Some of Dr. Diamond’s books on his Life Philosophy
Facets of a Diamond: Reflections of a Healer
To really heal yourself, you will need to look at yourself, at your life, at your suffering, from many different points of view — and deeply from each of them.
Holism and Beyond: The Essence of Holistic Healing
Here, at last, is a statement from one of our foremost senior practitioners of holistic healing, tracing the concept of holism from its primary roots to a new and exciting perspective which epitomizes its very essence.
The Healer: Heart and Hearth
This major statement by one of our foremost holistic healers takes its readers beyond the realm of medicine to a place where healing begins.
The Veneration of Life: Through the Disease to the Soul
An inspiring new perspective on Alzheimer’s Disease embracing all disease—and all of life.
Notes on the Spiritual Basis of Therapy
A collection of lectures centered around the true purpose of all therapy—the uplifting of the soul, the activation of the thymos.
The Remothering Experience: How to Totally Love
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Discover for yourself inhibiting attitudes which began during the earliest days of life, learn how to overcome them and become a totally loving person.
A Chance Encounter With Applied Kinesiology?
By John Diamond, M.D.
More than thirty years ago, a doctor friend who was visiting me told me he had seen a demonstration of some muscle testing in the office of another doctor. He had only said a sentence or two when I had the strangest feeling, the Certainty, that this was for me. Little as I knew of it, I Knew it was for me!
Over all the years since, I’ve used Applied Kinesiology, for such I discovered the muscle testing was, as an integral part of all my work, of all my life. It was – and still is – a great Gift. My life course had been completely changed by this doctor’s chance remark.
But was it chance for him to tell me? Or chance for me to pursue it, take it up, embrace it? And was it chance for he who had told me, not to take it up himself?
It was Guidance for him to see it, and to tell me. But not Guidance for him to go further, as it was Guidance for me. I suspect he is sorry he didn’t, and I know I am glad I did. But he didn’t, no more than I did. Both of our decisions were Guidance.
Gandhi said we should no more mourn a death than celebrate a birth. So strong was his belief in Determinism: so strongly was he caused to believe in Determinism – so strongly was he guided to believe in Determinism.
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Determinism and Language
By John Diamond, M.D.
Consider the sentence “I believe in Determinism”. There’s a mistake in what I just wrote. And I know there’s a similar mistake in the second sentence – and in this third one. The mistake in all three is the active verb: “I believe”, “I … wrote”, “I know”. For, according to Determinism, I did not perform these activities, rather they were performed through me.
But look how cumbersome these sentences become if written in the passive voice which is the very hallmark of Determinism: I am led to believe, or I am caused to believe, or I am gotten to believe, I am made to believe – and so on. You can see how very awkward it becomes.
Now let’s consider that last sentence. Really it should be “You are caused to see the awkwardness, the cumbersomeness, the unwieldiness.” And there are two other similar mistakes in what has been written through me: “Consider” in the first paragraph and “look” in the second. I can’t get you to consider, or to look, for I am not the Determiner. You will consider and look as Determined. What has been written through me will have the expressed effect on you, or not. As Determined.
The point I am making … No. The point that it has been Determined will be made through me is that the English language does not lend itself (is not caused to lend itself) to passive statements that would manifest Determinism (through which Determinism would be manifested). This is, I believe (I am caused to believe), a serious impediment. And I am led to believe it comes about (is caused to come about) because of our society’s embracing of (being caused to embrace) self-power rather than Other Power.
When our society is gotten to accept Other Power instead of self-power, our language, similarly, will be made to change. And this will come to pass, or not, as Determined. Until then, I am led to believe that, for the sake of our language, we should speak in the active mode – but think in the passive.
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