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1. Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine
by Larry Dossey
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In this groundbreaking classic linking prayer and health, physician Larry Dossey shares the latest evidence connecting prayer, healing, and medicine. Using real-life examples and personal anecdotes, Dossey proves how prayer can be as valid a healing tool as drugs or surgery.

Dossey explores which methods of prayer show the greatest potential for healing; presents compelling evidence that patients' and doctors' belief in a treatment increases its efficacy; explains that discoveries in modern physics allow us to integrate the spiritual and the scientific and make the power of prayer provable in the lab; and much more.

Provocative, engaging, and powerfully instructive, Healing Words restores the spiritual art of healing to the science of medicine. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Nonlocal mind and the (possible) power of prayer
It's probably tempting to dismiss this book as "New Age" claptrap. That would be a mistake.

In fact Dossey is highly critical of the "New Age" movement. And despite some overblown cover blurbs, he doesn't claim to have "proven" anything about the power of prayer in healing; he's making suggestions and exploring possibilities, not laying down law.

Nor, for the most part, is his speculation wild or unfounded. His suggestions are founded on two things: empirical research that seems to show prayer is effective in promoting the biological growth of certain forms of life under controlled laboratory conditions, and the theological/philosophical view that reality is ultimately a single, universal, "nonlocal" Absolute Mind.

However controversial these foundations might be, he presents his suggestions with proper caution. And he is especially careful to avoid falling into the New Age blame-the-patient trap; he is well aware that prayer doesn't always achieve the results we might like and that this isn't because somebody has done something to "choose" or "deserve" ill health.

On the contrary, he has a healthy sense that prayer is really (though this language isn't quite his) for the purpose of adjusting us to the Divine Will rather than vice-versa. (Anthony de Mello tells a story somewhere about a man who said, "In your country it is regarded as a miracle when God does the will of a human being. In my country it is regarded as a miracle when a human being does the will of God.") On his view, the "power" of prayer is shown as much in our acceptance of our health limitations as in their elimination.

There are a couple of places where Dossey threatens to wander off the deep end (e.g. his suggestion that prayer can change the past), and there's a little bit of language (e.g. "Era I, Era II, and Era III") that recalls bad 1970s self-help books. But I really have only one bone to pick with Dossey: he tends at times to overstate the difference between his views and those of traditional, "classical" theism.

There is a tendency among those (of whom I am one, which is in part how I know this) who left their childhood religions in their early teens to assume, more or less unconsciously, that our understanding of such religion was complete at that time and none of its adherents understood any of the cool things we went on to discover for ourselves. It's hard to shake one's implicit belief that those hidebound "fundamentalists" couldn't _possibly_ have known any of this nifty "spirituality" stuff; "dogmatic" religion is, of course, the arch-enemy of "true" spirituality -- isn't it?

Dossey has a very mild tendency in this direction. In consequence I suspect he will occasionally leave more traditional religious believers with the sense that they are being misunderstood, patronized, or both.

But it doesn't happen very often, and it hardly happens at all in this book. On the whole, Dossey's approach tends to confirm rather than undermine the great theistic religions' view of prayer.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wealth of information on prayer-based healing!
Dr. Dossey explains in HEALING WORDS how prayer-based healing works. It has been scientifically proven in hundreds of experiments to be a balanced part of health care that can significantly decrease health problems and significantly improve our quality and quantity of life. Dossey shares some of his own real-life stories of caring for patients... including an American Indian shaman, who requested Dr. Dossey's medical help for his aching neck! This book contains a wealth of information about prayer experiments written in Dossey's characteristically down-to-Earth style. I love the way Dossey raises questions about whether some prayer experiments are ethical, and why some scientists continue to resist the mounting body of evidence that so clearly shows how prayer has a powerful effect on healing.

5-0 out of 5 stars God, Allah, the Tao, Buddha=the non-local mind
Dossey again displays an inquisitive intellect. This work transcends a narrow, dogmatic "god," to approach a universal "non-local" mind which encompasses and connects all existence. Dossey is cognizant of the power of words and emotion... of the impact they can have on humanity. This is not "New Age;" it is a modern compilation and interpretation of ancient wisdom. Bravo!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the very very best self-healing books!
I've known Larry (the author) since the old times when everyone in medicine seemed to scoff professionally at his interest in the healing power of prayer. Now, quite rapidly, science is catching up with Larry's insights, and we realize just how powerfully our thoughts, spiritual and otherwise, influence our physical bodies.

Larry's book still stands as a classic presentation of the power of prayer in healing. His text offers a very complete presentation of the large amount of research that has in fact been conducted, to prove the power of prayer. And from reading this book, you discover from the studies, what works and what doesn't, which prayer variables are active and which don't matter ... really astounding insights come from this book - plus pragmatic guidelines for how we can all use our own minds and our link with the divine, no matter our particular religious preference, for helping us gain and maintain optimum health - and helping others as well. ... Read more


2. Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World
by Maggie Oman, Larry Dossey, Dalai Lama
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As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Healing, Maggie Oman invites readers into a healing space that can transform both mind and body. Organized in daybook form, the book focuses on healing in all its dimensions - physical, emotional, interpersonal, social, and environmental. Quotations range from sources such as the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, the Koran, the Torah, and Native American texts, as well as from Deepak Chopra, Rumi, Martin Luther King Jr., Marianne Williamson, and others. Together they create a tapestry of comfort and inspiration for rejuvenation and renewal. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the most powerful spiritual book I have ever read
I don't usually write reviews but this book of prayers taken from around the world and throughout history is so beautiful and powerfully moving that I had to write to recommend it. Well worth the money - I plan to buy more to give as presents.

5-0 out of 5 stars Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems and Meditations fr
I read this book every day. It has enriched my spiritual life tremendously. Now I give it to friends and family. We all have places in our lives and selves that need to be healed-- this book speaks to many of those different dimensions.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Ecumenical Assessment of the Soul
I was knee deep in the muck, as they say. My mother had passed away much too early in life for me to make any sense of it, and directly thereafter i was going through a painful divorce. I was bitter. This book is for those of you that believe that God is in all things. That pain is a medium for growth, and as A. Powell Davies would say, " . . . There comes a gentleness, a returning quietness, a restoring stillness. This too is a door to life. Here also is a deepening of meaning - and it can lead to dedication, a going forward to the triumph of the soul, the conquering of the wilderness. And in the process will come a deepening inward knowledge that in the final reckoning, all is well."

