Book Reviews ~
YOGI TIMES November 2006
By Mary Thompson
Messages from the Body by Michael Lincoln, Ph.D. gives the reader a rare glimpse into the workings of the subconscious so that awareness of the causative forces behind physical imbalance may facilitate healing. After thorough instructions to assist the reader in getting the most from this text and details about the author's life experiences that enabled him to write it, it launches into an alphabetical listing of symptoms from “abdominal cramps” to “yellow fever.” Each symptom has one or more accompanying evolutionary patterns detailing how this physical symptom may have come into manifestation. Scientific literature, clinical experience, life learning, inner knowing and other-dimensional sources are all cited as source material for this text.
Its directness and precision when describing the underlying causes of symptoms is unmatched in other books of this type; it does not try to find a kinder, gentler way of looking at one's past, and requires openness, self-honesty and strength to look at one's challenges in this light. Although not all meanings will be directly applicable to all people, a high percentage will see correlation between the text and their life experiences.
This book is fascinating, absorbing and easily readable. It is broad in its scope including a wide variety of physical symptoms, structural and bodily symbolism, genetic/constitutional problems, structural distortions, and more. Although it is expensive and not widely distributed, holistic practitioners will find it to be an invaluable tool for assisting clients in the examination of the underlying causes of their physical challenges.