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978-1-4985-2891-7 • Hardback • September 2016 • $116.00 • (£89.00)
978-1-4985-2892-4 • eBook • September 2016 • $110.00 • (£85.00)
Jerry Kroth is associate professor emeritus in the graduate counseling psychology program at Santa Clara University.
Introduction: Invisibility Part I: Dark Matters
Part II: Epiphenomenon: A Glimpse into the Hidden World of the Psychic Immune System 4. An Overview of the Physical Immune System 5. The Innate Psychic Immune System: Fight-Flight, Competition, and Territoriality6. The Innate Psychic Immune System: Cooperation, Nonviolence, and Reciprocal Altruism 7. The Adaptive Immune System8. The Artificial Psychic Immune System9. The Invisible Psychic Immune System Part III: An Experimental Test of the Theory
- Two Strains of Plague
- On the Shore with Thucydides
- Nuclear Winter
- 10. Hypothesis Testing: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
- 11. How Global Warming Might Test the Theory of the Psychic Immune System
In this masterful and original work, Kroth persuasively presents compelling scientific findings from depth psychology; neuroscience; cultural, archetypal, and collective psychology; quantum physics; history; and epigenetics to support a hopeful and life-giving message: there exists a psychic immune system that is alive and well which functions to ensure our survival and well-being.
— Helen Marlo, Notre Dame de Namur University
The Psychic Immune System in its broad and rich analysis of many past and current events has challenged me. Kroth argues persuasively that we are not awash in a sea of chance and evil.
— David Frederick, PhD
Numerous scientific surveys have noted the imminent self-destruction of the human species resulting from the ravaging of the environment. The Psychic Immune System provides a glimmer of hope, making the audacious suggestion that there is a self-corrective aspect of the collective psyche that can be compared to the immune system. This ‘psychic immune system’ has come to humanity's rescue in the past and may well do so again before time runs out. Kroth has made a masterful synthesis of quantum physics, evolutionary biology, and psychology. This book is well-written, well-documented, and well-argued.
— Stanley Krippner, Saybrook University
The Psychic Immune System offers us all a challenge. If who we are and what we do are merely superficial topics, then why we do what we do may hinge on the operant factors of the psychic immune system. It is well worth a first and second read.
— Jerrold Atlas, retired vice president at International University of Altdorf
As a person trained in neuropsychology, I am deeply impressed with The Psychic Immune System. This book is a formidable contribution to our understanding of the human condition.
— Octavio Pino, Florida International University
Your perceptions of the unfolding events around you may be changed because of this book.
— Jeff Kisling, PhD
Kroth's deep insights and perceptions of the most significant dynamics are uncanny. Nowhere are his gifts more essential than in the growing field of compassion studies. His works contains the seeds for sowing peace in our troubled world.
— Bette Kiernan, MFT