Studio CarryONHarry ( Press Release ) : Paul J. Mills, Ph.D. is Professor of Public Health and Family Medicine, Director of the Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health, and Former Chief of Behavioral Medicine at the University of California San Diego. He has over 400 scientific publications in the fields of pharmacology, oncology, cardiology, psychoneuroimmunology, behavioral medicine, and integrative health. He published some of the earliest scientific research on meditation. His work has been featured in Time magazine, The New York Times, National Public Radio, US News and World Report, Consumer Reports, The Huffington Post, Gaia TV, and WebMD, among others. He’s presented his work at hundreds of conferences and workshops around the world, including at the United Nations.
For several centuries science has been stuck in a materialist world view, with the central assumption being that everything is essentially material or physical, even our minds. This dogma of materialism has essentially blocked the scientific endeavor from exploring all things esoteric and mystical, many of which provide deep meaning to the experience of being human.
Although contrary to popular belief, not all scientists are materialists fervently discounting the spiritual. The new book Science, Being, & Becoming: The Spiritual Lives of Scientists by scientist and scholar Paul J. Mills, Ph.D. closes the gap between science and spirituality. In this seminal book, Dr. Mills shares interviews with some of the world’s foremost scientists who recount their own transpersonal, metaphysical, and mystical experiences and how those experiences transformed them and their scientific work.
In the Foreword, Dr. Deepak Chopra sets the stage for the book with his discussion of science, scientists, materialism, and the spiritual. Ken Wilber continues the conversation by sharing his integral wisdom about the co-evolutionary development of our spiritual and human natures.
Step by step, Dr. Paul Mills dismantles centuries old beliefs by providing direct insight into the spiritual lives of the actual scientists who have been working to close the gap between science and spirituality. The importance of this cannot be understated because the false divide between science and spirituality has led to enormous adverse individual and social consequences. Fortunately, many scientists understand this and are working towards science fulfilling its intended promise to discover and understand all of life, including our deep spiritual nature.
The spiritual is the final frontier for science and the groundbreaking work of Science, Being, & Becoming proves it.
- Sacred Stories Publishing