Silvia and Marta Landa were four-year-old identical twins who lived in the village of Murillo de Río Leza in northern Spain. One day in 1976, their father took Silvia to visit their grandparents, who lived several miles away. Marta, the other twin, insisted on staying home and helping her mother with household chores. Marta burned her hand on a hot clothes iron, causing a large red blister, a second-degree burn, to erupt. At the same time, miles away, an identical blister formed on Silvia’s hand. Silvia was taken to the doctor, unaware of what had happened to her sister Marta. When the two little girls were united, their parents saw that the blisters were the same size and on the same part of the same hand. After being featured in their local newspaper, the twins became local celebrities. Word spread, and a team of nine psychologists, psychiatrists, and physicians from...
The One Mind
Larry Dossey, M.D., is the author of 12 books and scores of articles on the role of consciousness and spirituality in health. He is the executive editor of Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing (www.explorejournal.com). This article is based on his book One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. Learn more at: www.larrydosseymd.com.
Larry Dossey; The One Mind. Tikkun 1 November 2018; 33 (4): 41–48. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08879982-7199367
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