Human Heart, Cosmic Heart

  • by Dr. Thomas Cowan
  • Narrated by David Drummond
  • 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

While serving with the Peace Corps in Swaziland, Thomas Cowan encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Price - two men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come. Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine was - and continues to be - practiced in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice. He remained intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiner's provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Dr. Cowan believes that Steiner was correct that the heart is not a pump, and our understanding of heart disease is completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide.


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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Some facts would have been a nice addition.

What was most disappointing about Dr. Thomas Cowan’s story?

Dr. Cowan said twice that he stayed away from woo-woo, but then invoked the canonical woo-woo mantras -- skepticism about ordinary science, reference to ancient Egyptians, mystic connections with regular polygons and numbers, coining new words, using abbreviations without explaining what they mean, and never giving any statistical or clinical studies to prove his theories. His speculation about water vortices sounded possible, and I was hoping to hear some more explanation or background experiments to back it up, but there were none. There was, however, an abundance of the author's personal life story, and how much he loved his family, and pablum about sunshine and walking barefoot and body contact. I wasn't surprised at the end when he wrote that he gave his patients homeopathic medicine and medicines that were difficult to obtain in this country. There was nothing at all in the book about The Cosmic Heart, whatever that is.

What about David Drummond’s performance did you like?

His voice was extremely clear and pleasant.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Human Heart, Cosmic Heart?

Just about everything.

Any additional comments?

The sample audio segment was unrepresentative of the remainder of the book. The audio segment had a scientific tone, but the actual book was so trite that I had to grit my teeth to finish it so I could give it an honest review.

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- Martin

Fascinating ideas about heart disease and health

I plan on re-listening to this book. Dr. Cowan has an interesting story and presents great ideas. If you want a "sneak peak" at what he's all about, check out Ben Greenfield's recent interview with Dr. Cowan.
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- M. Albert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC