In her new book, the author of The Book of Tibetan Elders: Life Stories and Wisdom of the Great Spiritual Masters of Tibet and The Book of Elders: The Life Stories of Great American Indians introduces us to healers and mystics at work in our modern world, mostly in the United States. Johnson's is a personal quest for "legitimate" healers, people with a reputation for helping those in need without huge benefits to themselves. Her quest leads her to search out these healers and then have them use their healing powers on her. In addition to her own experience, she tells stories about others they have helped, the techniques they use, and how each healer came to discover and use his or her powers. As a cancer survivor, Johnson has experienced the miracle of modern medicine, but while researching this book she experienced another type of modern miracle-a miracle that she believes reflects the power of faith and belief. This unique and fascinating work will enable readers to explore the lives of modern healers and glimpse a world that few enter. Highly recommended for all public libraries and academic libraries with an interest in "mystics, shamans, and miracle-makers."-Mary E. Jones, Cty. of Los Angeles P.L., Agoura Hills Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.