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Part 2: Tracing D.D.’s Eclectic Influences

September 20, 2023

This TIC talk illuminates the diverse philosophical and literary sources that shaped D.D. Palmer’s triune perspective and chiropractic’s core paradigm. We learn how Palmer synthesized contemporary writings on topics like vitalism, magnetic healing, and Spiritualism to develop his approach to health centered on harmonizing the relationships between Innate Intelligence, matter, and energy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Palmer was influenced by authors of the Religio Philosophical Journal
  • At least three books that he read included triune:
  • Walter Felt Evans’ Esoteric Christianity discussed “body, soul and spirit”
  • E.D. Babbitt’s Vital Magnetism outlined “body, life aura, and soul”
  • Andrew Still’s Osteopathy book referenced humans as “triune beings”