Directory of resources available for alternative health care systems to the traditional system. Contains 8 chapters dealing with such topics as childbirth, psychic healing, and humanistic psychotherapy. Association, publications, products, services, and schools are listed. Illustrations.
A multi-authored book, with editors and authors who are leaders in Faith Community Nursing (FCN) that aims to address contemporary issues in faith-based, whole person, community based health offering cost effective, accessible, patient centered care along the patient continuum while challenging contemporary health policy to include more health promotion services. Twenty-five chapters take the reader from a foundational understanding of this historic grass-roots movement to the present day international specialty nursing practice. The book is structured into five sections that describe both the historical advancement of the Faith Community Nursing, its current implications and future challenges, taking into account the perspectives of the pastor, congregation, nurse, health care system and public health national and international organizations. The benefits of this book are that it is intended for a mixed audience including lay, academic, medical professionals or health care executives. By changing the mindset of the reader to see the nurse as more than providing illness care, the faith community as more than a place one goes to on Sunday and health as more than physical, creative alternatives for promoting health emerge through Faith Community Nursing.
June S. Lowenberg examines the symbolic meanings underlying the larger holistic health movement, and locates those changes within the broad social and historical context. Her analysis helps us understand the strains, as well as the strengths, of the emerging, more holistic medical model.
This comprehensive, indexed volume includes short, one-page listings of pertinent facts about a particular movement, its founder, how it claims to work, scientific evaluations done, and its potential dangers. Some topics covered are angels, visualization, shamanism, hypnosis, new age medicine and martial arts.
Nearly 40% of all Americans have no connection with organized religion. Yet many of these people, even though they might never step inside a house of worship, live profoundly spiritual lives. But what is the nature and value of unchurched spirituality in America? Is it a recent phenomenon, a New Age fad that will soon fade, or a long-standing and essential aspect of the American experience? In Spiritual But Not Religious, Robert Fuller offers fascinating answers to these questions. He shows that alternative spiritual practices have a long and rich history in America, dating back to the colonial period, when church membership rarely exceeded 17% and interest in astrology, numerology, magic, and witchcraft ran high. Fuller traces such unchurched traditions into the mid-nineteenth century, when Americans responded enthusiastically to new philosophies such as Swedenborgianism, Transcendentalism, and mesmerism, right up to the current interest in meditation, channeling, divination, and a host of other unconventional spiritual practices. Throughout, Fuller argues that far from the flighty and narcissistic dilettantes they are often made out to be, unchurched spiritual seekers embrace a mature and dynamic set of basic beliefs. They focus on inner sources of spirituality and on this world rather than the afterlife; they believe in the accessibility of God and in the mind's untapped powers; they see a fundamental unity between science and religion and an equality between genders and races; and they are more willing to test their beliefs and change them when they prove untenable. Timely, sweeping in its scope, and informed by a clear historical understanding, Spiritual But Not Religious offers fresh perspective on the growing numbers of Americans who find their spirituality outside the church.
The original comprehensive guide to energetic healing with a new preface by the author and updated resources. • More than 125,000 copies sold. • Explores the actual science of etheric energies, replacing the Newtonian worldview with a new model based on Einstein's physics of energy. • Summarizes key points at the end of each chapter to help the serious student absorb and retain the wealth of information presented. Vibrational Medicine has gained widespread acceptance by individuals, schools, and health-care institutions nationwide as the textbook of choice for the study of alternative medicine. Trained in a variety of alternative therapies as well as conventional Western medicine, Dr. Gerber provides an encyclopedic treatment of energetic healing, covering subtle-energy fields, acupuncture, Bach flower remedies, homeopathy, radionics, crystal healing, electrotherapy, radiology, chakras, meditation, and psychic healing. He explains current theories about how various energy therapies work and offers readers new insights into the physical and spiritual perspectives of health and disease.
