ana-tomy:

" to cut up "

to cleave

to see and create divisions

how do we see ourselves?

as a body?

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or as a being?

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Human body

organ systems

organs

tissues

cells

atoms

particles

Human being

human body

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perceptions

thoughts

emotions

relationships

desires

identity

intuition

meaning

purpose

a human being is more than a human body

...yet, because of the traditional philosophical bias in medicine toward segregating mind from body, we have narrowed our attention to include only human body anatomy. As a result, we believe the body is primary and everything else is secondary, at best. This is the approach of modern medicine–First Mind medicine.

First Mind Anatomy: Body creates mind

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Are we really a bunch of parts that happens to somehow be conscious and Feel Alive?

No.

Plenty of evidence suggests that consciousness is not restricted to a brain or body, contradicting First Mind beliefs about anatomy and medicine and suggesting a broader view.

A MORE COMPLETE Perspective: Transpersonal consciousness gives rise to experience, meaning, and perception, including the perception of physicalized anatomy.

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First Mind anatomy

body-as-machine

partial human anatomy

personal space

quantified medicine

atomic model

classical physics

materialism

segregates and diminishes mind

Second Mind anatomy

mind-as-body-as-mind

whole human anatomy

relational space

narrative medicine

field-based model

quantum physics

advaita, objective idealism

includes, addresses mind+body

"In Hua Shou, we miss the muscular detail of the Vesalian man; and in fact Chinese doctors lacked even a specific word for “muscle.” Muscularity was a peculiarly Western preoccupation. On the other hand, the tracts and points of acupuncture entirely escaped the West’s anatomical vision of reality."

-Prof. Shigehisa Kuriyama, The Expressiveness of the Body

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Second Mind anatomy integrates and translates across all healing systems, cultures, and frameworks, allowing theoretical and practical access to all effective approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and healing.

How can we represent complete human anatomy?

by combining experiential and analytic approaches

The 5 Bodies

5: the physical body

organs, cells, atoms, particles

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4: the mental body

thoughts, feelings, desires

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3: the energetic body

fields, chakras, nadis, meridians

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2: the informational body

bridging consciousness and in-forming energy

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1: consciousness

existence, awareness, being

The 5 bodies of second mind medicine

a complete model of human anatomy
&

the basis for multi-directional healing

learn more...

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keys to understanding and applying second mind anatomy

1.

Open-mindedness without compromising rigor

2.

Studying the basics of new philosophical, scientific, and clinical approaches

3.

Introspection

4.

Translation and assimilation

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