DEEPAK CHOPRA: EMPEROR OF THE SOUL

COMBINING MEDICAL ADVICE WITH INDIAN METAPHYSICS, DEEPAK CHOPRA HAS THRIVED, TELLING AMERICANS OF A PLACE WHERE SPIRIT AND BODY INTERACT

Dr. Howard Fuerst was perplexed by his stepdaughter the book publicist. The year was 1991, and she had sent him a volume called Quantum Healing by some sort of Indian spiritual healer named Deepak Chopra. Fuerst, a practicing internist in Hollywood, Florida, from 1955 to 1986, did his med school at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chopra's thesis--that the human spirit and the human body are intimately connected--had not been on the curriculum. He skimmed the book and put it aside.

Then he found that he had prostate cancer so advanced that it was deemed inoperable. Standard hormone therapy was prescribed;...

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