" to cut up "
to see and create divisions
how do we see ourselves?
as a body?
or as a being?
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
Are we really a bunch of parts that happens to somehow be conscious and Feel Alive?
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 New Perspective: Transpersonal consciousness gives rise to experience, meaning, and perception, including the perception of physical anatomy.
First Mind anatomy
partial human anatomy
segregates and diminishes mind
Second Mind anatomy
whole human anatomy
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
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
4: the mental body
thoughts, feelings, desires
3: the energetic body
fields, chakras, nadis, meridians
2: the informational body
bridging consciousness and in-forming energy
existence, awareness, being
The 5 bodies of second mind medicine
a complete model of human anatomy
the basis for multi-directional healing
keys to understanding and applying second mind anatomy
Open-mindedness without compromising rigor
Studying the basics of new philosophical, scientific, and clinical approaches
Translation and assimilation