- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; New ed. edition (August 7, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060959371
- ISBN-13: 978-0060959371
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine: Energy Healing and Spiritual Transformation Paperback – August 7, 2001
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Let me first comment on the general conception of the book and the author’s unique contribution to a novel subject, that only increases in importance over time. Dr. Gerber’s main quality is his detached and careful approach to a matter that really is controversial. Let us not forget that Paracelsus who was perhaps the first in our culture who came up with energy healing had to stand trial before the Inquisition.
This being said, the book is perhaps not as practical as the title suggests it to be, not as practical as for example Donna Eden’s book Energy Medicine, which I will review further down in this volume. This is because this book is conceptual in the first place, and practical in the second place, and because it’s paradigmatic, and cutting-edge in its overall perspective. It’s well practical when you consider the abundance of references and the resource section of the book that comes with pages and pages of organizations that can lead you further in your research project. But the overall style of the book is academic, which is for me not a negative characteristics at all but may be for some other folks.
The merit of this book is the synthesis the author distills from his vast research referenced in the notes. For example, if you want to look up topics like acupuncture or Bach plants, or radionics for the first time, this book gives you a wonderful overview and introduction into each of these subjects. Then, in the notes and the reference part of the book you get the information you need for further research. A good idea is also the Recommended Reading section (pp. 424-432), where the author gives concise recommendations for further study. Very few authors have done that. All this is extremely valuable as a package when you are a researcher and want to have an overview of the whole of the topic. What is also very strong in this book is how the author connects our modern perspective of vibrational medicine with the old teachings, the medical tradition of Antiquity, the esoteric knowledge of the Mystery Schools, Chinese medicine and acupuncture sources, or Chinese Qigong.
Another research topic in the transition to a holistic model of medicine are emotions, and how they impact on human health, or on illness. Gerber notes in a synopsis entitled ‘Major Differences Between Conventional Medicine’s and Vibrational Medicine’s Worldviews’ (p. 3) for emotions:
—Conventional Medicine Model: ‘Emotions thought to influence illness through neurohormonal connections between brain and body.’
—Vibrational Medicine Model: ‘Emotions and spirit can influence illness via energetic and neurohormonal connections among body, mind, and spirit.’
I would like to mention also how brilliantly, in a few sentences, Dr. Gerber describes the outdated mechanistic model, and why it’s superseded. I have never found this elsewhere in this condensed form.
Traditional medicine in the West was vivisectionist in that it had to kill an organism before it would inquire in its functionality; it was studying death, instead of life, for gaining information about life, which could logically not result in a functional medical system. This biased scientific approach was introduced by Aristotle’s reductionism that, absolutized by the Church, virtually annihilated anything even remotely systemic and organic in the observation of nature.
Dr. Gerber speaks of spiritual energy. What is this spiritual energy? Gerber very carefully discusses the various points of reference, including the Eastern tradition. But he ends up with different energies, a whole array of energies flowing through the human body, and not just one vital energy, one cosmic life force—and that really estranges me.
Of course, this one energy, early discovered by Paracelsus, appears in different vibrational octaves, such as sound appears in different octaves. But for Gerber, there are different energies, to be precise, four, a chemical energy, an electrical energy, a ch’i energy, and a prana energy.
Instead of seeing that different traditions named this one and only energy differently, the Chinese ch’i, and the Indians prana, he sets forth that ch’i was the ‘acupuncture energy’ and prana the ‘chakra energy.’
Well, I am not here to clarify any confusion that Gerber’s terminology might create, and I am not here to judge. Let us just note the fact that this otherwise very careful researcher and medical doctor came up with a view that obviously contradicts perennial science as the latter always spoke of one single spiritual, divine, or creator energy, and not a whole array of those energies. The future will show what is right or wrong here.
The body is made up of 70% of water directly affected by these EMFs.
This practical guide should help to protect your body and restore health (it's not 'black magic) but only an extension of the principles of acupuncture, now widely recognized.
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The field of medicine is changing and the changes will be using laser light and sound