5-0 out of 5 stars Not just for "healing" in the narrow sense.
If you, or someone you know, needs healing of some sort, this interfaith book of calendar meditations can help; but, even if not, the prayers for the healing of society, the healing of the world, are appropriate for anyone to pray. The selections range from ancient times to modern, some are deeply religious, some are more secular. I got multiple copies of this, two years ago, and I have given away my last copy; now I'm ordering one more, for me. The book is divided by the seasons of the year. It is compact enough to travel easily. Even if you already have a daily devotional book, this is worthwhile as a supplement. ... Read more


3. Postmodern Nursing and Beyond
by Jean Watson, Barbara Montgomery Dossey, Larry Dossey
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5-0 out of 5 stars Postmodern Nursing and Beyond
Jean proposes reconstruction for nursing in the 21st century by recalling our Nightingale roots. She eloquently and courageously calls nursing to reclaim its caring-healing identity in the post-modern/transpersonal world. The book is a provacative yet authentic discourse that leaves one wondering: "How will nursing respond?" ... Read more


4. Prayer Is Good Medicine: How to Reap the Healing Benefits of Prayer
by Larry Dossey
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Since Larry Dossey wrote his first book, Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine, he has toured the world meeting with audiences as diverse as Pentagon employees, church groups, and the British parliament. Regardless of the audience, Dossey noticed that most everyone seems interested in four general discussions: the scientific evidence for prayer, the controversies associated with prayer experiments, what prayer is, and how to pray. Prayer Is Good Medicine divides these discussions into four neatly contained sections. As prayer moves into the center stage of Western medicine Prayer Is Good Medicine acts as a modern-day prayer book as well as an ethical touchstone for healers and seekers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars pray for optimal health
Dr. Larry Dossey is perhaps the worlds leading authority on prayer and health. This examination of the power of prayer in the healing process is even more important than Dr. Herbert Benson's Relaxation Response, Remembered Wellness, and Faith Factor. The reason for this is because Dr. Dossey elucidates the true nature of the mind-body connection and points the way for prayer to induce optimal healing benefits, regardless of spiritual discipline. Five Stars Dr. Dossey!

5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Dossey penetrates the power of prayer
As a bookseller for Pages For All Ages Bookstore, I chose this book as my book selection of the month. Dr. Dossey investigates the nature, essence and power of prayer for both good and evil, in a most convincing way. How one prays and their intentions are brilliantly probed with numerous examples. The theories propounded and advanced are completely consistent with reason and evidence. The impartial power of prayer to manifest as conspicuous result is beyond refute. But what one prays for and their intention determine the result. Dr. Dossy also delves into negative prayer, curses, hexes, angry thought, and the power of such prayers to exact harm, intentionally or unintentionally. This is a must read for anyone who prays or even for those who think they don't. Five Stars for the good Doctor. ... Read more


5. Recovering the Soul : A Scientific and Spiritual Approach
by LARRY DOSSEY
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Catlog: Book (1989-11-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book!
Dossey, who is an accomplished scientist and knowledgable expert on this topic, melds spirituality and science like no other. Although there are many books that attempt to integrate modern science and spirituality, this book is one of the most well-written and most convincing. The only other book that is just as good as this on this topic is Toru Sato's absolutely amazing book called "Ever-Transcending Spirit". These are books that positively transform your understanding of life!

5-0 out of 5 stars A terrific book along the lines of "The Holographic Universe
Another great book by Dossey. This book is on my top tep list. Dossey does a great job of offering evidence for the non-locality of consciousness. Much like the Holographic Universe (above).

4-0 out of 5 stars Speculative but sound
This is a fine book and it's held up well since its initial publication in 1989. In fact I suspect it's probably Larry Dossey's best, although I haven't read _all_ of his books.

What Dossey sets out to do in this volume is very straightforward: he wants to show the reader that there is reason to believe reality consists at bottom of a single "nonlocal" Mind that deserves to be identified as God. (By "nonlocal" he means "unlimited by ordinary space and time.") That claim probably sounds a little strange to modern ears, but by the time Dossey is through, it will be a very closed-minded reader who still thinks there is nothing to be said for it.

For Dossey is pretty thorough. He takes a largely empirical approach and invokes experimental results from a broad range of specializations --- medicine, psychology, biology, physics. And while his exposition isn't always as complete as I might like (he gets a lot of mileage, for example, out of Bell's theorem, but he never actually explains what it _is_), he still provides a well-rounded overview of all the stuff scientists have said that supports the nonlocality of mind. The reader will get short overviews of (the relevant portions of) the thought of, e.g., Erwin Schrodinger, Kurt Godel, Henry Margenau, David Bohm, and Rupert Sheldrake.

By way of wrapping it all up, Dossey devotes his closing chapters to outlining just what all of this suggests about religion and theology. In some ways this is the real meat of his book and it's probably the strongest portion of his work. There will be few surprises in it for the reader who is already familiar with the philosophical/spiritual literature in this area, but Dossey is as good an introduction to it as any.

What sets Dossey's book apart is not so much its conclusions -- which are properly tentative and at any rate common to pretty much the entire range of mystical/idealistic tradition and "perennial philosophy" -- but its broad overview of the support these conclusions receive from (some) science and scientists. Lots of other books focus in on this or that area (quantum theory, say, or parapsychology); Dossey tries to cover the whole spectrum. As a result his presentation is a little thin in some areas, but after eleven years this is still one of the very few books one can consult to get introductory information on _all_ of them.

