It’s time to finish up Chapter 11 and Dr. Pert’s life has completely changed. She’s in a “labless existence” as she puts it. Being in healthcare myself, I can’t imagine being without my office where I treat my patients. I’d be lost without it!
In 1991, she met Deepak Chopra, MD who is still sort of a rock star in the field of leading-edge holistic medicine, similar to Andrew Weil, MD. They “get it” on an energy level and use their intuition, not just their allopathic, reductionist training in their work. They are big CATS that rule the roost.
She is now a regular on the circuit of speakers and is called “the body-mind scientist” following in the footsteps of Stanley Krippner, Ernest Rossi, Stan Grof, Willis Haran, Fritjof Capra, Beverly Rubik, John Upledger, Rupert Sheldrake, Bruce Lipton, and Joan Borysenko. She says,
“The ability to accept very diametrically opposite points of view is due I believe, to the fact that I’m a woman. Because women have a thicker corpus callosum, the bundle of nerves that bridges the left and right brain hemispheres, they are able to switch back and forth from the rational, or left brain, to the intuitive, or right brain with relative ease. With fewer nerves connecting the hemispheres, men tend to more focused in one hemisphere or the other”
Now she finds an investor for Peptide T. Hurray! He is Eckart Wintzen and the year is late 1990. She did not pursue him; he came to her. He was a millionaire and said, “Call me if you need anything.” They were about to go bankrupt and quite gloomy about the prospects for Peptide T research. Synchronistically, she received a call from Mr. Wintzen on the deadline and he said he would send her the money that she hadn’t even asked for! With a simple FAX, the government now got what they needed, proof that she had a major investor, one who could without a doubt supply the millions needed to support further research and development and successfully bring the drug to the marketplace. The solution had come only when she had stopped trying.