© Copyright 1994 by Timothy Conway, Ph.D.
The following short essay on Miracles is an excerpt from the first part of the Appendix on "Miracles and Other Unusual Phenomena" [trance states, energetic phenomena, etc.] taken from my book Women of Power and Grace: Nine Astonishing, Inspiring Luminaries of Our Time [Wake Up Press, 1995]. The reader may also find especially useful the bibliographies in the endnotes herein on physics, cosmology, parapsychology, etc.
most important issue needing clarification in our reductionistic, materialistic era is the subject of miracles. For the sake of this book, the topic of the miraculous is especially important, since many of the female adepts profiled here have been associated with highly unusual phenomena. The term "miracle" originally means "that which inspires wonder." Numerous sages have declared that the world-appearance itself is, truly speaking, the greatest miracle or wonder. How does it arise ex nihilo, out of nothing, like a colossal dream? How utterly improbable and stupendous! Many physicists today are also seriously wondering about this miracle of a universe scaled on incredible proportions somehow appearing out of a mysterious, primordial "inflationary moment" from timeless, spaceless nothing, a virtual particle of energy popping forth due to the enigmatic working of the laws of quantum mechanics and instantaneously inflating to about the size of a soccer ball before expanding more slowly in the well-known Big Bang scenario.[1] This inflationary model, we note, replaces the older idea that the silent Big Bang unfolding of energy into matter originated from an infinitely dense, infinitely massive singularity point—a notion that would entirely obviate any further theorizing in physics. In either case, David Bohm's idea of an original "implicate order" is attractive as the ineffable source of this manifestation of a world. And within this overall context of a miraculous world-appearance, we use the term "miracle" in the same way that professional parapsychologists use the terms psi or



accurate descriptions of rarefied human functioning? 2 . Yet another kind of evidence for the authenticity of miraculous happenings is that identical powers (e." or "implicate order. Buddhist. This deep spiritual transformation can naturally and spontaneously give rise to awesome powers of healing. I have found such caveats in mystical lineages of all the major sacred traditions—Hindu. the sages know that the paranormal abilities are a latent aspect of our experience.. clairvoyance. impossible attainments? Do mothers repeatedly warn their children not to play with golden unicorns? Of course not. many churchmen and Joseph himself). So also." "singularity. more simply and realistically. Italy (1603-1663)—where the people involved (in Joseph's case. This sublime state is characterized by freedom from distractions. bi-location. a real part of our experience. humanly possible.g. whereas we can rightly be somewhat suspicious of "wonders" reported by overly-zealous devotees who want such things to happen. bi-location." and. creation of people's dreams. Jaina. Are the wide-ranging accounts of these powers merely fantasies emerging from the collective unconscious or.paranormal. physical and psychological harmlessness (call it purity or goodness). transfiguration. telepathy. and yet still these paranormal psi events occurred! Such cases. many thousands. Sufi. Why would such strong warnings be given worldwide about non-existent. Further internal evidence for the existence of these supernormal powers consists in the countless warnings rampant in spiritual teaching literature urging us not to be fascinated with these powers and not to exploit them for selfish purposes. through unusually deep states of concentration. telepathy. in many cases. maximum harnessing of "bioenergy. and so on. muchwitnessed levitations of St." if one wishes to couch this in the language of physics). formless principle of Pure Awareness or Spirit (the "no-thingness. control of the elements. an exceptionally refined level of consciousness.[2] These include cases—such as the repeated. Instances of such occurrences in the cross-cultural hagiographical literature number into the many. Taoist. incidentally. levitation) are reported worldwide in cultures that were not exposed to each other because of significant spatial or temporal distances. to refer to any perceptual sensitivity or behavioral output which goes beyond our current understanding of what is normally. an amazing degree of concentration and attention-span. meditation. Numerous women and men of past and present have realized. precognition. Christian and Jewish. or devotion. a radical breakthrough or return to the transcendental. but mothers do warn their children against playing with fire. did not want such phenomena to occur lest they be construed as diabolical phenomena. Joseph of Copertino. and warn us not to get fascinated by them should these powers start arising in our lives. constitute an unusually sound kind of historical evidence for the existence of psi phenomena. levitation.

