Manifesting Michelangelo: The True Story of a Modern-Day Miracle--That May Make All Change Possible


The True Story Behind Manifesting Michelangelo:

At the dawn of the new millennium, Joseph Pierce Farrell made a startling discovery that redefines what it means to be human and holds the potential to transform the world.

Having abandoned his childhood dream of a career in healthcare when he was a young man, he drifted into a humble job restoring antiques and furniture. Then one evening while working in his basement studio restoring the face of ...

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The True Story Behind Manifesting Michelangelo:

At the dawn of the new millennium, Joseph Pierce Farrell made a startling discovery that redefines what it means to be human and holds the potential to transform the world.

Having abandoned his childhood dream of a career in healthcare when he was a young man, he drifted into a humble job restoring antiques and furniture. Then one evening while working in his basement studio restoring the face of a church statue, he stumbled upon his discovery. Immersed in the meditative process of sculpting, he permitted his mind to dream with the unlimited imagination of a child, and he envisioned how wonderful it would be if he could restore a real child’s face with the same God-given artistry with which he was restoring the sculpture. In that moment, he experienced a brilliant blinding flash that ignited within him a remarkable power.

Since that transformative moment, he has realized the profound capacity to wield spirit, like a gifted sculptor wields tools, to restore the severely disfigured features on a young man’s face, virtually erase an inoperable brain tumor, and mend shattered bones in limbs —simply with intention and a profound connection to a higher source.

For nearly a decade, he has continued to demonstrate his gift in clinical settings under the supervision of medical doctors. Now endorsed by leading scientists and medical doctors, and supported by profound photos, Farrell’s body of evidence has served to construct a bridge to allow science and spirituality to heal their divide and advance the acceptance of the emerging integrative healthcare model. His discovery has the capacity to alter science, transform the face of healthcare and forever redefine the limits of human potential.

This unprecedented book chronicles Farrell’s journey of discovery and poignantly illustrates profound stories of human transformation. He outlines an easy-to-follow five step process that readers can use to ignite within themselves their own capacity to manifest change in their lives and chosen fields of endeavor.

Heralding a message of unlimited possibilities, Manifesting Michelangelo presents a compelling body of evidence that supports what science is now beginning to embrace, what the great artists have always known, and what spiritual traditions have long represented — that we all possess the capacity to manifest on the level of the miraculous. It is the first book, that asks us to believe—based not on faith alone, but on documented evidence—that we as a species have the capacity to literally manifest the change in the world that our conscience decrees and our hearts desire.

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"JP Farrell's work is transformative. He marries his research endeavors with his personal experience to create a divinely ordered treatise on how we can transform not only ourselves, but all of humanity. He explains how we can do this with the gift we all came in with: the power of our thoughts." —Patricia A. Muehsam, M.D. , Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Founder, Transformational Medicine

"When this work comes out it is going to have huge ramification for science and medicine, and that's why I was so willing to work with him." —John E. Mack, M.D., Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Prince of Our Disorder

"I think J. P. Farrell is going to have a huge influence in the world, over and above healing. . .People for centuries have been saying there's another way, but he's doing it in a unique time, when science is beginning to recognize this, and people are open." —Theresa Hale, Director of The Hale Clinic, London, UK and author of The Hale Clinic Guide to Good Health

“As a lawyer, I am trained to examine the evidence. JP's documented clinical results show that only the willfully blind can now deny the clear link between spirit and flesh. We are on the cusp of a new era in medicine and, more generally, in human understanding. This is an exciting time to be alive, and J.P. is leading the way.” —Armand Fried, Esquire

“A revelation in several senses of the word, this astounding book will strike chords with many seekers… National publicity and a hard-to-believe but eye-opening personal story will bring controversy and widespread attention across all media.” —Booklist: The Review Journal of the American Library Association

“Dumbfounding in the scope of its implications… Manifesting Michelangelo calls forth, with truth and eloquence, our innate abilities...This is a book ahead of its time, about a subject that will become commonplace within this century.” —Creations Magazine

"Like a course in how to perform miracles." —New Spirit Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439173022
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 514,064
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Occhiogrosso is the co-author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Caroline Myss's Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential and Tell It to the King, a memoir of Larry King. Peter is an expert in the field of spirituality, and the author of The Joy of Sects, a guide to the world’s religions and traditions.

