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Part 1 – Precursors to D.D. Palmer’s Triune

September 20, 2023

This in-depth lecture traces the conceptual origins of chiropractic’s triune of life paradigm back through history, illuminating how D.D. Palmer synthesized ideas from philosophy, religion, spiritualism, and magnetic healing into a new healing art.

Key Takeaways:

  • The tripartite conceptualization of human nature as body, mind/soul, and spirit arose in Western thought with Plato, and later connected to the Christian Trinity
  • In the 1800s, magnetic healing merged pirituality, energy medicine, and the triune being
  • D.D. Palmer read literature on the triune in Spiritualist journals he followed
  • Precursor concepts to Palmer’s ideas came from authors Evans, Babbitt, Still, and others
  • Palmer developed a unique form of magnetic healing and later focused on releasing nerve impingements
  • This evolved into the chiropractic paradigm based on adjustment of vertebral subluxation integrating innate intelligence, matter, and force – the triune