Recommended Books

General Healing Topics

Healers on Healing, Ed. by Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, Tarcher/Putnam, 1989. A wonderful introduction to many viewpoints on healing, leading to a discovery of its common elements.

Healing Spirits: True Stories from 14 Spiritual Healers, Judith Joslow-Rodewald and Patricia West-Barker, The Crossing Press, 2001. “True stories from 14 spiritual healers.” Fascinating reading, and highly instructive to see how healing can be accomplished in so many different ways depending on the makeup of the healer. See our review.

How Can I Heal What Hurts?, Daniel J. Benor, MD. 2005. Popular Edition of Consciousness, Bioenergy and Healing (Healing Research Volume II). Wholistic Healing Publications. Comprehensive and detailed descriptions of what happens in healing, how it happens and various methods of healing. If you could only read one book to learn about different ways of healing, this would be an excellent choice! See our review.

The Heart of Healing: Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today’s Leading Voices, edited by Dawson Church. See our review.

True Stories/Memoirs of Healing

Letters from a Distant Shore, Marie Lawson Fiala, LaurelBooks, 2010. Moving memoir of a mother whose 13 year son suffered a massive brain hemorrhage. Beautiful demonstration of the resilience of the human spirit, our tremendous capacity for healing and the power of prayer. A must read for all interested in healing, especially healing which doesn’t mean a return to things being the same… Visit Marie’s website at


Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain, Pete Egoscue with Roger Gittines, A Bantam Book, 1998. Knowledge and instruction on how to eliminate pain by using the body properly.

Pain Free for Women: The Revolutionary Program for Ending Chronic Pain, Pete Egoscue with Roger Gittines, A Bantam Book, 2002.

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, by Vasant Lad, Three Rivers Press, 1999. Gives an overview of Ayurveda, followed by many home remedies for various conditions. Read our review.

Energy Medicine, Donna Eden, David Feinstein, Caroline Myss. This book is a wonderful introduction to energy healing with lots of easy to learn exercises for self-healing.

MAP: The Co-Creative White Brotherhood Medical Assistance Program. How to create a team of nature and “guides” to help with your healing. (For those open to a rather “esoteric” approach.)

An Inspirational Guide for the Recovering Soul by Barbara Sinor, PhD, Astara, 2003 “This book was written to address all areas of recovery: post-traumatic stress from any origin, childhood abuse or trauma, chemical/alcohol addiction…or just as an inspirational boost for the soul.” (author)

Gifts from The Child Within: Self-discovery and Self-recovery Through Re-Creation Therapy, 2nd Edition, Barbara Sinor, PhD, Loving Healing Press (2008)

Science & Healing

Healing Words, Larry Dossey, MD, Harper San Francisco, 1993. On prayer and healing — insightful and inspiring.

The Field: the Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, Lynne McTaggart, HarperCollins, 2002. Highly recommended, and very far-reaching in its implications. Provides a scientific basis for understanding distant healing, and much, much more!

Healing Research, Volume I: Spiritual Healing: Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution, Daniel J. Benor, M.D. Highly recommended for an overview of research on spiritual/energy healing, brief descriptions by various accomplished healers, descriptions of training programs, and more.

Death & Dying

Final Gifts, Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley, Bantam Books, 1993. “Understanding the special awareness, needs and communications of the dying.”

Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying, Stephen Levine, Ondrea Levine

Graceful Passages CD, by Companion Arts (Gary Malkin, Michael Stillwater). An incredibly beautiful CD to accompany those dying and those supporting them. Also a profound CD for anyone experiencing the “spiritual death” of the ego.

Diary After Death, by Franklin Loehr. A Religious Research Frontier Book. For those interested in the after-life — beautiful, affirming book.

Videos“Two Weeks” (2006), “My Life” (1993)

Energy Healing

Visit our Energy Healing book list.



Recommended Books — 5 Comments

  1. Dear Mary,

    Whoever you are….you are amazing. I am SO impressed by this website and your natural ability to use an economy of words and allow innate wisdom to heal. I’ve listened this evening to excerpts of your CDs and you are like an angel that just floated into the room.

    All the best.

  2. i need imformation on pnes seizure. pnes seizure is not epileptic seizures i need how to control them

  3. I would like to invite you to check out my new book on salvation, healing, and personal transformation. The book is entitled “In Pursuit of Wholeness: Experiencing God’s Salvation for the Total Person.” It is endorsed by several Christian leaders, scholars, and celebrities and is available wherever books are sold. Please spread the word to anyone who needs to receive this message of hope. For more information, visit http://www.pursuitofwholeness.