Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart by James R. Doty

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heartGrowing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dala...

Title:Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
Author:
Rating:
Edition Language:English

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart Reviews

  • Myrthe
    This book wasn't like I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on the 'Neurosurgeon' part of the title, so I expected it to be a story about how we can discover the mysteries of the brain through academic research or something like that. However, it was a spiritual story and when I discovered t...
  • Maureen
    The power of positive thinking and mindfulness are nothing new, but this is the first time that I've heard of a child learning such things. Jim Doty had a pretty poor childhood both financially, and in terms of nurturing. There's no doubt that HE was the adult in his family - caring and worrying abo...
  • Claire McAlpine
    James Doty never really set out to write this book, but he told his story to so many people with whom it resonated and being one of the founding creators of CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research) he was eventually convinced how many more people could be inspired by his story and lea...
  • Darth J
    There's just something so sapioromantic about this book. You just have to stop and revel in the gorgeous wonder of the brain, the sheer capacity of all it can do. While there are graphic depictions of brain surgery here, the focus is mainly on neuroplasticity and the importance that presence and con...
  • Vanessa
    One of those rare books where, as I'm reading it, I keep thinking of more and more and more people I want to give it to!...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    4 stars! This was an enlightening read with a simple but powerful message. There are two stand out words for me in this book: COMPASSION and KINDNESS. Among other things, this book explores the power these two simple words can have. This is a memoir by Dr. Jim Doty, the director of the Center for Co...
  • teavious
    I've read this book because it was recommended by BTS and one of the songs on their new album is called "Magic Shop" and it's been hinted clearly that it's about the psychological process used in therapy where a patient and the psychiatrist play out a magic shop, the patient exchanging past traumati...
  • AMEERA
    This book changed me in some way !*...
  • Lumière
    تعلمت الكثير من الأشياء.الكتاب سيرة ذاتية لحياة الدكتور جيمس.. هذه الحياة التي انقسمت ا...

Free Reading Online is in no way intended to support illegal activity. We uses Search API to find the overview of books over the internet, but we don't host any files. All document files are the property of their respective owners, please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. If you find documents that should not be here please report them. Read our DMCA Policies and Disclaimer for more details.