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Published: 28 March 2019

336 Pages | 13

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780190864248


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Mind Cure

How Meditation Became Medicine

Wakoh Shannon Hickey

  • Shows that Americans and Europeans promoted meditation and yoga for physical and psychological healing a century earlier than is widely assumed
  • Explores the important early contributions that women and African Americans made to the development of American psychology and psychosomatic medicine
  • Traces previously overlooked confluences of Buddhist, Hindu, medical, African American, and women's history in America
  • Reflects critically on the contemporary mindfulness boom and its ethical, religious, social, and medical implications
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