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Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist Paperback – June 5, 2012
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"Dr. Larry Burk's Let Magic Happen is surely one of the most fascinating autobiographical accounts ever written by a physician. I could not put it down. Dr. Burk describes how he passed through the eye of the needle, going from a dedicated materialist--a radiologist, no less--to a physician whose expanded vision of healing includes not only the body but consciousness and spirit as well.
-- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words and Reinventing Medicine
"Larry Burk, M.D., has been a pioneer in using the imaging technology of modern medicine combined with ancient healing techniques. Let Magic Happen is a wonderfully honest and uplifting look at what it takes to create good medicine and true healing using all the wondrous modalities available to us."
--- Christiane Northrup, M. D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Dr. Larry Burk, a radiologist whose career path has gained him respect in the world of academic medicine, has expanded his knowledge and experience beyond traditional medicine's usual limits. His educational and professional qualifications are impeccable, and his courage is admirable. One of the things that make this book so interesting is Dr. Burk's generosity in sharing his own experiences as he describes his discoveries and adventures in the world of alternative and complementary medicine, and he tells his story in an intriguing and well-documented way. He begins with stories from his medical school days and continues right up to the present. I appreciate the fact that he supplies us with copious references, and the references are placed at the end of each chapter rather than being relegated to the very end of the book where I would have had to keep flipping back and forth searching out the ones I wanted to find. Dr. Burk even added a how-to section in the appendix describing the "top ten" alternative techniques. I have highlighted something on almost every page in my copy of the book! My bottom line is that Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist is a firsthand guide to many complementary and alternative healing modalities, and it is so interestingly written that it was hard to stop reading until I got to the very end.
Lawrence Burk, 2012
The book is so engrossing that I almost finished it in one sitting. On the surface, it recounts a transformational journey from traditional medicine and science towards an expanded paradigm of true healing and additional modes of scientific thought. Superimposed upon that framework, however, are at least two other storylines that are magnificently interwoven: first, the limitations of the traditional scientific and medical "box" and what is required to free oneself from those constraining and energetically draining places (e.g., stop trying to change the system; instead, just get out of the box); and second, it is an educational and ultimately a very practical book about various alternative wellness and health promoting modalities. Thus it has an authentic and coherent "self-help" component, a "tool-kit" so to speak that others might pick and choose from.
As a fellow traveler of Larry's while we were both teaching at Duke University, I was blessed by his generous and wise guidance over many years and by his ever enthusiastic mentoring in the art of "living" authentically (instead of just "thinking" my way through life, being then, as I was, "all in my head"). He also taught me the efficacy of experiential learning and alternative approaches to health and wellness.
Ultimately, with his help, I took a healing journey as well. As Larry once said, "Jean, the universe literally had to beat you over the head (referring to a traumatic brain injury) in order to get you out of your head." What a useful perspective and how true. Another insight he shared was equally right on, "Jean, if you feel like someone has [...been abusing you, as when the sharks of academia start circling], then probably that's true." His courage in jumping out of the box at Duke was inspirational. After he left, I eventually did so as well, though it took me several more years to give up "swimming with sharks" all together. Only afterwards did I truly realize how I had been mired in the academic paradigm of fear and compromise, both personally and professionally.
Meanwhile, by having introduced Sally Goerner, he gave me another wonderful local colleague and mentor. Her work on complexity theory and the methods of non-linear dynamics provided the scientific paradigm shift that I so desperately needed at the time. I believe that she has developed the theoretical underpinnings for the new field of "Integral Medicine", including the next generation of Health Sciences and Wellness research. (See my review of her latest book on Amazon.)
And finally, Larry set me on the path towards becoming a "healer" instead of just another (demoralized) cog in the assembly line of traditional medicine's system of "disease management." As I have detailed above, knowing and working with him has been a blessing in my life. In closing, the book is a yet another "gift" that I will certainly be passing on to many family members and dear friends, as well as my medical colleagues. The book shines brightly, like a beacon, and stands in a category of its own.
Jean Hamilton MD,
Professor Emeritus, Psychology and Neuroscience/Psychiatry, Duke University