Many baby boomers have learned to be assertive about their medical care, so it’s always interesting to learn about new approaches. A new book, Temenos Touch: The art and science of integrated medicine and non-local healing, takes the position that health care has gone through two previous eras: one where bodies were considered completely separate from minds, and a second where some credit was given to the mind having something to do with the body (biofeedback and similar treatment methods). It posits that we are now transitioning to a third era, where the primacy of body-mind connections will be honored, and how our healthcare system will look very different in the near future—making use of many natural healing tools and techniques that modern American medicine has ignored or scoffed at in the past.
The book may throw you for a loop—even if you’re already convinced of the efficacy and legitimacy of various different healing methodologies beyond traditional Western medicine. Even if you’re okay with the concept of near-death and out-of-body experiences. And even if you’re okay with many ideas that lots of people call noo-noo-noo-noo, new-age, or whatever. The author here goes beyond what most folks have been exposed to—and she backs it all up with heavy-duty science.
Here’s the story…
Evelyn Brodie began her career as a Glasgow University and Stanford University-trained economist. For 30 years she worked as an economist, a TV journalist, and a strategic and financial communications consultant, deeply embedded in and successfully navigating corporate culture—no mean feat in itself. Then, in 2004 she attended a remote viewing course that taught her how to see and experience events taking place far away in time and space—out-of-body experiences. She was hooked and soon began her quest for knowledge.
Immersing herself in her search, she applied all her considerable experience and skills to studying quantum physics, psychoneuroimmunology, neurobiology and epigenetics, in addition to researching and experiencing a wide range of experiential healing practices and altered states of consciousness.
And then she decided to travel, starting in South America, to study plant medicine as used by the indigenous Shipibo people. Then the Andes to work with the Qero shamans. Then India, Thailand and Laos, where she worked with different teachers of different traditions. Her first book (2013), Corporate Bitch to Shaman: A journey uncovering the links between 21st century science, consciousness and the ancient healing practices, details her ten-year journey.
In this newest book, Temenos Touch, Brodie describes how she uses the many healing arts she’s learned to help clients address not only physical symptoms but also the underlying causes of diseases. She’s developed an arsenal of practices learned from wise teachers around the world, and she chooses which to use based on her perceptions about a client’s personality/character and the challenges that individual is facing. Those tools include such techniques as calling for help from non-local guides and teachers (decades ago back in Catholic grade school they used to be known as guardian angels) and may even include an approach like past-life regression where that seems appropriate.
Brodie lives in London, so it’s not like we can all run out and hire her to help us overcome our physical and emotional challenges. But her book offers a glimpse of what may well evolve into a new holistic “integrated, body-mind healthcare system of generations to come.” In any case, you’ll certainly learn a lot about new ways to deal with illness and other troublesome conditions. Read it with a very open mind.