This is a partial list. Each book is described briefly, but its value can’t possibly be conveyed. These are all “gold.”


1- A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine: Energy Healing and Spiritual Transformation

Richard Gerber, MD

An encyclopedic classic on energetic healing according to the ancients and how it complements today’s allopathic medicine.

2- Radical Healing: Integrating the World’s Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine

Rudolph M. Ballentine, MD

An encyclopedic resource dealing with some of humanity’s oldest healing traditions and how we can benefit from them today.

3- Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self

Anodea Judith

A unique, in-depth look at the chakra system and how we can use it to help us in practical, everyday terms.

4- Ayurveda and the Mind

David Frawley

Explores how to heal our minds from the subconscious to the superconscious, along with the role of diet, impressions, mantra, meditation, yoga and many other methods to create wholeness.

5- The Healing Power of Mind

Tulku Thondup

The uncomplicated exercises and insights presented provide an important link between body and mind that strengthens the immune system and reinforces health.

6- The High-Performance Mind: Mastering Brainwaves for Insight, Healing, and Creativity

Anna Wise

The best book on brainwaves and how to use them to your advantage.

7- The Complete Book of Chinese Health & Healing: Guarding the Three Treasures

Daniel Reid

A remarkable book on Chinese medicine, meditation, and related subjects.

8- The Healing Power of Illness: Understanding What Your Symptoms Are Telling You

Thorwald Dethlefsen, Rudiger Dahlke

An indispensable resource for making sense of your symptoms.

9- The Creative Visualization Workbook: Second Edition

Shakti Gawain

The classic work on the power of visualization.

10- The Four Levels of Healing: A Guide to Balancing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical Aspects of Life

Shakti Gawain

Addresses all levels of being for healing and fulfillment to be real and complete.

11- Shaman, Healer, Sage: How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas

Alberto Villoldo, PhD

Reveals the concept of working with the “luminous energy field” that surrounds our physical bodies in a practical, easy-to-understand format.

12- Kitchen Table Wisdom & My Grandfather’s Blessing (2 Volume Set)

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Wisdom from a doctor who trains other doctors how to be healers again.

13- The Healer’s Manual: A Beginner’s Guide to Vibrational Therapies

Ted Andrews

An excellent primer on the subject.

14- Animal Speak

Ted Andrews

Encyclopedic knowledge about animal medicine and totems.

15- Teach Only Love: The Twelve Principles of Attitudinal Healing

Gerald Jampolsky

Profound teachings on the healing power of love and forgiveness.

16- The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler

In this guide toward personal happiness, His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers great wisdom on regaining lost happiness.

Healing Resources: Books

2 thoughts on “Healing Resources: Books

  • 04/19/2009 at 12:26 PM

    Love your blog…can’t belive I have not come across this! Shakti Gawain is amazing! I read creative visualization 20 years ago and it changed my life…I still go back to that book for inspiration. Have you read Donna Eden’s, Energy Medicine? It’s an amazing book! I am adding you to my blog roll…can’t get enough good Reiki folks…Namaste!

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  • 04/20/2009 at 12:25 PM

    Hi Pamir. This is an excellent reading list. The title that jumps out at me is Ayurveda and the Mind. Before blogging I used to devour books and I miss that “sacred time”. I’ve been trying to reconnect with it though… just started reading “The Five Things We Cannot Change”, by David Richo. It so far has me enraptured.

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