The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine, New York: Scribner, 2003.
I came to know about Candace B. Pert through the mind-boggling film What the Bleep Do We Know!?
I found her presence markedly impressive and right away ordered her book. Molecules of Emotion is not only an extraordinary scientific study, but it also comes with much autobiographic content. Candace Pert had the courage to reveal many details from her life as a female scientist.
Since the 1970s Candace Pert persisted in her vision of finding molecular evidence for the functionality of our emotions, and our sexuality, and more generally for mindbody medicine, within the boundaries of modern science.
The book, if all that additional information was taken out, would be a research paper, too thin to fill a book. And it would probably miss its goal entirely. It’s this holistic and empathic approach, and needless to add that it’s an artistic approach as well, that makes this book so unique. And it shows that this scientist was actually a great human. Continue reading