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Dr. Steve
Central Park, NYC
Writer, Teacher, Physician and Meta-Physician
Interests: The mission of Physician to Meta-Physician is to assimilate the fascinating and compelling information I have acquired during my personal metaphysical journey and apply it to a deeper understanding of healing and share it with others who are called to take this journey with me. In this sense, I transcend the traditional role of physician – which is defined by my training and education -- and broaden to the role of Meta-Physician, which includes all aspects of the unity of body, mind and spirit. I will endeavor to expand the notion of healing beyond that of merely the physical body to include an understanding of humanity’s basic reason for being: to evolve, to grow, to learn, to correct and to repair ourselves in mind and spirit. Such an undertaking necessitates the awareness that one’s own destiny is inextricably tied to that of all other beings and the planet itself. The conquest of love over fear is a worthy healing mission that we can pursue together, as well.
Recent Activity
Never thought I would agree with what any of the Emanuel brothers--- Rahm, Ari or Ezekiel-- would write. But I may have some common ground with brother Zeke (Ezekiel). A professor at University of Pennsylvania, a trained oncologist and politically... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Physician to Meta-Physician
Who knew? Our big brains evolved not because we were great thinkers, but great runners. The article in the NYTimes http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/exercise-and-the-ever-smarter-human-brain/?src=me&ref=general adds an interesting twist to the question of how we evolved from our primate ancestors. My interest in anthropology... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at Physician to Meta-Physician
I pulled an intereting article from a newspaper I rarely read--New Jersey Jewish News. The piece http://www.njjewishnews.com/article/15575/rabbis-frown-on-assisted-suicide-legislation discusses the ethics of assisted suicide. Regarding the Jewish perspective on end of life, it cites a story from the second-century about a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
We are all guilty of the same failing--immersed in self-pity regarding our own problems. Of course life arranges obstacles in our path. Our momentary peace and tranquility is bombarded by stresses which arise from our own life's journey. Our minds... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
I was recently struck by the term quality of death. Of course we are more familiar with the notion of quality of life. It usually implies that we should strive to prolong a basic quality of existence until our lives... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
Understanding what has just happened in New Town, Connecticut? Let me answer this one in two words--we can't!! I don't pretend to know what evil is. I don't pretend to understand the disordered, chaotic mind of a cold-blooded killer of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
How should any of us view death? Ah, a loaded question if there ever was one. But in this context I am referring to one Farish Jenkins, who died recently after succmbing to pneumonia complicating multple myeloma http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/us/farish-jenkins-fossils-expert-dies-at-72.html?emc=eta1&_r= A well... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
Kabbalah is the mystical, esoteric aspect of Judaism which has become re-packaged and popularized to an extent that might just shock those revered rabbis who were its founders and greatest proponents. Or perhaps not. Just possibly these great rabbis might... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
Obama was not my man. I am not a fan of redistributionist theory of economics. I believe that wealthy people pay more than their "fair share" already (statisitcs are clear on this point) but that tax loop holes should be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
In a recent NY Times article http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/can-neuroscience-challenge-roe-v-wade/ William Egginton discusses the fascinating relationship between science and morality. In particular he references those whose political and personal moral agenda seek to make any abortion illegal, to request that neuroscientists explain when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
I believe that we intuitively understand that individuals whose lives are consumed with hatred of others live shallow, pitiful and ultimately self-destructive ones. History has shown that even societies whose past was notable for tremendous cultural and scientific progress can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
A recent article in the NY Times by K.J. Dell'Antonia was fascinating and relevant. Giving a Child Permission to Be Miserable. It specifically addressed issues of parents and children. But the issue is far more expansive in its implications. How... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
As we sit in our homes in NJ bracing for Frankenstorm aka Sandy I am reminded of a Kabbalistic/Hasidic saying, "Man makes plans and God laughs". I don't believe in a sadistic God (although some may disagree) and I don't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
One of my closest friends had a reading with medium Lynn Milano. Among many quite accurate particular statements was one that was both charming and amusing. He brought a picture of his mother and himself and asked facetiously "did my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/08/opinion/keller-how-to-die.html?emc=eta1 I cannot resist a well written article on end of life issues. The NYTimes by Bill Keller offers an example of the British concept of palliative care. Unfortunately Keller cannot resist politicizing the argument by emphasizing the right wing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
Am I the only one who gets annoyed by the obvious partisanship and hypocrisy of party faithfuls who overlook the failings of their favorite political leaders and completely whitewash them? These same party hacks will lam bast their opponent who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
Why do we feel overwhelmed by worries and concerns regarding upcoming events? Why does our mind race from one to the other and leave us feeling anxious, unfocused and even incapable of rationally resolving our problems? The reason we feel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
Contemporary parenting is once more the subject of investigation. In the NYimes book review the discussion examines this issue in contemporary terms. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/books/review/how-children-succeed-by-paul-tough.html?ref=books One of the more fascinating aspects of this subject regard the motivation of today's parents--are they truly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
Is it possible to just try too hard to be happy? Ruth Shippman, a British citizen of California seems to think so. In her piece in the NY Times http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/america-the-anxious/?hp she correlates the effort to be happy with its unintended... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
I'm going to raise an issue that makes everyone involved uncomfortable. By everyone I mean the general public as well as the medical profession. The only group of individuals who will pleased are, of course, the trial lawyers. The issues... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
I know I am not alone in this.....absolute frustration with liberal writers/thinkers who seem to apologize for the vile hatred that spews from certain radical Muslim sources. There has been an attempt to overlook such activities and place blame on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
The ten day period beginning with Rosh Hashana and ending with Yom Kippur are know as the Days of Awe. They are both the beginning of the New Year and the time when we are to recall the nature of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
Lsham Hard to know now to respond to your comments. Intellectually you know that you need to be evaluated by an MD. Also I suspect that there is nothing physically wrong with you. But you will never be satisfied until you are check-out. On the other hand, you are obsessed with the concept of death. Why? Seriously. Is it the fear of suffering? Is it the fear of non-existence? Is it the fear of some judgment after death? If you breakdown your fears and examine them you might be surprised--there is nothing to fear. Death is painless. Suffering can occur before death but death is actually the end of suffering. Are you afraid of nonexistence? I believe there is compelling evidence for survival of the soul after death (not based on religious dogma). Such existence is a time for healing and spiritual growth. Are you afraid of judgment and hell? That is nonsense. A life review after death can be enlightening and challenging. But its purpose is not to punish us but to teach us spiritual lessons. Clearly your suffering is self-imposed. It is all created by your own mind. You need to tell yourself to let fear go. Im not kidding. Repeat this as a mantra to your self. let fear go. It is a positive affirmation. It actually works. Good luck. Dr Steve In a message dated 9/15/2012 3:25:31 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
The most basic of emotions is fear. Lack of the primal needs such as food, shelter, warmth, love and safety all result in fear. It is the survival instinct which never leaves us and, when it serves our greater good,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician
The expression monkey mind is an ancient Eastern metaphor for the constant chatter of our everyday consciousness. Just as a group of monkeys in a cage leap about from one side to another in a chaotic cacophony, so too do... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2012 at Physician to Meta-Physician