Good stuff. And if you've read any of Dossey's other books, this one will give you the theoretical/speculative underpinnings of his other work on e.g. the medical benefits of prayer.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book about non-local mind
Dr. Dossey explores the research and theory behind the concept of non-local mind, with the intent to illustrate how our minds are non-local -- unconfined to brains and bodies and thus not entirely dependent on the physical organism. As Dossey explains, "If non-local mind is a reality, the world becomes a place of interaction and connection, not one of isolation and disjunction. And if humanity really believed that non-local mind were real, an entirely new foundation for ethical and moral behavior would enter, which would hold at least the possibility of a radical departure from the insane ways human beings and nation-states have chronically behaved toward each other." Dossey delves into ideas put forward by Schrodinger, Godel, Einstein, Margenau, and Bohm -- before moving into the spiritual implications of non-local mind. I highly recommend this book as an excellent starting point for understanding the concept of "one mind", and for considering the implications this has in our lives.

5-0 out of 5 stars A thoughtful bridge between science and spirit
Larry Dossey has bridged the imagined gap between science and spirit in a simple, yet profound way. His willingness to address an issue which tends to polarize many people is courageous and commendable. As a seminary student who is fascinated by the convergence of quantum physics and theology, I highly recommend this book to anyone who is experiencing a science/spirit dilemma. ... Read more


6. Be Careful What You Pray For...You Just Might Get It
by Larry Dossey
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Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Larry Dossey, the nation’s foremost authority on prayer in medicine, warns that just as prayer can be used to positively affect health and healing, it can also be used for negative and destructive means. Through remarkable true stories, case histories, and scientific analysis, Dossey explores the nature of ‘toxic’ prayer and teaches us how we can protect ourselves from its threatening influence. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I thought this book was fascinating. Scientific research in the field of health psychology has repeatedly shown that our thoughts influence our health. This goes one step further to say that other people's thoughts influence our health as well. I think this is not too much of a stretch since we know from quantum theory that certain things can influence other things without coming into physical contact. That consciousness itself is enough to influence the physical world. The author discusses this possiblity and experiments with it. I liked the pioneer spirit of this author. If you want to learn about the connection between consciousness and matter, another great and easy to read book is "The Ever-Transcending Spirit" by Toru Sato. It's also a fascinating book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Think in the Beauty Way
Larry Dossey describes the Navajo belief in the power of words, the importance of thinking and speaking in a positive way -- in "the Beauty Way." Counter this with how easily caretakers can "hex" a patient's recovery with such statements as, "You have three months to live if you're lucky," or, "Only 2% of people with this kind of cancer survive more than a year."

Dossey is a physician and researcher who has helped bring credibility to alternative therapies and to spirituality in medicine. In an earlier book, "Healing Words," he reported on scientific experiments illustrating the positive effects of prayer. In this book he explores prayer's potential for harm. Perhaps the most obvious illustration of this argument is how often nations have prayed for victory against each other, both invoking the protection of God! And we've all heard of the power of belief in such practices as voodoo to create harm. But there can be more subtle influences at work, as well.

Citing the sociologist Charles Perrow, Dossey describes the nature of a "tightly coupled system." In loosely coupled systems -- such as a lawnmower's gasoline engine -- the parts are relatively autonomous and can be individually replaced when they malfunction. We are becoming increasingly familiar with the interdependence of more tightly coupled systems, often learning the hard way. In "The Logic of Failure," for example, Dietrich Dorner described a city council which attempted to limit noise and air pollution by lowering the speed limit and installing speed bumps. The unintended effects: Cars were forced to travel in lower gear -- producing more noise and exhaust, increased travel time produced increased congestion, and eventually people began to prefer shopping at outlying malls -- leading to economic failure of the downtown area.

Tightly coupled systems -- such as the human body -- are highly interdependent, where a malfunction can create an entirely unpredictable cascading effect. Dossey illustrates how giving orders with prayers can invite disaster. We could pray to rack up our immune systems, for example, and overdo it. Since it's difficult to predict all the complexities of healing, he suggests resorting to the age-old invitation of leaving the details to a higher power.

One of my favorite sections of this book is entitled "Reversing Medical Curses Through Prayer." He does acknowledge that doctors don't usually intend to do us in; nonetheless, the harm is real: "Medical curses such as 'It's your funeral,'" he writes, "'You're a walking time bomb,' 'You should have had surgery yesterday,' 'There's nothing more I can do,' and so on, are not uncommon." A spiritual approach can counter the impact of such harmful and influential statements. For example, Dr. Thomas Oxman and colleagues at Dartmouth Medical School found that the factor most highly correlated with survival and a positive post-operative course after surgery was the degree of spiritual meaning in the patient's life.

In such a situation you would do well to ask yourself, "How can I participate in my recovery and not be a victim?" "What is my purpose?" "What is meaningful to me?" "How might I make a difference in the world?"

1-0 out of 5 stars Unsupported, unadulterated hogwash!
Larry Dossey likes to say that prayer has been scientifically proven, but he just doesn't have a case. He avoids directly defining "prayer" or explaining how exactly it would work. Does anyone really believe that God would let someone get sick or die just because no one prayed for him or her? Dossey wants us to believe that a just God is a sort of cosmic favor dispenser, only helping those who pray. The evidence doesn't support what he says. Soft-headed, gullible New Agers will love this book; others beware.

5-0 out of 5 stars Illuminating the Shadow Side of Prayer
Can prayers cause damage and destruction? Do we possess the power to harm others with our minds? If so, how can we minimize the damage? Dr. Larry Dossey answers these questions and more as he delves into the topic of the power of prayer to cause harm in his brilliant book, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. Dossey describes how people utilize negative prayer both consciously (in order to win at a game or in business), and unconsciously (venting feelings and thoughts without regard for the effects on the recipients)... and he covers a wide spectrum of negative prayers from the sophisticated curses and hexes of sorcerers to the more common varieties of "drive-by prayer" and "prayer muggings". Those who work with prayer every day, such as sorcerers and priests, know better than to make idly damaging statements such as, "he ought to be shot", or "I hope he chokes" -- and Dossey includes some fascinating stories of how such thoughts have precipitated real physical effects. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking a better understanding of how to understand and protect oneself from negative prayer, even when those prayers come from well-meaning friends, family, and colleagues.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bad title--scary content
This is perhaps the most unfortunately titled book I've ever read. The title should have been "Black Prayer" and that's what it's about: Praying for *bad* things to happen to people. Call it hexing, call it cursing, call it whatever: Prayer has a flipside about which little is ever said aloud.

