The healing process is usually described within the framework of physics, chemistry, and cellular physiology. Just as the role of the observer is generally ignored in the formulations of science, so the role of the healer and the healed is ignored in modern medicine. This essay, chapter 14 of Psychic Exploration, examines the role of the healer-healed in 10 basic processes in healing: diagnosis, manual healing, self-healing, chemical agents, anesthesia, surgery, bacteriostasis, action-at-a-distance, the guide, and regeneration. The full volume of Psychic Exploration can be purchased as an ebook or paperback version from all major online retailers and at cosimobooks.com.
About the Author
HENRY (ANDRIJA) K. PUHARICH, M.D. (1918–1995), pursued full-time private research into the nature of psychic phenomena. He earned his medical degree in 1947 at Northwestern University. From 1948 to 1958 he was director of research at the Round Table Foundation in Glen Cove, Maine, where he conducted many original experiments in psychic research. He then spent 13 years in medical electronics research and held more than 60 U.S. and foreign patents. In 1968 Dr. Puharich led a team of six doctors and eight paramedical specialists to Brazil for a study of the psychic healer Arigo.