Psyche and Soma
Edward C. Whitmont, MD
This book is a wonderful example of what can happen when a deep, unified view of the human being is brought to bear on the basic questions of health and life. Whitmont is both a Jungian psychiatrist with a deep knowledge of the weavings of myth in the human psyche and an experienced homeopath with years of working with disease.
In 1993 he brought all his expertise together in this landmark work that clearly articulates the esoteric role of the physician in the dram of life and death. Taking a daring plunge into the paradoxes of homeopathic medicine, psychoanalytic transference, quantum physics, and the Gaia Hypothesis, Whitmont deftly explores such subjects as Jungian synchronicity, alchemy, the I Ching and the Law of Similars. He hints at the unknown principles fusing organism, planet, and cosmos and at a healing principle so profound it is written in both the stars and the submolecular traces of molecules.
Whitmont provides a forum for one of the most neglected voices of Western Civilization – that of disease – revealing how it is our own abandoned and depreciated voice. In challenging the myth of mechanical medicine he provides a clue as to how we might yet heal ourselves and our planet.
Absolutely fascinating and richly rewarding reading!