Fascinating anecodotes comprise most of the work, but if you follow some of the citations you'll see that there's something to all this.

Highly recommended. ... Read more


7. Healing Beyond the Body : Medicine and the Infinite Reach of the Mind
by LARRY DOSSEY
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wise, compassionate look at consciousness & healing
Larry Dossey is a prolofic writer and researcher on holistic healing, and in this book he assembles a number of articles and essays in support of a cohesive concept. Dossey invites the reader to explore the power of consciousness for healing transformation. The different sections in the book sometimes refer to scientific theories and research, some of which would usually be considered in the realm of parapsychology, such as remote influencing, healing with prayer, non-local telepathic communication, etc. However, the focus is more on how these concepts can be applied in our lives to bring about healing. Dossey helps us peer beyond the veil of illusion we call "reality" to help us connect with the source of our being and the power of mind/consciousness to transform. Having practiced mind-body/enegy medicine approaches such as hypnosis, reiki, and neuromodulation technique, I have experienced the power of the non-local consciousness to create healing shifts in a manner that would appear magical or unbelievable to those convinced of the solid, objective nature of perceived reality. It is much easier to "bend spoons" when one lets go of the illusion that there is any objective spoon in the first place! Enjoy this book and begin to put into practice the ideas and methods that unlock the power of consciousness.

5-0 out of 5 stars NEW DEFINITION OF CONCIOUSNESS
This collection of essays examines how thoughts and emotions affect our bodies and the bodies of others at a distance. It is an insightful look at the relationship between science and "unscientific" topics like prayer, love, laughter, work, creativity, dreams and more, an examination of consciousness and spirituality in medicine. Everybody knows that something vital is missing in modern allopathic medicine - the role of the human mind. The author points out the deep level of ignorance within science about the origin, function and destiny of human consciousness. But at last we are moving toward a vision of consciousness that liberates the mind from its identification with the physical brain and body. Of course, the implications for medicine are vast. He refers to the ideas of Jung, Ken Wilber, Erwin Schrödinger, David Bohm and Rupert Sheldrake and makes a valid case for the fact that our power to heal and be healed extends beyond our physical bodes. The essays fall into the three categories Meaning, Mind and Nonlocality, and the book concludes with a bibliography, a section on sources and an index. This is a classic and I recommend it to all who are interested in holistic or spiritual healing and those want to take responsibility for their own health.

5-0 out of 5 stars The mystery of life
Larry Dossey discusses the mystery of life and how consciousness is related to all of the physical things in the world. He does a superb job in explaining the wonders of the soul. Although is work is always inspiring, this book is especially so. It tells us that everything including consciousness is connected in a convincing way. For another astonishing book with a slightly different take on the subject, I'd highly recommend "The Ever-Transcending Spirit" by Toru Sato. It is also a tremendously insightful book! ... Read more


8. Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing
by Larry Dossey
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Cue the theme song to the Twilight Zone: Research shows your plants won't grow as well when you're depressed as when you're happy. Praying for someone else will improve your own health, too. The growth of E. coli bacteria is inhibited when a group of people merely think about stopping the growth. And qi gong practitioners in San Francisco can kill cancer cells in other peoples' bodies--by willing the cells to die. These ideas surely sound ludicrous, but these and other similarly mindboggling studies have been commissioned and replicated by researchers at Harvard, Duke, McGill, and other esteemed universities.

Larry Dossey is known as the father of mind-body medicine and perhaps best known for his advocacy of the role of prayer in healing in 1995's bestselling Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine. He admits that working on such seemingly impossible projects a few years ago would have ruined a researcher's career with "ATF," or "the anti-tenure factor." But things are changing. He wrote Reinventing Medicine to present proof that "the mind can literally change the external world" and how this "nonlocal mind" will change health care in the future. His argument for the existence of this nonlocal mind is as convincing as it is eloquently conveyed. Doubters, he says, merely need to examine their own dreams for proof this is true. When was the last time you had a conversation or found yourself in a situation you dreamed about the night before? Studies from as early as the 1960s "strongly suggest that dreams are an avenue of nonlocal communication between separate, distant persons."

Dossey's support of the nonlocal mind is sure to draw pooh-poohs from cynics, including M.D.s, but, he warns, health-care workers are bound to experience this force firsthand: "Doctors can experience their patients' symptoms nonlocally, and this can be unpleasant." He cites the example of psychiatrist Mona Lisa Shulz, a medical intuitive, who "began to grow increasingly uncomfortable, feeling hot and flushed," while speaking over the phone with a feverish patient. Dossey says this telesomatic event, extreme empathy, or whatever you want to call it, is dangerous, but that "empathic balance" is something that will be taught in medical schools in the future to ensure accurate diagnoses of ill patients. Dossey was one of the first vanguards of mind-body medicine, which is basically accepted as fact today; he's again presenting the future of medicine, as otherworldly as it seems. --Erica Jorgensen ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A ringing appeal to recover the arts of dream healing
Larry Dossey's new book is a splendid, generous and inspiriting appeal to revive the ancient arts of dream healing. He focusses attention on open secrets that I believe will be central to our medicine - and our way of being in the world - in the twenty-first century: that mind is nonlocal, so we can be anywhere (quite literally) that we can picture; and that the body does not distinguish mental or emotional events (if deeply believed) from physical events, so we can heal ourselves - and others - through imagery. Best of all, he is fully alive to the ways in which dreams teach us what our bodies need to stay well, often us showing us possible problems long before physical symptoms manifest, and how our spontaneous dream imagery offer fresh and vital keys to self-healing and recovery. Larry Dossey is an exemplar of what the best doctors of the coming century will be - healers and teachers who operate with mind, body and spirit. He has given me inspiration on my own path of teaching and practicing dream healing, as reflected in my books CONSCIOUS DREAMING and DREAMGATES (and the forthcoming DREAMING TRUE). He gives all of us courage for the journey on the path of heart and soul. I hope he will find many readers in our medical community, because we urgently need this antidote to approaches that reduce the patient to a collection of body parts to be mended or sustained by pharmaceuticals and invasive surgery. We need to marry the best of our medical science to a way that honors the individual as a whole person and encourages her to ask for help from a deeper Source and bring all her spiritual resources into play. Larry Dossey shows us how.