Joseph Pierce Farrell is an internationally recognized pioneer in the study of human consciousness. He is the Director of the Global Health Institute, an organization dedicated to advancing the integration of healthcare, and is the recipient of the nation’s first endowed Chair in Consciousness Studies. He is an advisor to the United Nations NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values, and Global Concerns.

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An Invitation

You have never heard of me. This is the true story of a person being born without the advantages of privilege, pedigree, or wealth who one day, with the undiminished imagination of a child, attempted the impossible and succeeded, and in doing so discovered a latent human potential that transformed his life.

The inheritance that we are all born with, the potential that resides beyond the perceptions of our five senses and the measure of science, if ignited, will empower you with the capacity to literally transform yourself, your life, and the world around you. It is my hope that this book will inspire you to embark on the Five Step path to ignite your sacred potential to manifest the life you were born to live.

Be not afraid, the path to realize your potential is not an intellectual pursuit. I was labeled an “underachiever” in school and was advised by my guidance counselor to set my goals “a bit lower” and to abandon my dreams. However, as you will soon read, my soul rebelled and had a different plan in store.

As I searched for the highest and best use for my life, I read the stories of the most beloved people throughout time, those individuals who have been placed in the pantheon of greatness by the citizenry. The names of Washington, Wilberforce, the Wright brothers, Gandhi, Mandela, King, Salk, and Parks all came to mind. As I read their stories, I realized that all of their journeys had five common steps.

They all looked around, seeing challenges, obstacles, and ignorance; decided to make a change; connected to a higher source; and acted; and their actions manifested in the world and became legend. Their legacies are gifts to humanity that have inspired people with gratitude for generations.

This book is my personal invitation to you. It was not written to awe you but to inspire you, to encourage each and every one of you to ignite that latent ember of potential that rests within you.

Now, perhaps more than at any time in history, the world needs inspired women, men, and children working in all fields if we are to overcome the challenges that confront humanity today. It is my hope that you will embark on the five-step path to ignite your great potential and manifest your own masterpiece for the benefit of yourself, your family, and your larger family, humanity.

Who knows? If you look around, decide to manifest a change, connect to a higher source, and then act, you may just find yourself sitting next to your peers in the pantheon of greatness!

—Joseph Pierce Farrell

The good that men do is small in amount
compared with what men and women bear locked
in their hearts . . . to unbind what is bound, to bring the underground waters to the surface, humanity is waiting and longing.

—Albert Schweitzer


When Joseph Pierce Farrell first approached me to write the foreword for this book, I was more than receptive for a number of reasons. First, I have come to recognize and respect Joseph as a visionary and bridge builder in the study of science and spirituality. One day, after having completed five surgeries, I picked up my wife and drove to a formal dinner being held in Manhattan in honor of a titled dignitary. Attending this party were leaders in politics, medicine, and science, in addition to European nobility.

I had heard about Joseph’s work months earlier from friends and colleagues who recommended that I meet him because of our similar areas of interest. I am a Georgetown University Medical School graduate who went on to become a board-certified urologist and have maintained an active clinical practice for twelve years. I initially chose to practice medicine because I felt it would be the highest and best way for me to help people. Within the Hippocratic Oath there are specific tenets pertaining to the ethical practice of medicine. Inherent in this agreement is the pledge to do no harm by way of sins of commission or omission. Given that, I am continually seeking efficacious modalities that can help my patients. Although practicing medicine is a noble pursuit, I became disenchanted when I found in it a bias and a focus in medicine that weighed heavily in favor of advancing certain areas at the expense of omitting other areas worthy of exploration. Propelled to discover alternatives, I found myself traveling in Asia and South America, where I encountered physicians and healthcare providers with a common goal to explore various modalities in the hope of finding efficacious techniques to complement modern clinical care.

