Science & Anatomy Books

We select books that are particularly valuable for Craniosacral, Polarity and Trauma Therapies.

Anatomy Books

Polarity Therapy: Volume IAcland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
by Robert Acland

Beautiful dissections display and name all anatomical parts.
Polarity Therapy: Volume IAtlas of Human Anatomy
by Frank Netter

This is our choice for an anatomy textbook, containing many of the images that are used in our lectures.
Polarity Therapy: Volume IThe Human Brain
by John Nolte

College-level textbook for the brain, updated periodically to include new findings. New 6th Edition as of 2/09.
Polarity Therapy: Volume ICranial Nerves
by Wilson-Pawels, et al

Nerve-by-nerve exploration, profusely illustrated and clearly written.
Polarity Therapy: Volume IAutonomic Nerves
by Wilson-Pawels, et al

Excellent resource for autonomic NS study including fascinating case studies. Does not include Porges material at all.
Polarity Therapy: Volume IThe Second Brain
by Michael Gershon

Describes the enteric nervous system and gives a basis for distributed intelligence outside the central nervous system.

Heart Books

The Heart’s CodeThe Heart’s Code
by Paul Pearsall

Describes how the heart is much more than a pump, from the perspective of holistic medicine.
The Dynamic Heart and CirculationThe Dynamic Heart and Circulation
by Craig Holdrege

Wide-ranging explanation of the esoteric heart, with Rudolf Steiner influences.
The Secret Teaching of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of NatureThe Secret Teaching of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature
by Stephen Buhner

Mis-named! The first half of the book is about the heart as a perceptual organ, and the last half about perceptual interface with plant intelligence.

Physics & Science

New DVD: Nassim Haramein at NCAR

Terrific description of Haramein’s proposals for solving Einstein’s search for a unified field theory.
DVD set: Nassim Haramein “Crossing the Event Horizon”

4-disk set lays out a sampling of Haramein’s wide-ranging finds in many areas of science, many being very supportive of energy principles.
The FieldThe Field
by Lynne McTaggart

Among several interpretations of modern science, this one has more applications for health care.
The Holographic UniverseThe Holographic Universe
by Michael Talbot

Another contender for an introduction to modern physics, presents the ideas of David Bohm, who collaborated with Einstein and other pioneers
Energy Medicine: The Scientific BasisEnergy Medicine, the Scientific Basis
by James Oschman

Excellent summary of research, wide-ranging implications for all health care. Packed with information.
Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human PerformanceEnergy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance
by James Oschman

Continues with more recent findings.
Living Energy UniverseThe Living Energy Universe
by Gary Schwartz and Linda Russek

Well-written proposal for a new cosmology based on quantum physics findings.
The Sense of Being Stared AtThe Sense of Being Stared At
by Rupert Sheldrake

British biologist convincingly argues for his “morphogenic field” hypothesis using experimental findings.
The Rainbow and the WormThe Rainbow and the Worm
by Mae Won Ho


British biologist describes microscopic studies on still-living organisms, supporting the field concept.
Molecules of EmotionMolecules of Emotion
by Candace Pert

Describes the discovery of neurotransmitters, while also telling a fascinating story of scientific community gender strife.
Sacred GeometrySacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice (Art and Imagination)
by Robert Lawlor

Fascinating and beautifully illustrated summary of sacred geometry concepts.
One RiverOne River
by Wade Davis

Biological anthropology serves as an introduction to indigenous science, with great storytelling of explorations in the Amazon and Americas.
Protoplasm of a Slime MoldProtoplasm of a Slime Mold
by William Seifriz

DVD disk shows (in a very grainy reproduction) the 1950 work of botanist Seifriz, who discovered and detailed the remarkable qualities of protoplasm, including its unexplained attribute of streaming back and forth in 50-second cycles reminiscent of primary respiration. Spellbinding and a staple of Craniosacral Courses everywhere.

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