5-0 out of 5 stars See the world in a whole new way
Have you ever suspected that healing requires something more than either an entirely body-based approach... or even a mind-body approach? Would you like to better understand how powerful prayer really is for healing? If so, you'll love Larry Dossey's book, "Reinventing Medicine", in which he describes this new era of non-local medicine. Dossey cites very convincing scientific studies that indicate healing can be achieved at a distance by directing loving thoughts, intentions and prayers to others -- even if they are not aware that these loving thoughts are being extended to them. Dossey's revolutionary book inspires us to consider the healing power of what he calls Eternity Medicine in our everyday lives right now. I get goose-bumps of excitement and joy each time I read this book, and give it my highest recommendation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Understanding the Relationship between the Mind and the Body
Larry Dossey's book presents its readers with a new and unique theory of how prayer will be able to influence the health of our body. He begins his book with a brief overview of the three different Eras of medicine. Era I deals with mechanical, material, or physical medicine and Era II deals with mind-body medicine, which may include any form of therapy where the body treats itself and only itself through psychosomatic methods. In this book, Dossey adds to this list by suggesting the possibility of an Era III, called eternity medicine. He suggests that individuals can affect patients from a distance, called "intercessory prayer." The mind, separate from the brain, has the ability to transverse space and time. He backs up his argument with ample evidence from Harvard, Duke, and other prestigious institutions. Each experiment builds upon the next, reinforcing the principles and theories of Dossey.

The case for the possibility of an Era III is further developed through other examples of individuals who have experienced "non locality" or phenomenon that they can't explain. For instance, we can often experience non locality through our dreams and déjà vu's. Dossey also presents his readers with a feel of futuristic medicine. He believes in traditional medicine that is supplemented by prayer and other acts of non local medicine.

For me, it has reshaped my thinking and has helped me to explain the world from a different perspective. It has also played a large part in my faith, strongly reinforcing the principles that I have learned through my religion. I would recommend this book very highly for the interested individual in mind-body relationships.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Solid Effort!
Lampooning a book that steps beyond science and into the realm of spiritual healing would be easy. Many readers won't have much trouble accepting the notion that your mind can heal your body, but it probably will be harder to accept Dr. Larry Dossey's assertion that your mind can heal other bodies just as well. In fact, many readers will scoff at the idea that all minds are linked in a global consciousness that can be harnessed to accomplish tasks like curing AIDS. However, as the good doctor notes, trying to influence reality with the power of thought amounts to... well, prayer. And millions of Americans who would roll their eyes at a New-Agey term like "nonlocal mind" pray for each other every day. So if you're put off by the book's preachy tone or its inevitable omission of factual evidence to back up its conclusions, lighten up, or be ready to take a good hard look at some of your own cherished beliefs. We [...] recommend this book to anyone willing to suspend his or her skepticism for just a few hours.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reinventing Our Minds
Larry Dossey has a target tattooed on his chest - he has made himself vulnerable to a great deal of criticism by clearly stating that the human mind - consciousness - is a nonlocal phenomenon.

By this he means that the brain is not the mind or consciousness. Consciousness - our capacity to think, reflect, perceive - is connected with other minds, even the mind of God as we understand God. We can and do move beyond our bodies to touch and be touched by others. Our consciousness continues after the death of the body.

If this is true, and I believe, as Dossey does, it is, then we have the capacity to experience and connect with immense resources. In fact, Dossey emphasizes that this is already happening and has always been happening. The key is to accept this and move with it, to discipline ourselves and to seek the support and guidance of those who are already working effectively with consciousness.

Although this is not new, it is, nevertheless, very threatening to many, particularly medical and religious professionals who are not prepared to accept this reality. Some go so far as to say that if it were proven true beyond all doubt they would STILL not accept it!

Dossey has made himself a target for those who will not accept the truths about which he writes. He furthermore makes himself vulnerable to criticism by taking seriously those who have been castigated in the past, such as Mesmer (hypnotism) and faith healers. He distinguishes between outright con artists and those who have true gifts, but who use language which is not respectable among some scientist.

This is an exciting book which calls every being to mutual respect and watchful acceptance of the gifts of healing and support which surround us all the time.

Charles V. Day, Board Certified Chaplain ... Read more


9. Space, Time & Medicine
by LARRY DOSSEY
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good physics- but the medicine is questionable...
Dr. Larry Dossey delivers far less than he promises in "Space, Time, and Medicine". Instead of a revolutionary "new paradigm", he presents us with many ideas that seem to have little to do with curing illness, and far more to do with Dr. Dossey's spiritual views. I seriously doubt that an individual suffering from heart disease or terminally ill with cancer would be comforted by being told that they are misperceiving time! Although the idea that modifications in consciousness can change the outcome of an illness does have scientific evidence backing it (as well as plenty of anecdotal evidence, and, in my case, second-hand experience), the book fails to cover how meditation and consciousness-altering practices can be effectively applied against disease- and, in the twenty years since this book was written, little progress has been made (other than a general acceptance of yoga and meditation as a supplement to orthodox treatments).

Despite this critique, however, Dossey does present several interesting arguments in favor of his approach, and some fascinating case studies, including one involving a psychic police officer suffering from stress-related illness, and some interesting observations involving the health of people with "type A" personalities and worldviews. Dossey demonstrates a mastery of physics uncommon among individuals outside the field, and does an excellent job of explaning the physical thought of Prigogine, Bohm, Heisenberg, Einstein, and Bohr, as well as the mathematical proofs of Kurt Godel.

"Space, Time, and Medicine" isn't beach reading, doesn't present any revolutionary new data, and won't shake the ground beneath your feet. But if you're a physician interested in following up on potentially effective "alternative" approaches, or a layman with an interest in how the "new physics" relate to your state of being- you can do far worse than read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quantum medicine
Originally published in 1982. Dr. Dossey gives a pretty detailed account of some of the more interesting challenges that Quantum Physics makes on our traditional mechanistic worldview. Spends a good deal of time on Bell's Theorem, David Bohm's implicate order and Progogine's dissipative structures in very clear and easy to understand language (and no math). Concludes that not only are we wrong about spacetime and the nature of our existence, but these errors make us ill. Argues that medical science is based on a classical physical model, and needs to catch up with the implications of uncertainty, non-locality, and the "Biodance" (this metaphor alone is worth the price of the book!). Implies a lot of things that I imagine he covers in his later books - this is the first one I've read, but I'm hooked!