but are irrationally. For instance. Truzzi. Randolph Byrd indicated the power of distant spiritual healing. a colossal. Cortesini examined the evidence for. William Braud and Marilyn Schlitz have rigorously demonstrated for over two decades the effects of conscious mental intent upon biological systems at a distance. scientists and mainstream media personnel that "not a shred of evidence exists to support the existence of the paranormal. Dr. Moreover. Clark. they tend to be very guilty of throwing many babies out with the bathwater by ignoring sound evidence and not trying to replicate impressive controlled studies on psi. PK (Psychokinesis) and spiritual healing do occur. A double-blind study by Dr. Daniel Benor examined over 100 studies in peer-reviewed science journals validating healing prayer. in the fairly recent past. But this should not stop us from accepting the authenticity of psi phenomena. While CSICOP and other similar groups have done everyone a great service by exposing a number of hoaxes and instances of gullibility and fuzzy thinking. the one man ultimately responsible for studying every potential miracle that comes before the congregation's medical board when examining "intercessory" miracles (ostensibly performed by God through saintly people no-longerin-the-body whose causes for beatification or canonization are being processed by the Roman Catholic Church).Some minds will recoil from accepting the existence of the paranormal simply because it is an extremely rare occurrence within conventional society. and discoverers of and believers in these phenomena were ridiculed and ignored! Similarly.[3]) Contemporary parapsychologists and "subtle-energy" investi-gators looking into paranormal psi phenomena have in fact amassed a huge amount of evidence indicating that ESP (Extra-Sensory-Perception).[4] Dr. Remember that. and. was generated over the 1980s and 1990s by Robert Jahn and Brenda Dunne with their Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) project.." (Interested readers may peruse the exposé literature by Hansen. fanatically closed-minded. Raffaello Cortesini from 1983 to 2002 was president of the Vatican's Consulta Medica in Rome. the entire topic of the paranormal has been dismissed in our day by pseudo-skeptical groups such as CSICOP—Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal— which are neither scientific nor truly skeptical in their approach to the paranormal. beyond this single study. showing the grossly unscientific. even dangerously cultic nature of CSICOP and similar groups. Dr. they have engaged in extensive propaganda to persuade academics. Stan Krippner edited a multi-volume work on diverse aspects of psi well-documented by various researchers. clearly demonstrating the reality of PK and precognitive remote-vision among ordinary individuals. and personally 3 . et al. incontrovertible database of the anomalous. meteors and kangaroos were declared by many scientific "experts" of the day in Europe and America to be nonexistent.

"There is skepticism about miracles. are not expected to believe in miracles. "Cortesini plans to write a book on the inexplicable healings he has studied and judged..witnessed a number of. if I did not do these consultations. would never believe what I read. they are regularly exposed to data which defy scientific explanation.. yet as physicians and medical scientists. psychologically and spiritually—quite mysterious. I hope he does.. I myself. how incredible—and how well-documented—these cases are. The full account of how and why things are the way they are has not yet come in. and someone who must necessarily take an extremely rigorous and skeptical approach to the field lest the Catholic Church be embarrassed by fraudulent cases. It is also beside the point.. This eminent physician. you could just vanish and rematerialize where you wanted. Michio Kaku. . Imagine being able to disappear or reappear at will. I know.. but keep an open heart-mind. of all professionals.. You wouldn't need an airplane to visit far-away places. one need not immediately recoil in disbelief or derision.. states that a being with access to just one more spatial dimension "would have almost God-like powers. one of the world's leading organ-transplant surgeons. their intelligence. To say that they believe in miracles because they are Roman Catholics is probably true... He knows that scientists. Many physicists and cosmologists today openly speak of how our universe must contain at least several other dimensions beyond our known four dimensions of spacetime." Kenneth Woodward comments. Imagine being able to walk through walls. and their testimony have to be respected. even in the Catholic Church.[5] Given the massive evidence. Imagine having x-ray eyes. Their experience. and remember that life is. these miracles. Imagine being able to reach into an object without peeling 4 . they work in a world which relies on the rigorous application of scientific methods. To assert that miracles cannot occur is no more rational—and no less an act of faith—than to assert that they can and do happen. told longtime Newsweek religion reporter Kenneth Woodward. Science fiction is nothing by comparison.. therefore.. But he and the other doctors on the medical board are in a privileged position. on every level—physically.. You don't understand how fantastic. author of a graduate-school text on Superstring Theory and books for the laity.. when one hears in these pages [of Women of Power and Grace] of miracle-working holy women. biologically. They are more incredible than historical romances. You would be able to see accidents—and prevent them!—happening from a distance.

