psycho therapy in the practice of medicine and surgery

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER VI. NEW METHODS IN DETAIL. Duality of Mind. In claiming for man a dual mind it matters little whether the duality be regarded in the sense of separate minds or merely as separate departments or phases of mind. So far as the brain and nervous system are concerned it is not assumed, by any one competent to hold an opinion, that there is an exact division, though it appears to be probable that the cerebrum is the particular part of the brain which has most to do with conscious life and thought. That conscious action utilizes every part of the brain and nervous system is quite probable. I suppose it may be justly added that consciousness itself is in a measure dependent on the integrity of certain parts usually regarded as belonging to the unconscious. " Certain mental feelings seem connected with different parts of the body—love with the heart and melancholy with the liver, while to arrive at the highest point of mental insight there has always been a tendency to direct the thoughts to the pit of the stomach, or just above the navel; here lies the great solar plexus, the chief center of the sympathetic system. Many feelings are connected with this region, and we speak of a sickening story, sickening thoughts, etc. The Bible speaks of ' bowels of mercies,' ' straitened in your own bowels,' etc."—Schofield. The new methods, it will be understood, reject the suggestion offered by some, that mindcan be interpreted in terms of matter. The brain and nervous systems are regarded as media merely, mind itself being independent, and human mind but "an inlet" of the Universal Mind. CONSCIOUSNESS Figure 1. A Schematic Representation of the Dual Mind. In this view I do not need to say they are sustained by the best authorities. " Here, indeed, we arrive at a barrie...
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