5-0 out of 5 stars Change your peception of space & time for better health
This book brilliantly describes the essence of how various illnesses may be brought on by our misperceptions of space and time, and what we can do to change our perecpeptions and heal ourselves. As Dr. Dossey reminds us, "It is not man who is at the mercy of an external 'real' time -- it is time itself which is shaped by man." Since the effects of urgency can bring illness upon us, this book is a welcome guide to finding our way back to a healthier perception of space and time. Dossey explains how absorbing activities like fishing or needlepoint can help us kill the relentless push of time, and bring us to the healing perception of infinite space and time. ... Read more


10. Healing Through Prayer: Health Practitioners Tell the Story
by Larry Dossey, John C. Polkinghorne, Herbert Benson
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11. God, Faith, and Health: Exploring the Spirituality-Healing Connection
by Jeff Levin
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wow, what a book
This is a terrific book. I've read just about all the other popular books on the connections between spirituality and health (by Koenig, Matthews, Dossey, Siegel, Chopra, Benor, and all the rest) and this is by FAR the most level-headed and scientifically grounded. It seems that everyone writing on this topic is either a conservative religious M.D. or some kind of new age follower. Levin is neither. He's a credible, methodologically skilled scientist who actually did much of the original research he summarizes. I've heard him talk--he's excellent--and this book, like his lectures, focuses on the how & why of a spirituality-health connection. He comprehensively outlines all the possible ways that faith may be connected to health--through effects on behavior, social relationships, emotions, beliefs, etc. He even raises the possibility of some things that a lot of scientists might consider unproven (subtle energies, nonlocality, psi, the supernatural), but he is careful and guarded with his tone and, throughout the book, meticulous with his citations. He always considers both sides of the issue and never overstates things. Plus the book is marvelously readable. When was the last time you could say that about an epidemiologist? Very highly recommended to both science types and laypeople. This guy is ready for the big time.

3-0 out of 5 stars OK, not too scientific
I was hoping for a more scientific book for researching health and faith. This is OK but goes pretty light on the science. A better book, I think, is called Sprituality, Theology and Psychology (maybe not in that order). It ties the three together nicely.

5-0 out of 5 stars God and Science on the Same Page
This is a great book! It pulls together the unbelievably huge amount of scientific research that shows a strong connection between spiritual practices and beliefs and having better health. Levin also shares personal stories of people who have seen changes -- sometimes big changes -- in their lives and health that are linked to prayer and other spiritual practices. One of the most interesting things he finds is that, in terms of health benefits, it really doesn't seem to matter which religious path is followed. The important thing just seems to be that a person connects with God or a religious tradition or a spiritual path of some type. Levin describes health benefits documented in many groups, including Yogis and Buddhists, Catholics, Protestants, and Jews. In general, God seems to be good for us, no matter what we perceive God to be. Why would religion or faith in God be good for health? The book describes all kinds of reasons--from religious people not smoking and drinking to benefits from being in a supportive social group. But the most amazing thing is that these "expected" kinds of explanations for why faith is good for you don't seem to explain the whole picture. Even after these "normal" explanations are taken into account, Levin says that additional benefits of spirituality may come from something beyond what can be measured in scientific studies. That is, the health benefits of connecting to a higher power could have a more "supernatural" explanation. Whatever you believe about the subject, the book makes a powerful case for the importance of spirit in health. ... Read more


12. MEANING AND MEDICINE
by LARRY DOSSEY
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13. Are You Getting Enlightened or Losing Your Mind/ : How to Master Everyday and Extraordinary Spirtual Experiences
by LARRY DOSSEY
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Lily Tomlin once asked, "Why is it that it's called prayer when we talk to God, but when he answers back it's called schizophrenia?" Almost half of all Americans claim to have had an unusual spiritual experience and as many more have had problems handling stress, anxiety and depression.

In Are You Getting Enlightened or Losing Your Mind? Dr. Gersten, a practicing psychiatrist for twenty years, recounts his experiences with his patients to answer questions about the entire spectrum of human consciousness. A doctor of the soul, Gersten clearly differen-tiates between miracles and madness, spiritual emergence and men-tal emergency--as well as the everyday stresses that affect our states of mind. Dr. Gersten demonstrates how a spiritual practice can posi-tively influence our mental health and emotional well-being. His unique, step-by-step program of meditations, breathwork, and imagery for mental fitness will enhance your peace of mind, sharpen your focus and alertness, teach you imagery techniques for gaining perspective on your problems, and strengthen your core values.

Visit the Gersten Institute at www.imagerynet.com ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars New Age Hokum Alert!
This book, like most of Larry Dossey's books, is simply a retread of the most familiar elements of feel-good New Age pablum. He defines "spiritual experiences" so broadly that basically any pleasant, quiet moment (i.e., a relaxing cup of coffee, a child's smile) is artifically imbued with "spiritual" qualities. A waste of time.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read For Those Who Are Truly Enlightened
I enjoyed reading this book because certain spiritual experiences have happened to me in the past year that confused me. I was glad to read that Dr. Gersten had a name for what happened to me. I agree with his view of God and how different people are on different levels and that determines the form of God we worship. I recommend this book for those people who have had or have heard about an enlightened experience. After reading this book it showed how in the dark as Westerners we are on this subject and how other parts of the world it is much more common.

