The best books about energy healing, the fields of consciousness, health, and well-being

Peter Mark Adams Author Of The Power of the Healing Field: Energy Medicine, Psi Abilities, and Ancestral Healing
By Peter Mark Adams

The Books I Picked & Why

The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance and the Memory of Nature

By Rupert Sheldrake

The Presence of the Past: Morphic Resonance and the Memory of Nature

Why this book?

The amazing results achieved with energy healing raise profound questions concerning the nature of consciousness and the human energy anatomy and how these suggest the existence of a much broader conception of reality than consensual thought allows for, and it is with respect to this broader conception that Rupert Sheldrake proves such an informative guide. His central concept - that of the existence of ‘morphic fields’ connecting all sentient life-forms and the influence that they exert on our emotional and physical lives through the phenomena of ‘morphic resonance’ - provides the ‘missing link’ in our understanding of consciousness and as well as the root causes of much of the mental, emotional and physical ill-health that we encounter as healers. 


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When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

By Gabor Mate

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

Why this book?

If there is just one book that all energy healers should have read it is this one. Moving beyond conceptual considerations in the genesis of disease, physician Gabor Maté takes the reader into the heart of the stress-disease connection in its many and varied manifestations. A plethora of real-life cases instructs us in the vagaries of ill-health that nevertheless share a common foundation - a stress reaction rooted in early childhood trauma. In doing so Maté clearly demonstrates the enormous leverage that we, as individuals, have over our own health and well-being. By acknowledging the deep sources of stress that people carry with them through their lives, elicited through Maté’s process of ‘compassionate inquiry’, we can now gain leverage and control over the root causes of much illness.


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Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis

By Stanislav Grof

Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis

Why this book?

Comprehensive in scope, deep in the accumulated experience and knowledge brought to bear on the issue of mental, emotional, and physical well-being; this amazing work played a crucial role in awakening me to the broader horizons of the healer’s work. Ranging from crises of psychic, spiritual, and kundalini awakening to the trauma of UFO encounters; this work seeks to chart a supportive path whereby spontaneous traumatic openings to that ‘something larger’ which lays beyond us can be viewed and responded to as susceptible to integration, rather than suppressive medical interventions, thereby opening unparalleled opportunities for profound personal and spiritual growth.  


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Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis

By James L Oschman

Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis

Why this book?

Amongst the books covering the scientific basis of energy healing, Oschman’s Energy Medicine stands out for its accessibility to the general reader. Energy Medicine provides a sound foundation to the subject. Covering the historical development of the subject; the scientific basis for measuring the energy body; the frequencies of its electromagnetic fields; and how this research has allowed the development of techniques and technologies for its measurement and regulation in order to promote healing and restore health.

A whole range of energy modalities are discussed amongst which we find such, by now, standard medical interventions as Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF); others, such as acupuncture, are still considered to be ‘alternative’ in the context of mainstream medicine; and still others, such as Rolfing or Structural Integration, fall within the ambit of ‘personal development’. The great value of this information is that it provides the reader with a broad, up-to-date scientific perspective on energy medicine and energy healing.   


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Healing with Form, Energy, and Light: The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen

By Tenzin Wangyal

Healing with Form, Energy, and Light: The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen

Why this book?

Cutting a tangent across the cultural background of most healers, this work is redolent of a worldview that was lost when the great tides of modernity swept away our native awareness of the depth and complexity of nature, natural processes, and how they affect our health and well-being. It is with something approaching joy, therefore, to encounter a tradition that counts its continuous, uninterrupted heritage by the millennia rather than the years! This work, above all others, has done more to help me to re-connect with and relate to nature, natural processes, and their healing potential than any other and served to illuminate a greatly expanded view of the healer’s path. Secure in its ageless worldview, strong on its metaphysics, filled with practical self-development exercises; and yet this work delivers all of this in a clear, easily understandable language. 


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