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Soul Medicine
Awakening Your Inner Blueprint for Abundant Health and Energy

by Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. & Dawson Church, Ph.D.

      Soul Medicine may be the most encouraging book I've ever read. As the authors point out, "Thirty years ago [such a book] would have been a metaphysical treatise. Today, it represents the cutting edge of scientific discovery... "

Just as the validation of quantum mechanics turned science head-over-heels, so have numerous scientific discoveries overthrown much of allopathic medical beliefs. Researchers in the field of epigenics, for example, have found evidence that "the genome is plastic and resembles constantly rewritten software code rather than being fixed hardware that you inherit at birth." In other words, DNA isn't the all-powerful determining factor we've assumed it to be.

Soul Medicine focuses on the human being as a system of energy in much the same way described by ancient healing modalities that seek to free or balance energy, qi, chi, or other synonyms for 'soul.' The authors use the term soul unapologetically, and with the understanding that it is "a personalized expression of the universal field... as opposed to physical or mental form."

Authors Shealy and Church carry credentials solid enough to support their proposition. Shealy is a neurosurgeon and well-known author of several books about holistic healing. He is also found of the American Holistic Medical Association and currently serves as president of Holos University. Church, author of The Genie in Your Genes (also reviewed on, is founder of Soul Medicine Institute and a recognized leader in the field of soul psychology. Together they've produced an outstanding work that provides thoughtful evaluation of several alternative healing therapies, delivered in a user-friendly and thoroughly convincing manner.

Beyond the explanations, however, there is relevant information to aid readers in taking control of their own soul health, in keeping with the authors' stated goal of persuading us "that paying attention to your spiritual life is the most important thing you can do for your health." In addition to background on the scientific research and results that document the value of addressing soul as part of the healing process, Soul Medicine includes a quiz to test your "soul connection," and chapters explaining how to find the best practitioner, the characteristics of a healer, and concise breakdown and comparison of the many spiritual healing traditions and their origins.

Soul Medicine is a straight-talking guidebook for those who want more information about how alternative healing modalities work. It is also an inspiring and hopeful resource for those who want to take responsibility for their own physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

The Book

Energy Psychology Press / Elite Books
June 30, 2008
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The Reviewer

Deborah Adams
Reviewed 2008
NOTE: Reviewer Deborah Adams is the Flair and Macavity Award winning author of the Jesus Creek Mystery Series: All The Great Pretenders, All The Crazy Winters, All The Dark Disguises, All The Hungry Mothers, All The Deadly Beloved, All The Blood Relations, and All The Dirty Cowards. She was also an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel.
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