5-0 out of 5 stars The must-read book of the decade!
Dr. Gersten will probably change the lives of many people with this book, he's already changed mine. Nothing in self-help, spiritual psychology or alternative medicine that I have read even comes close. After reading the rehashed clichés of so many "empowerment" books, the idea that you can be a millionaire once you get empowered gets really old if you know what I mean. I was relieved to find new and exciting information I could actually use (check out his explanation of mantra meditation, you'll love it). I have never seen an angel myself, but if I thought I had, this book would be comforting. The author gets into some very cool nitty gritty stories that illustrate how to figure out if you are in spiritual crisis or just need to go on medication. For those who are on medication, you might want to read this to find out if your doctor is trying to medicate away real miracles. If you don't know whether you are seeing real angels or have an over active imagination this book tells you how to tell. Great miracle stories too. ... Read more


14. The Healing Companion: Simple and Effective Ways Your Presence Can Help People Heal
by Jeff Kane, Larry Dossey
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The ability to heal is not reserved for a gifted few. Anyone aching to ease the pain of a sick friend or loved one can tap into the immense power of caring and compassion by learning to become unconditionally present to the patient rather than to the disease. Through stories filled with compassion, wisdom, and gentle humor, Dr. Jeff Kane shows each and every one of us how to help others heal using one simple tool: our presence.

A decade of practicing medicine made Dr. Kane increasingly aware of the limits of medical technology in the healing process. Shifting his study from scientific knowledge to the. personal experience of illness, he began to explore how different our modern techniques for curing are from true and lasting healing. As he points out, while disinfectant and a Band-Aid may cure the skinned knee of a child, it is a parent's hugs and kisses that allow the wound to truly heal. Similarly, the high-tech tools of modern medicine cure diseases, but the prescription for healing is much simpler, and is available to everyone: mindful attention, therapeutic listening, and speaking with truth and compassion. The Healing Companion provides caregivers with all they need to practice these accessible but subtle healing arts.

When serious illness threatens those we love, providing care and support can be a daunting challenge. Complex and conflicting emotions arise, and we can feel at a loss when trying to help. With Dr. Kane as your healing companion, you can deftly guide an ailing person toward the profound inner peace and serenity that make healing possible. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Provides a solid foundation for understanding and growth
Caregivers who live with a severely ill family member or friend receive a guide on how they can handle life-threatening and life-changing illness. From how to help others heal using one's presence and support to understanding differences between healing and curing, this is packed with advice from the author's own work with cancer support groups, and provides a solid foundation for understanding and growth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Guide
Have you ever read a book that felt like you were having a conversation with a good friend? Jeff Kane's new book, The Healing Companion makes me feel comforted, entertained, encouraged and enlightened; just as if I'd spent time talking with a good friend.

The book could be considered as a guide toward offering sick loved ones our healing presence. This guidance is valid for anyone relating to someone who is sick and is just as helpful to doctors, nurses and counselors as it is to family members and anyone who has a loved one who is sick.

A quote from page three says "This book will guide you toward offering sick loved ones your healing presence. By learning to ask them exactly how they're suffering and help them express their feelings thoroughly, you'll encourage an atmosphere of honesty. You'll move toward a perspective in which whatever happens physically, the emotional turmoil surrounding it will settle. All involved will benefit from increasing serenity."

I found especially helpful Jeff's discussion of how sick people suffer. He talks about really listening to their suffering and hearing their fears, anxieties, confusion, depression and rages. He says "I learned that people get emotional when they're sick and that fear and anger and despair aren't abnormal; they're a natural feature of sickness. In fact, I'd worry about the mental health of sick people who weren't affected by their consequent feelings. Hearing many hundreds of stories, I gradually learned that people don't generally suffer from their disease as much as from their emotions, the reactions their disease ignites in them." (page seven)

The rest of the chapters in the book are just as juicy and relevant as the above examples. In "Speaking With TLC", Jeff encourages speaking (only after much listening) with truth, leanness and compassion. He gives examples and practical questions to ask ourselves to pass the "TLC" test.

My two favorite chapters are "Welcoming Mystery" and "Healing Yourself". The first deals with the existential questions that illness can stir and the second with "continual" self care. What profound encouragement both offer for living in this world.

I truly enjoyed reading this book (and have read several sections more than once). The wonderful stories of courage and healing inspired me to be a better listener, a better friend and even a better person. Thank you Jeff.

5-0 out of 5 stars J. Kane, The Healing Companion
Anyone confronted with the serious sickness of a family member of friend will find this sensitive but unsentimental book invaluable. Jeff Kane not only shows how the emotional support and participation of one's friends and family help the sick person in his or her illness (that is, the social and spiritual disclocation and emotional and psychological suffering caused by the disease), but also gives very concrete, practical suggestions on listening, responding, respecting, and feeling and showing compassion. Dr. Kane's insights about the experience of suffering, the devastation it causes and the opportunities it offers both the sick person and the care-giver for self-knowledge and personal transfromation make this a book to be read and reread time and again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Healing others, healing yourself
For anyone who has stood beside a hospital bed wondering, "What can I do to help?" Dr. Jeff Kane's THE HEALING COMPANION is an invaluable new resource. Beginning with beautifully told stories of people redefining their lives after a diagnosis of cancer, Dr. Kane shares the essence of his decades of work exploring the nature and sources of human suffering. He then goes on to offer practical techniques, which anyone with a willing heart and open mind can learn, to alleviate suffering and aid healing. A remarkable book whose applications go far beyond the boundaries of medical uses, and can have a profound transformative impact on how we perceive the meaning of our lives.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Is A Good Companion
We often confuse curing with healing, and don't know what to say when someone is very sick. In this sweet little book, Dr. Kane tells us through studies and stories how medical science can do the former, but how we can do the latter. For anyone, anywhere, anytime. It comes down to simply listening and being present. And it doesn't involve fixing. What a concept. Read it. It's inspiring. ... Read more


15. BEYOND ILLNESS
by LARRY DOSSEY
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16. Remarkable Recovery: What Extraordinary Healings Tell Us About Getting Well and Staying Well
by Caryle Hirschberg, Marcian Barasch, Larry Dossey
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful stories -- challenging ideas
Marc Barasch and Caryle Hirshberg collected stories of "spontaneous remissions" -- miraculous cures and recoveries from all over the world. Mostly from cancer, but also from MS and other conditions. When possible, they interviewed the survivors, their families and their doctors.

These stories are fascinating and give hope to anyone facing life-challenging conditions. They can't give much practical advice, because each case is so different. The main thing is that the path to healing you choose has to be something you believe in and something that fits your values and your outlook on life. Non-Christians rarely recover at Lourdes, and witch doctors can't heal you if you don't believe. But given that, almost anything can work in individual cases.

