By Roberta Carroll, Robert T. Carroll
A really entertaing publication for skeptics and fanatics of the mystical. The entries are packed with gltiches the place bits of entries seem scrambled in numerous places-so an access may perhaps comprise part the following of one other access
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It might be true that an obstruction within an organism is contrary to Nature's tendencies, if by that we mean such things as: blockage of an air passage is unhealthy or blocked arteries are unhealthy. Yet, most rational patients with such blockages would probably want someone to physically unblock the passageway. A rational person would not think that a mystic waving her hands over one’s energy field would ever remove any such blockage. On the other hand, for most organisms the environment is mostly obstructions.
Not mentioned is the fact that scientific tests show similar benefits can be obtained by listening to soothing music, or by performing basic relaxation exercises available in books costing a couple of dollars. After a TM student pays up to $400 and receives his own personal mantra to chant, he is told never to reveal it to another. Why? * What other relaxation program has a support group for ex-relaxers? TM®’s political agenda TM is, like other religious groups these days, heavily involved in politics.
Doctors, he says, routinely commit many practices that would be considered illegal in other fields.
The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions by Roberta Carroll, Robert T. Carroll