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Healing East and West: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Psychology

Anees A. Sheikh (Editor), Katherina S. Sheikh (Editor), Jeanne Achterberg (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-0-471-15560-7
590 pages
October 1996
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Healing East & West Ancient Wisdom and Modern Psychology.

"A magnificent volume that blends both intellectual and spiritual approaches to create a new vision of healing. It belongs in the libraries of all those interested in the healing process."--Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., President, Mind/Body Health Sciences, Inc.

"An excellent resource for information regarding the variety of healing modalities. The contributors write with expertise and present with inspiration the necessary information. Science, spirituality, and mysticism are all well-represented in this manual of healing."--Bernie Siegel, M.D., Author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles.

"A richly interesting and enjoyable book that successfully integrates a multicultural approach to healing . . . a substantial book, well-researched and clearly written by its many contributors."--Complementary Medical Research.

"A solid contribution to a dialogue that is rapidly coming to attract the attention . . . of the mainstream of the Western healing professions. It should help to convince many . . . that this is a cross-cultural collaboration that they too should take seriously." --British Journal of Psychology.

"This is the most comprehensive effort at bringing together the achievements of the Eastern and Western healing traditions . . . a far-reaching integration of the best of both worlds."--Karan Singh, Ph.D., Author of The Religions of India.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


yurveda: The Science of Long Life in Contemporary Perspective (C. Crawford).

Chinese Medicine: The Law of Five Elements (D. Pachuta).

Mind, Disease, and Health in Tibetan Medicine (M. Epstein & L. Rapgay).

Sufism: The Way to Universal Self (A. Arasteh & A. Sheikh).

On Being Natural: Two Japanese Approaches to Healing (D. Reynolds).


Hypnosis: Historical and Social Psychological Aspects (L. Bertrand & N. Spanos).

The Importance of Modern Physics for Modern Medicine (L. Dossey).


Meditation East and West (S. Ramaswami & A. Sheikh).

Toward a Synthesis of Eastern and Western Psychologies (R. Walsh).


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