This is important knowledge --- be true to yourself in your healing practices -- I have applied it in my life with multiple sclerosis and in my book The Art of Getting Well. Highly recommended.

David Spero RN www.DavidsperoRN.com

5-0 out of 5 stars Remarkable Recovery, What Extraordinary Healins Tell Us Abou
This book came highly recommended to me because my husband has Multiple Sclerosis. I was instantly captured by the title alone. As I dove deeper, I realized these "remarkable recovery" case studies could be my husband. I gained a great deal of insight about beliefs I already had, yet was struggling to fit them into our lives to help my husband heal, to help him get better, and hopefully some day, fully recover.

This book gave it all to me. It is well written and full of humor, which I found very enlightening when you are dealing with disease and death. I strongly & highly recommend this book to anyone who knows or cares about someone with any severe illness or life threatening disease.

I just finished this absolutely wonderful book & am buying 2 more copies for friends. I suggest you read it and do the same.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hope
Here is a book to come back to time and time again... as I have. In the midst of my own cancer journey, I have made it a point to read and re-read portions of this book. In the darkness and uncertainty that accompanies Cancer, this book gave me hope. A guiding light, on a sometimes starless night. My dog-eared copy of this book will forever maintain a cherished place on my bookshelf.

5-0 out of 5 stars inspiring and encouraging
I read this book before ordering it for a friend who has cancer, because I wanted to make sure it was the kind of information she needed. I thought it was absolutely wonderful. I'm a hard-science kind of person, not skeptical at all about the mind-body connection but definitely needing proof, and I got it here. I can't imagine a person with cancer--especially one with a poor prognosis but who's determined to do her or his best to get well again--who wouldn't feel better after reading this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth reading
As a physician who saw many people succumb to cancer during my surgical residency, I read with interest the accounts of people with documented cancers who truly underwent spontaneous remission. The authors have done their homework in researching the background for these remarkable patients, trying to come up with clues about their reasons for survival. For their research, I think it was wise to include not only those who were cured of their disease, but those who lived far longer than medical science would have predicted. By doing so, they shed light on some interesting "survivor characteristics." This book is as objective as possible about the ineffable subject of spontaneous cancer regression (or more broadly, "remarkable recoveries") as the authors try to take in all points of view (without necessarily endorsing them). Their findings were strengthened by allowing the patients, their families and physicians to tell their stories. I give this book a high mark of 9 for thoroughness of research and stimulating enlightenment; it does not receive a 10 because it does lack balance, not telling the stories of the thousand upon thousands upon thousands of people who went on special diets, did meditation or prayer, emotionally fought for their lives, and all the other things Hirshberg and Barasch discuss, yet who DIED from their cancer. The mind may be able to cause the disappearance of warts, influence irritable bowel syndrome, and play a role in the extremely rare case of spontaneous cancer remission, but the vast majority of the time, it cannot halt the progress of cancer. The book omits discussion of this all too sobering fact. Otherwise, it is good for pondering a remarkable subject. ... Read more


17. The Power of Meditation and Prayer
by Larry Dossey, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sogyal Rinpoche, Jack Kornfield, Marsha Sinetar, Shinzen Young, Jeanne Achterberg, Gay Hendricks, Neale Donald Walsch, Bede Griffiths, Michael Toms
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Some of the most well-respected thinkers in the field of spiritual growth discuss the awesome power that meditation and prayer can play in our lives. ... Read more


18. Larry Dossey in Conversation With Michael Toms (New Dimensions Books)
by Larry Dossey
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19. The Power of Prayer
by Larry Dossey
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5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, science finds evidence that prayer works
This is an amazing set of audio tapes. These tapes are perfect for those of us who no longer know what to believe about the religions we were raised with and the place of prayer in our daily lives. What is the purpose of prayer? Does prayer work over a distance? (yes) What is the right way to pray? (Your own way.) This is not a book about religion, but a book about how science has proven the effectiveness of prayer, regardless of our prayer style or religion. Many different experiments are cited, and Dr. Dossey makes the case that prayer deserves a place in the spectrum of the healing arts. The author's style is straighforward and very interesting. ... Read more


20. Energy Medicine: Subtle Energies, Consciousness, and the New Science of Healing
by Larry Dossey
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Energy Medicine

Hear the Experts on Energetic Healing -
Is the human body merely a complex biological machine, or is our health sustained by "subtle energies" that can be guided for healing? These are the questions posed by the field of energy medicine. Since 1990, the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) has hosted the world’s most eminent scholars and practitioners within this revolutionary new medical field. From the effects of bioelectromagnetic energy on the body to the healing effects of prayer to subtle energy practices of other cultures, Energy Medicine gathers the best of these celebrated conferences for the first time ever. These cutting-edge presentations include: 1)Consciousness, Energy, and Healing – Larry Dossey,M.D. 2)Spirituality and Ritual in Healing – Jeanne Achterberg,Ph.D. 3)Exploring Our Fears of the Paranormal – Charles Tart,Ph.D.4)Unexplainable Phenomena and Medical Practice – John Upledger,D.O. 5)Healing the Roots of Global Malaise – Peter Russell,M.A.,D.C.S. 6)Subtle Information in Healing –Beverly Rubik,Ph.D. 7)Observations of Meditators and Healers: The Copper Wall Experiments – Elmer Green, Ph.D.8)The Body Electric – Robert O. Becker,M.D. 9)Understanding Medical Intuition – Caroline Myss10)Developing Intuitive Science – Willis Harman,Ph.D.

Energy Medicine is the only collection that brings together these pioneering researchers and scientists into one information-packed resource.Learn more about:•The fascinating science of bio-electromagnetics •How medical intuitives diagnose illness – from miles away •Scientific proof of the healing power of prayer •The symbols indigenous peoples use to heal – and why they work •The unseen power of the healer’s subtle energies •"Deep mind": where the light of consciousness illuminates the divine
•Why scientists are exploring the Tibetan Buddhist mystery school•The role of science in evaluating consciousness – and vice versa• Can a mystic also be a scientist?•How energy medicine pioneers measure the unmeasurable•Over 9 hours of challenging information. ... Read more


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