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Journey to the Heart: Secrets of Aboriginal Healing Paperback – August 16, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1462018055 ISBN-10: 146201805X

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146201805X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462018055
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,322,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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  • Nautilus Silver Medal Winner
  • ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Finalist

"A must read." --Marilyn McGuire, founder Nautilus Book Awards

"Dramatic and inspiring." --Ward Serrill, filmmaker, director award-winning film The Heart of the Game
  

"A special glimpse into the heart of the aboriginal world."
--Joy Parker, author

About the Author

Gary Holz, D.Sc., was a physicist, patent holder, writer, and founder of Holz Industries. After his healing experience, he became a PsychoNeuroImmunologist, nutritionist, lecturer and holistic healer. Dr. Holz lived in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Robbie, until his passing in 2007. Robbie Holz is an author, international speaker and wellness consultant living in the Seattle area. She healed herself of Hepatitis C, later worked with Outback Aborigines, and is dedicated to continuing her late husband's work. Visit her online at www.holzwellness.com.

Customer Reviews

Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down.
Diane A. Light
A must read for anyone who truly wants to take control of their health.
Annette
This excellent book is a quick, easy read filled with meat.
J. A. Marceau

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Adrian Jones on February 15, 2013
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The experiences recounted in this book appear to be fictional.

Aboriginal people haven't lived in "villages" with thatched roofs since before the Europeans came. They don't go about in loincloths and hunt with spears. Even remote communities have guns and pickup trucks to hunt wild pigs. The community that the author describes sounds like something the European might have encountered a couple of hundred years ago. Aboriginal people now live in cities and towns, in town camps and, where remote, in reserved communities that have offices, schools, community centres and the like. And Brisbane is a sub-tropical city, so the author would not have encountered "open, bare countryside of nothing but rock and sand" only 15 minutes after leaving the outskirts; he would have needed to travel hundreds of kilometres to reach this kind of terrain.

The author also thinks "dreaming" or "dreamtime" is about a form of meditation, but "the Dreaming is a term used by Aborigines to describe the relations and balance between the spiritual, natural and moral elements of the world. It is an English word but its meaning goes beyond any suggestion of a spiritual or dream-related state. Rather, the Dreaming relates to a period from the origin of the universe to a time before living memory or experience - a time of creator ancestors and supernatural beings".[...]

I was disappointed, as I had hoped to learn something about Aboriginal spirituality, but I didn't. I'm prepared to accept a fictive setting for presentation of some radical ideas about connectedness and healing, though I have some misgivings about this technique, so I gave the book only two stars for the interesting and helpful way in which Dr Holz's ideas were presented. I'd need to be convinced that this is healing based on Aboriginal spirituality, so, given the author's claims, two stars is all it gets from me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Louise M. Key on December 5, 2011
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I didn't want this book to end! In a nutshell, it's kryptonite to pain, whether mental, physical, emotional or spiritual. What Gary learned in the Outback should be taught in schools and certainly could be used by any adult to heal from the inside out. I've often thought that we spend our "adulthoods" coming to terms with our childhoods and this book explains why that's true. Profound, Practical, Powerful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 13, 2012
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This book came at a time where I was about to embark on a journey of self healing. It was perfect because I knew that no matter what I was going through Gary had been knocking at deaths door. He took an unforgettable journey across the world by himself with a lot of fears of the unknown that could of stopped him. He came out the other side with a greater upstanding of himself and compassion toward others on their own journey. I have bought 4 books and given them all away and everyone who I have given a copy, saw it was perfect for them. No matter what your struggle is, health, wealth or not enough love, this book is great! Thank you Robbie for helping Gary get his story out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Diane A. Light on October 15, 2011
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Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. It is an easy read because you forget you are actually "reading" and not sitting there with Gary Holz experiencing Ray and Rose and the tribe. Gary's inter-most thoughts and feelings are so honest and real. I can relate to his experience in this very new situation. What a gift you have given us, The Universe, The Aboriginal Tribe, Dr. Holz and last but not least Robbie Holz for her courage and tenacity to "get er done" so that this healing is available to anyone that desires to change their thinking and change their life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Christiann Howard on October 20, 2011
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This book is just packed with eye-opening revelations about the seeds of true healing. A single reading propelled me to make some big strides in my own spirit and mind healing journey. After all my world travels and anthropological study, I thought I could not be surprised by the spiritual capabilities of various cultures and traditions, but I found my mouth popping open in surprise and delight at Dr. Holz's story and what this Aboriginal tribe revealed to him. I can't wait for the Holz's next book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathy J. Logan on October 4, 2011
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This book came out at the perfect time for me. I was searching for simple ways to help manifest and the healing methods Gary Holz uses led me to this. His story is beautiful and very inspiring. LOVE, LOVE this amazing book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Traveler on October 1, 2011
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I loved this book from start to finish. I couldn't put it down. Gary's story is nothing short of miraculous and incredible and I am glad he decided to share it with the world. I learned so much about healing that I can use in my own life. This small book packs a big punch!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Holderman on October 6, 2011
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LOVED it! This story is so relateable it hits home on so many levels. Written so well it reads quick but leaves you with much food for thought. This is a book to reread and walk away with a new insight each time. A great and inspiring book!
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