-- Is spiritual healing a reality? Does it work? -- What are the different methods of healing? -- Includes moving individual stories of healing Through the work of renowned healers such as Harry Edwards, many more people now turn to spiritual healing for help with a wide variety of physical ailments. Individual healers often attract interest in the media and, on the level of sustained research and practice, a number of centres are now established in the UK, Europe and the USA. Bob Woodward has many years of experience of therapeutic work using approaches based on the work of Rudolf Steiner, and has both studied and practised spiritual healing. In this clear and revealing account, he examines the nature of different forms of healing, and the role of the healer. The book includes many individual stories of healing which movingly illustrate the principles being discussed.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Spiritual Healing - Contact and Distant 2. Steiner's Anthroposophy 3. Spiritual Science and Spiritual Healing 4. Spiritual, Psychic, and Magnetic Healing 5. The Work of the Healer 6. Further Considerations 7. Spirit Guides and Helpers 8. Competence and Training Conclusion Appendix 1: Some Healing Methods Appendix 2: Further Extracts from Steiner References Selected Literature on Spiritual Healing Bibliography Useful Addresses Index
Bob Woodward has been active within the healing profession, living with and educating children with special educational needs, for over thirty years. He is a full-healer member of the Bristol District Association of Healers and also of the World Federation of Healing. He lives with his wife, three sons and two daughters at the Sheiling School Camphill Community in Thornbury, near Bristol. He is also the author of Autism: A Holistic Approach (Floris Books, 2000). Dr Hugh Gayer is the Medical Officer at the Sheiling School, Bristol.