Ironically, it wasn’t until I returned to the United States that I met Joseph and found what I had been searching the globe for. Here was a man in conventional attire who was said to possess the capacity to work at the same level as legendary healers in South America as well as avatars from India. The passion with which I’d entered medicine was rekindled after I encountered another person who shared my passion for advancing the boundaries of healthcare beyond their current limits.

The following week I received an invitation to join the cross-disciplinary team of physicians and scientists who were engaged in research at the Global Health Institute. As I observed Joseph work, through my scientific, clinical eyes, my perception permanently shifted. I witnessed the effective intervention of a modality not known by Western medicine. Joseph was transforming human tissue, through intention, within a matter of minutes. A patient came in with a lateral malrotation of the right leg and severe swelling of the ankle. In fifteen minutes the ankle experienced complete absence of swelling and the medial malleolus (ankle bone) previously not seen became visible. The patient’s foot and leg were straightened.

I continued to review Joseph’s work and have been present for a number of sessions where participants in observational studies have had work done. These individuals had previously been cared for by physicians at some of the highest level institutions in the New York City area and were told nothing further could be done for them. I have seen dramatic improvements in both the physical and psychological states of participants who have had the benefit of Joseph’s intervention. We were actively engaged in the exploration of consciousness and its relationship to health and healing. Despite the demands on my time, including being the founding Board member and managing partner of a kidney stone treatment center with a staff of one hundred, as well as a full-time practicing surgeon and father to a newborn, I was compelled to join a team of professionals engaged in developing the currently emerging integrative health model.

What I witnessed in Joseph’s work was not “thinking” similar to what I had been exposed to in the scientific medical field for the past thirteen years. I knew I had seen something extraordinary. I recalled scientists of the nineteenth century who studied the wings of birds and soon thereafter unlocked their mystery and created the new branch of science known as aviation. In the twentieth century, wishing to enable aircraft to fly at night, scientists studied bats and discovered radar. In the twenty-first century, the physicists who harness ineffable energies will give to humanity something sublime.

It is my belief that rigorous scientific exploration of the benevolent source working through Joseph will shape the new healthcare model of this millennium and the future of medicine. It is my opinion that, given the advances in biophysics that support these modalities, linked with the demands of patients for integrative and complementary care, medicine will begin to embrace the notion of consciousness and spirit as mediators of material and thus physical change.

Frank T. Salvatore, M.D.
Chair, Medical Advisory Board,
Global Health Institute, 2006–2009

The significant problems we face cannot be solved
at the same level of thinking we were at when we
created them.

—Albert Einstein

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Bringing Mind and Spirit into Mainstream Healing

    Something is afoot, because books describing miraculous healing and other phenomena like those reported in Manifesting Michelangelo have been appearing with greater and greater frequency. Apart from being beautifully written and engrossing, this book stands out because it straddles the divide between far out and mainstream. Its genius is that it contains the beginnings of objective proof of the interdependency of body, mind and spirit in the context of healing. I predict that it will lead to a paradigm shift in healthcare of seismic proportions.

    In the first part of the book, Joseph Pierce Farrell describes his life and his deep desire to be a healer. He goes on to relate how this powerful wish came true and manifested in the ability to manipulate human tissue through consciousness and intent. Where the story moves up to another plane lies in what Farrell did after he discovered this gift. Instead of setting himself up as a great healer or guru, he sought to understand what had happened, and to document every experience with photographs, x-rays, MRIs and doctors’ reports, before and after his interventions. The stories are breathtaking, from shrinking tumors to mending shattered bones to restoring the faces of children with birth defects.

    Farrell describes his healing work as merging his consciousness with the universal source field and seeing the patient in his or her perfection. He has taken neither money nor credit for this healing work, and is convinced that others can be taught to do the same. The implications have excited enough backers that he has been able to set up a research foundation in New York called the Global Health Institute to document and expand this work.

    Having experienced first hand what can be done through consciousness and intent, Farrell’s excitement to share this knowledge shines from the pages like a beacon. At the end of the book he expands upon the principles of manifesting change that he has discovered for himself, and breaks down the process into five steps that anyone can follow. If you want to find your true calling and be the change you want to see in the world, this book may be just the inspiration you need!

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