This book contains the summarized knowledge of experts, predominantly practicing doctors and therapists, from a wide range of medical specialties. The authors feel an obligation to focus their treatment on the real causes of diseases and on the benefit for the patient. A broad spectrum of themes is addressed, from state-of-the-art holistic medicine based on natural sciences to the level of spiritual healing. Thus, the book establishes a bridge between the physical and the mental/spiritual level; it is the design of an integrative medicine in which the best of two worlds is combined: traditional and complementary medicine. In the first part general principles on the way to health are explained. This comprehends all three levels of the human being: the somatic/physical level (containing chapters on nutrition, exercise and detoxification), the psychical/emotional level (with chapters such as „Human Needs Psychology“, „Unmasking patterns and belief systems“ and „Trauma and stress“) and the mental/spiritual level („Mindfulness“ and „Spiritual healing“). In the second part important medical conditions such as allergies, cancer or neurodegenerative diseases are explained as to cause, diagnosis and therapy. This includes a detailed presentation of some causative factors and therapeutic principles little-known so far. Of significant importance is the chapter „Radiation - Fukushima threatening the World“. The third part is a sophisticated description of holistic dental medicine. The harmful effects of metals e. g.as being used in amalgam fillings and of hidden inflammation are explained as well as their adequate treatment. The interconnectedness of human and dental medicine, the far reaching consequences especially for severe chronic diseases and how to implement this knowledge into therapeutic practice is one of the unique issues of the book. With this book, three groups of readers are addressed. First, people who want to learn about important health issues of our time. Second, sick people who are seeking information about their medical condition. For them, some very detailed hints are included. They may be too specific for many readers but can be very valuable for individual people. Finally, the book addresses physicians, dentists and therapists who will find a wealth of information for their practical work and about new directions in medicine. Authors of the OPEN MIND ACADEMY: Thomas Allgaier Banzhaf Banzhaf João de Deus João Teixeira de Faria Gundi Heinemann Klaus Heinemann John G. Ionescu Tatyana Jerkova Georgi Jerkov Dietrich Klinghardt Johann Lechner Joachim Mutter Johannes Naumann Mirsakarim Norbekov Christof Plothe Christfried Preußler Tina Maria Ritter Juliane Sacher Holger Scholz Anna Sharp Mark Sircus Karl Ulrich Volz
An expert on the unexplained and paranormal research, Brad and Sherry Steiger turn their unique and remarkable talents to the bold storytelling of encounters with the unknown from throughout the ages. From mysterious strangers and unpredictable beings to weird behavior and paranormal phenomena, they investigate claims of visits from ghastly ghosts, otherworldly creatures, aliens living among us, phantoms, spirits and other accounts of encounters with the unexplained. Over 130 astounding accounts of Real Encounters with the supernatural, such as ... *Visitors from others worlds who have had Earth under surveillance for centuries, conducting their activities in secret-- even abducting humans for their own research and undeclared ends. *Members of secret societies who developed an advanced technology centuries ago which has been kept hidden in underground or undersea cities. *Time Travelers from the Future. Beings who claim to be our descendents from the future who are returning to study the true destiny of humankind. *Ghosts that haunt people, places, and things--and poltergeists that create havoc. *Beasties and monsters found in everyone’s worst nightmares--and sometimes in their campsites, fields, and yards. *Other Dimensional Visitors, Beings, Creatures, or Entities that come not from a faraway world in our solar system or any other, but from an adjacent space-time continuum existing on another vibrational/dimensional frequency or level. *Previously unknown, unidentified terrestrial life-forms, such beings as "sky-critters," "sky fish,” “rods,” and “orbs.” *As yet unknown physical energies that may be activated by the psyche, the unconscious level of the human mind. *Archetypal creatures and entities of the collective unconscious that are the result of energies that are accessible through dreams, meditations, and other states of altered consciousness. *Interactions with beings that have been dubbed elves, fairies, devas throughout the centuries. *The marvelous, creative facet of dreams. *Out-of-body mind-traveling through Time and Space. *Majestic beings who are described in the scriptures of many world religions as angels or demons.
Audio tape focuses on two shamanic healers, Graywolf and Nicky Scully, both of whom live and work in Oregon. They discuss their models of healing, and their healing procedures and techniques. An excerpt from sessions with clients is included illustrating dreamworking with Graywolf and guided imagery with Nicky Scully.
Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing, using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention and its boomerang effect, in this new book by the author of the international bestsellers The Intention Experiment and The Field. What we send out into the universe comes back to us, magnified. Although the power of intention—the energy of positive thoughts—is widely accepted as an influential force in transforming lives, the exponential power of group intention has never been explored, until now. In The Power of Eight, Lynne McTaggart, an expert on the science of spirituality, reveals her remarkable findings from ten years of experiments about how group intention can heal our lives—and change the world for the better. When individuals in a group focus their intention together on a single target, a powerful collective dynamic emerges that can heal longstanding conditions, mend fractured relationships, lower violence, and even rekindle life purpose. But the greatest untold truth of all is that group intention has a mirror effect, not only affecting the recipient but also reflecting back on the senders. Drawing on hundreds of case studies, the latest brain research, and dozens of McTaggart’s own university studies, The Power of Eight provides solid evidence showing that there is such a thing as a collective consciousness. Now you can learn to use it and unleash the power you hold inside of you to heal your own life, with help from this riveting, highly accessible new book. And you can join a series of worldwide Intention Experiments that will run on a major web television channel in 120 countries during the book’s initial publication and afterward.
Are we alone or are there intelligent life-forms out there? Or are they already amongst us? Can we even know the Truth? Exploring the myths, stories, history, and facts of documented encounters, mysterious experiences, and unexplained visitors, Real Visitors, Voices from Beyond, and Parallel Dimensions by Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger examines the “other” forms, entities and beings inhabiting our universe. Building on their decades of research into the paranormal, mystical, and supernatural, the Steigers analyze the influences and theories behind these mysterious “visitors,” whether they appear as aliens, ghosts, spirits, angels, demons, monsters, or some other form. The visitors have been called metaterrestrial, extradimensional, interdimensional, ultraterrestrial, and supraphysical intelligences, but regardless of the label, these inscrutable existences have left their mark on the people they've met—and a host of weird, wondrous, and horrifying stories. There are more than 200 thought-provoking stories that make you wonder about the Truth, including stories on UFOs, angels, spirits, ghosts, out-of-body experiences, time-travel, strange energies, dreams, meditation, unidentified terrestrial life forms, and more. Tracing the perplexing and lasting effects of these otherworldly beings, Real Visitors, Voices from Beyond, and Parallel Dimensions exposes their power and reach throughout centuries of legends, myths, and today's world.
An examination of our consciousness’s ability to pass between dimensions, both in life and after death, and how to communicate with spirits • Reveals that all beings exist simultaneously in the material dimension and in the soul hyperdimension and that our consciousness transcends death • Provides evidence that the deceased keep in contact with their loved ones and are able to visit them as apparitions, give them advice, and protect them • Offers rigorous scientific analysis of paranormal occurrences, including evidence of life after death, house spirits, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and communication with the souls of the deceased In this exploration of consciousness, after-death communication, and the validity of near-death and out-of-body experiences, Chris H. Hardy, Ph.D., a former researcher at Princeton’s Psychophysical Research Laboratories, reveals that all beings exist simultaneously in the material dimension and in the soul hyperdimension. During life, we can access the soul hyperdimension through heightened states of consciousness and dreams. After death, we cease to physically exist, but our consciousness continues on in the hyperdimension as a living soul, a complete personality able to perceive and even affect the material world. Through rigorous scientific analysis of psi experiences and surveys, the author shows that the deceased keep contact with the living by visiting them as apparitions, protecting them from harm, and even interceding to solve family problems or resolve their own unfinished business. She details her own psi and spiritual experiences, such as interactions with a house spirit, clairvoyance in lucid dreams, and her decades of communication with the souls of the deceased, including her own parents and scientific geniuses, and provides empirical evidence to support their reality. Moreover, Hardy offers tested methods for gaining access to the soul dimension and explores what can be accomplished there, including communicating with those who exist beyond our own matter world. Sharing her breakthrough understanding of the soul dimension as a hyperdimension pervading the universe, where our consciousness lives on after physical death, Hardy shows that we are all transdimensional beings and that the living souls of the spirit dimension welcome our interaction.