Volume I, popular edition
Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution
- Comprehensive summary of scientific literature on spiritual healing (Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, etc.) from around the world.
- Annotated bibliography of 191 randomized, controlled studies of healing.
- Broad spectrum of healers’ reports of their methods and of positive results of healings.
- Review of research in telepathy, clairsentience, mind influencing matter - placing healing in the context of well-researched phenomena
- 600pp, including 1,500 references, endnotes, glossary, index, resources
(Detailed description below)
I, professional supplement
Reviews the controlled studies, qualitative research and clinical reports in much greater detail, including statistical data.
Findings are summarized in 41 tables. (This volume does not include the survey of healers.)
- 500pp, including references, endnotes, glossary, index, resources
“The scientific proof for
non-ordinary forms of healing is one of the best-kept secrets of our time. Dr
Daniel Benor has taken the wraps off this immense data base. As physicians and
laypersons learn of this evidence, healing may never again be the same. The
ultimate value in this information extends beyond healing, however, to touch on
the Great Questions: who we are, what our essential nature is, and how we may
fit into the cosmos. A majestic contribution in the best traditions of science!” Larry
“An outstanding collection of information on healing written
by a physician and scientist. Self healing, spirituality, psyche and other
modalities are explored. This excellent collection ü sure to open minds and
help us see all healing is scientific.
Bernie Siegel, MD
". . .truly a remarkable
effort. This book makes available
the literature not only on healing but also on other diagnostic and therapeutic
modalities. By adopting an energy paradigm, Dr. Benor brings a coherence to what
would otherwise be a confusing picture."
Bernard Grad, PhD, (one of the pioneering researchers in healing)
“Dr Benor’s manuscript goes well beyond anything that I
have seen in documenting the abundance of work in the psychic-healing field. I
am personally delighted to have had an opportunity to review the manuscript
prior to publication. Work such as this needs wide dissemination.” C.
Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
“Spiritual Healing is a comprehensive overview of scientific
investigations on spiritual healing. In this volume, Dr. Benor has assembled
data from all over the world. His explanatory theories provide a solid base for
badly needed research on these controversial phenomena. The material is clearly
presented, masterfully organized and discussed in a manner that is fascinating
without being sensationalized. Stanley
find the book to be an excellent resource on research in healing. Some of the
studies quoted in his book I can find nowhere else. I refer to this book often.
It is well-written and contains much valuable information.” Richard
"A most valuable guide to
a very important subject. This book is both a fascination to read and invaluable
as a work of reference.” Rupert Sheidrake, PhD
HEALING RESEARCH, Volume I -
Spiritual Healing: Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution
(revised popular edition) brings you a comprehensive summary of scientific literature on spiritual healing from around the world.
Healers make broad claims for the benefits of their treatments. This
volume reviews a broad spectrum of anecdotal reports of methods and positive
results of healings. There is now reason to believe that many of these healing
reports may have substance.
This book will radically change your perceptions of the world and of how
you can relate to yourself, to other people and to your environment.
summary of scientific literature on spiritual healing (Reiki, Therapeutic Touch,
etc.) from around the world, with a broad spectrum of healers’ reports of
their methods and of positive results of healings..
Healers present an enormous spectrum of approaches that can bring about improvements in many conditions which don't respond to conventional medical care. On rare occasions there are very rapid, even instantaneous transformations from illness to health. More often, there are gradual lessenings of pain, improvements in physical conditions, lessening of anxiety, and brightening of outlooks.
Some healers treat through a laying-on of hands, with light touch or with hands held near to but not touching the body. Other healers send healing from a distance as prayer, meditation or focused intent. Healing Research presents the views of dozens of healers from many traditions and cultures.
bibliography of 191 randomized, controlled studies of healing.
Research shows that spiritual healing may be helpful in treating heart conditions, AIDS, hypertension, muscle fatigue, arthritis, pains of many sorts, depression, anxiety and stress reactions. Studies in other species demonstrate effects on wound healing, cancer growth, growth of plants, bacteria and yeasts, and influencing cellular and DNA functions.
research in telepathy, clairsentience, mind influencing matter - placing healing
in the context of well-researched phenomena
Healers report they can know intuitively what illnesses are present, and rely on inner knowledge of how to give healing.
