Mystical Chiropractic. Part 6

In a booklet titled “Suggestive Therapy Applied: The Chiropractic Approach to the Treatment of Psychosomatic Disorders” (1977), Thurman Fleet wrote: If the Doctor holds in his mind a picture of what he wants that [patient’s] body to do and be, he will then give the instructions to the Innate of that body as to what…

Mystical Chiropractic. Part 3

The Unbearable Lightness of “Innate” In “The Chiropractic Story” (1968), Marcus Bach, Ph.D., an acquaintance of Palmer’s son B.J., defined “Innate” as “the focus of divine mind expressed through mortal mind, challenging the latter to recognize its essence as divine.” He posited two forms of Innate: “personalized” and “corporate” (collective). Bach wrote:

Mystical Chiropractic. Part 1

Although some styles of chiropractic are not supernaturalistic, chiropractors have been among the chief innovators and supporters of mystical healing since the inception of their trade. Three members of my immediate family patronized chiropractors — one of whom utilized cupping — and for many years I vaguely mistook chiropractic for a branch of medicine.