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Summary

While serving with the Peace Corps in Swaziland, Thomas Cowan encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Price - two men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come. Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine was - and continues to be - practiced in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice. He remained intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiner's provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Dr. Cowan believes that Steiner was correct that the heart is not a pump, and our understanding of heart disease is completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide.

©2016 Dr. Thomas Cowan (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Inspiring and thought provoking.

Dr Cowan has written a wonderful book, which is nicely narrated by David Drummond. An intelligent and unconventional thought provoking view point. Inspiring principles. Dr Thomas is a wise man. Hoping for a second book. Highly recommend.

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  • Elan Sun Star
  • 12-05-17

amazing elements a cardiologist and metaphysician

Where does Human Heart, Cosmic Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I am so impressed by this book
A cardiologist who has read Rudolf Steiner
(and Viktor Schauberger) What a blend.
This book is very important to understand the profound synthesis
The wisdom of integrated science and spirit. This book is a gem

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  • Deborah
  • 13-03-18

Human Heart, Cosmic Heart

Interesting perspective of the heart. Gave me information that I am interested in and will pursue more of. I'll listen again and take notes.

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  • Paul Shepard
  • 24-12-17

Return and Reawakening

At eighty plus it was a joy to touch into and renew connection with many esoteric threads and fascinations. Opening to the Cosmic Heart gives me new grounding and connection and a whole new world of “epi” phenomena to incorporate and live into.

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  • M. Albert
  • 16-11-16

Fascinating ideas about heart disease and health

I plan on re-listening to this book. Dr. Cowan has an interesting story and presents great ideas. If you want a "sneak peak" at what he's all about, check out Ben Greenfield's recent interview with Dr. Cowan.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-08-18

A must read!

The second time through is better than the first. It is one of my favorite books.

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  • Martyrita
  • 09-12-17

Narrator sounds like a computer generated voice.

Interesting perspective from Dr. Cowan. Helpful advice included. Some of his technical information was challenging for me to fully understand.
The narrator’s voice sound computer generated. This was persistently annoying to me.

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  • Martin
  • 04-11-16

Worthless

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Some facts would have been a nice addition.

What was most disappointing about Dr. Thomas Cowan’s story?

Dr. Cowan said twice that he stayed away from woo-woo, but then invoked the canonical woo-woo mantras -- skepticism about ordinary science, reference to ancient Egyptians, mystic connections with regular polygons and numbers, coining new words, using abbreviations without explaining what they mean, and never giving any statistical or clinical studies to prove his theories. His speculation about water vortices sounded possible, and I was hoping to hear some more explanation or background experiments to back it up, but there were none. There was, however, an abundance of the author's personal life story, and how much he loved his family, and pablum about sunshine and walking barefoot and body contact. I wasn't surprised at the end when he wrote that he gave his patients homeopathic medicine and medicines that were difficult to obtain in this country. There was nothing at all in the book about The Cosmic Heart, whatever that is.

What about David Drummond’s performance did you like?

His voice was extremely clear and pleasant.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Human Heart, Cosmic Heart?

Just about everything.

Any additional comments?

The sample audio segment was unrepresentative of the remainder of the book. The audio segment had a scientific tone, but the actual book was so trite that I had to grit my teeth to finish it so I could give it an honest review.

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