert first came to prominence when she dazzled the scientific community with her discovery of the opiate receptor in 1972. But this breakthrough event was only the beginning of a uniquely productive – and often controversial – career. On Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind, Dr. Pert describes her efforts over the past two decades to actually decode theinformation molecules, such as peptides and their receptors, that regulate every aspect of human physiology. Her model of how these biochemicals flow and resonate, distributing information to every cell in the body simultaneously, has unlocked the secret of how emotions literally transform our bodies – and create our health.
Easily shifting from a bench scientist’s view to a spiritual one, she relates her research to past and present mind/body topics, ranging from AIDS and cancer to the chakra system. Dr. Pert’s personal and compelling voice makes this a listening experience that is part detective story, part spiritual odyssey – and entirely irresistable. From the wisdom of the body to the wisdom of the laboratory, Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind takes listeners on a scientific adventure of the first order, escorted by this pathfinder, iconoclast, and goddess of neuroscience.