Embryology

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume Five

Written by Michael J. Shea Ph.D, Contribution by Raymond Gasser, Ph.D., Carol Agneessens, M.S., Ann Diamond Weinstein, Ph.D. and Sheila Shea, M.A.
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In Volume 5 of his innovative series on biodynamic and craniosacral therapy, Michael Shea presents invaluable information about therapeutic approaches to pre- and neonatal babies--in particular, low-birth-weight babies. In addition, more than 50 meditations on stillness are provided for the benefit of the practitioner.

The first part of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume...

Dark Pool of Light, Volume One

The Neuroscience, Evolution, and Ontology of Consciousness

Written by Richard Grossinger, Foreword by Jeffrey J. Kripal and Nick Herbert
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In books like Embryogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, author Richard Grossinger brought together the subjects of biological embryology and the esoteric process of human consciousness becoming embodied ("The embryo is the universe writing itself on its own body"). In Dark Pool of Light, his latest creation, Grossinger weaves neuroscience-based...

Biokinetics and Biodynamics of Human Differentiation

Principles and Applications

Written by E. Blechschmidt, M.D. and R.F. Gasser, Ph.D.
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Fifty years ago the field of human embryology was incomplete; prior to that time the anatomy of early human embryos was still unknown, and there was much to be learned about the older stages of human embryonic development. It is now understood that human organs result from step-by-step differentiations of the...

A Brain Is Born

Exploring the Birth and Development of the Central Nervous System

Written by John E. Upledger D.O., O.M.M
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Witness the dramatic unfolding of the human form in all its potential. Join John E. Upledger, D.O.,O.M.M., as he takes you from the first union of sperm and egg through the development of the complex circuitry that makes up the human brain.

You’ll learn about birth, growth, function and dysfunction, and how...

On the Origin of Form

Evolution by Self-Organization

Written by Stuart Pivar, Preface by Mark A.S. McMenamin Ph.D, Afterword by Richard Milner, Contribution by Stephen Jay Gould
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On the Origin of Form presents a new account of evolution and the origin of life based on the premise that the body form of any species is encoded not in the DNA but in the patterned structure of the primordial germ plasm—the universal predecessor of the egg.

Two hundred years...

Conscious Conception

Elemental Journey through the Labyrinth of Sexuality

Written by Jeannine Parvati Baker and Frederick Baker
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In an age when modern reproductive technology is moving at a rapid and alarming rate, Conscious Conception is an alternative exploration into understanding personal fertility, as well as a comprehensive guide to discovering newfound meaning in our sexuality. Combining knowledge of myth and culture, authors Jeannine Parvati Baker and Frederick Baker...

The Ontogenetic Basis of Human Anatomy

A Biodynamic Approach to Development from Conception to Birth

Written by Erich Blechschmidt, Edited by Brian Freeman
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This book presents an anatomical overview of the changing form and structure of the human body. Although biomechanical embryology can be traced back to the 19th century, up until recently the most commonly accepted framework for the study of human ontogeny (development of the individual) was molecular biology, which all too...

Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields

Metaphors That Shape Embryos

Written by Donna Jeanne Haraway, Foreword by Scott F. Gilbert
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Acclaimed theorist and social scientist Donna Jeanne Haraway uses the work of pioneering developmental biologists Ross G. Harrison, Joseph Needham, and Paul Weiss as a springboard for a discussion about a shift in developmental biology from a vitalism-mechanism framework to organicism. The book deftly interweaves Thomas Kuhn's concept of paradigm change...

Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings

How the Universe Makes Life

Written by Richard Grossinger, Preface by Harold B. Dowse, Foreword by John E. Upledger
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Why is the universe conscious? What kindles mind inside matter? Why do fundamentalist sciences and religions never ask these questions? This sequel to Embryogenesis deals with the theoretical issues brought up by Embryogenesis, including: the relationship between thermodynamics/entropy and the emergence of life; a speculative set of embryogenic principles for all...

Embryogenesis

Species, Gender, and Identity

Written by Richard Grossinger, Illustrated by Phoebe Gloeckner and Jillian O'Malley
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Embryogenesis is an unusual book in that it brings together a highly illustrated, practical embryology book in simple language, perfect for health practitioners, with a fascinating read on the history and philosophy of biological science. It discusses the various stages of embryonic development (meiosis, fertilization, blastula development, and gastrulation, and then...