From Publishers Weekly
Are energy fields real? And if so, can they be used for healing and health? Yes, according to Schwartz (The G.O.D. Experiments
), a professor of psychology, surgery, medicine, neurology and psychiatry at the University of Arizona. He tells marvelous stories of such healings and uses experiments to confirm that the human body is a bundle of energy that can be healed by another such bundle of energy. One story is of a four-year-old boy, Philip, whose heart rate dropped precipitously following surgery; a Hindu avatar, by merely touching Philip, increased his heart rate to 80 beats a minute. Through experiments with EEGs and EKGs, Schwartz says, he and others have found that our bodies are masses of biochemical energy, that such energy connects us to plants and other animals, that this energy can be harnessed for healing and that some people are in touch with their energy and use it to heal others. Schwartz's research has not appeared in peer-reviewed journals (due to their bias against such work, he says), so skeptics will want to wait for his experiments to be replicated. But those disposed to believe in the healing touch will find support for that belief. (Aug.)
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"Over the past three decades, an impressive body of scientific evidence has quietly emerged that points to stunning new insights into consciousness and its capacity to mediate healing. Dr. Gary Schwartz's The Energy Healing Experiments
is a stellar introduction to this dazzling evidence, which will transform the very meaning of 'healing.' "
Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
"For more than 30 years, I have known and learned from the truly creative genius of Dr. Gary Schwartz. In The Energy Healing Experiments
his courageous odyssey continues with scientific rigor, penetrating insights, his characteristic twinkling humor, and true wisdom."
Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD(hc), author of New Medicine and international bestseller Mind As Healer, Mind As Slayer
"In The Energy Healing Experiments
, scientist Gary Schwartz reveals his thrilling journey to the threshold of 21st-century medicine. There we encounter the promise of new classes of therapies based on the modulation of energy and intention. While we don't know yet exactly how these new therapies work, the fact that they work is being firmly established by Schwartz and others, as reported in this riveting first-person account."
Dean Radin, PhD, author of Entangled Minds
and The Conscious Universe
"This is a lovely book. I congratulate Gary Schwartz, with William Simon, on a very readable and lucid book on the important and complex topic of energy/ information healing as distinguished from chemical/nutritional healing. It is highly recommended for all readers because it will significantly transform the public mind-set in very beneficial ways."
William A. Tiller, PhD, author of Science and Human Transformation
"Through the able hand of a master scientist, this book is a reliable guide to the complex and sometimes perplexing engagement of mind, body, and spirit."
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD, Vice President for Research and Education, Institute of Noetic Sciences