"[6] On a more prosaic level. and perform the delicate operation.. these feats would be child's play. and even give the specific "recipes" of instruction for how to develop them as tools to help sentient beings. And. Sanskrit: siddhis). computers and the Internet would be considered quite miraculous. let us investigate for ourselves.. with the ability to repair the internal organs of patients without ever cutting the skin. If we have any doubts about the existence of such things. achieve PK effects at a distance. passing directly through the skin. For instance.. You would simply reach into the person's body. heal bodies and souls. thereby greatly reducing pain and the risk of infection. Certain spiritual adepts are using (or are "being an instrument for") a science of consciousness that allows them to clairvoyantly know events at a distance or in the past or future. the very best way to investigate is by the participant-observer methodology. . phones. You would be hailed as a master surgeon. fax machines. But short of such commitment and transformation on our part. For a four-dimensional being. and texts like Patañjali's Yoga Sutras list a whole array of supranormal powers (Pali: iddhis. influence people's dreams. and "bad science.it or cutting it. and still do occur.." That such wonders have occurred. in the United States 200 years ago.. levitate." 5 . So also in the higher levels of psyche and spirit. We would truly be miracle workers. "attentional-retraining" and total purification of awareness they themselves have undergone. No secrets could be kept from us. and so on. that ancient Theravada Buddhist encyclopedia on meditation. undergoing the type of heartexpansion. of course. so that we might directly determine whether or not such wonders are possible.. Yet in the USA and other countries these things are now quite ordinary. or Path of Purification. the Visuddhi-magga... following in the footsteps of these great souls. any summary judgments of rejection and dismissal we might make concerning the paranormal phenomena would simply be premature and irrelevant. willful ignorance. should be no real surprise. or in so-called "primitive" cultures in today's world.[7] Yet this purification and the concentration processes involved are so extraordinarily sublime and demanding that most individuals would undoubtedly prefer to wallow in their mediocrity and not undergo such a major change in the way they perceive and behave. bi-locate their bodily form at remote places. signs of inexcusable laziness. according to "the Divine Will.

1990. HarperCollins.W. & Anthropic Cosmology. 1975. 1983. W. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes. Timeless & Endless. Brian Swimme & Thomas Berry. Ravi Ravindra. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings. 1993. Random House. 2005. Theodore Roszak. John Gribbin & Martin Rees. Norton. Michio Kaku. 2003. The Voice of the Earth. 1997. or cosmologies and theologies of sacred traditions. Oxford Univ. D. Dutton. keeping only a few old "classics. Harper Collins. 1992. John Marks Templeton (Ed.). Amit Goswami." some of them quite dated and obsolete in certain aspects). The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth. The Intelligent Universe. some of the authors make occasional or frequent references to God. S&S. Simon & Schuster. The Undivided Universe. Fred Hoyle. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space. 1993. TN: Continuum. The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics & Eastern Mysticism. Reading. Hiley & David Peat. Oxford: Oneworld. Gerald Schroeder. S&S. The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins. Mankind. NY: Basic Books. Alan Guth. David Bohm. and (with John Gribbin). 1992/1981. In the Center of Immensities. The following works (listed in rough chronological order.: Tarcher. moreover. 1995.. Science & Wonders. Bohm. Hidden Dimensions. The Holographic Universe. The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Eco-zoic Era: Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos.A. B. Cosmic Coincidences: Dark Matter. ed. Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe. 2001. 1992.. & the Texture of Reality. 1994. Chance & Necessity. Mysticism & the New Physics. Element.Endnotes 1 A large number of books on physics and cosmology give expression to this wonder over the emergence of a world. Elemental Mind: Human Consciousness & the New Physics. John Barrow. 1992. 1980. L. emphasizing more recent works) are good reading. The Book of Nothing: Vacuums. 1996. London: Faber & Faber. Harper Collins. rev. Bernard Lovell. 1993. ed. 1994. Time. The Self-Aware Universe: How Consciousness Creates the Material World. Paul Davies. The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless. Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos. 1996. 1991. Nick Herbert. A. MA: Perseus. Dennis Overbye. The Mind of God. Penguin rev.. Fritjoj Capra. Keith Ward. God.. Knopf. Astronomer by Chance. Routledge. Wholeness & the Implicate Order. The Matter Myth. most of them for the non-specialist (note: I have updated this list for the new edition of this book. 1993. 1990. Evidence of Purpose: Scientists Discover the Creator. The Whispering Pond: A Personal Guide to the Emerging Vision of Science. & the Quest for the Ultimate Theory. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. NY: Free Press. La Vergne. Ervin Laszlo.J. 1999. Doubleday Anchor rev. Joseph. Pantheon. ed. Michael Talbot. Consciousness. Pantheon. Time Warps & the 10th Dimension. Voids. 1999. Bantam. & the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe. 1978. 2001 (has stunning findings from microbiology as well). 1992. Science & the Sacred: Eternal 6 . London: M. Brian Greene. Russell Stannard.

