About the Author
Richard Carlson, Ph.D
., holds a doctoral degree in psychology from Sierra University, San Francisco, California. He is an author and advocate in the areas of self-improvement and spiritual growth. He maintains a private practice in Oakland, California, where he lives with his wife, Kristine. His primary goal is to teach the role that attitude can play in a person's healing process.
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This book asks many of the best and most well-known nontraditional healers to distill their thoughts to the primary factor each has found to be the basis of healing. In the heartwarming sections ahead, you will have the opportunity to savor the answers to the single question they were asked: What, in your experience, is the key element or golden thread that unites healing processes? The contributors set aside secondary thoughts to present their primary realizations in an original, never-before-published manuscript.
To see this material arranged in the form of an anthology is inspiring because it offers us the perspective of many people, which no single healer, however successful, can provide. We are no longer limited to the experience of the blind men examining different parts of the elephant, unable to sense what the whole animal is like. Instead, we get a rich, multidimensional picture of healing.
As a traditionally trained physician and a creative explorer of nontraditional healing modalities, I am in a unique position to critically appreciate what is presented here. Let me put it succinctly and poetically:Anthology
literally means a gathering of flowers. I am moved and inspired by the unique beauty of each flower that makes up this arrangement, and by the profound mystery to which the arrangement as a whole brings me. I am sure you will feel the same.
W. Brugh Joy, M.D., F.A.C