Mysticism and Medicine: A Dangerous Prescription
Minnesota has always been proud of our wonderful Mayo Clinic, just 90 minutes south of me in Rochester, MN. In 1989 it saved my own life. But in recent years they, too, have brought in the mystical and now they are peddling an "iPhone meditation app". It begins with a 50-second video explaining mystical meditation, reinforced by an iconic image of a sandy, palm tree-lined beach with cool blue water. It then instructs users on breathing and meditation techniques using a series of chimes, tones, and blue or white circles.