The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams (16pt Large Print Edition)


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Deepak Chopra (/ˈdiːpɑːk ˈtʃoʊprə/ Hindustani: [d̪iːpək tʃoːpraː]; born October 22, 1947) is an Indian American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement.[3][4][5] Through his books and videos, he has become one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in alternative medicine.[6] Chopra studied medicine in India before emigrating to the United States in 1970 where he completed residencies in internal medicine and endocrinology. A licensed physician, in 1980 he became chief of staff at the New England Memorial Hospital (NEMH).[7] He met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1985 and became involved with the Transcendental Meditation movement (TM). He resigned his position at NEMH shortly after to establish the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center.[8] Chopra gained a following in 1993 after his interview on the The Oprah Winfrey Show regarding his books.[9] He then left the TM movement to become the executive director of Sharp HealthCare's Center for Mind-Body Medicine and in 1996 he co-founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.[7][8][10] Chopra says, in combining principles from Ayurveda (Hindu traditional medicine) and mainstream medicine, his approach to health incorporates ideas about the mind-body relationship, a belief in teleology in nature and a belief in the primacy of consciousness over matter, and that consciousness creates reality.[11] He claims that his practices can extend the human lifespan and treat chronic disease.[12][13] The ideas Chopra promotes have been regularly criticized by medical and scientific professionals. This criticism has been described as ranging from dismissive [to] damning.[14] For example, Robert Carroll states Chopra attempts to integrate Ayurveda with quantum mechanics to justify his teachings.[15] Chopra argues that what he calls quantum healing cures any manner of ailments, including cancer, through effects that he claims are literally based on the same principles as quantum mechanics, which has led physicists to object to his use of the term quantum in reference to medical conditions and the human body.[13] His treatments benefit from the placebo response, [6] and some argue that his claims for the effectiveness of alternative medicine can lure sick people away from medical treatments.[14]