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Dr. James Martin Peebles – A hundred years of theory meeting practice?

Dr. James Martin Peebles (1822-1922) was an American medical doctor, spiritualist, author and Universalist minister who later became a Theosophist. He believed he received inspiration and guidance from a “band of angels,” as he put it. Some of these alleged … Continue reading


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Oliver Sacks – A shy man who overcame his “disease”

Oliver Sacks (1933-2015) was an influential British-born neurologist and bestselling author whose clinical and yet anecdotal writing style stresses the inalienable dignity of human beings suffering from neurological disorders. His work looks at how patients with neurological disorders cope and, in so … Continue reading


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Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould (1932-82) was an internationally respected Canadian classical pianist and composer who stopped giving concert performances in 1964. Not unlike the Beatles (who quit performing live when they recorded their studio masterpiece Sgt. Peppers), Gould went on to push … Continue reading