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Page 1 of 15 THE BIOLOGY of BELIEF: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles By Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. Publlished May, 2005, by Mountain Of Love Prod./Elite Books ISBN: 0-9759914-7-7 THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF By Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. Hardcover, 242 Pages ISBN: 0-9759914-7-7 Tel: 1 (831) 454-0606 (Excerpt from The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., published by Mountain of Love Productions, Inc. in cooperation with Elite Books. Publication date: May, 2005. Distributed by: Midpoint Trade ( ), soon to be available from New Leaf, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Regional Wholesalers) CHAPTER 1 Lessons From The Petri Dish: In Praise of Smart Cells and Smart Students Trouble in Paradise On my second day in the Caribbean, as I stood in front of over a hundred visibly on-edge medical students, I suddenly realized that not everyone viewed the island as a laid-back refuge. For these nervous students, Montserrat was not a peaceful escape but a last-ditch chance to realize their dreams of becoming doctors. My class was geographically homogenous, mostly American students from the East Coast, but there were all races and ages, including a 67-year-old retiree who was anxious to do more with his life. Their backgrounds were equally varied—former elementary school teachers, accountants, musicians, a nun and even a drug smuggler. Despite all the differences, the students shared two characteristics. One, they had failed to succeed in the highly competitive selection process that filled the limited number of positions in American medical schools. Two, they were “strivers” intent on becoming doctors—they were not about to be denied the opportunity to prove their qualifications. Most had spent their life savings or indentured themselves to cover the tuition and extra costs of living out of the country. Many found themselves completely alone for the first time in their lives, having left their families and friends and loved ones behind. They put up with the most intolerable living conditions on that campus. Yet with all the drawbacks and the odds stacked against them, they were never deterred from their quest for a medical degree. Well, at least that was true up to the time of our first class together. Prior to my arrival, the students had had three different histology/cell biology professors. The first lecturer left the students in the lurch when he responded to some personal issue by bolting from the island three weeks into the semester. In short order, the school found a suitable replacement who tried to pick up the pieces; unfortunately he bailed
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