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SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH Culture, spirituality, religion and health: looking at the big picture

By Richard M Eckersley

Abstract

uman health has multiple sources: material, social, cultural and spiritual. We are physical beings with material needs for nutritious food, clean air and water, and adequate shelter, as well as physical activity and sleep. We are also social beings who need families, friends and communities to flourish. We are cultural beings — of all species, we alone require cultures to make life worth living. And we are spiritual beings, psychically connected to our world. In this article I make some broad observations about the cultural expression

Year: 2007
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