A century of research in parapsychology has confirmed the existence of mind-to-mind communications (telepathy), mind-matter awareness (clairsentience), and effects of mind on matter (psychokinesis). This vast body of excellent research also confirms many of the reports of healers.
on the subjective nature of research, showing that there is no "objective
Penetrating analysis of healing research suggests that even the best research is often open to subjective interpretation. The truth may be out there, but there is no "objective truth" in medical research.
If mind can interact with matter, as this book convincingly argues, then researchers can actually influence their own experiments. One experiment specifically examines and confirms that this can happen.
implications for health care, spiritual awareness, and the healing of our
There is more research on healing than on most of the other complementary therapies. Modern medicine has overlooked healing out of ignorance of its efficacy and out of discomfort with a lack of conventional explanations for healing in Western medical paradigms.
Healers are starting to collaborate with doctors and to work in hospitals. Nurses and doctors are learning to develop and use their own healing gifts. Healing can be a effective, safe and cost-effective complement to most treatment modalities.
Healing enhances personal spiritual awareness, a deep inner knowing that you are a part of a vast, loving universe.
Healing knows no limits. We can learn to extend healing to our ailing society and planet.
600pp, including 1,500
references, endnotes, glossary, index, resources
soon, revised, vastly expanded
paperback edition of Volume II, Consciousness,
Bioenergy and Healing, and
Volume III: Science, Spirit and the Eternal Soul
Volume IV: Healing in the Light of Recent Research
by Larry Dossey, M.D.
Healing in the World Today -
Examining the Evidence - Research in spiritual healing
Historical Perspectives - Spiritual healing, ancient and modern
I-1: Healers' Views of Healing -
Reports from around the world
I-2: Measurements of Healers' Effects on the Physical World - Healers can alter water and other substances
without physical interventions
I-3: Psi (Parapsychological) Phenomena -
Research supporting many aspects of spiritual healing reports
I-4: Controlled Studies - Review
and discussion of 191 Western studies, plus many studies from China and other
Effects on Human Physical Problems
hypertension, cancer and more
Effects on Subjective Experiences
- Pain, anxiety, depression and more
(Clairsentient) Assessments - Healers can intuitively know about your physical
and emotional state
Effects on Animals
- Healing for skin wounds, hormonal disorders, cancers, and more.
Effects on Plants
- Healing can directly or indirectly (via healed water) enhance growth
Effects on Bacteria
- Healing can make bacteria grow more rapidly or more slowly
Effects on Fungi/ Yeasts
- Healing can enhance or retard growth of yeasts
Effects on Single-Celled Organisms
- Movement can be influenced via intent.
Effects on Cells in the Laboratory
- Cell growth and electrical activity can be changed
Effects on Enzymes
- Rates of enzyme activity can be altered
Overview of studies: 120 showing statistically significant effects
I-5: Further Clues to the Mystery of Healing
Notes on Healing Research -
- Many healings have been reported, some with impressive medical confirmation
Observations on Healing
- Physicians, healers, and researchers report fascinating effects of healing
Studies of Healers
- Doctoral dissertations and Master's theses explore subjective effects of
- High satisfaction rates are reported
vs. Benefits of Healing
- Healing is a very safe treatment
- Wisdom from societies with unbroken traditions of spiritual healing
A: Healing in the Bible
B: Sources of Help and Information
J. Benor, M.D. is a wholistic psychiatrist who
blends intuitive and spiritual awareness, spiritual healing and a spectrum of
other innovative approaches with psychotherapy..
Dr. Benor has lectured and taught experiential workshops on this spectrum
of methods internationally for 15 years. He founded The Doctor-Healer Network in England and America.
Dr. Benor has authored many articles on wholistic, spiritual healing.
He appears internationally on radio and TV.
He is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and
on the advisory boards of the journals, Alternative
Therapies in Health and Medicine, Subtle
Energies (ISSSEEM), and Frontier
Sciences, on the Advisory Council of the Association for Comprehensive
Energy Psychotherapy (ACEP), and the Advisory Board of the Research Council for
Complementary Mdicine (UK). He is
the editor and publisher of the newly launched International
Journal of Healing and Caring - On Line www.ijhc.org
See more by and about Dr. Benor
and his work at: www.WholisticHealingResearch.com