With Oliver Sacks having recently died, it was great to re-listen to a 2002 conversation with him on The Spirit of Things. Oliver Sacks M.D. (1933-2015) was a physician, a best-selling author, and a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine.
“…Oliver Sacks, world renown neurologist and author, reflects on the spiritual dimensions of his life and work in this 2002 conversation, from The New Believers series. It is being re-broadcast to mark his passing on 30 August 2015…
… Author of many ground breaking books, including Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and The Island of the Colorblind, Sacks had a unique ability to communicate the intricacies of living with unusual neurological disorders.
Although rejecting dogmatic religion, the Jewish born doctor demonstrated in his life what he believed was the best side of religion its 'super human concern'.
Contains excerpts from the film, Awakenings, and Oliver Sacks reading selections from his books, including the memoir, A Leg to Stand On.”