Radical HealingWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
This title to a book by Rudolph Ballentine deserves more thought than we might give it. The book deserves more thought than I will give it too. It might be of interest to note that Dr. Ballentine is a Duke graduate and likely was affected by people I speak about in so-called paranormal sciences. Why is it ‘radical’ to integrate and think or become an informed consumer in field of medicine or health care? Here is part of dustcover commentary.
“This extraordinary book offers nothing less than a new vision of medical care. Rudolph Ballentine, M. D., has created a unique, integrative blending of primary holistic schools of healing that is far more potent than any one alone.
Like Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil, Rudolph Ballentine is a medical doctor who became intrigued by workings of mind-body medicine and looked beyond West in his search for understanding. Drawing on thirty years of medical study and practice, Dr. Ballentine has accomplished a singular feat: integrating wisdom of great traditional healing systems—especially Ayurveda, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, European and Native American herbology, nutrition, psychotherapy, and bodywork. Melded together, profound principles buried in these systems become clearer and stronger, and a new level of effectiveness becomes possible. Healing and reorganization are accelerated and deepened—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The result is transformation. The result is radical healing.” (3)
Sounds like common sense and makes one wonder how we ever got so enmeshed in ‘expert’ ego-driven medical care doesn’t it? I highly recommend Ivan Illich’s Limits to Medicine wherein he more fully describes over-professionalization and iatrogenesis (doctor-inflicted death) that is inherent in Western medicine today. The British Medical Journal Lancet termed that book from 1976 ‘a grapeshot across their bow’.
“Tennis was known as ‘the game of kings.’ As royal player, you are faced with constant decisions and make repeated moves within context of your ‘court.’ When I was learning and exploring tennis, I worked with a friend who held a Ph. D. in linguistics. Ricardo Melo analyzed body language in terms of what he called ‘syntax of court.’ The net represents ‘other’ to whom you must respond. The space surrounding you is divided into front and back. That part behind you corresponds to your unconscious; you reach back into it for depth of feeling that impels you forward. Players who make short stabs at ball, without a deep backstroke, fail to dip into this well of inspiration. The space before you is your conscious mind and world.
Metaphysical SchoolsWritten by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
Metaphysical Schools are schools that are geared towards study of metaphysics, or science or philosophy which systematically examines beginnings of all existence, eventual reality, knowledge, being and nature of universe.
Metaphysical schools are instructed on belief that all things are a part of a whole -- and that each thing, alive or not living, should be respected. Metaphysical schools are also founded on principles that all things are interdependent with one another and are all complimentary to one another.
Persons interested in enrolling in metaphysical schools should be prepared to learn that interpretation and understanding of life on physical, mental, emotional and spritual planes are all interconnected.
Metaphysical schools usually offer different forms of education. Personal Growth, degree programs and NAMI certification programs are all types of education curriculums in metaphysical schools. Those wishing to study diverse metaphysical courses without attending degree or New Age Ministries international certification programs can enroll in personal growth courses. In order to obtain a degree in metaphysical schools, one can enroll in degree program to attain an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree. Other persons who are seeking NAMI certification must enroll in degree program prior to gaining Metaphysical minister, Spiritual Healer, Teacher, Pastoral Counselor, Psychic, Spirit Medium or Past Life/Age Regression Facilitator practioner status.
To obtain an Associate degree in metaphysical schools, one must successfully complete at least 60 semester credit hours of metaphysical studies. A Bachelor's Degree requires completion of at least 120 semester credit hours, a Master's degree requires an additional 30 semester credit hours beyond Bacherlor's degree, and a Doctor's degree requires 60 semester credit hours beyond Master's degree.