A Bibliography by Heiner Fruehauf
National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine
Abram, David. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World. Vintage Books, 1996
Bamford, Christopher, ed. Homage to Pythagoras: Rediscovering Sacred Science. Lindisfarne Press, 1994. [NOTE: Essay collection illuminating the concept of symbolic science as exemplified by the Pythagorean tradition.]
Becker, Robert O. The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life. Edited by Maria Guarnaschelli. William Morrow & Co., 1987. [NOTE: The original classic on bioelectromagnetism featuring the famous salamander experiments where amputated test animals grew new limbs after being electrically stimulated; still a good read.]
Blair, Billie G., Renate Nummela Caine, eds. Integrative Learning as the Pathway to Teaching Holism, Complexity and Interconnectedness. Edwin Mellen Press, 1995.
Bohm, David. Wholeness and the Implicate Order. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980.
Brugemann, Hans, ed. Bioresonance and Multiresonance Therapy: New, Forward-Looking Forms of Therapy With Ultrafine Body Energies and Environmental Signals. Translated by Robert E. Williams. Medicina Biologica, 1990. [NOTE: Collection of articles by pioneering German physicians, physicists, and engineers on the subtle-energy-based workings of life; chapter three outlines the concept that humans are “open systems” who evolved in and continue to rely on environmental signals from the earth and the sky, such as Schumann waves and other biologically effective information.]
Cairns-Smith, A.G. Evolving the Mind: On the Nature of Matter and the Origin of Consciousness. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Capra, Fritjof. The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism. Shambhala, 2000. [NOTE: Re-edition of the 1975 classic that initiated a deluge of books on the subject; although tending toward over-generalization, Capra’s thesis still stands up to scrutiny; adequately conveys the big picture, i.e. the limits of objectivity and the interrelation of all things and events.]
Capra, Fritjof. The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture. Flamingo, 1983. [NOTE: Thoughtful and well-researched new age classics; clearest description of the cultural shift from mechanistic world view to a holistic and ecological perspective toward society, medicine, and politics.]
Capra, Fritjof. The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems. Doubleday, 1997.
Capra, Fritjof, David Steindl-Rast, Thomas Matus. Belonging to the Universe: Explorations on the Frontiers of Science and Spirituality. Harper San Francisco, 1993.
Chopra, Deepak. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old. Random House, 1997.
Gerber, Richard. Vibrational Medicine for the 21st Century: The Complete Guide to Energy Healing and Spiritual Transformation. Eagle Brook, 2000. [NOTE: Possibly a revised version of the earlier Vibrational Medicine.]
Gerber, Richard. Vibrational Medicine: New Choices for Healing Ourselves. Bear & Co, 1988. [NOTE: Along with The Body Electric, America’s original classic of energy medicine; illuminating homeopathy research; still a must read for every holistic medicine practitioner.]
Grey, Alex, Ken Wilber, and Carlo McCormick. Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey. Inner Traditions, 1990. [NOTE: A collection of outstanding paintings depicting the layers of the human body–from skeleton to the outer energetic realms.]
Hunt, Valerie. Infinite Mind: The Science of Human Vibrations. Malibu Publishing, 1995. [NOTE: Ambitious attempt by U.C.L.A. kinesiologist to measure and qualify the energy of the human body; important project, but somewhat poorly presented.]
James, Jamie. The Music of the Spheres: Music, Science, and the Natural Order of the Universe. Springer, 1995.
Johnson, Yan. DNA and I Ching. North Atlantic Books, 1991.
Laszlo, Ervin. The Systems View of the World: A Wholistic Vision for Our Time. Hampton Press, 1996.
Kauffman, Stuart. At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity. Oxford University Press, 1996. [NOTE: Landmark work by one of the academic pioneers of the science of complexity; good source to quote, but requires some knowledge of chemistry, physics, and systems science.]
Kervran, C. L. Biological Transmutations. Translated by Crosby Lockwood. Beekman, 1971. [NOTE: Extremely technical treatise by French chemical engineer celebrated in Europe for his revolutionary insights into the formation of organic matter; contradicts orthodox model of biochemistry, including its ramifications for the fields of chemical fertilization and medicine, and decisively outlines the phenomenon of chemical transmutation in nature. A poorly printed booklet that has immense implications for the understanding of holism in nature.]