and many adepts since then in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. 2 The leading wonder-workers one encounters upon study of the literature of the sacred traditions include the following adepts [note: for this online web version. Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982). and many Ch'an and Zen Buddhist masters. Tibetan and Japanese tantric Buddhist traditions (Padmasambhava [8th century]. 1973).184). 2002. including illustrious 20th-century Chinese Buddhist leaders. founder of Aikido. & the Accelerating Cosmos. Ecco. Yan Xin (whose abilities have been scientifically tested at Qunghua University). the mahasiddhas of the Indian. Among Muslim Sufis are 7 . Robert Kirshner. A number of contemporary charismatic Chinese ch'ikung/qigong leaders. one finds numerous legends of miracle-workers. et al. in the person and circle of Rabbi Israel. Quest. Hou Shu-Ying. for instance. Shyama Mataji (1916-99).1956) of the Philipines. 2002.1953). and his many successors.1878). et al. Masaharu Taniguchi (1893-1985). Chang Chueh (d.1918). Dadaji (Amiya Roy Chowdhury. and more recently in the Hasidic traditions of mystical Judaism. founder of Mahikari. Taungpulu Sayadaw of Burma (d. and Dr. Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions. d. 1910-1992). Ramana Maharsi (1879-1950). The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars. and many others have demonstrated supernormal powers and healing abilities.). and Kotama Okada Sukuinushisama (1901-74). Princeton Univ. Tilopa [9881069]. Ancestor Lu Tung-pin (9th-10th century) and many others living as hermits in the mountains of China down to the present are esteemed for their powers. Miraculous powers are attributed to many shamans and medicine folk of indigenous cultures around the world. I have taken out diacritical marks]: Siddhartha Gautama (c563-486) and the many perfected saints/arhats who were his contemporaries. Mata Amritanandamayi (b. Blackwell. one finds ample evidence of supernormal abilities and events in the lives of many Indian spiritual leaders. 2005 (argues for a testable "warped fifth dimension"). Hsu-yun (1840-1959) and Hsuan-hua (1910-95). and Josephina Sison and Lucy Santos-Reyes (b. Quantum Non-Locality & Relativity: Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics. as mentioned in the Pali Canon literature. Lisa Randall. Tim Maudlin. Shivabalayogi Maharaj (1935-94). Swami Samartha (the Akkalkot Maharaj. Kukai [774-835]. including the recent arhat. like the Mazatec holy woman Maria Sabina (1888-1985) and Don Jose Matsuwa (1880-1990) of the Huichol tradition. in the last 130 years. In Japan one finds wonderworking adepts in the martial arts and new religions. including Sai Baba of Shirdi (d. Dark Energy. such as the late Ma Litang of Beijing. Milarepa [1040-1123]. Old Taoist masters such as Chang Tao-ling (34-156 CE). In the Hindu traditions of Vedanta and Yoga. Godfrey Chips of the Lakota Sioux.1986). founder of Seicho-No-Ie. Rolling Thunder of the Shoshone tradition. 2004. both in Mexico. the Ba'al Shem Tov (1698-1760). Great miracle workers are to be found among the prophets of ancient Judaism. such as Morihei Uyeshiba (18831969). c. Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji (d.Wisdom in a Changing World.

