oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Body-mind correspondence

Volume 4, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The essentials of moral behaviour are prefigured in amoral guise in the primal metabolic rhythm of protoplasm. Our spiritual obligations are clearly delineated in the Physiology of the body; and man, the free-willed animal, can promote or resist the demands of the spirit by obeying or defying this bodily example. In this way the ""must"" of the body foreshadows the ""ought"" of the mind. I believe that it is along these lines that Physiology, Psychology and Religion will ultimately be reconciled.

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