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"Dr. Liberman integrates scientific research, clinical experience, and his own insights in a very pleasant and easy-to-follow way. This is a book for every healer, whether for yourself or for others."
Foreword by John Ott, Sc.D. (Hon.)
PART ONE/LET THERE BE LIGHT
Chapter 1: The Human Photocell
Night and Day; The Rhythm of Life; The Sun: The Original Healer; Modem Science Recognizes the Value of Light
Chapter 2: "The Eyes Are the Windows of the Soul"
What the Eyes Reveal; The Eyes and Our Well-Being; Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP); Light: Food for Our Bodies; The Systems That Keep Our Bodies in Balance
Chapter 3: The Pineal: "Seat of the Soul"
The Body's Light Meter; The Third Eye; The Regulator
Chapter 4: Color: The Rainbow of Life
Seasonal Changes; Color, Feelings, and Responses; Color Preference; Psychophysiological Effects of Colors; Blue Light for Jaundice; Blue Light for Arthritis; Red Light Stops Migraines; Putting Prisoners in the Pink and Athletes in the Red; Light and Cellular Changes
Chapter 5: Malillumination: Fact or Fantasy?
Light in Our Environment; Light and Human Functioning; Full-Spectrum Light: The Work of John Ott; The Effect of Full-Spectrum Light on Humans; The Effect of Full-Spectrum Light on Cholesterol; Full versus Incomplete Spectmm Lighting; Using Light to Revitalize Food and Water
PART TWO/LIGHT: THE NEW MEDICINE
Chapter 6: The Enlightened Pioneers
Sunlight and Vitamin D; Spectro-Chrome; Syntonics
Chapter 7: A New Vision for Vision Specialists
Seeing Space as a Whole, Not through a Hole; The Case of Harry; The New Vision Therapists; Breaking through Learning Blocks: The Effects of Syntonics; Syntonics Case Studies
Chapter 8: Light, Color & Learning
Wohlfarth's School Studies; Vitale's Observations; Irleris Tinted Lenses; Are W e Treating a Cause or an Effect?
Chapter 9: A New Light on Cancer
Light and Longevity; A Death Ray for Cancer: Photo-Dynamic Therapy; Light: The Blood Cleanser; Tunable Lasers
Chapter 10: Light: Nature's Miracle Medicine
A Condition Known as SAD ; Treating SADness with Light; Healing Sexual Dysfunctions with Light; Resetting the Body's Internal Clock; Light and Dentistry; Needles of Light; Color: The Body's Life Force; Neutralizing Stress with Color; Alleviating Premenstmal Syndrome (PMS); Getting in Touch with Life Cycles
Chapter 11: UV or Not UV : That Is the Question
Kinds of Ultraviolet Radiation; Sun and Ultraviolet Therapy; Benefits of U V Light; Still... Is UV Beneficial or Hannful?; The Problems with Indoor Lights; UV Studies That Created a Climate of Fear; Are We Creating Our Own Blindness?; Current Beliefs about Skin Cancer; Changing Beliefs about Skin Cancer; Recommendations; Has Science Made a Mistake?
Chapter 12: Getting Well with the Rainbow Diet
Biological Combustion; Frozen Light
PART THREE/LIGHT YEARS BEYOND
Chapter 13: A New Paradigm for Health & Healing
Doctor, Heal Thyself; Biological Receptivity: The Body's Radar; Decreased Receptivity; Human Homeopathy: How Nature Heals Us
Chapter 14: Becoming Illuminated with Light
What I Was Taught; How Well Syntonics Worked; Exploring the Unexplored; The Tip of the Iceberg; Color Sensitivity; Developing New Methods; Color Receptivity and the Chakras; The Case of Nancy; Kay: A Miracle Story
Chapter 15: Light: The Final Frontier
Bringing in the Light; Where No One Has Gone Before
Appendix A: Full-Spectrum Light Sources & Other Related Products ...
Appendix B: College of Syntonic Optometry Practitioners
Appendix C: Wohlfarth's Colors for Walls
Appendix D: Partial List of Clinical Investigators Utilizing Phototherapy and Photofrin in the Treatment of Cancer
Appendix E: Partial Directory of Practitioners Working with SAD
About the Author
Posted February 23, 2013
I was pleased to see that the foreword was written by Dr. John Nash Ott and that he was extensively involved with the development of this book. This is an excellent complement to Dr. Ott's work and also discusses the importance of food. I have just recovered my health back to normal after years of watching it run down. Light was one of the factors that I needed to address in order to regain my health. One can only wonder why the importance of effective sunlight exposure is not taught in schools?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 5, 2012
Jacob Liberman, is a doctor of optometry with a Ph.D. In vision science and extensive experience in optometric practice, research and teaching along with postgraduate specialty training in the discipline of Syntonic Optometry. I emphasize his institutional and academic credentials because he has authored a work which has proven controversial and continues to elicit both enthusiastic praise as well as criticism 22 years after it's publication.
That light and color are imbued with therapeutic properties when correctly used will come as no surprise to practitioners of Ayurveda and other systems of natural therapeutics. Our Ayurvedic sages and rishis knew and taught countless centuries ago of the curative effects of color and of radiant light, whether of the open fire or of sunlight. Light has been used for healing since the time of ancient Egypt. Western healers began recognizing the benefits of light therapy in the late 1700's and the 19th and 20th centuries have seen the discovery that sunlight is a necessary precondition to the body's formation of certain essential nutrients in such a fashion as to parallel the plant kingdom's utilization of photosynthesis.
Dr. Liberman postulates that life on Earth evolved - with a very few exceptions - in such a way that sunlight is an irreplaceable component in it's nourishment; writes the author, "... light is the basic component from which all life originates, develops, heals, and evolves. Everything that humans do is affected in some way by light."
Although many believe that the ultraviolet (UV) light emitted by the sun is harmful, Dr. Liberman maintains that humans require exposure to at least some amount of UV light in order to function optimally. Citing data from a good number of studies which indicate that, due to the many ways in which we block sunlight from our lives (wearing sunglasses, "protective clothing" and headgear, sun blocking creams, etc.) designed to block out UV rays, the author asserts that "it is possible that we are unknowingly contributing to the increased incidence of blindness and eye disease in this country." Dr. Liberman holds that most people need to be outside in natural light, without sunglasses or sun block, for a minimum of one hour a day and warns that warm-white and cool-white fluorescents should be avoided. People who cannot get outside regularly need to equip their work areas and living spaces with full-spectrum light fixtures according to the author.
Syntonics is the name given to light therapy which involves the use of specific colored beams of light for the purpose of treating specific ailments. Dr. Liberman discusses its benefits in treating vision problems (the province of Syntonic Optometry), seasonal affective disorder (SAD), cancer, depression, bipolar disorder and learning disabilities, among others and writes that "as we continue to discover and understand the role that light plays in our lives, its use as both a therapeutic and preventive tool will become more evident." For those involved in healing professionally or interested in learning to use color and light therapy, extensive appendices provide sources of training and supplies as well as a listing of light therapy practitioners.