Gemma Galgani (1878-1903). pp. in Eastern Orthodox Christianity.1273). and. astronomer Rawlins was hounded out of CSICOP by its founder. in Europe. But if a critic asserts that there is evidence for disproof." in The J. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). 3 See George P. John of the Cross (1542-91). Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153).illustrious thaumaturges. 34 (10). that a UFO was ac- 8 ." Omni. Sometimes such negative claims by critics are also quite extraordinary (e. Since 'skepticism' properly refers to doubt rather than denial—nonbelief rather than belief—critics who take the negative rather than an agnostic position but still call themselves 'skeptics' are actually pseudo-skeptics and have.1436-1507)..1924).315-397). Teresa of Avila (1515-82). he is making a claim and therefore also has to bear a burden of proof. and Hazrat Babajan (c.g. Jan. Natuzza Evolo of Calabria (b. Sergius of Radonezh (1314-1392). of Catholic-Orthodox parents. Arsenios of Paros (1800-77).480-550). "CSICOP and the Skeptics: An Overview. Catherine of Siena (13471380)... In science..251-356) and the many wonder-working desert fathers and mothers. the burden of proof falls upon the claimant. in the only scientific research study ever done by CSICOP (!?). starting. one that says the claim is not proved rather than disproved. and. Philip Neri (1515-1595). Feb. 1987.. he has no burden to prove anything. such as Abdul Qadir al-Jilani (1078-1166). Seraphim of Sarov (1759-1833). Founding CSICOP member Marcello Truzzi. 6798. See also Dennis Rawlins' exposé of CSICOP in Fate. and the more extraordinary a claim. Since the true skeptic does not assert a claim. Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. Solanus Casey of Detroit (1870-1957).. the heavier is the burden of proof demanded. John Bosco (1815-1888).. John Maximovitch of San Francisco (1896-1966). when.. 86. "Censoring the Paranormal. gained a false advantage by usurping that label. Padre Pio (1887-1968). The true skeptic takes an agnostic position. Therese Neumann (1898-1962). Among Christians one finds hundreds of saints associated with miracles. Hansen's important exposé paper. 19-63.. Benedict (c..g. Venezuela (19282004). Francis of Paola (c. of the American Society for Psychical Research. Rawlins brought in results showing the validity of the astrological "Mars effect" on athletic performance—results Kurtz did not want to accept. 1992.. and Myrna Nazzour of Damascus (b.. with Jesus/Yeshua and his disciples. followed by such holy souls as Antony the Great (c. who left CSICOP because of its irrational fanaticism. clarifies the matter of true skepticism and warns against the rampant pseudo-skepticism: "Over the years I have decried the misuse of the term 'skeptic' when used to refer to all critics of anomaly claims. of course. Paul of Moll (1824-1896). that he has a negative hypothesis (e. Maria Esperanza of Betania. Shaikh Al-Alawi (1869-1934). the conjecture that a seeming psi result was actually due to artifact [a common charge by CSICOP and other pseudo-skeptics]).1964). Brother Andre of Montreal (1845-1937). John Baptist Vianney (1786-1859). Pelagia Serebrenikova (1809-1884). I believe. See also Jerome Clark. Vol. Paul Kurtz. saintly adepts Martin of Tours (c.1790-1931).

