I know, I am late to the dance. It was only as I completed The Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert, Ph.D., that I discovered that she died on this September 12. I had been reading the final chapters of her book as she concluded the final chapters of her life. And what a life it was.
As a research scientist her passion, curiosity and conviction led her toward the scientific basis behind mind-body medicine, how the BodyMind functions as a single psychosomatic network of informational molecules. This holistic network and energy field of the body determines everything from health to spiritual vitality. In addition,her research directly contributed to understanding the HIV virus and its treatment.
I highly recommend her work and writing to anyone who wants to delve into the science that stands behind the wisdom and practice of spirituality, healing and wholeness advanced by devotees of the great spiritual and humanist traditions through the centuries. As a Christian I find her work illuminating as regards the healing gifts of Jesus and the Christian insistence that the mind, body and spirit are seamlessly one.