Healing Myths, Healing Magic: Breaking the Spell of Old Illusions; Reclaiming Our Power to Heal

Amber-Allen Publishing, 22 juil. 2010 - 216 pages

Healing Myths, Healing Magic examines the deeply ingrained stories, or myths, we commonly hold about how our bodies heal — myths that can actually inhibit healing. For example: “I must forgive in order to heal,” “A person may be too far gone to heal,” or “Healing is not always available.”

The myths we accept without question have a powerful, magically suggestive effect on the way we interpret our symptoms, the way we heal, and the quality of life we experience. Our stories, or myths, can create the magic of healing in our lives, or they can stop the magic completely. Dr. Epstein contends that unless we question the myths that control our lives, we will continue to make the same healing choices we have been conditioned to make, even if those choices are killing us.

Epstein divides the healing myths into four categories: social, biomedical, religious, and new age. He exposes each myth individually, then suggests an alternative, or Healing Magic, to help us reclaim our body’s natural ability to heal.


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Part 2 Social Myths
Healing requires a trained professional or a highly
Healing is expensive
Healing means becoming more balanced comfortable
Someone else has to have healed from this disease before I
Healing means liking my experience and agreeing with
Biomedical Myths
Healing takes time
Healing often requires drastic measures
Religious Myths
Heaven is only available after this life
Disease is a punishment for my sins
I must forgive in order to heal
The self or ego is the cause of distress or disease
The days of prophecy are over messages from the divine are not available to

Every disease or illness can be traced to a physical cause
Symptoms and disease are inconvenient obstacles that
Healing means symptoms and disease disappear or come under control
If symptoms disappear shortly after treatment the treatment is responsible
Healing means feeling better
A person may be too far gone to heal
Healing is predictable in its course
Uninhibited expressions of the human body are not as sacred as religious prayer
Silence will heal
New Age Myths
I am responsible for creating my reality
I must open my heart in order to heal
Being highly evolved means no longer having negative emotions
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À propos de l'auteur (2010)

Donald M. Epstein was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 7, 1953. After attending Brooklyn College, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1977. Through his keen insight into the healing process, he developed Network Spinal Analysis and Somato Respiratory Integration. His groundbreaking work has been the subject of numerous articles and research papers throughout the world, and has inspired the academic community in a wide range of disciplines. Dr. Epstein has trained thousands of individuals in his innovative healing techniques. His first book, The Twelve Stages of Healing, published in 1994, has been translated into five languages. He currently travels around the world with his wife, Jackie, leading healing intensives and training seminars, and delivering public lectures. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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