Corona and the Human Heart: Illuminating Riddles of Immunity, Conscience, and Common Sense
“When people follow their conscience and have the courage to speak the truth, even when it is unpopular, without the fear of stigmatization or exclusion, not only is the immune system strengthened but also people’s trust in the future.” —Michaela Glöckler, MD
“This timely book represents a breakthrough in phenomenological research that will provide far-reaching insights not only to those who are prompted by the current pandemic to ask deeper questions related to health and medical freedom, but also to all open-minded researchers in pursuit of bridging the mind–body divide.” —Branko Furst, MD
In Corona and the Human Heart, Dr. Glöckler offers new and inspiring perspectives on the significant role of the human heart in the development of the immune system, from early embryological growth to adulthood, as well as the importance this understanding has for the Covid crisis. The heart is intrinsically involved in the interplay between inner and outer, the dynamic boundary between self and the environment. At the same time, it is the center and lifeblood of the human organism, just as the Sun is for the living Earth.
By exploring the wide fields of the heart’s functions, Dr. Glöckler sheds light on how immunity is integrally connected with the heart and the inner sense of self. If we disempower the individual through anxieties and fears or through dependence on outer authority, we reduce the confidence and strength of self. This leads in turn to a significantly reduced ability of the immune system to fend itself against outer influences, such as viruses and other pathogenetic influences. The author leads us on a path, showing how strengthening our inner spiritual life—our inner sun—will also strengthen our health and immunity and illumine riddles of conscience and common sense.
About the Author
Dr. Michaela Glöckler has been Leader of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, the School of Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland since 1988. She attended the Waldorf School in Stuttgart, then studied German language, literature, and history in Freiburg and Heidelberg. She studied medicine in Tübingen and Marburg and trained as a pediatrician at the community hospital in Herdecke and at the Bochum University Pediatric Clinic. Until 1988 she was a colleague in the children’s outpatient clinic at the Community Hospital in Herdecke and served as school doctor for the Rudolf Steiner School in Witten, Germany. Michaela has many publications in German, many of which have been published in English.