Metaphysics

Publication Title: 
Holistic Nursing Practice

The nurse is in a position to look holistically at PWAs to diagnose spiritual distress with the same sensitivity and skill as that used to diagnose physical and psychosocial problems. Caring for these persons requires holistic planning and intervening as well, with an awareness of the effect of spirituality on well-being.

Author(s): 
Belcher, A. E.
Dettmore, D.
Holzemer, S. P.
Publication Title: 
Nursing Administration Quarterly

This manuscript offers a new view of old and timeless values: the essential ethic of love, informed by contemporary European philosophies, and caring theory, as well as ancient poetry and wisdom traditions. It integrates some of the philosophical views of Levinas and Logstrup with Watson's Transpersonal Caring Theory.

Author(s): 
Watson, Jean
Publication Title: 
Maryland Medical Journal (Baltimore, Md.: 1985)
Author(s): 
Conn, J.
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Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Author(s): 
Ravishankar, Sri Sri
Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine (1982)

In classical Ayurvedic medicine, the jungle is the dry land of the Punjab and the Delhi Doab, an open vegetation of thorny shrubs. The polarity of dry lands and wet lands framed not only the whole Ayurvedic materia medica, but also the more general conception of a cosmic physiology governed by Agni (the sun) and Soma (the dispenser of the rain). Clearing the land and draining the body were two aspects of one and the same art of managing the transactions of all sorts of vital fluids, saps, juices, savors and humors.

Author(s): 
Zimmermann, F.
Publication Title: 
Annales Médico-Psychologiques

Prayer, considered under its theological aspect as a love relation between the orant and God becomes, under a psychopathological point of view, deviated as it is from its original aim, a space of potential cure for narcissistic wounds. In this sense, prayer is a kind of intermediary world between normality and madness, which according to the religious ideas of the individual and the importance of his mental disorders, tends towards one or the other of these extremes, and makes his defences operative.

Author(s): 
Ongenae, S.
Publication Title: 
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Author(s): 
Black, Stephan L.
Publication Title: 
Perceptual and Motor Skills

This study examined idiosyncratic reality claims, that is, irrational or paranormal beliefs often claimed to enhance relaxation and happiness and reduce stress. The Smith Idiosyncratic Reality Claims Inventory and the Smith Relaxation Dispositions Inventory (which measures relaxation and stress dispositions, or enduring states of mind frequently associated with relaxation or stress) were given to 310 junior college student volunteers.

Author(s): 
Smith, Jonathan C.
Karmin, Aaron D.
Publication Title: 
Perceptual and Motor Skills

This study examined idiosyncratic reality claims, that is, irrational or paranormal beliefs often claimed to enhance relaxation and happiness and reduce stress. The Smith Idiosyncratic Reality Claims Inventory and the Smith Relaxation Dispositions Inventory (which measures relaxation and stress dispositions, or enduring states of mind frequently associated with relaxation or stress) were given to 310 junior college student volunteers.

Author(s): 
Smith, Jonathan C.
Karmin, Aaron D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Biosciences

The Yōga-Vāsistha is a rich and complex philosophical 'poem' (kāvya) of epic length, written in classical Sanskrit by an unknown author some time between the 6th and 13th centuries CE, probably around the 7th century. It is notable for its eloquent praise of self-effort and enquiry or analysis, and for its severe disparagement of the notion of fate.

Author(s): 
Narasimha, Roddam

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