"Consciousness-Related Effects in Random Physical Systems. 1990.).. Brace Jovanovich. most critics seem happy to sit in their armchairs producing post hoc counter-explanations. 1499-1514. L.tually a giant plasma or that someone in a psi experiment was cued via an abnormal ability to hear a high pitch others with normal ears would fail to notice). In far too many instances. Dir. 1987... 2) Society for Scientific Exploration (Stanford Univ.. 4) the American Society for Psychical Research (5 West 73rd St.S. Nelson. Ypsilanti. See Dean Radin. Healing.A. Stanford. Box 614. D. Exceptional Human Experience (EHE)." Foundations of Physics 19 (1989).] 4 Some of the more impressive works from the field of parapsychology include the landmark book by Robert Jahn and Brenda Dunne. Jefferson. which issues a highly useful journal.. imperfect and with varying degrees of proof and evidence. 5) the Academy of Religion and Psychical Research (P. Radin and R. MI 48197.D. Hampton Roads. Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence. new science forum. formerly Parapsychology Abstracts International. Dept. A multi-volume compiling of parapsychological evidence for the paranormal is Stanley Krippner (Ed. Etzel Cardena. 9 . 13. "Skeptics and Pseudo-skeptics. Vols. Ballantine. 1977. 1982. and Human Interactions. Advances in Parapsychological Research (6 volumes).L. Vols. 1987. performed a meta-analysis of 832 PK (psychokinesis) studies by 68 investigators. in which case the negative claimant also may have to bear a heavier burden of proof than might normally be expected.: Tarcher. Distant Mental Influence: Its Contributions to Science. HarperSF.. American Psychological Assn. Both critics and proponents need to learn to think of adjudication in science as more like that found in the courts. Parapsychology: The Controversial Science. NY: McFarland.. of Sociology. 1997. London W8 6UG). incontrovertible research with the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research program. William Braud. The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena. ERL 306. Rhea White. Alas. Kensington. 2003. founded in 1882. 3) Society for Psychical Research (1 Adam & Eve Mews. NY: Harcourt. 2000. and many others.. detailing their meticulous. CT 06002). NY 10023). R. NY: Plenum Press. CA 94305-4055. Bloomfield. and concluded the results are robust and repeatable.). Parapsychology research organizations and professional societies include 1) Parapsychology Sources of Information Center (2 Plane Tree Ln. Michael Murphy. which generated a massive database. Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World. The Future of the Body: Explorations into the Further Evolution of Human Nature. 1991. a peer-reviewed. 4-6. 1978." editorial for the August 1987 issue of Zetetic Scholar." [Marcello Truzzi..O. Broughton. the oldest such group. the critic who makes a merely plausible argument for an artifact closes the door on future research when proper science demands that his hypothesis of an artifact should also be tested. Eastern Michigan University. and its Journal of Scientific Exploration. 1993. NY 11746. 1984. Dix Hills.

et al. 1991. Who Doesn't. Making Saints: How the Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes a Saint. and Why. 7 A translation of Visuddhimagga (by Buddhaghosa. 10 . Many translations of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras exist. Ruth Cranston and the Medical Bureau of Lourdes. 7 (1988).). M. ed. Olga Worrall. Harper & Row. 1976. The Miracles. pp. Hyperspace. include mention of and/or description of the paranormal or miraculous. The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism. See Dr. Wheaton. Within Catholicism. PK and ESP. and doctors around healing ministers like Kathryn Kuhlman. featuring the rigorous scientific experiments and observations of researchers Braud. 826-829. etc." Southern Medical Journal. 1988. M. H. babies and skeptics. London: Burns Oates. The Miracle of Lourdes.K.. two of the better ones: Georg Feurstein. 1976. 1987. Schlitz. the biographical and autobiographical works on saints worldwide. Many other scriptures and commentaries and. Rochester. 2004. 6 See Michio Kaku. 200-1. Montague Summers' same-name title.wholistichealingresearch. IL: Theosophical/Quest.. The Science of Yoga. with commentaries.. Medford.. Grad. and Larry Dossey. Taimni. VT: Inner Traditions. of course. all of which show the existence of and uses for subtle energies for healing. The Path of Purification.D. Casdorph. NJ: Wholistic Healing Pub..D. Plainfield. Anchor Books ed. NJ: Logos International.. Vision Pub. Wirth. and overview work by Benor. CE) is Bhikkhu Nyanamoli (Tr. 2001. Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing. Consciousness. See the journal and newsletter of International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM). Robert Peel. The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism. rev. 1990. See also massive overview work by leading researcher Daniel Benor. two classic works address the miraculous: see the afore-mentioned Fr. Shambhala. Agnes Sanford. cit. rev. 5 Kenneth Woodward. 5th cent. 1995. France.. Spiritual Healing in a Scientific Age. Becker. 4th ed. Spiritual Healing: Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution.R. I. 1950. 1975. Simon & Schuster. Herbert Thurston. and spiritual movements like Christian Science know that all sorts of utterly inexplicable healings occur—from cancers to club feet—and among believers. 45-6. Bioenergy & Healing: Self-Healing & Energy Medicine for the 21st Century.. Doctors at the healing shrine at Lourdes.com). Green. ed. Shambhala. London: Rider.. Healing Beyond the Body: Medicine & the Infinite Reach of the Mind. HarperSF. pp. 2000. 81. op. pp. The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation & Commentary.Randolph Byrd's classic study of remote spiritual healing is "Positive therapeutic effects of intercessory prayer in a coronary care population. 2000. (www. 1952. Doubleday.

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