Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon walks through the five spiritual interpretations of pain: Pain as punishment, as opportunity for transcendence, as test or competition, as atonement, and as gaining or retaining control. He then goes on to describe the difference between pain and suffering and elucidates the spiritual content of the latter.
In this comprehensive essay, Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon elucidates the different ways in which the body produces pain and then moves on to explain the techniques available to patients for controlling and mitigating pain, along with a brief exploration of the spirituality of pain.
Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon begins this illuminating essay by explaining the molecular biology of genes and then moves into a meditation on the metaphoric significance of coding and decoding and its relevance to the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Julian Ungar-Sargon elucidates the mystical side of Judaism and discusses the role that it played in his own personal healing on three levels:
1. The historical
2. The phenomenological
3. The personal existential