The Healer's Manual
A Beginner's Guide to Energy Healing for Yourself and Others
by Ted Andrews
Did you know that a certain Mozart symphony can ease digestion problems,
that swelling often indicates being stuck in outworn patterns,
that breathing pink is good for skin conditions and loneliness?
Most dis-ease stems from a metaphysical base. While we are constantly being exposed to viruses and bacteria, it is our unbalanced or blocked emotions, attitudes and thoughts that deplete our natural physical energies and make us more susceptible to "catching a cold" or manifesting some other physical problem.
There are many different forms of alternative healing. If you've ever had a friend or family member with a headache or cold (and who hasn't?), you probably wanted to help them. Perhaps you were frustrated by not knowing what to do. And if you started to look for a system to study, you may have been overwhelmed by the number of different systems that are available.
Now your questions can be resolved with the help of The Healer's Manual by Ted Andrews. This book does two things. First, it identifies the occult causes of disease and illustrates many of the major forms of alternative healing. This way you can see the similarities and differences in order to choose which system(s) you want to learn. Second, it actually gives you beginning lessons in each system so you can help others to see which method suits you best. To sum up, if you want to learn about healing, this is the book for you!
The Healer's Manual begins with a discussion of holistic health, the idea that the body is a whole and not a bunch of parts stuck together like an automobile engine. This means that a true healer doesn't just treat an organ or a disease, the healer treats the entire person. This is quite a departure from traditional western medicine, so the next step is to look at the body from a holistic viewpoint. Here you will learn about the spiritual significance of every part of the body and of disease symptoms. For example, problems with the thought processes (brain) may be due to holding onto thoughts that are distorted or harmful. As people get older, many find that the lens in their eyes becomes more rigid. Are we becoming more rigid and less flexible in our lives? The location of a pain can provide insight into the source of the pain.
Just as important us the fact that the body is not just made of flesh, blood, and bone. Throughout the body run currents of amazing energy. Some is known, such as the energy that runs the heart and transfers messages from nerve to nerve. But there is an entire system of energy, mapped out as meridians, which can help in healing. The system is fully explained in this book, including the problems that blockages and excesses of energy in a meridian may cause.
The book is filled with explicit methods for doing healings. These include:
- Using touch to heal: The ancient science of laying on of hands brought up to date
- Using color to heal: Charge it with your breath or use a projector with colored slides
- Using sound to heal: Learn the power of toning healing sounds
- Using taste to heal: Discover how to make and use flower and gem elixirs
- Using smell to heal: Using incense, oils, and fragrances
Everything is clear and easy to understand. You'll also learn about chakras, running energy, Bach Flower Remedies, and much more. The Healer's Manual is the first book any aspiring healer should have.