Neo-Vitalism is a philosophy generally discarded by present-day science as something not visible, not measurable and altogether not understandable. However, in actuality, Neo-Vitalism works from the understanding that all organic systems in the universe are conscious, self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing. Neo-Vitalism has “re-ground” the lens of classical vitalism to look at our world with the understanding that the universe is full of energy, composed of elements like relationships and experiences, not just oxygen and cells. “Consciousness means that we have the ability to form relationships; that we have curiosity and creativity; and that we have the ability to grow, expand and evolve,” says Dr. Riekeman.
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Learn the difference between vitalism and mechanism and how these perspectives impact our understanding of living systems – and how vitalism reasons from the understanding that we can’t put life under a microscope and measure it.