The Marriage of the Sun and Moon: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Consciousness

HMH, 1981 M09 29 - 320 páginas
An exploration of mind and body from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Natural Mind and Spontaneous Happiness.

From the great popularizer of alternative medicine, here is a collection of essays about his travels to South America in the early 1970s in search of information on altered states of consciousness, drug use in other cultures, and other matters having to do with the complementarity of mind and body. Andrew Weil’s experiences during this time laid the foundation for his mission to restore the connection between medicine and nature. In The Marriage of the Sun and Moon, now updated with a new preface by the author, the esteemed Dr. Weil attempts to empower patients to take full charge of their destinies.


1 Departure
2 Throwing Up in Mexico
3 Coffee Break
4 When Its Mango Time Down South
5 Eating Chilies
6 A Good Fit
7 Mushrooms I
8 Mushrooms II
Coca and Cocaine
14 Some Notes on Datura
15 The Love Drug
16 Reading the Windows of the Soul
The Magic of Uri Geller
18 When the Sun Dies
19 The Marriage of the Sun and Moon
Back Matter

9 Mushrooms III
10 Marijuana Reconsidered
11 In the Land of Yage
12 Is Heroin as Dangerous as White Sugar?
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Andrew Weil, MD, has degrees in biology and medicine from Harvard University. Author of the bestselling Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, he traveled the world experiencing and studying healers and healing systems and has earned an international reputation as an expert on alternative medicine, mind-body interactions, and medical botany. Weil is the associate director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine and the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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