Laszlo, Ervin. The Creative Cosmos: A Unified Science of Matter, Life, and Mind. Anthroposophic Press, 1996.
Laviolette, Paul A. Beyond the Big Bang: Ancient Myth and the Science of Continuous Creation. Park Street Press, 1995. [NOTE: Leading system scientist originating from Portland illuminates ancient myths as an ancient version of system science that carries the message of wholism; well written, inspiring, convincing.]
Mae-Wan, Hoe and Fritz Albert Popp, Ulrich Warnke. Bioelectrodynamics and Biocommunication. World Scientific Publishing, 1994.
Mainzer, Klaus. Thinking in Complexity: The Complex Dynamics of Matter, Mind, and Mankind. Springer Verlag, 1996.
Margenau, Henry, Roy Abraham Varghese, eds. Life, and Homo Sapiens Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect on Science, God, and the Origins of the Universe. Open Court, 1992.
Matt, Daniel Chanan. God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science and Spirituality. Jewish Lights Publications, 1996.
Merry, Uri and Natali Kassavin. Coping With Uncertainty: Insights from the New Sciences of Chaos, Self-Organization, and Complexity. Praeger Publications, 1995.
Minai, Ashgar Talaye. Aesthetics, Mind, and Nature: A Communication Approach to the Unity of Matter and Consciousness. Praeger, 1993. [NOTE: Overview of Western and Eastern concepts on the subject of body-mind relationship, including the categories inorganic matter, organic matter, and matter that is imbued with consciousness; suggests approaches for bridging East-West schism.]
Mitchell, John. The Dimensions of Paradise: The Proportions and Symbolic Numbers of Ancient Cosmology. Harper & Row, 1988.
Needham, Joseph. Science and Civilization in China: Biology and Biological Technology. Edited by Lu Gwei-Djen and Nathan Sivin. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Prigogine, Ilya and Isabelle Stengers. The End of Certainty: Time, Chaos, and the New Laws of Nature. Free Press, 1997.
Rohen, Johannes. Die Morphologie des menschlichen Organismus. Freies Geistesleben, 2002.
Rubik, Beverly. Life at the Edge of Science. Institute for Frontier Science, 1996.
Schwaller de Lubicz, R. A. The Temple of Man: Apet of the South at Luxor. 2 volumes. Translated by Robert and Deborah Lawlor. Inner Traditions, 1998. [NOTE: 1088-page magnum opus by the definite symbolist genius of the 20th century, finally translated in its entirety after 30 years of work; one of the figures of the symbolist movement in France, Schwaller spent 15 years in the Egyptian desert in the 1930s/40s to formulate his vision of sacred science. The Temple specifically relates to his endeavor of decoding the material remains of the Temple of Luxor as a symbolic portrayal of the human body; on a more general level, it is the author’s manifesto on “symbolique”–the science of the ancients of accurately communicating knowledge through symbols taken from the realm of nature. Large, expensive, beautiful book, which contains dense thought crystals in the language of the 1940s. View first in NCNM library before buying.]
Settanni, Harry. Holism: A Philosophy for Today Anticipating the Twenty-First Century. Peter Lang, 1990.
Shimizu, Hiroshi, ed. Biological Complexity and Information: Proceedings of a Conference on the Amalgamation of the Eastern and Western Ways of Thinking. World Scientific Publishing Corporation, 1991.
Talbot, Michael. The Holographic Universe. Harper, 1992.
Wade, David. Crystal and Dragon: The Cosmic Dance of Symmetry and Chaos in Nature, Art and Consciousness. Inner Traditions, 1993. [NOTE: Collection of essays contrasting the Western way of the crystal–mechanized precision–with the fluent, energetically oriented world view of the East; well written, wonderfully illustrated.]
Walter, Katya. The Tao of Chaos. Kairos Center, 1994.
West, John Anthony. Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt. First Quest, 1993. [NOTE: Well-readable introduction to Schwaller’s ideas on life and symbolism by contemporary author.]