chapter  11
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Soul Medicine: Crossing the Border

In the course of writing this book, the authors discussed the fact that, from a very young age, we both remember asking the question: “Who is God?” We really wanted to know; however, we found the answers to be wholly unsatisfying. We came from different types of Western religious traditions, but in both cases, the information did not satisfy our analytical minds. We wanted to know what God is. What is that energy that ends at death; what is that energy that allows for spontaneous healing; and what is that energy that is referred to as our “higher self”? When the Eastern and Western mystics claim to be “one with all beings,” or “one with God,” or “one with the universe,” what is happening in their bodies and minds? Is there a physiology of spirituality?